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Oct 18, 2018

National Slow Down Day gets underway at 7am tomorrow morning

Extra speed checkpoints can be expected across the region tomorrow, as Gardai undertake another national Slow Down Day. The 24-hour road safety speed initiative gets underway at 7am tomorrow morning, and the objective is to reduce the number of speed-related…
Oct 18, 2018

Recipients of 2018 Mayo People of the Year Awards announced

The recipients of the 2018 Mayo People of the Year Awards were announced at a press conference at Breaffy House Hotel Castebar, last night. The event, now in its 26th year, is organised annually by Mayo RehabCare, Mayo County Council and The Connaught…
Oct 18, 2018

eir announces creation of 750 new jobs - 350 of those will be in Sligo

eir has announced the creation of 750 new jobs. The roles at the telecoms company will be based in Sligo, Cork and Limerick. The roles will be mainly in customer service and are part of eir's overall programme to bring all customer-facing functions back…
Oct 18, 2018

10,000 euro drug seizure by gardai after a planned search of houses in Attymass

A planned search of a number of houses in the Attymass area on Tuesday last by gardai resulted in the seizure of illegal drugs with an estimated street value of 10,000 euro. Gardai in Ballina have confirmed that in the planned operation on Tuesday evening…
Oct 18, 2018

Cllr claims 93 year old woman in a wheelchair left with the bill despite being approved for house adaptation grant by MCC

Independent Ballina councillor Seamus Weir says he is aware of a distraught 93 years old woman in a wheelchair, who is being refused payment of the grant, after having the work completed. At yesterday’s monthly meeting of Ballina Municipal District Cllr Weir…
Oct 18, 2018

Councillor raises fears of residents late at night in Barndearg, Ballina

Shopping trolleys filled with wood and soaked in petrol and then lit are being pushed down streets in the residential housing area of Barnadearg in Ballina late at night by a small group of youths and they are terrifying many local residents. That was the…

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Oct 18, 2018

Leitrim boxer takes bronze medal at Youth Olympics

Leitrim boxer Dearbhla Rooney secured a bronze medal at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires last night. The Leitrim featherweight beat New Zealand's Te Mania Shelford-Evans on a unanimous decision. There was disappointment for Sligo flyweight Dean Clancy. He…
Oct 17, 2018

Brian Dorrian will take charge of Sligo Rovers for the rest of the season

Under 19 manger Brian Dorrian will take charge of Sligo Rovers for the rest of the season. It follows the news that Ger Lyttle's contract will not be renewed. Dorrian will lead the team for the final nine days of this year's S-S-E Airtricity League Premier…
Oct 17, 2018

Ger Lyttle departs at Sligo Rovers manager

Ger Lyttle has departed as Sligo Rovers manager. The club have opted not to renew his contract, and will install an interim boss for their final three games of the season. Sligo are 8th with three games remaining of the SSE Airtricity Premier Division, but…
Oct 17, 2018

Sligo & Leitrim boxers to fight for bronze medals at Youth Olympics

Two Irish boxers must shake off the disappointment of semi final defeats, and fight for bronze medals. Sligo flyweight Dean Clancy, who lost his flyweight semio-final to Briitain's Ivan Price last night, will face Brazil's Luiz Chalot de Oliveira in Buenos…
Oct 17, 2018

Stephen Rochford expected to join Donegal backroom team

Donegal GAA are expected to confirm the appointment of former Mayo manager Stephen Rochford to the county senior set-up, according to Highland Radio. Donegal boss Declan Bonner has moved quickly to replace Karl Lacey by bringing in Rochford as the new coach.…
Oct 16, 2018

Quinn Roux signs two-year contract extension with Connacht

Connacht Rugby and the IRFU have announced that Ireland international Quinn Roux has signed a two-year contract extension up to the end of the 2020/21 season. He has made 85 appearances so far for the province and won six Ireland caps. Quinn Roux previously…

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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.