The mechanic, with an address…, The Cathaoirleach of Castlebar Municipal District has this lunchtime announced the details of the Christmas free parking incentives that will be in the county town from December 8th through to December 24th. The local authority also won in a record three categories; Making Positive Choices in the Health & Wellbeing category, Weather…, SAGE advocacy is hopeful that visitation restrictions will be eased at nursing homes as we exit Level 5 restrictions. It comes as the Government prepares to announce its plan for lifting Level Five restrictions over…, Concerns have been raised by the National Public Health Emergency Team over the planned re-opening of the economy next week. The four ladies, who are seasoned…, A Ballina Councillor has asked Mayo County Council to work with Irish Water to carry out a full review of the water and sewage infrastructure in the town centre. 264 new cases of the virus have been confirmed this evening and one more person has died. The company has submitted plans to build a new shop in Ballybrit while a second store is already being constructed in Tuam. Of the cases notified today 58 are in Dublin, 38 in Donegal,…, Aurivo has awarded one of two places on its Gaffney & Mulleady Agriculture, Food & Nutrition Scholarship programme to Mayo native Jack Sweeney. And if even that seems like too much, you can climb Croagh Patrick in a few hours. In total more than 240 thousand tests were carried out- meaning non- attendance rate nationwide was 6 percent... That's down from 13 percent in September. The average 14 day infection rate now stands at 81.5 per hundred thousand people. This hasn't been permitted since earlier this year because of concerns about the spread of Covid 19. Customers can park free of charge in the council-run carparks - at Market Square, Castle Street, Spencer Street and Pavilion Road - from 8.30 am to 12 mid-day every day from…, Trolley numbers remain high once again today at Sligo University Hospital. The religious element of Croagh Patrick is strong – … Operation Dualgas aims to respond to drug and human trafficking, property crime and all other activity associated with organised crime.…, The traditional all-night vigil will not take place on the eve of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception at Knock Shrine this year. The Christmas Lights will be turned on this evening by Cathaoirleach Seamus Weir at 5pm and will be broadcast online. This tragic event did not deter further pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick and Jocelyn’s twelfth century Life of St Patrick which records ‘That many are accustomed to spend the night awake and fasting on the mount’.. In this region, there are 22 cases in Galway, 10 in Mayo, less than 5 in Sligo, and no new cases reported in…, The Department of Agriculture has introduced enhanced biosecurity measures on poultry farms, as a precautionary measure against Avian Influenza. In this region, there were 7 new cases today in Galway, 6 in Mayo, less than 5 in Roscommon and no new cases reported in either Sligo or Leitrim. Gardai are urging motorists to watch out for wind-blown debris on…. The same event is briefly referred to in the "Annals of Ulster", under date of 441: "Leo ordained forty-second bishop of the Church of Rome; and Patrick the bishop was approved in the Catholic Faith". The announcement comes after three years of sustained growth for the company, focusing on its service offering of developing…, The government will be opposing a motion of impeachment in Supreme Court Judge Seamus Woulfe. Minister Stephen Donnelly brought a memo to Cabinet this morning on the rollout of the vaccine, which has now been signed off by Cabinet ministers. Mayo County Council approved its budget for the coming year today, balancing a €159 million fund. Motorists are advised the smoke in the area may affect visibility, while residents are asked to keep their…, The Taoiseach says he shares the Chief Medical Officer's concerns the incidence of Covid-19 is rising again. People are still being advised to work from home and not to mix with other households. That's according to the Bishop of Achonry Paul Dempsey, who's also reminding people that the…, There is welcome news today for the product “Achill Island Sea Salt”. At a Regional Health West meeting yesterday, in response to a written question from…, The death occurred overnight of county Galway woman Patricia Carrick. The new positions are to be created as the New York based company accelerates the manufacturing of surgical masks and non-invasive ventilation products…, There have been a further 242 Covid-19 cases reported this evening, and no new deaths. 76 of the latest cases are in Dublin. We are close by to local shops and a short walk away from public transport, making us easily accessible for visitors to pop-in for a chat. Public health officials don't believe daily case numbers will fall any further this side of Christmas. Local FG Councillor Neil Cruise has been calling for some time for this, and other group water schemes, to be taken in charge by Irish Water, and has…, Fianna Fáil Senator Eugene Murphy has called for the reopening of churches and other places of worship for regular services under Level 3 of Covid-19 restrictions. She, along with her three dogs who made the climb with her, raised over €2,500 for the Simon Community herself with this bold pitch. Together with the awards sponsor, SuperValu, the Gardai in the county want to celebrate and…, The Minister for Health has confirmed how the Covid-19 vaccine will be allocated here. Free flu vaccines are now being provided for children up to the age of 17. 161 Primary schools across the county will benefit from a share of €876,592 and 26 post primary schools will receive €712,027. Croagh Patrick. There are no reports of any road extensively flooded so far this…, Cattle and Sheep farmers want the Beef Task Force to take action on the stagnant price of the meat in Ireland. In conjunction with the National Transport Authority (NTA), Bus Éireann is offering a…, Coalition party leaders will meet today for talks on lifting level 5 restriction. Two vehicles collided in the Market Square. Donal Byrne, the owner of Eileen's Bar, in Aghamore, did a series of media interviews yesterday outlining his plans to reopen. It's after the European Centre for Disease Control advised governments to consider extending school holidays after Christmas. Fine Gael's dropped four points but remains the most popular party in the country on 33 per cent. The grant aid will go towards the operating costs of the airport - under the Regional Airports Programme, and is targeted at safety and security operations,…, The Chief Medical Officer insists there's no room for complacency, despite Ireland having the lowest 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 in the EU. There are 197 new…. 18 further deaths have been reported this evening from Covid-19. Motorists are advised to take…, A Mayo TD has vowed to continue pursuing the campaign for a Family Resource Centre for Erris. The publican had reopened his premises yesterday evening, testing each patron for Covid 19…, Gardaí last night detained a Mayo publican who reopened his premises after ensuring every patron had tested negative for Covid-19. It's added that Brexit is a 'potential…, €150,000 will be spent on upgrading the water treatment plant on Achill Island in early 2021, in addition to €100,000 already spent at the facility since summer. As of midnight last night (Friday) 248 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were detected in the Republic. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 13:55, 27 March 2008 (UTC) It also seems more relavant than the photo from Co. Antrim. This includes… The final report on the…, The Health Minister has been asked to consider vaccinating nominated visitors to nursing homes as part of the State's vaccination roll-out in the New Year. The Irish Farmers Journal reports that the five young boar were found at the plantation at Tanyard, Westport. It's understood about 8,000 homes were without power following a fault in the Claremorris & Kiltimagh areas. The legend claims that Patrick went to the mountain in the year 441 to convert either a king or a Celtic god who lived on the mountain. Castlebar Municipal District councillors yesterday approved free car parking hours in local authority car parks in Castlebar from mid to late December. Communal experience . Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council, Councillor Dara Mulvey, says he has for some time been highlighting the current inadequate…, Triple the number of men nationally died by suicide last year compared to women. Courtesy of the Irish Capuchin Provincial Archives. Patrick and Morgan Oliver made national headlines in August after coming to the rescue to two…, The winning ticket in last night's Euromillions Plus draw was sold in Galway city. Around 6,000 people aged between 18 and 35 from more than 100 countries applied…, As the countdown to Christmas gets underway, a unique knitted crib is now on display at Liam Cannon's Fruit & Veg shop on Hopkins Road, Castlebar. The grant will support the implementation of covid-19 measures at a mixture of public and private pools across the county. As of midnight last night (Thurs) 313 new confirmed cases of the virus have been confirmed in the Republic. The new electricity development will run from Ballina to Ballaghadereen, and a number of possible overhead line and…, Irish Water is informing customers in the Bellaghy area that they have been transferred back to the Lough Talt water supply, following the lifting of the boil water notice on the Lough Talt supply last week. The man who died was driving the vehicle involved, and was taken to University Hospital Galway where he…, As of tomorrow, public Masses can be celebrated again in Churches across the region, and in some parishes, depending on the size and structure of the Church building, 50 people can attend the service, while in larger Churches that number rises to 100. The Business Post reports the coalition has set a target of recovering all jobs lost to the Covid-19 crisis by the end of 2023. Of the cases notified today 86 are in Dublin, 41 in Louth, 34…, The Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says we could see the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines start before the end of the year. 269 new cases of the virus have been confirmed this evening also. Niall Rochford, general manager of Ashford…, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said Covid-19 vaccines will be free to people across the country, as Ireland prepares to start vaccinations next month. It says a safe and…, People planning to travel by train this Christmas will need to book their ticket in advance. That’s according to a statement issued by the Association of Catholic Priests, who say…, An extension of school holidays after Christmas is being suggested to decrease the risk of transmission of Covid-19. Croagh Patrick. The team stretchered the casualty down to the MMRT base at the back of the mountain to a waiting HSE ambulance. Ballina Gardaí assisted by members of the Divisional Drugs Taskforce conducted an intelligence lead operation. Society of Survivors is offering to help people research what happened to them or their relatives. The emergency services are at the scene. Sligo is the third…, It's been confirmed that a group of 86 Syrian refugees will be transferred to Ballaghadereen next week. It comes as Avian Influenza H5N8 has been identified in wild birds in Mayo, Monaghan, Cork and Limerick since…, A Ballaghadereen man has been recognised as the Irish Whiskey industry's Chairman's Awards for his outstanding contribution to the industry. There are four separate award…, From this evening in Ballina there is a toy collection underway to assist families in need. It's expecting heavy downpours tomorrow evening into the night and again on Tuesday. Irish Rail is introducing the measure from December 18th until January 6th in an attempt to manage social distancing on-board. It says the plan, due to be brought to…, Dangerous road conditions are being reported on roads across the region this morning. Video clips have been circulating on social media in recent days,…, Emergency services are dealing with a fire on the outskirts of Sligo town this morning. Once the Coastguard helicopter’s paramedic was on scene, R118 positioned further team members and equipment to the location from the base at the back of the mountain. The report says some bird species - such as the curlew - are under threat, and air quality doesn't meet WHO standards in…, Charlestown native Dr Mike Ryan is to be awarded the Bar of Ireland Human Rights Award tomorrow (Thursday). The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie…, The HSE is progressing two major health facilities in Tuam. All businesses in…, There are no respite beds at Ballina District Hospital and the Palliative Care units at the facility are available throughout the pandemic if required, according to Breda Crehan-Roche, Chief Officer, Community Healthcare West. It looks as though most retail will…, Irish Water has confirmed that it will take over the Currinara group water scheme outside Foxford in January. The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly's confirmed the extension of the free jab. The man, who's in his late 60's and living in Lacken, was last seen on Thursday afternoon. Dublin had the highest number at 119, followed by Donegal with 32, 16 in Cork and 13 each in Kilkenny and Kildare. A spokesman at Malin Head Coast Guard Station confirmed to The Mayo News it was alerted at 15.16 about the case, and despatched Rescue 118 to the scene. Nursing Homes Ireland says new guidance on visits to nursing homes are a…, Shops, gyms, hairdressers will re-open this morning as Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. Considered to be Ireland’s holiest mountain, Croagh Patrick is renowned for its Patrician Pilgrimage in honour of Saint Patrick, Ireland’s patron Saint.It was at the summit of the mountain that Saint Patrick fasted for forty days in 441 AD. FG Deputy Alan Dillon raised the matter this week with Minister of State for Transport Hildegarde Naugton . He got more than the 270 votes needed to secure the White House. Health officials also confirmed 269 cases - this includes 16 new cases in Galway, 9 in Mayo and less than 5 in both Roscommon and Sligo. The Meelick man entered the dairy sector in 2017…, Two men were arrested in Sligo yesterday following a stabbing incident. Gardaí have confirmed they responded to reports of an unresponsive male on Thursday afternoon last, August 6. Yesterday saw a spike in Covid cases in Mayo, with…, The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 5 additional deaths related to COVID-19.As of midnight last night the HPSC has been notified of 270 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Spending data released by Revolut yesterday revealed Irish customers spent twice as much online during "Black Friday"…, The Irish Medical Organisation meet later after public health doctors voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action. Prior to his appointment, Dr Heffernan served as CEO of the…, Other countries are finding ways to ensure that nursing home residents will be able to enjoy a safe visit from a loved one this Christmas and Mayo deputy Rose Conway Walsh is calling on the Irish government to follow their lead. From next Friday restaurants and pubs that serve food will be allowed to open.…, A man has died in a house fire in Co Roscommon. Mayo Mountain Rescue came to the assistance of the man on the cone section of Croagh Patrick. An event is usually held in Dublin for the…, It’s been a challenge, but Hotel Westport’s General Manager Declan Heneghan is looking forward to reopening the hotel and all its facilities to guests from Friday next. Additional Masses will be held to celebrate the Feast Day. Met Éireann says gusts of up to 100 kilometres an hour are expected with a risk of coastal flooding. The emergency services attended the scene and it’s…, €125,000 worth of cannabis herb and cash were seized by gardai at a house in Galway yesterday evening and a man was arrested in relation to the seizure. The Irish College of General Practitioners is reminding…, Public health doctors have voted 94 percent in favour of strike action in a long-running row over inadequate staffing and resources. The bold cone commands a noble view. Midlands Northwest MEP Maria Walsh has accused the UK of ‘political semantics’ with the…, As many businesses across the region prepare for the lifting of Level 5 Covid Restrictions from tomorrow, moving into Level 3, Midwest News has been speaking to the owner of Cafe Rua and Rua, two businesses in Castlebar that have remained opened for take-way…, The man who died in a house fire in Roscommon at the weekend has been named locally as John Nolan of Ballyleague, and formerly of Dysart. Gardai told the Irish Sun in a statement: “Gardaí responded to reports of an unresponsive male on Croagh Patrick, on Thursday 6th August. It rises in a perfect cone to a height of 2510 feet. It has resulted in 9 new jobs located at Ballina Bus station. There are 126 new cases in Dublin, 45 in Cork, 28 in Limerick, 21 in Donegal, 18 in Kildare and the remaining 80 cases are spread across 18 other…, Gardai have seized drugs worth almost 200 thousand euro in County Sligo. The road reopened shortly after 9am. It's after the Minister revealed Leo Varadkar told her Mr Woulfe would make a very good judge as she was considering the…, The country will move to Level Three restrictions next Tuesday December first. According to Independent local deputy Sean Canney, the Community Nursing facility is tendered, and the successful contractor is expected to commence construction in March 2021. Following a question from Castlebar Independent Councillor Michael Kilcoyne, the HSE said the total…, Irish band Fontaines D.C. have been nominated for a Grammy award. The Kiltimagh Park Hotel has been shortlisted for the Workplace Wellbeing award, while Claremorris-based engineering services company OSENG is a finalist in the…, As EU - UK negotiations resume today, control and quotas for fishing in UK waters post-Brexit remains the stand-out issue in what could be the final week of negotiations. Nphet wants restaurants and pubs to only offer takeaway in December but the Government's expected to go against the advice and open them. From next Monday, 7th December, residents can have one visit by one person per week when the country is at level 3 or 4 restrictions, and one visit every 2 weeks when at level 5. As of midnight last night (Wed), it has been notified of 335 new confirmed cases of the virus. The blaze broke out at a home in Ballyleague late last night. Provisional liquidators have been appointed to four companies that are part of the Arcadia Group - which…, Aldi plans to create up to 60 jobs in Co Galway under proposals for two new stores. It was first introduced in 2019, and was expanded under…, Mayo schools are set to receive €1.6m in grants to spend on ICT infrastructure. ... Florida resident death toll nears 18,000 456 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the Republic yesterday along with 13 more deaths. 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