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Aug 17, 2018

Freight train collided with a van outside Claremorris this morning

A freight train travelling between Ballina and North Wall in Dublin hit a van at a level crossing about a mile outside Claremorris, on the Castlebar side, this morning. The emergency services, the gardai and the fire brigade attended the scene. The incident…
Aug 17, 2018

Wreaths, flowers and photos of the late Joe Deacy vandalised along the N5 - gardai are investigating

Gardai in Claremorris are appealing for public assistance after a wreath and flowers laid along the N5 outside Bohola in memory of the late Joe Deacy were vandalised and pictures of the young man were removed from a location about a mile the Swinford side of…
Aug 17, 2018

Three month waiting time for driving tests in Roscommon and Galway

There is now a three month waiting time for driving tests in counties Roscommon and Galway and there is not a single driver tester in county Leitrim at present. That’s according to Fianna Fail deputy Eugene Murphy. The deputy says the situation is completely…
Aug 17, 2018

Leader funding of 159,000 euro has been announced today for Westport Sports Complex

Leader funding of 159,000 euro has been announced today for Westport Sports Complex. The funding will be used to redevelop the facility, to provide a modern complex that provides reasonable access for people with disabilities and mobility issues. Minister for…
Aug 16, 2018

Minister Humphries promises state supports for 165 GSK employees in Sligo who will lose their jobs

The Minister for Business has described Glaxo-Smith-Kline's decision to close its factory in Sligo as "very disappointing news". 165 people working at the former Stiefel Laboratories will lose their jobs, as the operation winds down over the next three years.…
Aug 16, 2018

"Something had to give" when Pope John Paul II arrived an hour and a half late to Knock in 1979

When Pope John Paul II was an hour and a half late arriving from Ballybrit to Knock Shrine in 1979, it was inevitable that despite meticulous pre planning “something had to give”, according to Fr Frank Fahy who was the curate in Knock at that time. What…

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Aug 17, 2018

Two Mayo women on Connacht squad for 2018 inter-pro series

The Connacht Women's Rugby Squad for the 2018 Interprovincial Series has been confirmed by the management team. A squad of 33 has been announced ahead of the series which begins on Saturday 1st September when the squad travel to Irish Independent Park in…
Aug 16, 2018

Connacht U18s management team announce 26-man squad for upcoming U18 Inter-Provincial Series

In a first for the competition the series will take place in its entirety across eight days at University of Limerick, with the squad travelling to their base tomorrow morning ahead of the series opener against Leinster U18s on Saturday (k/o 11am). Next up is…
Aug 16, 2018

Jarrad Butler selected as Connacht captain for the coming season

New Connacht coach Andy Friend has selected back-row Jarrad Butler as his captain for the coming season. Butler made 19 appearances for the Westerners in his debut season at the Sportsground. The 27-year-old will qualify to play for Ireland in 2020.
Aug 15, 2018

Mayo U20 player receives 16 week suspension

Mayo U20 player Jordan Flynn has received a 16 week suspension for an incident in the All-Ireland Final. Jordan received a red card with about four minutes of stoppage time to be played in the game against Kildare last Sunday week and made contact with the…
Aug 15, 2018

Mayo clubs to feature at Croke Park on TG4 Ladies All-Ireland Finals Sunday

THE Ladies Gaelic Football Association is pleased to announce the list of clubs who will feature at Croke Park on TG4 All-Ireland Finals Sunday, September 16. Each year, a select group of clubs is selected from the huge amount of entries to be part of the big…
Aug 15, 2018

Claremorris handballer wins gold at World Championships

A Claremorris handballer won a gold medal last night at the World Handball Championships in the US. Patrick Murphy from Facefield, a member of Claremorris Handball Club, teamed up with James Prentiss for the 19 & Under Doubles grade and won the gold medal at…

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The Emergency Department at Mayo University Hospital is extremely busy at present with a high number of medical attendances.

The latest figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation show there are 27 patients on trolleys at the Castlebar based hospital today.

A spokesperson for the Hospital this evening told Midwest News that every effort is being made to provide beds for those patients awaiting admission.

All emergency cases will continue to be treated at Mayo University Hospital therefore they are asking people with genuine emergencies to go to the Hospital and they will be looked after. 

However, they are also asking people whose circumstances are not urgent to consider using an alternative such as the family doctor.