• A national tractor protest will take place tomorrow (Tuesday) outside the Dail, on Kildare St in Dublin.. Farmers from across this region will be travelling to the capital to take part and voice their concerns over the future of farming.

    Aontú candidate in the General Election in Mayo, Paul Lawless told Midwest News E today why farmers across the county and country feel that their livelihoods are under threat, and believe that the government is not taking adequate action in addressing the crisis in farming.

  • About 400 tractors will drive into Dublin city centre this afternoon, with farmers travelling from across the region to the capital for a two-day protest.

    Individual farmers are taking part in the demonstration, as part of their ongoing campaign over beef prices, carbon tax and other issues.

    Gardaí are warning of major traffic disruption and some road closures in the city centre.

  • We caught up with Fiona McHale and Peter Leahy after Mayo's defeat to Dublin, 3-15 1-10, in the Lidl Ladies National Football League Division One Final in Parnell Park, Dublin on Sunday last.



  • Last night's winning Euro Millions ticket was sold in North County Dublin.

    The largest ever lotto jackpot winner in Ireland bought the ticket in Reilly's Daybreak in the Naul.

    It's still unclear if the winner of the € 175 million is a syndicate or single ticket holder.


    Meanwhile, a Belmullet shop had a €5,000 euro winner last night.

    Carey's Newsagents & Bookstore on Main Street, Belmullet sold a ticket that was one of 10 picked in Ireland during a EuroMillions raffle.

    It's worth €5,000 to the holder.



  • All of Ireland’s 26 dioceses will open the 9th World Meeting of Families simultaneously with a special liturgical ceremony today and with the ringing of bells in each of the 26 diocesan cathedrals across the island.  Family-friendly festivals are also taking place.

    The WMOF Pastoral Congress will take place in the Royal Dublin Society from tomorrow (Wednesday) through to Friday, while the Festival of Families will be celebrated in Croke Park on Saturday afternoon. 

    Pope Francis will join the WMOF celebrations when he visits Ireland on Saturday.  WMOF will culminate with the closing Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, on Sunday. 

    Today’s opening liturgy in each cathedral will be a full celebration of Evening Prayer.  Entitled Le chéile le Críost (Together with Christ). The ceremonies will involve singing and praying hymns, psalms and canticles, burning incense and praying for the entire human family and all are welcome.