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Apr 24, 2019

IFA protest outside AIB AGM over sale of farmer loans to US fund

The IFA says it will be forced to escalate its protest against AIB unless the bank stops selling off certain farmer loans. Earlier today a number of farmers held a demonstration outside the banks AGM in Ballsbridge. The IFA says it's wrong that AIB has…
Apr 24, 2019

Despite ban - election posters erected this morning in Westport

Election posters went up in the town of Westport in the early hours of this morning, despite a motion by sitting councillors in the District that Westport would ban election posters. The urban area of Westport has banned election posters for many years The…
Apr 24, 2019

Councillors call on Ministers to reverse decision to close Castlerea's Rosalie Unit and on FF to withdraw from Confidence and Supply agreement with the government if the decision is not reversed

An emergency meeting of Roscommon county Council took place this morning to discuss what’s termed the “imminent” and “brutal” closure of the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea. There has been widespread local anger over the confirmation from the HSE earlier this…
Apr 24, 2019

Aontú candidate in Claremorris wants better access for citizens to raise issues at Mayo County Council level

A “Citizens Initiative” type of system needs to be introduced for Mayo County Council, according to Claremorris election candidate Paul Lawless. The Aontu candidate says the initiative would be comparable to what’s available at EU level. In the European…
Apr 24, 2019

Renua candidate in Castlebar says the Taoiseach's silence on the atrocities in Sri Lanka is "incomprehensible"

The failure of the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to make any public condemnation of the Sri Lankan Easter Sunday massacres of Christians is incomprehensible, according to Renua candidate in Castlebar Michael Farrington. More than 300 people were killed and nearly…
Apr 24, 2019

Candidate highlights concerns of residents over state of footpaths in two estates in Crossmolina

Residents of Abbeytown and Abbeyview estates in Crossmolina have raised concerns about the state of repair of the footpaths in the area. That’s according to Ballina Fine Gael candidate in the local elections Kieran Gill. Mr Gill says the footpaths in the…

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Apr 24, 2019

€3 million Dome expected to open in December at Mayo GAA Centre of Excellence

Connacht GAA are hoping to open the new €3 million Air Dome at the Centre of Excellence in Bekan by December. Work is due to get underway on the facility in early July. The dome will measure 150 metres and 100 metres and will be 26 metres at its highest…
Apr 24, 2019

Quinn Roux will miss Connacht's trip to Munster on Saturday

Connacht's Quinn Roux will miss their trip to Munster in the Guinness Pro14 this Saturday. The second-row is still battling a virus and head-coach Andy Friend admits he's now a doubt for their quarter-final at Ulster on Saturday week. But tighthead prop…
Apr 24, 2019

Galway forward Damien Comer hopes to return to action by mid-June

Galway forward Damien Comer is targeting a return to action in the middle of June. Comer broke a bone in his foot at Christmas and missed the entire League campaign after having surgery. He'll miss the Tribesmen's Connacht Senior Football Championship opener…
Apr 23, 2019

Joey Carberry & Keith Earls both expected to sit out Munster's clash with Connacht on Saturday

Joey Carbery and Keith Earls are both expected to sit out Munster's Guinness Pro14 derby against Connacht on Saturday. Earls is recovering from a thigh injury while Carbery's been out with a hamstring issue and head-coach Johann van Graan says he won't risk…
Apr 21, 2019

Manulla book place in TP Brennan Connacht Cup Final, while Killala are into Shield Final

TP Brennan Connacht Cup Semi-Final Manulla 4-0 Castlebar Celtic TP Brennan Connacht Shield Semi-Final Killala 3-3 Glen Celtic (Killala win 3-0 on penalties)
Apr 21, 2019

Sunday's Mayo Junior Championship results

Mayo Junior A Football Championship Group 1Kilmovee Shamrocks 0-09 Ballina Stephenites 0-07 Group 2Achill 4-08 Westport 0-05 Group 3Castlebar Mitchels 3-18 Ballycastle 1-08Cill Chomain 1-12 Charlestown 0-08 Group 4Ballintubber 2-13 Killala 1-08 Junior B Group…

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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

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