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Dec 18, 2018

Inquest into the death of a 52 year old angler who died on the river Moy in Foxford earlier this year returns cause of accidental death

A verdict of accidental death has been returned by the Coroner for Mayo, Patrick O'Connor at an inquest into the death of a 52 year-old salmon angler on the River Moy at Foxford last May. John Newcombe, who lived in Foxford, fished the Moy regularly. An…
Dec 18, 2018

Three men taken to hospital after the car they were travelling in entered the River Shannon at Rooskey

Three men have been taken to hospital after the car they were travelling in entered the River Shannon in Rooskey, Co. Roscommon this afternoon following a single vehicle road crash. Emergency services attended the scene after the alarm was raised shortly…
Dec 18, 2018

Pat Rabbitte appointed Chairperson of the board of Tusla

Former Minister Pat Rabbitte has been appointed Chairperson of the board of Tusla. The former Labour leader was appointed this morning after cabinet approval. Minister Katherine Zappone welcomed the appointment of Mr Rabbitte to the Child and Family Agency.…
Dec 18, 2018

95% of INMO members vote in favour of strike action

Nurses and midwives have voted to go on strike over staff shortages and pay. 95% of members of the INMO voted in favour of industrial action. The executive will meet on January 7th and 8th to discuss the result and set dates for their 24-hour work stoppages
Dec 18, 2018

18 Mayo schools approved for significant improvements under 2019 Summer Works Scheme

18 Mayo schools have been approved for significant improvements under 2019 Summer Works Scheme. This news has been confirmed by Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring. Twelve Primary Schools and six post primary schools will benefit from…
Dec 18, 2018

30,000 passengers expected to pass through Ireland West Airport Knock this Christmas

Some 30,000 people will be welcomed through Ireland West Airport Knock over the Christmas period, making it the busiest festive season in the airport's 32 year history. This Friday 21st December is set to be the busiest day for arriving passengers, with over…

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Dec 18, 2018

Tom Daly joins Connacht until the end of the Season

Tom Daly has joined Connacht on loan until the end of the season. The Leinster centre has joined the western province amid a mini injury crisis in defence at the Sportsground. Daly's first game for Connacht could come against Leinster at the RDS on Saturday.
Dec 18, 2018

Mayo U21 B Football final to take place on Friday night

Ardnaree Sarsfields and Charlestown Sarsfields will contest this year’s Mayo U21 B Football Final. Ardnaree overcame Burrishoole in a thrilling last four encounter which went to extra time. Charlestown had a more comfortable semi-final win when they accounted…
Dec 18, 2018

Treasurer hits out at state of Galway GAA finances

Galway GAA treasurer Michael Burke hit out at people "within Galway GAA" who he said "put every barrier and obstacle" in his way of getting to the truth of their financial problems. Speaking at last night's Galway GAA Convention, Mr Burke said "the game is…
Dec 18, 2018

Connacht hope to continue winning run when they play Leinster on Saturday

Connacht will hope to continue their winning run when they play Leinster on Saturday. The Connacht squad will head to the home of the Pro14 and European champions on the back of a five-match winning run, and are fully focused on achieving a rare win in…
Dec 17, 2018

All-Ireland club championship semi-final fixtures confirmed

The GAA have confirmed the fixtures for the All-Ireland senior, intermediate and junior club championships in the New Year. In the Junior Club football semi-final, Sligo champions Easkey take on Red Hughs of Donegal in Ballinamore on Sunday 20th January at…
Dec 17, 2018

Donal Higgins signs new contract with Galway Utd

Galway United have confirmed that Donal Higgins has signed a new contract with the club for the 2019 SSE Airtricity League season. The 17-year-old midfielder joined United's under-17 team two seasons ago and he excelled under Alan Murphy's watch. Higgins…

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As part of its celebration of the FAO International Year of Family Farming, Teagasc has created a series of videos on individual family farms.

The second farming family featured in the series are the Austin family from Louisburg. Richard and Lorena Austin and their two children, Dara, and Liliana, live and farm, on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, the far side of Louisburg.

Richard moved to Louisburg from County Meath to work on his uncle’s farm. He is now the fourth generation of his family to farm there, the farm was purchased by his great grandfather in 1883.

Lorena comes from Gijon in the north of Spain.They have 2 children Dara and Liliana.

Further videos by Teagasc, featuring farm families from around the country highlighting the importance of the family farm in Ireland and demonstrating the contribution of family members to farming tasks over the course of the year, will be published over the coming weeks and months.

You can see their story on www.teagasc.ie/publications/year-of-family-farming