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Jul 20, 2018

61-year-old Mayo native jailed for 18 years for regularly sexually assaulting his eldest daughter

A 61 year old man has been jailed for 18 years for regularly sexually assaulting his eldest daughter from the age of 3. John Murphy with an address in Arbour Hill Prison in Dublin but formerly from Foxford in Co Mayo pleaded guilty. His daughter Sophia, who…
Jul 20, 2018

Minister Creed announces extension of deadline for submission of data for Farm Improvement Plans in Knowledge Transfer Groups

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed today announced that the deadline for submission of data for Farm Improvement Plans in Knowledge Transfer Groups will be extended by two weeks until 14th August, 2018. The 31st July deadline for…
Jul 20, 2018

Donegal man who lost his life in boating tragedy at Malin Head this week will be laid to rest today

A Donegal man who lost his life in this week’s boating tragedy at Malin Head will be laid to rest today. Gerry Doherty who was in his 60's, will be buried after Funeral Mass at St Mary's Church, Lagg, Malin. Among those at the funeral will be Gerry's…
Jul 20, 2018

Minister for Justice and Acting Garda Commissioner in Galway today

The Minister for Justice and Equality and the Acting Garda Commissioner will be in Galway today. Minister Charlie Flanagan and Donall O’Cualain will officially open the Western Region Garda Headquarters in Galway this morning. The new headquarters will be…
Jul 20, 2018

Fine Gael Senator says investment of 26m euro in expansion of Aurivo Dairy Ingredients plant in Ballaghaderreen is positive news

A Fine Gael Senator says the investment of 26m euro in the expansion of the Aurivo Dairy Ingredients plant in Ballaghaderreen is very positive news for the town. The investment in the Ballaghaderreen plant is part of a wider 5-year Capital Investment…
Jul 20, 2018

First site by site survey of facilities and conditions for Travellers in Galway finds widespread violations of human rights standards

The first site by site survey of facilities and conditions for Travellers in Galway has found widespread violations of human rights standards. The report, released today, was carried out by the Galway Traveller Community in cooperation with the county's…

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Jul 20, 2018

David Murray cleared to play for Roscommon tomorrow against Donegal

Roscommon defender David Murray has been cleared to play against Donegal in the Super 8s tomorrow. Murray was facing a one match suspension after picking up his third black card of the season against Tyrone last weekend. The card has been overturned following…
Jul 20, 2018

Damien Duff to travel to Castlebar next week with U15 Shamrock Rovers side

Former Chelsea & Republic of Ireland International Damien Duff travels to Castlebar with his talented U15 Shamrock Rovers side who sit nicely at the top of SSE Airtricity group 2 on Saturday July 28th. They are undefeated this season with 11 games played, 45…
Jul 20, 2018

Sligo Rovers unhappy with postponement and 11-week home fixture gap

Sligo Rovers are the latest League of Ireland club to come under financial pressure. They have been left without a home fixture for 11 weeks following the postponement of Sunday's S-S-E Airtricity League Premier Division clash with table toppers Dundalk. The…
Jul 20, 2018

Mayo GAA results from last night

North Mayo B&C Championship Group 2 Naomh Padraig 1-14 v 3-13 Crossmolina Deel Rovers Under 14 A Championship Finals 2018 Breaffy 1-9 v 3-9 Westport GAA Under 14 B Championship Finals 2018 Béal an Mhuirthead 2-8 v 6-14 Parke/Keelogues /Crimlin East Mayo Under…
Jul 20, 2018

Draw made for Mayo Junior A, B & C Quarter Finals

Mayo GAA 2018 Junior Championship Quarter Finals & Relegation Junior A Quarter-Finals Kilmovee Shamrocks v Killala Kilmaine v Achill Kilmeena v Knockmore B Balla v Cill Chomain Junior A Relegation Playoffs Ballycastle v Crossmolina Deel Rovers B & Tuar Mhic…
Jul 19, 2018

Details confirmed for Ladies All-Ireland U16 B Final next Wednesday

Under 16 All Ireland B Championship Final Laois V Mayo Wedneday July 25th at 7-30pm Venue: Duggan Park, Ballinasloe Ref: Shane Curley (Galway)

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The Energy Regulator has confirmed to Midwest News that a decision is not due until the end of this month in relation to water charges for householders in Co Roscommon who are currently on boil water notices.

Some controversy has arisen on the subject today, after the FG election candidate in the Roscommon-south Leitrim by-election Maura Hopkins said she has received confirmation from the Regulator that households on longterm boil water notices will be 100% exempt from water charges when the billing system is introduced from 1st October.

However, Senator John Kelly told Midwest News that, as late as last night, the Environment Minister Alan Kelly had not been informed of any such decision.

Midwest News contacted the Commission for Energy Regulation today, and a spokesman said there are no new developments.

He explained that in the consultation document circulated in July, it was proposed that households who, on 1st October are on a boil alert for over 3 months, would not be charged for incoming water, however they would still have to pay the charge for outgoing waste water.

The spokesman confirmed that a decision will be made by the energy regulator later this month.

This will affect thousands of households in Co Roscommon who are currently on boil water notices, as their drinking water is contaminated.

Yesterday, Tanaiste Joan Burton said people on longterm boil water notices should merit special consideration by Irish Water and the Energy Regulator.

 

 

 

 

 

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