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Jun 07, 2023

Gardai appeal for assistance in tracing missing North Mayo woman

Gardaí are seeking the public's assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 38 year old Bernie Muldoon who is missing from her home in Ballina, Co. Mayo since Friday 2nd June, 2023.Bernie left Ballina on Friday to travel to Dublin and stayed overnight in…
Jun 07, 2023

Road currently closed at Lacken Cross following an accident

An Garda Síochána are currently at the scene of a road traffic collision that occurred just after 4:00PM this afternoon outside St Patrick’s School at Lacken Cross. No serious injuries have been reported, but the road is currently temporarily closed. An Garda…
Jun 07, 2023

Gardai appeal for assistance in locating missing Boyle teenager

Gardaí are seeking the public's assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 16 year old Mason O'Donoghue who was last seen on Bridge Street, Boyle on the evening of Saturday 3rd June 2023. It is believed that Mason got into a white Renault Kadjar car, with…
Jun 07, 2023

ISPCA says they are at 'crisis point'

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says its services are at crisis point and it badly needs donations. The charity has taken in almost 700 dogs in the first quarter of this year, and is having to rent kennels for extra space. It says…
Jun 07, 2023

Increase of grant payments from the Croi Conaithe scheme one of many commitments made today in an update to the country's national island policy

The first update in 27 years to the country's national island policy will be published later. 'Our Living Islands' aims to enhance life for islanders, and contains commitments around employment, healthcare and housing. One major inclusion in the policy is the…
Jun 07, 2023

, President of the institute of guidance councillors emphasises the importance of keeping a routine during the exams

Over 135,000 students have completed their first state exam this afternoon. For most, it was a first, as many of this year's Leaving Cert never sat a state exam before this morning. It's a time of stress for those sitting the exams and their families, and…

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Jun 07, 2023

Mayo minors face Monaghan LIVE on Midwest Radio this Saturday

Things are heating up this weekend as the All-Ireland minor football championship reaches the quarter finals stage. Fresh off their Connacht championship victory, Mayo head to Avant Money Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada this Saturday. Beaten Ulster finalists Monaghan…
Jun 07, 2023

Details for Galway's meeting with Armagh confirmed

Galway will face Armagh in their final round game in group two of the All Ireland SFC on Sunday June 18. Avant Money Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada in Carrick on Shannon will be the venue for this one. Galway are top of the table and guaranteed a place in the last…
Jun 07, 2023

Roscommon and Sligo's final round venues confirmed

The GAA have confirmed fixture details for the final round of fixtures in group three of the All Ireland SFC. Table toppers Roscommon are up against Kildare who are in third place. Dublin are second and Sligo are in fourth place – both on the same points as…
Jun 07, 2023

Mayo girls to contest Gaynor Cup Trophy semi final tomorrow

Mayo completed their final group match on Tuesday afternoon facing Carlow and District. Fielding one of the youngest sides ever at this tournament the Mayo girls went ahead through a fine Grace Mulroy goal. Carlow's greater physicality showed as the game…
Jun 06, 2023

Venue, time & date confirmed for Mayo v Cork

Mayo's final group game with Cork will take place in Limerick on Sunday week. The game at the Gaelic Grounds will get underway at 2pm. There will be full live commentary on Midwest Radio with thanks to O'Halloran & O'Brien Construction in the UK.
Jun 06, 2023

Mayo, Galway and Roscommon players all in Football Team of the Week

Stephen Coen and Padraig O'Hora have been named in this week's GAA.ie Football Team of the Week. Galway's Cian Hernon is in at centre half back, while Enda Smith of Roscommon partners Galway's Peter Cooke in midfield. Niall Morgan, Michael McKiernan and…

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Midwest Radio in association with Iaro Productions are delighted to announce details of a new five-part documentary series from Sunday December 29th on the life and times of Delia Murphy. 

The programmes will be broadcast for five consecutive Sunday evenings at 5.30 pm and will listeners a rare insight into one of Mayo’s most influential women – namely Delia Murphy born in Claremorris and raised in Hollymount, County Mayo.


Delia was a Sinn Fein activist at UCG where she received a Masters Degree in economics in 1922.

She established the Irish Mission in London as the best known diplomatic party house during the 1930s where she befriended the Prince of Wales and had a major altercation with the German foreign minister, an ardent member of the Nazi Party. She became the most famous person in Ireland in 1939 when her first three recordings were played on what was then called Radio Eireann.

Mellow the Moonlight, Three lovely lassies from Bannion and The Blackbird  established her as Ireland's  very own radio darling. Then for three years she toured the country with her traditional Irish songs in her own inimitable Mayo style.


She then moved with her husband to Mussolini's Italy where her husband was appointed head of the Irish Legation to the Holy See. While in Italy she found herself at the centre of an undercover network, led by Irishman Hugh O Flaherty, which saved thousands of Jews and allied prisoners of war  from the jaws of the notorious SS. Her activities in Italy were truly heroic and led to her being nominated by the British and the Americans for a raft of awards for her bravery, all of which she had to refuse because of Irish neutrality.


Delia was a  special personality and totally unique. Culturally rural Irish of the tenant farmer class, Delia was, in fact, an Irish rural princess. Her father John, himself a tenant farmer, travelled to the Yukon for the Klondyke gold rush in 1898. He returned with his fortune and bought the Jenning's Estate in  Hollymount where Delia spent her youth. As a resident of the manse Delia acquired a confidence and self assurance that at that time was solely the preserve of the gentry. With her  rural Irish accent  and Mayo charm she would go on to beguile some of the great world leaders of the 20th century. This is her story.


Delia, by Iaro Productions, takes up the story in early 1921, in the weeks before the truce, where Delia leads a protest against the presence of British soldiers on the campus of UCG. Her action led to the Battle of the Quad, a famous incident in the folklore of the Galway university. It follows her career to London in the thirties where she succeeded in making the Irish Embassy the most popular of all the diplomatic quarters in the city of London.


The series then goes on to look at her popular musical career including her heroic performance at the Ulster Hall where she continued her set even as the adjacent dock lands was being bombed. The story then moves to Rome where , in secret, she conducted her espionage career which is only now being being revealed for the first time. Delia is an homage to one of the greatest Irishwoman ever to grace the international stage.  


This documentary series will be broadcast every Sunday evening at 5.30 pm on Midwest Radio commencing Sunday December 29th and continuing every Sunday evening on January 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th, 2020.


This series is produced for Midwest Radio by Iaro Productions and is funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.