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Apr 18, 2019

PNA ambulance staff set to intensify industrial action

Ambulance personnel members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) meeting in Mullingar today agreed to escalate their industrial action with a rolling series of 24 hour strikes in pursuit of their right to join and be represented by the PNA as the union…
Apr 18, 2019

Emergency services at scene of road collision on the Kiltimagh Road, Swinford, close to Applegreen

Motorists are advised that traffic is down to one lane on the Kiltimagh road (R320), Swinford, close to Applegreen service station at present following a road collision. Emergency services are at the scene. There are no further details available, but you are…
Apr 18, 2019

Large number of protestors gather outside Rosalie Unit in Castlerea in bid to stop transfer of residents

A large number of protestors have gathered today outside the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea, as the first of the residents was due to be transferred to another facility this morning. Last week, the HSE confirmed that the Rosalie unit will cease to function as a…
Apr 18, 2019

Operating profits at Aurivo Co-Op fell by 23% last year, while turnover was up 4%

Operating profits at Aurivo Co-Op fell by 23% last year to €3 million, while the full-year financial results show a 4% increase in turnover to €443.8 million. In a year marked by ongoing volatility in global dairy markets, Aurivo says the financial…
Apr 18, 2019

Planning permission granted for new Digital Hub at Ballina Military Barracks

Planning permission has been granted for a new Digital Hub at the former Military Barracks in Ballina. Late last year, over €3 million Government funding was announced under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund to transform the 18th century military…
Apr 18, 2019

Death has taken place of well-known Mayo photographer Liam Lyons

The death has taken place of well-known Mayo photographer Liam Lyons from Westport. Mr Lyons was the first Irish photographer to be awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the Irish Professional Photographers Association in recognition of his outstanding…

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Apr 18, 2019

Cora Staunton staying with Greater Western Sydney Giants for a third season

Cora Staunton is staying with the Greater Western Sydney Giants for a third season. The 11-time All-Star has joined Donegal's Yvonne Bonner is signing a new contract with the Giants. Cora enjoyed another solid season with the Giants in 2019 and has resigned…
Apr 18, 2019

Wins for Westport and Castlebar Mitchels in Celtic Challenge Finals

Mayo GAA U17 Celtic Challenge FinalsA Final Westport 1-14 Tooreen 2-05 B Final Castlebar Mitchels 4-09 Caiseal Gaels 3-05
Apr 17, 2019

St Louis CS student included in Republic of Ireland U18 Boys side

THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND travel to Belfast to take on joint table toppers Northern Ireland in their penultimate outing of the season in the SAFIB Centenary Shield which takes place in Queens University tomorrow evening (April 18 at 6pm). O’Connor’s side have…
Apr 17, 2019

Two Westport Utd players feature in FAI National Academy side

History was made in Dublin's AUL Complex last week as an FAI National Academy side played against international opposition for the first time. The 2005 National Academy played against the Netherlands in back-to-back friendlies in a first for the Emerging…
Apr 17, 2019

Ray Moylette's contract with Assassin Boxing has come to an end

Mayo boxer Ray Moylette’s time with Assassin Boxing has come to an end. Ray tweeted last night that his contract with Assassin has ended and he will be moving onto the next chapter in his career. He also said he will have news of his next bout soon. Ray…
Apr 16, 2019

Big boost for the Galway hurlers with Joseph Cooney & Johnny Glynn set to return for Championship

Galway manager Micheál Donoghue has been handed a boost ahead of their Leinster Senior Hurling Championship campaign. Joseph Cooney is returning home from Australia and is expected to link up with the panel the coming days. Fellow forward Johnny Glynn is also…

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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

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