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Oct 17, 2018

Ryanair announces new service between Ireland West Airport Knock and the German city of Cologne

Ryanair has announced a new twice-weekly service between Ireland West Airport Knock and Cologne in Germany. The service will operate from the 1st June next year to the end of August, with direct flights every Tuesday and Saturday. Cologne is Germany's fourth…
Oct 17, 2018

Sligo Co Co disputes legal bill being sought by Lissadell owners

Sligo County Council is disputing aspects of a €5m legal costs bill being sought from the council by the owners of Lissadell, for their marathon legal action over public rights of way across the historic estate. The Irish Independent reports that the main…
Oct 17, 2018

Public meeting hears concerns over lack of community access to The Quay Community Centre in Westport

A large number of local residents attended a public meeting in Westport last night, amid concerns over community involvement in, and access to, the Quay Community Centre. Three years ago, the Community Centre's Voluntary management Committee was disbanded by…
Oct 17, 2018

Mayor of Galway calls on Peter Casey to withdraw from presidential contest following comments about Travellers

The Labour Party in Galway-West has called on Presidential candidate Peter Casey to withdraw from the race for the Áras, following comments he made in relation to the travelling community. Peter Casey said it's 'just wrong' that travellers are given special…
Oct 17, 2018

Gardai to conduct national Slow Down Day in Friday

Gardai will conduct a national Slow Down Day on Friday, with motorists advised to adjust their speed to all prevailing road, traffic and weather conditions. The 24-hour road safety speed initiative gets underway at 7am Friday morning, and the objective is to…
Oct 17, 2018

Five Sligo-based Gardai to receive National Bravery Awards on Friday

Five Sligo-based Gardai are among those who will receive National Bravery Awards on Friday, for outstanding acts of courage. The awards will be presented by the Ceann Comhairle at Farmleigh House in Dublin's Phoenix Park, and 14 awards will be presented to 21…

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Oct 17, 2018

Brian Dorrian will take charge of Sligo Rovers for the rest of the season

Under 19 manger Brian Dorrian will take charge of Sligo Rovers for the rest of the season. It follows the news that Ger Lyttle's contract will not be renewed. Dorrian will lead the team for the final nine days of this year's S-S-E Airtricity League Premier…
Oct 17, 2018

Ger Lyttle departs at Sligo Rovers manager

Ger Lyttle has departed as Sligo Rovers manager. The club have opted not to renew his contract, and will install an interim boss for their final three games of the season. Sligo are 8th with three games remaining of the SSE Airtricity Premier Division, but…
Oct 17, 2018

Sligo & Leitrim boxers to fight for bronze medals at Youth Olympics

Two Irish boxers must shake off the disappointment of semi final defeats, and fight for bronze medals. Sligo flyweight Dean Clancy, who lost his flyweight semio-final to Briitain's Ivan Price last night, will face Brazil's Luiz Chalot de Oliveira in Buenos…
Oct 17, 2018

Stephen Rochford expected to join Donegal backroom team

Donegal GAA are expected to confirm the appointment of former Mayo manager Stephen Rochford to the county senior set-up, according to Highland Radio. Donegal boss Declan Bonner has moved quickly to replace Karl Lacey by bringing in Rochford as the new coach.…
Oct 16, 2018

Quinn Roux signs two-year contract extension with Connacht

Connacht Rugby and the IRFU have announced that Ireland international Quinn Roux has signed a two-year contract extension up to the end of the 2020/21 season. He has made 85 appearances so far for the province and won six Ireland caps. Quinn Roux previously…
Oct 16, 2018

Martin McDoanld crowned Mayo Open Darts Champion for 2018

The Mayo Open Darts Championship "The Michael Geraghty Memorial Cup" took place on Saturday last in Flynn's Sports Bar, Castlebar. Big numbers turned up to take part in the competition. The Ladies competition was won by Catherine Fleming. Catherine defeated…

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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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