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Feb 16, 2019

Funding of half a million euro has been allocated to support local communities on non-Gaeltacht islands

Funding of half a million euro has been allocated to support local communities on non-Gaeltacht islands. The Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for the Irish Language, Gaeltacht and Islands Sean Kyne has announced a grant of over €490,000 to support…
Feb 16, 2019

Inaugural Mayo History Conference will take place in Swinford on Saturday March 2nd

The inaugural Mayo History Conference will take place in the Gateway Hotel Swinford on Saturday March 2nd. The event is being held as part of the town’s 250 plus celebrations. The weekend commences on Friday March 1st with the official opening and the…
Feb 16, 2019

Minister Doyle confirms Terms of Reference for independent study on forestry in Co Leitrim

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Andrew Doyle has confirmed that Terms of Reference for the independent study on forestry in Co Leitrim have been finalised. The study will be led by Dr Áine Ní Dhubháin and Dr Julie…
Feb 16, 2019

Concerns raised about GP services in the Bangor Erris area of north Mayo by Fianna Fail TD

Concerns have been raised about GP services in the Bangor Erris area of north Mayo. It's understood the GP currently working in Bangor has been offered a job elsewhere, which he is expected to accept, and there are concerns that the vacancy in Bangor may be…
Feb 16, 2019

PNA will attend talks at the Workplace Relations Commission on Monday

The Psychiatric Nurses' Association will attend talks at the Workplace Relations Commission on Monday. It's after the union suspended strike action that was due to start next week, in their ongoing recruitment and retention dispute. The Psychiatric Nurses…
Feb 15, 2019

Mayo County Council requesting the RSA standardise a breathlyser test that could be bought in any shop or pharmacy

Mayo County Council is requesting the Road Safety Authority to standardise a breathalyer test that could be bought in any shop or pharmacy. FG Councillor Jarlath Munnelly proposed the motion at this week's monthly meeting of Mayo County Council, and it was…

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Feb 16, 2019

Underage results from today's local soccer action

SFAI U14 Cup Cherry Orchard 3-0 Kiltimagh/Knock Utd SFAI U13 Cup Midleton 0-1 Castlebar Celtic SFAI U12 Cup Kilmurray 0-1 Aisling Annacotty Ballina Town 3-0 Lourdes Celtic 
Feb 16, 2019

Sligo and Leitrim lose their refixed games in National Football League

Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1Meath 1-13 Sligo 1-03 Division 4Antrim 5-10 Leitrim 4-06 
Feb 16, 2019

Midleton defeat Ballina in AIL Division 2C

AIL Division 2CMiidleton 17-10 Ballina 
Feb 16, 2019

Corofin book place in All-Ireland Club Final

All-Ireland Senior Club Football Semi-Final Corofin 2-13 Gweedore 1-12 
Feb 16, 2019

Castlebar's Jim McGovern elected President of Golfing Union of Ireland

(Photo credit: Golffile - GUI) Castlebar’s Jim McGovern was elected President of the Golfing Union of Ireland at the Union’s Annual General Meeting held at Knightsbrook Hotel & Golf Resort in County Meath on Saturday. He becomes the 71st President of the…
Feb 15, 2019

Ballina's Liam McHale to be inducted into Basketball Ireland Hall of Fame

Ballina's Liam McHale is to be inducted into the Basketball Ireland Hall of Fame. A ceremony will take place at the Croke Park Stadium on Saturday 11th May where six people will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Basketball Ireland says Liam McHale is a…

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Talks between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil on the formation of a minority Government are to reconvene later today.

It's after Fianna Fáil last night admitted defeat in its own attempts to form a government led by Micheal Martin.

14 Independents who had been talking to both FG and FF all chose to abstain from yesterday’s vote FOR Taoiseach in the Dail.

Fianna Fáil TDs have now agreed to re-enter talks with their historical rival, to 'facilitate a minority government' with Enda Kenny in charge.

But significant gaps remain in policy, and differences over Irish Water could yet impact on the chances of a Fine Gael-led minority government formation.

The fourth vote for Taoiseach of the 32nd Dail takes place next Wednesday.

As well as talking to Independents in the coming days, Fine Gael will now seek to persuade the Labour Party and the Greens to vote for Enda Kenny and participate in a minority government.

Speaking to Midwest News this morning Mayo Fianna Fail deputy Dara Calleary said his party are prepared to facilitate a minority government of Fine Gale and Independents.

The details of how that will work, will emerge during negotiations that will get underway today.

He denied that Michael Martin’s attempts to force the hands of the Independent deputies in yesterday’s vote for Taoiseach backfired