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Sep 24, 2018

Emergency services attend collision on Ballyhaunis-Knock road

Emergency services attended the scene of a road collision on the Ballyhaunis to Knock road earlier this afternoon. It's understood the 2-vehicle collision occurred near the Western Brand poultry factory outside Ballyhaunis shortly after 2pm. Gardai and…
Sep 24, 2018

Westport among the national winners of the 2018 Tidy Towns competition

Listowel in Co. Kerry has been named Ireland's overall tidiest town for 2018. This is the 60th year of the Tidy Towns awards, and Minister Michael Ring announced the winners in Dublin at lunchtime - he also announced a special allocation of €1.4 million to…
Sep 24, 2018

Tuam historian Catherine Corless to receive honorary degree from NUI Galway

Tuam historian Catherine Corless is to receive an honorary degree from NUI Galway next month. In 2014, Ms Corless revealed that hundreds of babies and toddlers had been buried in unmarked graves at a former mother and baby home in Tuam. She's also known for…
Sep 24, 2018

Westport named Ireland's Tidiest Large Town today at the National Tidy town Awards

Westport was named Ireland's Tidiest Large Town - for the 2nd year running at the 2018 National Tidy Town Awards in Dublin today. This is the 60th year of the awards, which involve hundreds of towns and villages across the country. Castlebar has secured a…
Sep 24, 2018

Councillor says MCC should prioritise funding for the Ballina Military Barracks site as a project under the government’s Urban Regeneration Development Fund

Mayo County Council should prioritise funding for the Ballina Military Barracks site as a project under the government’s new Urban Regeneration Development Fund, according to local Fine Gael councillor Jarleth Munnelly. The €1 billion fund, which is…
Sep 24, 2018

The price of the average three-bed semi in Mayo rose by 1.6% to €160,000 between June and September of this year

The price of the average three-bed semi in Mayo rose by 1.6% to €160,000 between June and September of this year, according to a national survey carried out by Real Estate Alliance. Mayo prices rose by 8.1% over the last 12 months, the survey found. There is…

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Sep 24, 2018

JP McManus donates €100,000 to each GAA county board

Businessman JP McManus has donated €100,000 to every GAA county board in Ireland, to be divided equally among their local clubs. The €3.2million gesture has been made on the back of Limerick’s All-Ireland Hurling Championship win this year JP McManus has been…
Sep 24, 2018

Four Mayo players included in the Eirgrid U20 Awards

EirGrid, proud sponsors of the U20 All-Ireland Football Championship, can today reveal through the ‘EirGrid 20 U20 Awards’ details of the top 20 players of this year’s competition. In addition, Jimmy Hyland of Kildare GAA has been awarded the 2018 EirGrid U20…
Sep 24, 2018

Connacht to add extra terracing to the Sportsground for their clash with Leinster on Saturday

Connacht will add extra terracing to the Sportsground for the Pro14 clash with Leinster after fans snapped up tickets for Saturday night's provincial derby. Andy Friend's men powered past the Scarlets in Galway at the weekend, producing they type of…
Sep 24, 2018

Mayo LGFA Senior & Intermediate Club Championship results

Mayo LGFA Senior Championship Results Group A Rd 3 Knockmore v Carnacon PP Louisburgh 2-14 Castlebar Mitchels 2-07 Group B Rd 3 Swinford Killasser V Hollymount PP Moy Davitts 2-12 Burrishoole 0-04 Intermediate Championship Results from Rd 3 plus updated…
Sep 24, 2018

Achill Rovers to hold star studded charity match with Shamrock Rovers Legends team on Saturday

On Saturday next, Achill Rovers will celebrate the achievements of the 1998 team who won the Mayo League for the first and only time in the history of the club with a star studded charity match against the Shamrock Rovers Legends team. The team is made up of…
Sep 24, 2018

Mayo GAA Post Primary Schools fixtures update

The Colleran C Final between Scoil Mhuire Swinford and St. Brendan’s Belmullet which was due to take place today is cancelled due to a bereavement. The Flanagan B Final between Balla Secondary School and St. Brendan’s Belmullet will take place in Ballina on…

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THE DELAY IN PROCESSING APPLICATIONS FOR THE “FAIR DEAL” NURSING HOME SCHEME IS ADDING TO THE OVERCROWDING AT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL GALWAY, ACCORDING TO THE HSE WEST.

THE HOSPITAL’S CLINICAL DIRECTOR DR DAVID O’KEEFE TOLD A MEETING OF THE HSE WEST REGIONAL FORUM YESTERDAY THAT DELAYS IN PROCESSING FAIR DEAL APPLICATIONS IS RESULTING IN ABOUT 30 PATIENTS PER DAY BLOCKING BEDS AT UHG – PATIENTS WHO COULD BE MOVED INTO NURSING HOME CARE.

DR O’KEEFE SAID 30 PATIENTS PER DAY IS THE EQUIVALENT OF ONE CLOSED WARD.

IN RECENT WEEKS, THERE HAVE BEEN BETWEEN 30 AND 50 PATIENTS PER DAY ON TROLLEYS AT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL GALWAY.

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