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Michael Ring says : “these supports will ensure the schemes can fully re-commence in; Castlebar councillors are to consider closing Tucker Street in the town to traffic, each evening, to facilitate an outdoor dining area for local businesses. The proposal that will be discussed next week in detail by elected councillors and council officials; Electricity supplier Energia has announced that it is partnering with Intersport Elverys to supply 100% green electricity to all their sports stores across Ireland. Intersport Elverys now has 50 stores nationwide. The Intersport Elverys brand is one of the; Plans are still on track to apply for planning permission for the proposed IDA Ireland industrial park in Ballina in the third-quarter of this year. That's according to Minister of State Robert Troy, who was responding to queries from Mayo TD Dara Calleary on; The number of people who arrived into Dublin Airport rose by nearly 36 per cent last week - despite mandatory hotel quarantine for over 50 countries. Over 21,100 people flew into the facility - compared to 15,600 the previous week. Nearly 12,000 were Irish; Today will mark the return of fans to sports events - with crowds of about 1,000 attending three matches. They're the first of 16 trial events taking place during June and July. Leinster Rugby are playing the Dragons at the RDS, while two League of Ireland; The number of people being treated in intensive care for coronavirus is at its lowest level this year. 23 patients with covid 19 are currently in ICU, while 59 people are in hospital - the lowest in nearly 9 months. 398 new cases of the disease have been; Farmers will take to the streets in towns across the country today for a nationwide rally. They'll be highlighting the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy and will warn against the dangers of current CAP proposals. The IFA says the current; Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in County Galway. It happened at a junction on the N84 at Grange, Corandulla at around a quarter past 9 on Wednesday night. Two cars collided and one of them veered off course and collided with a third; There are 398 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 23 Covid patients are in intensive care units nationally and that is the lowest number of such patients this year. A total of 70 patients are in hospital with the virus. As of Tuesday, the country's 14-day; Patients attending the Emergency Department, outpatient and other appointments at University Hospital Galway are facing significant delays as the impact of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to affect the delivery of hospital services. In a; Mayo Arts Service in partnership with Creative Ireland is presenting I am What I am, an exhibition celebrating gender and identity in Ballina Arts Centre I Am What I Am is a nuanced celebration of artists who work with gender, sexuality, identity and politics; The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) is contesting the narrative that the current CAP proposals will undermine the income of Irish farmers. Mayo Chair Seamus Cosgrave argues that nationally, under a full flattening of payments, 72,710 farmers; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens towards its development as a world-class visitor attraction. A key element of the investment will be in the "Wild Realms" project, which will allow visitors to; Gardai in Mayo seized more than 16,000 euro worth of drugs and one man was arrested, following searches of a number of houses in Castlebar, Ballina and Westport over the last number of days. The searches were all carried out under warrant by the members of; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens. It's part of a €73 million euro investment in four major projects in Mayo, Cavan, Donegal and Dublin. The largest allocation - €20.2 million - goes to Westport; The Rural Ireland Organisation, formally known as Ireland’s Future claims the IFA CAP reform protest planned for Mayo tomorrow (Fri) is against equality and against 72,000 small farmers getting any increase in their payments. Chairperson of The Rural Ireland; The final report has been issued into an aircraft accident in Co Galway last Summer. On 11th July 2020, the Cessna aircraft with one crew member and one passenger on board was en route from Rathcoole Aerodrome in Co Cork to the Tibohine Airfield in Co; A section of the N84 Headford road, which was closed to traffic following a collision last night, has just reopened within the past few minutes. Two vehicles were involved in a collision at about 9pm last night, which caused one vehicle to veer off path and; The Irish Farmers Association will hold a demonstration in Ballina tomorrow morning (Friday), as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy. In the first large-scale demonstration by the IFA since the; The devastation and stress for homeowners caused by pyrite damage is not being under-estimated or ignored by Government. That's according to the Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien who gave an update to the Cabinet yesterday in relation to the Defective Concrete; The trial of a man accused of murdering a Co Galway pensioner will go ahead at the Central Criminal Court next year. 55-year old Michael Scott from Gortanumera, Portumna is charged with the murder of Chrissie Treacy, also from Portumna, on April 27th, 2018. People in their 30s are set to be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine next week. The HSE says it expects registration for 30 to 39 year olds to open online shortly. Over 3.1 million vaccines have been administered so far - with registration still open; Gardai are renewing their appeal for information following the discovery of a pipe bomb in Tuam last month. Members of the Army bomb disposal team from Athlone attended the scene on the morning of May 12, and made the area safe. However, it was established; The N60 road between Ballyhaunis and Claremorris has reopened to traffic following a collision yesterday evening. A car overturned at Ballygowan bridge, and Midwest News understands one person was taken to hospital from the scene. The accident occurred; The lowest number of Covid-19 cases this year has been recorded today. NPHET has reported 259 new cases this evening - the lowest since December 12th. There are 76 Covid patients in hospital, with 27 in intensive care. Galway GP, Dr Martin Daly, a former; The emergency services are attending a road collision on the Headford road out of Galway city this evening ( 5.15pm) , about 10 miles from the city. There are significant traffic delays along this busy route as a result. There are no further details; Pharmacies will start administering COVID vaccines from next week. It's expected around one-thousand community pharmacies will begin issuing Johnson and Johnson vaccines to the remaining over-50s from next Monday. Around 350 pharmacies will be issuing Pfizer; People are being urged not to look directly at the partial solar eclipse tomorrow. The cosmic event will be visible from Ireland between 10am and 12:30pm tomorrow. During those few hours, nearly half of the sun will be blocked out by the moon. David Moore; Circle K, Ireland’s largest forecourt and convenience retailer, has opened a new franchise Circle K on Achill Island. The family-run business, currently operated by Margaret Lavelle, has been on Achill Island for over 35 years. The grand opening took place at; The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, has announced that the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project has been approved by Cabinet today and will now progress to the construction phase. The project involves the construction of 34km of new single; The first exam of Leaving Cert 2021 is over. Students sat English Paper One this morning, while those studying Home Economics will have another exam this afternoon. It's a very different Leaving Cert this year, as candidates had the option of choosing; Ashford Castle and sister hotel, The Lodge at Ashford are the first hotels in Ireland where guests can avail of an onsite Covid-19 PCR test, with results available within 12 hours. Working in partnership with Communicare Medical Supplies and available now, Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance PRO Breeda Murphy insists the Commission of Investigation Report into Mother and Baby Homes needs to be rejected as invalid. She says the lack of respect for survivors’ testimony in the Report, makes it an invalid record of; A walk-in test centre for Covid-19 will open in Ballina tomorrow morning, and will be available on Thursday and Friday. No appointment is necessary for people to attend the testing facility at the Stephenites Ground on Lord Edward Street, which will be open; Over 100 complaints were made to the Ombudsman last year from people in Mayo. The 2020 report shows that, nationally, complaints to the Ombudsman about public services fell by 6% last year compared to the previous year. 3,418 complaints were made in 2020, a; Two people on paddleboards were rescued after they had drifted out to sea in Co Sligo yesterday. The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was requested to launch on Tuesday evening after reports that two paddleboarders had been blown out to sea off Mermaid's Cove. Government Ministers will be told today that the cost of fixing defects in houses in the West and northwest caused by pyrite could go beyond €1 billion. Housing Minster Darragh O'Brien is expected to brief Cabinet colleagues on the Government's support scheme; Twin sisters from Co Roscommon, who've been separated for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, met up yesterday to celebrate their 90th birthdays, by travelling from Dublin to Galway by train for a short holiday. Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna nee; €187,000 in funding has been approved for Mayo sporting projects under Dormant Accounts Funding. Mayo Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers has welcomed the investment package for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in the county. Just under; NUI Galway is one of four of Ireland's universities that have slipped down in the latest world university rankings. The new QS World University Rankings for 2022 saw NUI Galway drop 20 places to 258th overall, University College Cork (UCC) drop 12 places to; A leading immunologist says the rise of the Delta variant of Covid-19 on the island of Ireland is worrying. There have been at least 115 confirmed cases of the variant sequenced in the republic. It comes as the latest daily figures from the Department of; Gardai on patrol in Sligo on Monday night stopped a vehicle for road traffic offences. Following a search, a siphoning pump and drums were located. Gardai believe that stopping the vehicle and its male occupants prevented a crime that was about to take place, Over 1,500 students across Co Mayo will sit their first Leaving Cert exam today. 1,605 candidates in Mayo applied for accredited grades this year, while 1,424 are sitting the exams - the figures indicate that the majority of students in the county opted for; 271 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland this evening. It's the second lowest daily tally this year. 77 patients are currently in hospital with the virus - with 27 in intensive care. A Westport Councillor has defended those who enjoyed outdoor drinking and dining facilities in the town over the bank holiday weekend. Pubs and restaurants with outdoor facilities enjoyed a bumper weekend, as the town was very busy with tourists. However, a; Irish Water and Roscommon County Council have today commenced upgrade works for water services in Ballaghadereen. Local TD Claire Kerrane says work is starting on a 2 km stretch of problematic old water mains between Lung River and Cooneys in Tibohine. This; Outpatient clinics at Mayo University Hospital have restarted, following the recent cyber attack on the HSE's IT systems, which resulted in the widespread cancellation of services. The HSE says outpatient clinics have resumed, with a combination of; Mayo Leisure Point is an indoor entertainment complex in Castlebar, with a bowling alley, a cinema that re-opened yesterday , a Leisure Club including a swimming pool that opened today, restaurants/ diners and Hogs Heaven Sports Bar among it facilities. Cora; The Tara Café is located in the Penneys / Supervalu shopping centre in Castlebar and is open for takeaway only at present, but looking forward to reopening for indoor dining next month. Owner Fiona Ryan has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa about the; Breaffy House Resort on the outskirts of Castlebar is looking forward to a very busy Summer, and has opened new outdoor food and drink facilities for customers on it over 100 acre site. The hotel fully reopened for residents last Wednesday, in line with; While theatres and concert halls are still awaiting clarification on the numbers that can attend individual concerts, Kodaline has today announced details of an acoustic nationwide tour in November and December, including a concert at the TF Royal Theatre in; Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision outside Swinford this morning. The two car crash occurred on the Swinford junction of the N5 at around 8:45am. Two people were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening; Tens of thousands of Leaving Cert students are spending their last day studying ahead of the exams getting underway tomorrow. The class of 2021 have had the option of sitting the exams, accepting calculated grades or choosing both. This year's results won't; Temperatures could hit as high as 24 degrees in parts this week. The good conditions over the past couple of days are set to continue, however there's the chance of some patchy showers in places. The best of the weather is expected to hit the country from; In-person driver theory tests resume today at the 40 testing centres across the country. The Road Safety Authority says it'll initially do 25,000 theory tests per month, increasing to 50,000 over time. More than 120,000 people are currently waiting to take; A Galway Councillor is calling for designated public spaces for outdoor drinking to be piloted this summer. Fianna Fail Councillor Alan Cheevers argues that a lot of public drinking is currently happening in green spaces and is taking away from city; The number of Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals has fallen to its lowest point since mid-September last year. There are 69 people with the virus on wards, down 29 percent on last week. In ICU there's a similar trend - last night there were 26 patients - 25; Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the N59 near Clifden yesterday at approximately 12 noon. A woman, in her 30s, was air lifted to University Hospital Galway to be treated for serious yet non-life threatening; The Department of Health has reported an additional 377 cases of Covid 19.69 people are receiving treatment in hospital for the disease, of which 26 are in ICU.The Chief Medical Officer is asking people to continue to work from home unless it's necessary to; The HSE is continuing with its programme of COVID-19 walk-in test centres which enable people in those communities local to the centre get a free COVID-19 test without having to make an appointment in advance. These test centres are an important part of the; Gardaí have located a 64-year-old man who has been missing from the Salthill area of Galway since the middle of May. Billy Hill has been located safe and well. Gardaí have thanked the public and the media for their assistance in this matter. Health officials have confirmed 313 new cases of covid-19. 70 people are currently in hospital with the virus. 27 are being treated in ICU. The Health Minister says 3 million Covid vaccine doses will be given this bank holiday weekend. Stephen Donnelly says; Ballyglass Coast Guard Unit were tasked with a callout this morning by MRSC Malin following a request from NAC. A hill walker had fallen ill while walking along the coastline between Blacksod lighthouse and Faulmore. Once on scene the local HSE paramedics and; Gardaí are appealing to people heading to the Mayo coastline this afternoon to avoid Keem Bay. Heavy traffic has been reported in the area since mid-morning and Gardaí have closed the road at Dooagh for safety reasons. It is expected the road will remain; A demonstration will be held in Newport tomorrow calling for the redistribution of Common Agricultural Policy funds to small farmers. The Rural Ireland Organisation, formerly Ireland's Future have organised the meeting for 11:30am on Monday morning, with; Last night's Lotto jackpot has been won by a player in Galway. They scooped the 2.4 million euro prize by playing online. The National Lottery says they've notified the user's online account and sent them a separate email. It's the third week in a row that; Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Loughrea this morning. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the collision on Gort Road at approximately 2.10am. The collision involved a motorcycle and another vehicle. A public health expert says the Government needs to act now to prevent the Delta variant from taking hold here. A small number of suspected cases of the strain have been identified in the North. People in Kilkeel, Co Down are being urged to get tested. It; The World Health Organisation says being in crowded areas outdoors still puts people at risk of getting Covid-19. Pubs and restaurants will re-open for outdoor service tomorrow for the first time in months. The easing of restrictions will also see gyms; The Agriculture Minister says the size of the national dairy herd must stabilise to ensure climate action targets are met. Charlie McConalogue's told the Business Post he'll only consider a cap as a last resort. He says the sector's made progress in reducing; Religious orders still haven't committed to contributing to the redress scheme for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. The Children's Minister wrote to the orders in January after the commission of investigation's report was published. Roderic O'Gorman has; Over 60,000 homes and businesses who were due to get high-speed broadband this year could miss out. The rollout of the National Broadband Plan has only reached 4 thousand premises so far this year - out of a target of 115,000 by the end of the year. The; 19 people have been arrested in Dublin after large groups of young people threw bottles at gardai. A number of streets were sealed off and the public order unit cleared crowds for a second night in a row. Two gardai were injured and a patrol car was also; Day-trippers and holiday makers are being urged to leave no trace when eating outdoors this weekend. MyWaste.ie says over 2 million single-use cups and plastic bottles will be used over the bank holiday weekend. The waste management resource is asking people; Graham Norton and Paul Mescal will be flying the flag for Ireland at tonight's Bafta awards. Cork's Graham Norton is in the running for the entertainment performer award. Kildare's Paul Mescal is up for the leading actor prize for his role in Normal People. Health officials have confirmed 416 new cases of covid-19. There are currently 74 patients in hospital being treated with the virus. 29 are in intensive care. Meanwhile, Stephen Donnelly has received his first dose of a Covid vaccine. The Health Minister, Plans for a village enhancement scheme in Bohola was revealed at the recent meeting of the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District. The aim is to enhance the village green, enticing passing visitors to stop, and to have a pedestrian/cycling friendly route; There is no point in holding meetings of the Beef Taskforce if the real problems facing the industry are not examined thoroughly. That’s the view of Independent Roscommon-Galway Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, who was reacting to Thursday’s meeting. The; Belmullet Tidy Towns have launched a campaign aimed at tackling the persistent problem of dog fouling around the town. The purpose of the campaign is to highlight to dog owners the importance of cleaning up after their pets. The initiative includes the; The Health Minister says he'd like to see the Pfizer vaccine rolled out to 12-15 year olds with underlying conditions as quickly as possible. The European Medicines Agency has approved the jab for children of that age after a trial found it was safe to use. The Government's set to consider proposals on redress for survivors of mother and baby homes in the next few weeks. The Irish Times reports the Children's Minister will bring a memo to Cabinet at either the end of this month or the start of July. The paper; There are 529 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 86 patients are in hospital with the virus. 28 Covid patients are in intensive care - which is the lowest figure since before Christmas. The green light has been given to reduce the time between administering doses of the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine from 12 to 8 weeks. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says there will be a gradual reduction in the interval between the first and second doses in; A new road safety campaign involving wheelie bins and life-sized child stickers in Achill are an attempt to make Mayo roads safer as we head into a busy bank holiday weekend. The stickers shaped to look like a child about to run out on the road have been; The President of GMIT says she is confident that they can welcome back all students and staff on Campus in September. Dr. Orla Flynn was commenting after the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said he expects students and staff to be; This bank holiday weekend, Mayo County Council is calling on everyone to be responsible when enjoying the outdoors and to leave no trace. People visiting beaches, amenity areas and beauty spots over the weekend, enjoying the outdoors, are urged to take home; Clerical changes in the Diocese of Achonry haven been announced this afternoon by Bishop Paul Dempsey. Fr Vincent Sherlock, Parish Priest of Kilmovee is appointed Parish Priest of Tubbercurry Fr Joseph Gavigan, the Parish Priest of Ballaghaderreen is; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a calf missing from the Mulranny area since Wednesday. The white charolais calf was reported missing from Bunnahowna Hill. Anyone who may have seen the animal or who has any information is asked to; The supplier of the item that caused social media controversy for the Foxford Woollen Mills last weekend, is adamant that the Foxford store is completely innocent and never buys animal fur items from him. For the last 60 years, internationally renowned Dublin; 14 jobs have been approved for the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea this year. That’s according to Senator Eugene Murphy, who says €1.4M in revenue is allocated for 2021. The Fianna Fail Senator says that the release of funding is imminent, adding that local; Ballyhaunis Community School has been approved temporary modular accommodation. This news has been confirmed by Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary who says these units were required as a direct result of Covid. Three prefabs have been approved for; Meat processors have attended a meeting of the Beef Taskforce with future challenges and opportunities topping the agenda. The Agriculture Minister says a third report on prices along the supply chain will be published later this week. He says strong; There are calls for the Government to reject a Commission of Investigation report into Mother and Baby Homes after it emerged 100s of people's testimony was discounted as it didn't meet a legal standard of evidence. Commission member Mary Daly told a seminar; The national five-day moving average of Covid-19 cases has dropped by three percent over the past week to 392. 465 new cases were confirmed last night by the Department of Health. In hospitals there are 84 patients with the virus - down 16 percent on a week; A Sligo-Leitrim TD has been forced to clarify after tweeting a photo of a cornered off bench in Strandhill, after it turned out the seat was simply being repainted. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry tweeted a photo of a wooden bench yesterday, which was; Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a vehicle on fire in Galway yesterday evening. The incident occurred at Carnmore Cross near Galway Airport and resulted in significant delays to traffic during rush hour. No further information available at; There are 465 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 84 patients are in hospital with the virus this evening. That's the lowest number in over eight months. 30 Covid patients are in intensive care , which is the lowest figure this year. There are no county; Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for thunderstorms in 4 counties. Residents of Mayo, Galway, Limerick and Clare are being advised of heavy downpours. That rain may also result in spot flooding. Forecaster Linda Hughes expects them to pass; 6,000 euro worth of drugs were seized late last night by gardai in Ballinrobe. Members of the Divisional Drugs Task force assisted by local gardai searched a house in Ballinrobe town just before midnight last night (Wed). They recovered 6,000 euro worth of; Presentation College Headford has been approved for a large-scale capital programme. It involves the demolition and refurbishment of existing buildings and a new school extension. When completed, the school will be able to cater for more of 1000 students. Two significant changes could be on the way to the vaccine rollout programme. The HSE is considering reducing the weeks between doses of the AstraZeneca jab from 12 to 8. While a large number of people under the age of 50 may only need one dose of a jab. It's; Sinn Féin's calling for a review into the cost of direct-provision centres, after its been revealed today that the fees paid to such centres rose to 175 million euro last year. The money was paid by government to private firms for running nearly 50 centres; Irish owned pet-retailer, Petmania is to create 30 new jobs this year with an expansion spanning three locations in the North West. Petmania Sligo, the new pet super-store and grooming studio in Sligo town, officially opened its doors today. It has emerged that hundreds of survivors’ testimony was not used by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, and this is further heartache for survivors and their families, according to Tuam historian Catherine Corless. Yesterday, at an; Funding of over €1.1 million has been allocated for road improvement measures across Co Mayo, where severe weather events have damaged local and regional roads. It will allow for flood alleviation measures, bridge repairs, road protection works and the; A limited number of services are being resumed at Mayo University Hospital following the recent HSE cyber attack. While all systems have not yet been restored, management say they are in a position to resume a limited number of services this week, on a; Tributes are being paid to former Sligo Fine Gael Councillor Paul Conmy from Culleens who passed away yesterday. He was elected to Sligo County Council in the Dromore area in 1979 and held his seat until 2009. The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Dara; The National Lottery is continuing to appeal to Lotto players in the Castlebar and Athlone areas to check their tickets carefully, as the latest Lotto millionaires have yet to make contact. On Saturday 22nd May, the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million was; A company owned by Roscommon-born property developer Sean Mulryan has created a suspended swimming pool, 35 metres in the air, between two apartment blocks in London. The Sky Pool allows residents to swim in the unique pool, which spans 15 metres, is; Many hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and hostels reopened yesterday, as the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on the tourism and hospitality sector begins. The Ice House Hotel in Ballina will open their doors tomorrow (Friday) after being; An increase in water safety incidents involving jet skis has led to a joint appeal for responsibility being issued by multiple water safety agencies. It's urging jet ski users to be careful of their own safety as well as "respect the safety and wellbeing of; The HSE is warning people to expect 'significant interruption' to health services again next week. It says the situation has improved a little, with some computer systems working again after the ransomware attack, but many services remain cancelled. Up to; The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has advised reducing the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It has recommended 8 week intervals instead of the current 12 weeks. The advice could see thousands of people who've had a first dose fully; The World Health Organisation says there could be a fourth wave of Covid-19 in Ireland - if people socialise too much. The warning comes ahead of the Bank Holiday Weekend, with large crowds gathering in Dublin, Cork and Galway last weekend. The Taoiseach says; The Chief Medical Officer says the Indian variant of Covid could easily become the dominant strain, if people aren't careful. There have been 115 cases of the variant, now known as Delta - up from 97 last Friday. The strain has sparked an increase in cases; A Castlebar woman has been selected as the Social Democrats candidate for the Dublin Bay South by-election. Sarah Durcan was chosen at a selection convention last night. Sarah is daughter of former Castlebar-based Independent Councillor Frank Durcan, and has; The leaving cert results will be out on Friday September 3rd. They are expected to be issued directly to candidates through the Candidate Self Service Portal. In any subject where a student sits the exam and opts to receive Accredited Grades, they will be; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 70 year old John Joyce. John was last seen in the Rahoon Road area of Galway at approximately 10pm on Monday 31st May. John is described as being 6’ 2” External link

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Michael Ring says : “these supports will ensure the schemes can fully re-commence in; Castlebar councillors are to consider closing Tucker Street in the town to traffic, each evening, to facilitate an outdoor dining area for local businesses. The proposal that will be discussed next week in detail by elected councillors and council officials; Electricity supplier Energia has announced that it is partnering with Intersport Elverys to supply 100% green electricity to all their sports stores across Ireland. Intersport Elverys now has 50 stores nationwide. The Intersport Elverys brand is one of the; Plans are still on track to apply for planning permission for the proposed IDA Ireland industrial park in Ballina in the third-quarter of this year. That's according to Minister of State Robert Troy, who was responding to queries from Mayo TD Dara Calleary on; The number of people who arrived into Dublin Airport rose by nearly 36 per cent last week - despite mandatory hotel quarantine for over 50 countries. Over 21,100 people flew into the facility - compared to 15,600 the previous week. Nearly 12,000 were Irish; Today will mark the return of fans to sports events - with crowds of about 1,000 attending three matches. They're the first of 16 trial events taking place during June and July. Leinster Rugby are playing the Dragons at the RDS, while two League of Ireland; The number of people being treated in intensive care for coronavirus is at its lowest level this year. 23 patients with covid 19 are currently in ICU, while 59 people are in hospital - the lowest in nearly 9 months. 398 new cases of the disease have been; Farmers will take to the streets in towns across the country today for a nationwide rally. They'll be highlighting the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy and will warn against the dangers of current CAP proposals. The IFA says the current; Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in County Galway. It happened at a junction on the N84 at Grange, Corandulla at around a quarter past 9 on Wednesday night. Two cars collided and one of them veered off course and collided with a third; There are 398 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 23 Covid patients are in intensive care units nationally and that is the lowest number of such patients this year. A total of 70 patients are in hospital with the virus. As of Tuesday, the country's 14-day; Patients attending the Emergency Department, outpatient and other appointments at University Hospital Galway are facing significant delays as the impact of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to affect the delivery of hospital services. In a; Mayo Arts Service in partnership with Creative Ireland is presenting I am What I am, an exhibition celebrating gender and identity in Ballina Arts Centre I Am What I Am is a nuanced celebration of artists who work with gender, sexuality, identity and politics; The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) is contesting the narrative that the current CAP proposals will undermine the income of Irish farmers. Mayo Chair Seamus Cosgrave argues that nationally, under a full flattening of payments, 72,710 farmers; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens towards its development as a world-class visitor attraction. A key element of the investment will be in the "Wild Realms" project, which will allow visitors to; Gardai in Mayo seized more than 16,000 euro worth of drugs and one man was arrested, following searches of a number of houses in Castlebar, Ballina and Westport over the last number of days. The searches were all carried out under warrant by the members of; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens. It's part of a €73 million euro investment in four major projects in Mayo, Cavan, Donegal and Dublin. The largest allocation - €20.2 million - goes to Westport; The Rural Ireland Organisation, formally known as Ireland’s Future claims the IFA CAP reform protest planned for Mayo tomorrow (Fri) is against equality and against 72,000 small farmers getting any increase in their payments. Chairperson of The Rural Ireland; The final report has been issued into an aircraft accident in Co Galway last Summer. On 11th July 2020, the Cessna aircraft with one crew member and one passenger on board was en route from Rathcoole Aerodrome in Co Cork to the Tibohine Airfield in Co; A section of the N84 Headford road, which was closed to traffic following a collision last night, has just reopened within the past few minutes. Two vehicles were involved in a collision at about 9pm last night, which caused one vehicle to veer off path and; The Irish Farmers Association will hold a demonstration in Ballina tomorrow morning (Friday), as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy. In the first large-scale demonstration by the IFA since the; The devastation and stress for homeowners caused by pyrite damage is not being under-estimated or ignored by Government. That's according to the Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien who gave an update to the Cabinet yesterday in relation to the Defective Concrete; The trial of a man accused of murdering a Co Galway pensioner will go ahead at the Central Criminal Court next year. 55-year old Michael Scott from Gortanumera, Portumna is charged with the murder of Chrissie Treacy, also from Portumna, on April 27th, 2018. People in their 30s are set to be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine next week. The HSE says it expects registration for 30 to 39 year olds to open online shortly. Over 3.1 million vaccines have been administered so far - with registration still open; Gardai are renewing their appeal for information following the discovery of a pipe bomb in Tuam last month. Members of the Army bomb disposal team from Athlone attended the scene on the morning of May 12, and made the area safe. However, it was established; The N60 road between Ballyhaunis and Claremorris has reopened to traffic following a collision yesterday evening. A car overturned at Ballygowan bridge, and Midwest News understands one person was taken to hospital from the scene. The accident occurred; The lowest number of Covid-19 cases this year has been recorded today. NPHET has reported 259 new cases this evening - the lowest since December 12th. There are 76 Covid patients in hospital, with 27 in intensive care. Galway GP, Dr Martin Daly, a former; The emergency services are attending a road collision on the Headford road out of Galway city this evening ( 5.15pm) , about 10 miles from the city. There are significant traffic delays along this busy route as a result. There are no further details; Pharmacies will start administering COVID vaccines from next week. It's expected around one-thousand community pharmacies will begin issuing Johnson and Johnson vaccines to the remaining over-50s from next Monday. Around 350 pharmacies will be issuing Pfizer; People are being urged not to look directly at the partial solar eclipse tomorrow. The cosmic event will be visible from Ireland between 10am and 12:30pm tomorrow. During those few hours, nearly half of the sun will be blocked out by the moon. David Moore; Circle K, Ireland’s largest forecourt and convenience retailer, has opened a new franchise Circle K on Achill Island. The family-run business, currently operated by Margaret Lavelle, has been on Achill Island for over 35 years. The grand opening took place at; The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, has announced that the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project has been approved by Cabinet today and will now progress to the construction phase. The project involves the construction of 34km of new single; The first exam of Leaving Cert 2021 is over. Students sat English Paper One this morning, while those studying Home Economics will have another exam this afternoon. It's a very different Leaving Cert this year, as candidates had the option of choosing; Ashford Castle and sister hotel, The Lodge at Ashford are the first hotels in Ireland where guests can avail of an onsite Covid-19 PCR test, with results available within 12 hours. Working in partnership with Communicare Medical Supplies and available now, Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance PRO Breeda Murphy insists the Commission of Investigation Report into Mother and Baby Homes needs to be rejected as invalid. She says the lack of respect for survivors’ testimony in the Report, makes it an invalid record of; A walk-in test centre for Covid-19 will open in Ballina tomorrow morning, and will be available on Thursday and Friday. No appointment is necessary for people to attend the testing facility at the Stephenites Ground on Lord Edward Street, which will be open; Over 100 complaints were made to the Ombudsman last year from people in Mayo. The 2020 report shows that, nationally, complaints to the Ombudsman about public services fell by 6% last year compared to the previous year. 3,418 complaints were made in 2020, a; Two people on paddleboards were rescued after they had drifted out to sea in Co Sligo yesterday. The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was requested to launch on Tuesday evening after reports that two paddleboarders had been blown out to sea off Mermaid's Cove. Government Ministers will be told today that the cost of fixing defects in houses in the West and northwest caused by pyrite could go beyond €1 billion. Housing Minster Darragh O'Brien is expected to brief Cabinet colleagues on the Government's support scheme; Twin sisters from Co Roscommon, who've been separated for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, met up yesterday to celebrate their 90th birthdays, by travelling from Dublin to Galway by train for a short holiday. Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna nee; €187,000 in funding has been approved for Mayo sporting projects under Dormant Accounts Funding. Mayo Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers has welcomed the investment package for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in the county. Just under; NUI Galway is one of four of Ireland's universities that have slipped down in the latest world university rankings. The new QS World University Rankings for 2022 saw NUI Galway drop 20 places to 258th overall, University College Cork (UCC) drop 12 places to; A leading immunologist says the rise of the Delta variant of Covid-19 on the island of Ireland is worrying. There have been at least 115 confirmed cases of the variant sequenced in the republic. It comes as the latest daily figures from the Department of; Gardai on patrol in Sligo on Monday night stopped a vehicle for road traffic offences. Following a search, a siphoning pump and drums were located. Gardai believe that stopping the vehicle and its male occupants prevented a crime that was about to take place, Over 1,500 students across Co Mayo will sit their first Leaving Cert exam today. 1,605 candidates in Mayo applied for accredited grades this year, while 1,424 are sitting the exams - the figures indicate that the majority of students in the county opted for; 271 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland this evening. It's the second lowest daily tally this year. 77 patients are currently in hospital with the virus - with 27 in intensive care. A Westport Councillor has defended those who enjoyed outdoor drinking and dining facilities in the town over the bank holiday weekend. Pubs and restaurants with outdoor facilities enjoyed a bumper weekend, as the town was very busy with tourists. However, a; Irish Water and Roscommon County Council have today commenced upgrade works for water services in Ballaghadereen. Local TD Claire Kerrane says work is starting on a 2 km stretch of problematic old water mains between Lung River and Cooneys in Tibohine. This; Outpatient clinics at Mayo University Hospital have restarted, following the recent cyber attack on the HSE's IT systems, which resulted in the widespread cancellation of services. The HSE says outpatient clinics have resumed, with a combination of; Mayo Leisure Point is an indoor entertainment complex in Castlebar, with a bowling alley, a cinema that re-opened yesterday , a Leisure Club including a swimming pool that opened today, restaurants/ diners and Hogs Heaven Sports Bar among it facilities. Cora; The Tara Café is located in the Penneys / Supervalu shopping centre in Castlebar and is open for takeaway only at present, but looking forward to reopening for indoor dining next month. Owner Fiona Ryan has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa about the; Breaffy House Resort on the outskirts of Castlebar is looking forward to a very busy Summer, and has opened new outdoor food and drink facilities for customers on it over 100 acre site. The hotel fully reopened for residents last Wednesday, in line with; While theatres and concert halls are still awaiting clarification on the numbers that can attend individual concerts, Kodaline has today announced details of an acoustic nationwide tour in November and December, including a concert at the TF Royal Theatre in; Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision outside Swinford this morning. The two car crash occurred on the Swinford junction of the N5 at around 8:45am. Two people were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening; Tens of thousands of Leaving Cert students are spending their last day studying ahead of the exams getting underway tomorrow. The class of 2021 have had the option of sitting the exams, accepting calculated grades or choosing both. This year's results won't; Temperatures could hit as high as 24 degrees in parts this week. The good conditions over the past couple of days are set to continue, however there's the chance of some patchy showers in places. The best of the weather is expected to hit the country from; In-person driver theory tests resume today at the 40 testing centres across the country. The Road Safety Authority says it'll initially do 25,000 theory tests per month, increasing to 50,000 over time. More than 120,000 people are currently waiting to take; A Galway Councillor is calling for designated public spaces for outdoor drinking to be piloted this summer. Fianna Fail Councillor Alan Cheevers argues that a lot of public drinking is currently happening in green spaces and is taking away from city; The number of Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals has fallen to its lowest point since mid-September last year. There are 69 people with the virus on wards, down 29 percent on last week. In ICU there's a similar trend - last night there were 26 patients - 25; Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the N59 near Clifden yesterday at approximately 12 noon. A woman, in her 30s, was air lifted to University Hospital Galway to be treated for serious yet non-life threatening; The Department of Health has reported an additional 377 cases of Covid 19.69 people are receiving treatment in hospital for the disease, of which 26 are in ICU.The Chief Medical Officer is asking people to continue to work from home unless it's necessary to; The HSE is continuing with its programme of COVID-19 walk-in test centres which enable people in those communities local to the centre get a free COVID-19 test without having to make an appointment in advance. These test centres are an important part of the; Gardaí have located a 64-year-old man who has been missing from the Salthill area of Galway since the middle of May. Billy Hill has been located safe and well. Gardaí have thanked the public and the media for their assistance in this matter. Health officials have confirmed 313 new cases of covid-19. 70 people are currently in hospital with the virus. 27 are being treated in ICU. The Health Minister says 3 million Covid vaccine doses will be given this bank holiday weekend. Stephen Donnelly says; Ballyglass Coast Guard Unit were tasked with a callout this morning by MRSC Malin following a request from NAC. A hill walker had fallen ill while walking along the coastline between Blacksod lighthouse and Faulmore. Once on scene the local HSE paramedics and; Gardaí are appealing to people heading to the Mayo coastline this afternoon to avoid Keem Bay. Heavy traffic has been reported in the area since mid-morning and Gardaí have closed the road at Dooagh for safety reasons. It is expected the road will remain; A demonstration will be held in Newport tomorrow calling for the redistribution of Common Agricultural Policy funds to small farmers. The Rural Ireland Organisation, formerly Ireland's Future have organised the meeting for 11:30am on Monday morning, with; Last night's Lotto jackpot has been won by a player in Galway. They scooped the 2.4 million euro prize by playing online. The National Lottery says they've notified the user's online account and sent them a separate email. It's the third week in a row that; Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Loughrea this morning. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the collision on Gort Road at approximately 2.10am. The collision involved a motorcycle and another vehicle. A public health expert says the Government needs to act now to prevent the Delta variant from taking hold here. A small number of suspected cases of the strain have been identified in the North. People in Kilkeel, Co Down are being urged to get tested. It; The World Health Organisation says being in crowded areas outdoors still puts people at risk of getting Covid-19. Pubs and restaurants will re-open for outdoor service tomorrow for the first time in months. The easing of restrictions will also see gyms; The Agriculture Minister says the size of the national dairy herd must stabilise to ensure climate action targets are met. Charlie McConalogue's told the Business Post he'll only consider a cap as a last resort. He says the sector's made progress in reducing; Religious orders still haven't committed to contributing to the redress scheme for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. The Children's Minister wrote to the orders in January after the commission of investigation's report was published. Roderic O'Gorman has; Over 60,000 homes and businesses who were due to get high-speed broadband this year could miss out. The rollout of the National Broadband Plan has only reached 4 thousand premises so far this year - out of a target of 115,000 by the end of the year. The; 19 people have been arrested in Dublin after large groups of young people threw bottles at gardai. A number of streets were sealed off and the public order unit cleared crowds for a second night in a row. Two gardai were injured and a patrol car was also; Day-trippers and holiday makers are being urged to leave no trace when eating outdoors this weekend. MyWaste.ie says over 2 million single-use cups and plastic bottles will be used over the bank holiday weekend. The waste management resource is asking people; Graham Norton and Paul Mescal will be flying the flag for Ireland at tonight's Bafta awards. Cork's Graham Norton is in the running for the entertainment performer award. Kildare's Paul Mescal is up for the leading actor prize for his role in Normal People. Health officials have confirmed 416 new cases of covid-19. There are currently 74 patients in hospital being treated with the virus. 29 are in intensive care. Meanwhile, Stephen Donnelly has received his first dose of a Covid vaccine. The Health Minister, Plans for a village enhancement scheme in Bohola was revealed at the recent meeting of the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District. The aim is to enhance the village green, enticing passing visitors to stop, and to have a pedestrian/cycling friendly route; There is no point in holding meetings of the Beef Taskforce if the real problems facing the industry are not examined thoroughly. That’s the view of Independent Roscommon-Galway Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, who was reacting to Thursday’s meeting. The; Belmullet Tidy Towns have launched a campaign aimed at tackling the persistent problem of dog fouling around the town. The purpose of the campaign is to highlight to dog owners the importance of cleaning up after their pets. The initiative includes the; The Health Minister says he'd like to see the Pfizer vaccine rolled out to 12-15 year olds with underlying conditions as quickly as possible. The European Medicines Agency has approved the jab for children of that age after a trial found it was safe to use. The Government's set to consider proposals on redress for survivors of mother and baby homes in the next few weeks. The Irish Times reports the Children's Minister will bring a memo to Cabinet at either the end of this month or the start of July. The paper; There are 529 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 86 patients are in hospital with the virus. 28 Covid patients are in intensive care - which is the lowest figure since before Christmas. The green light has been given to reduce the time between administering doses of the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine from 12 to 8 weeks. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says there will be a gradual reduction in the interval between the first and second doses in; A new road safety campaign involving wheelie bins and life-sized child stickers in Achill are an attempt to make Mayo roads safer as we head into a busy bank holiday weekend. The stickers shaped to look like a child about to run out on the road have been; The President of GMIT says she is confident that they can welcome back all students and staff on Campus in September. Dr. Orla Flynn was commenting after the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said he expects students and staff to be; This bank holiday weekend, Mayo County Council is calling on everyone to be responsible when enjoying the outdoors and to leave no trace. People visiting beaches, amenity areas and beauty spots over the weekend, enjoying the outdoors, are urged to take home; Clerical changes in the Diocese of Achonry haven been announced this afternoon by Bishop Paul Dempsey. Fr Vincent Sherlock, Parish Priest of Kilmovee is appointed Parish Priest of Tubbercurry Fr Joseph Gavigan, the Parish Priest of Ballaghaderreen is; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a calf missing from the Mulranny area since Wednesday. The white charolais calf was reported missing from Bunnahowna Hill. Anyone who may have seen the animal or who has any information is asked to; The supplier of the item that caused social media controversy for the Foxford Woollen Mills last weekend, is adamant that the Foxford store is completely innocent and never buys animal fur items from him. For the last 60 years, internationally renowned Dublin; 14 jobs have been approved for the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea this year. That’s according to Senator Eugene Murphy, who says €1.4M in revenue is allocated for 2021. The Fianna Fail Senator says that the release of funding is imminent, adding that local; Ballyhaunis Community School has been approved temporary modular accommodation. This news has been confirmed by Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary who says these units were required as a direct result of Covid. Three prefabs have been approved for; Meat processors have attended a meeting of the Beef Taskforce with future challenges and opportunities topping the agenda. The Agriculture Minister says a third report on prices along the supply chain will be published later this week. He says strong; There are calls for the Government to reject a Commission of Investigation report into Mother and Baby Homes after it emerged 100s of people's testimony was discounted as it didn't meet a legal standard of evidence. Commission member Mary Daly told a seminar; The national five-day moving average of Covid-19 cases has dropped by three percent over the past week to 392. 465 new cases were confirmed last night by the Department of Health. In hospitals there are 84 patients with the virus - down 16 percent on a week; A Sligo-Leitrim TD has been forced to clarify after tweeting a photo of a cornered off bench in Strandhill, after it turned out the seat was simply being repainted. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry tweeted a photo of a wooden bench yesterday, which was; Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a vehicle on fire in Galway yesterday evening. The incident occurred at Carnmore Cross near Galway Airport and resulted in significant delays to traffic during rush hour. No further information available at; There are 465 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 84 patients are in hospital with the virus this evening. That's the lowest number in over eight months. 30 Covid patients are in intensive care , which is the lowest figure this year. There are no county; Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for thunderstorms in 4 counties. Residents of Mayo, Galway, Limerick and Clare are being advised of heavy downpours. That rain may also result in spot flooding. Forecaster Linda Hughes expects them to pass; 6,000 euro worth of drugs were seized late last night by gardai in Ballinrobe. Members of the Divisional Drugs Task force assisted by local gardai searched a house in Ballinrobe town just before midnight last night (Wed). They recovered 6,000 euro worth of; Presentation College Headford has been approved for a large-scale capital programme. It involves the demolition and refurbishment of existing buildings and a new school extension. When completed, the school will be able to cater for more of 1000 students. Two significant changes could be on the way to the vaccine rollout programme. The HSE is considering reducing the weeks between doses of the AstraZeneca jab from 12 to 8. While a large number of people under the age of 50 may only need one dose of a jab. It's; Sinn Féin's calling for a review into the cost of direct-provision centres, after its been revealed today that the fees paid to such centres rose to 175 million euro last year. The money was paid by government to private firms for running nearly 50 centres; Irish owned pet-retailer, Petmania is to create 30 new jobs this year with an expansion spanning three locations in the North West. Petmania Sligo, the new pet super-store and grooming studio in Sligo town, officially opened its doors today. It has emerged that hundreds of survivors’ testimony was not used by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, and this is further heartache for survivors and their families, according to Tuam historian Catherine Corless. Yesterday, at an; Funding of over €1.1 million has been allocated for road improvement measures across Co Mayo, where severe weather events have damaged local and regional roads. It will allow for flood alleviation measures, bridge repairs, road protection works and the; A limited number of services are being resumed at Mayo University Hospital following the recent HSE cyber attack. While all systems have not yet been restored, management say they are in a position to resume a limited number of services this week, on a; Tributes are being paid to former Sligo Fine Gael Councillor Paul Conmy from Culleens who passed away yesterday. He was elected to Sligo County Council in the Dromore area in 1979 and held his seat until 2009. The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Dara; The National Lottery is continuing to appeal to Lotto players in the Castlebar and Athlone areas to check their tickets carefully, as the latest Lotto millionaires have yet to make contact. On Saturday 22nd May, the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million was; A company owned by Roscommon-born property developer Sean Mulryan has created a suspended swimming pool, 35 metres in the air, between two apartment blocks in London. The Sky Pool allows residents to swim in the unique pool, which spans 15 metres, is; Many hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and hostels reopened yesterday, as the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on the tourism and hospitality sector begins. The Ice House Hotel in Ballina will open their doors tomorrow (Friday) after being; An increase in water safety incidents involving jet skis has led to a joint appeal for responsibility being issued by multiple water safety agencies. It's urging jet ski users to be careful of their own safety as well as "respect the safety and wellbeing of; The HSE is warning people to expect 'significant interruption' to health services again next week. It says the situation has improved a little, with some computer systems working again after the ransomware attack, but many services remain cancelled. Up to; The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has advised reducing the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It has recommended 8 week intervals instead of the current 12 weeks. The advice could see thousands of people who've had a first dose fully; The World Health Organisation says there could be a fourth wave of Covid-19 in Ireland - if people socialise too much. The warning comes ahead of the Bank Holiday Weekend, with large crowds gathering in Dublin, Cork and Galway last weekend. The Taoiseach says; The Chief Medical Officer says the Indian variant of Covid could easily become the dominant strain, if people aren't careful. There have been 115 cases of the variant, now known as Delta - up from 97 last Friday. The strain has sparked an increase in cases; A Castlebar woman has been selected as the Social Democrats candidate for the Dublin Bay South by-election. Sarah Durcan was chosen at a selection convention last night. Sarah is daughter of former Castlebar-based Independent Councillor Frank Durcan, and has; The leaving cert results will be out on Friday September 3rd. They are expected to be issued directly to candidates through the Candidate Self Service Portal. In any subject where a student sits the exam and opts to receive Accredited Grades, they will be; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 70 year old John Joyce. John was last seen in the Rahoon Road area of Galway at approximately 10pm on Monday 31st May. John is described as being 6’ 2” External link

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Michael Ring says : “these supports will ensure the schemes can fully re-commence in; Castlebar councillors are to consider closing Tucker Street in the town to traffic, each evening, to facilitate an outdoor dining area for local businesses. The proposal that will be discussed next week in detail by elected councillors and council officials; Electricity supplier Energia has announced that it is partnering with Intersport Elverys to supply 100% green electricity to all their sports stores across Ireland. Intersport Elverys now has 50 stores nationwide. The Intersport Elverys brand is one of the; Plans are still on track to apply for planning permission for the proposed IDA Ireland industrial park in Ballina in the third-quarter of this year. That's according to Minister of State Robert Troy, who was responding to queries from Mayo TD Dara Calleary on; The number of people who arrived into Dublin Airport rose by nearly 36 per cent last week - despite mandatory hotel quarantine for over 50 countries. Over 21,100 people flew into the facility - compared to 15,600 the previous week. Nearly 12,000 were Irish; Today will mark the return of fans to sports events - with crowds of about 1,000 attending three matches. They're the first of 16 trial events taking place during June and July. Leinster Rugby are playing the Dragons at the RDS, while two League of Ireland; The number of people being treated in intensive care for coronavirus is at its lowest level this year. 23 patients with covid 19 are currently in ICU, while 59 people are in hospital - the lowest in nearly 9 months. 398 new cases of the disease have been; Farmers will take to the streets in towns across the country today for a nationwide rally. They'll be highlighting the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy and will warn against the dangers of current CAP proposals. The IFA says the current; Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in County Galway. It happened at a junction on the N84 at Grange, Corandulla at around a quarter past 9 on Wednesday night. Two cars collided and one of them veered off course and collided with a third; There are 398 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 23 Covid patients are in intensive care units nationally and that is the lowest number of such patients this year. A total of 70 patients are in hospital with the virus. As of Tuesday, the country's 14-day; Patients attending the Emergency Department, outpatient and other appointments at University Hospital Galway are facing significant delays as the impact of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to affect the delivery of hospital services. In a; Mayo Arts Service in partnership with Creative Ireland is presenting I am What I am, an exhibition celebrating gender and identity in Ballina Arts Centre I Am What I Am is a nuanced celebration of artists who work with gender, sexuality, identity and politics; The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) is contesting the narrative that the current CAP proposals will undermine the income of Irish farmers. Mayo Chair Seamus Cosgrave argues that nationally, under a full flattening of payments, 72,710 farmers; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens towards its development as a world-class visitor attraction. A key element of the investment will be in the "Wild Realms" project, which will allow visitors to; Gardai in Mayo seized more than 16,000 euro worth of drugs and one man was arrested, following searches of a number of houses in Castlebar, Ballina and Westport over the last number of days. The searches were all carried out under warrant by the members of; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens. It's part of a €73 million euro investment in four major projects in Mayo, Cavan, Donegal and Dublin. The largest allocation - €20.2 million - goes to Westport; The Rural Ireland Organisation, formally known as Ireland’s Future claims the IFA CAP reform protest planned for Mayo tomorrow (Fri) is against equality and against 72,000 small farmers getting any increase in their payments. Chairperson of The Rural Ireland; The final report has been issued into an aircraft accident in Co Galway last Summer. On 11th July 2020, the Cessna aircraft with one crew member and one passenger on board was en route from Rathcoole Aerodrome in Co Cork to the Tibohine Airfield in Co; A section of the N84 Headford road, which was closed to traffic following a collision last night, has just reopened within the past few minutes. Two vehicles were involved in a collision at about 9pm last night, which caused one vehicle to veer off path and; The Irish Farmers Association will hold a demonstration in Ballina tomorrow morning (Friday), as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy. In the first large-scale demonstration by the IFA since the; The devastation and stress for homeowners caused by pyrite damage is not being under-estimated or ignored by Government. That's according to the Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien who gave an update to the Cabinet yesterday in relation to the Defective Concrete; The trial of a man accused of murdering a Co Galway pensioner will go ahead at the Central Criminal Court next year. 55-year old Michael Scott from Gortanumera, Portumna is charged with the murder of Chrissie Treacy, also from Portumna, on April 27th, 2018. People in their 30s are set to be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine next week. The HSE says it expects registration for 30 to 39 year olds to open online shortly. Over 3.1 million vaccines have been administered so far - with registration still open; Gardai are renewing their appeal for information following the discovery of a pipe bomb in Tuam last month. Members of the Army bomb disposal team from Athlone attended the scene on the morning of May 12, and made the area safe. However, it was established; The N60 road between Ballyhaunis and Claremorris has reopened to traffic following a collision yesterday evening. A car overturned at Ballygowan bridge, and Midwest News understands one person was taken to hospital from the scene. The accident occurred; The lowest number of Covid-19 cases this year has been recorded today. NPHET has reported 259 new cases this evening - the lowest since December 12th. There are 76 Covid patients in hospital, with 27 in intensive care. Galway GP, Dr Martin Daly, a former; The emergency services are attending a road collision on the Headford road out of Galway city this evening ( 5.15pm) , about 10 miles from the city. There are significant traffic delays along this busy route as a result. There are no further details; Pharmacies will start administering COVID vaccines from next week. It's expected around one-thousand community pharmacies will begin issuing Johnson and Johnson vaccines to the remaining over-50s from next Monday. Around 350 pharmacies will be issuing Pfizer; People are being urged not to look directly at the partial solar eclipse tomorrow. The cosmic event will be visible from Ireland between 10am and 12:30pm tomorrow. During those few hours, nearly half of the sun will be blocked out by the moon. David Moore; Circle K, Ireland’s largest forecourt and convenience retailer, has opened a new franchise Circle K on Achill Island. The family-run business, currently operated by Margaret Lavelle, has been on Achill Island for over 35 years. The grand opening took place at; The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, has announced that the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project has been approved by Cabinet today and will now progress to the construction phase. The project involves the construction of 34km of new single; The first exam of Leaving Cert 2021 is over. Students sat English Paper One this morning, while those studying Home Economics will have another exam this afternoon. It's a very different Leaving Cert this year, as candidates had the option of choosing; Ashford Castle and sister hotel, The Lodge at Ashford are the first hotels in Ireland where guests can avail of an onsite Covid-19 PCR test, with results available within 12 hours. Working in partnership with Communicare Medical Supplies and available now, Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance PRO Breeda Murphy insists the Commission of Investigation Report into Mother and Baby Homes needs to be rejected as invalid. She says the lack of respect for survivors’ testimony in the Report, makes it an invalid record of; A walk-in test centre for Covid-19 will open in Ballina tomorrow morning, and will be available on Thursday and Friday. No appointment is necessary for people to attend the testing facility at the Stephenites Ground on Lord Edward Street, which will be open; Over 100 complaints were made to the Ombudsman last year from people in Mayo. The 2020 report shows that, nationally, complaints to the Ombudsman about public services fell by 6% last year compared to the previous year. 3,418 complaints were made in 2020, a; Two people on paddleboards were rescued after they had drifted out to sea in Co Sligo yesterday. The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was requested to launch on Tuesday evening after reports that two paddleboarders had been blown out to sea off Mermaid's Cove. Government Ministers will be told today that the cost of fixing defects in houses in the West and northwest caused by pyrite could go beyond €1 billion. Housing Minster Darragh O'Brien is expected to brief Cabinet colleagues on the Government's support scheme; Twin sisters from Co Roscommon, who've been separated for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, met up yesterday to celebrate their 90th birthdays, by travelling from Dublin to Galway by train for a short holiday. Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna nee; €187,000 in funding has been approved for Mayo sporting projects under Dormant Accounts Funding. Mayo Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers has welcomed the investment package for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in the county. Just under; NUI Galway is one of four of Ireland's universities that have slipped down in the latest world university rankings. The new QS World University Rankings for 2022 saw NUI Galway drop 20 places to 258th overall, University College Cork (UCC) drop 12 places to; A leading immunologist says the rise of the Delta variant of Covid-19 on the island of Ireland is worrying. There have been at least 115 confirmed cases of the variant sequenced in the republic. It comes as the latest daily figures from the Department of; Gardai on patrol in Sligo on Monday night stopped a vehicle for road traffic offences. Following a search, a siphoning pump and drums were located. Gardai believe that stopping the vehicle and its male occupants prevented a crime that was about to take place, Over 1,500 students across Co Mayo will sit their first Leaving Cert exam today. 1,605 candidates in Mayo applied for accredited grades this year, while 1,424 are sitting the exams - the figures indicate that the majority of students in the county opted for; 271 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland this evening. It's the second lowest daily tally this year. 77 patients are currently in hospital with the virus - with 27 in intensive care. A Westport Councillor has defended those who enjoyed outdoor drinking and dining facilities in the town over the bank holiday weekend. Pubs and restaurants with outdoor facilities enjoyed a bumper weekend, as the town was very busy with tourists. However, a; Irish Water and Roscommon County Council have today commenced upgrade works for water services in Ballaghadereen. Local TD Claire Kerrane says work is starting on a 2 km stretch of problematic old water mains between Lung River and Cooneys in Tibohine. This; Outpatient clinics at Mayo University Hospital have restarted, following the recent cyber attack on the HSE's IT systems, which resulted in the widespread cancellation of services. The HSE says outpatient clinics have resumed, with a combination of; Mayo Leisure Point is an indoor entertainment complex in Castlebar, with a bowling alley, a cinema that re-opened yesterday , a Leisure Club including a swimming pool that opened today, restaurants/ diners and Hogs Heaven Sports Bar among it facilities. Cora; The Tara Café is located in the Penneys / Supervalu shopping centre in Castlebar and is open for takeaway only at present, but looking forward to reopening for indoor dining next month. Owner Fiona Ryan has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa about the; Breaffy House Resort on the outskirts of Castlebar is looking forward to a very busy Summer, and has opened new outdoor food and drink facilities for customers on it over 100 acre site. The hotel fully reopened for residents last Wednesday, in line with; While theatres and concert halls are still awaiting clarification on the numbers that can attend individual concerts, Kodaline has today announced details of an acoustic nationwide tour in November and December, including a concert at the TF Royal Theatre in; Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision outside Swinford this morning. The two car crash occurred on the Swinford junction of the N5 at around 8:45am. Two people were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening; Tens of thousands of Leaving Cert students are spending their last day studying ahead of the exams getting underway tomorrow. The class of 2021 have had the option of sitting the exams, accepting calculated grades or choosing both. This year's results won't; Temperatures could hit as high as 24 degrees in parts this week. The good conditions over the past couple of days are set to continue, however there's the chance of some patchy showers in places. The best of the weather is expected to hit the country from; In-person driver theory tests resume today at the 40 testing centres across the country. The Road Safety Authority says it'll initially do 25,000 theory tests per month, increasing to 50,000 over time. More than 120,000 people are currently waiting to take; A Galway Councillor is calling for designated public spaces for outdoor drinking to be piloted this summer. Fianna Fail Councillor Alan Cheevers argues that a lot of public drinking is currently happening in green spaces and is taking away from city; The number of Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals has fallen to its lowest point since mid-September last year. There are 69 people with the virus on wards, down 29 percent on last week. In ICU there's a similar trend - last night there were 26 patients - 25; Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the N59 near Clifden yesterday at approximately 12 noon. A woman, in her 30s, was air lifted to University Hospital Galway to be treated for serious yet non-life threatening; The Department of Health has reported an additional 377 cases of Covid 19.69 people are receiving treatment in hospital for the disease, of which 26 are in ICU.The Chief Medical Officer is asking people to continue to work from home unless it's necessary to; The HSE is continuing with its programme of COVID-19 walk-in test centres which enable people in those communities local to the centre get a free COVID-19 test without having to make an appointment in advance. These test centres are an important part of the; Gardaí have located a 64-year-old man who has been missing from the Salthill area of Galway since the middle of May. Billy Hill has been located safe and well. Gardaí have thanked the public and the media for their assistance in this matter. Health officials have confirmed 313 new cases of covid-19. 70 people are currently in hospital with the virus. 27 are being treated in ICU. The Health Minister says 3 million Covid vaccine doses will be given this bank holiday weekend. Stephen Donnelly says; Ballyglass Coast Guard Unit were tasked with a callout this morning by MRSC Malin following a request from NAC. A hill walker had fallen ill while walking along the coastline between Blacksod lighthouse and Faulmore. Once on scene the local HSE paramedics and; Gardaí are appealing to people heading to the Mayo coastline this afternoon to avoid Keem Bay. Heavy traffic has been reported in the area since mid-morning and Gardaí have closed the road at Dooagh for safety reasons. It is expected the road will remain; A demonstration will be held in Newport tomorrow calling for the redistribution of Common Agricultural Policy funds to small farmers. The Rural Ireland Organisation, formerly Ireland's Future have organised the meeting for 11:30am on Monday morning, with; Last night's Lotto jackpot has been won by a player in Galway. They scooped the 2.4 million euro prize by playing online. The National Lottery says they've notified the user's online account and sent them a separate email. It's the third week in a row that; Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Loughrea this morning. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the collision on Gort Road at approximately 2.10am. The collision involved a motorcycle and another vehicle. A public health expert says the Government needs to act now to prevent the Delta variant from taking hold here. A small number of suspected cases of the strain have been identified in the North. People in Kilkeel, Co Down are being urged to get tested. It; The World Health Organisation says being in crowded areas outdoors still puts people at risk of getting Covid-19. Pubs and restaurants will re-open for outdoor service tomorrow for the first time in months. The easing of restrictions will also see gyms; The Agriculture Minister says the size of the national dairy herd must stabilise to ensure climate action targets are met. Charlie McConalogue's told the Business Post he'll only consider a cap as a last resort. He says the sector's made progress in reducing; Religious orders still haven't committed to contributing to the redress scheme for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. The Children's Minister wrote to the orders in January after the commission of investigation's report was published. Roderic O'Gorman has; Over 60,000 homes and businesses who were due to get high-speed broadband this year could miss out. The rollout of the National Broadband Plan has only reached 4 thousand premises so far this year - out of a target of 115,000 by the end of the year. The; 19 people have been arrested in Dublin after large groups of young people threw bottles at gardai. A number of streets were sealed off and the public order unit cleared crowds for a second night in a row. Two gardai were injured and a patrol car was also; Day-trippers and holiday makers are being urged to leave no trace when eating outdoors this weekend. MyWaste.ie says over 2 million single-use cups and plastic bottles will be used over the bank holiday weekend. The waste management resource is asking people; Graham Norton and Paul Mescal will be flying the flag for Ireland at tonight's Bafta awards. Cork's Graham Norton is in the running for the entertainment performer award. Kildare's Paul Mescal is up for the leading actor prize for his role in Normal People. Health officials have confirmed 416 new cases of covid-19. There are currently 74 patients in hospital being treated with the virus. 29 are in intensive care. Meanwhile, Stephen Donnelly has received his first dose of a Covid vaccine. The Health Minister, Plans for a village enhancement scheme in Bohola was revealed at the recent meeting of the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District. The aim is to enhance the village green, enticing passing visitors to stop, and to have a pedestrian/cycling friendly route; There is no point in holding meetings of the Beef Taskforce if the real problems facing the industry are not examined thoroughly. That’s the view of Independent Roscommon-Galway Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, who was reacting to Thursday’s meeting. The; Belmullet Tidy Towns have launched a campaign aimed at tackling the persistent problem of dog fouling around the town. The purpose of the campaign is to highlight to dog owners the importance of cleaning up after their pets. The initiative includes the; The Health Minister says he'd like to see the Pfizer vaccine rolled out to 12-15 year olds with underlying conditions as quickly as possible. The European Medicines Agency has approved the jab for children of that age after a trial found it was safe to use. The Government's set to consider proposals on redress for survivors of mother and baby homes in the next few weeks. The Irish Times reports the Children's Minister will bring a memo to Cabinet at either the end of this month or the start of July. The paper; There are 529 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 86 patients are in hospital with the virus. 28 Covid patients are in intensive care - which is the lowest figure since before Christmas. The green light has been given to reduce the time between administering doses of the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine from 12 to 8 weeks. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says there will be a gradual reduction in the interval between the first and second doses in; A new road safety campaign involving wheelie bins and life-sized child stickers in Achill are an attempt to make Mayo roads safer as we head into a busy bank holiday weekend. The stickers shaped to look like a child about to run out on the road have been; The President of GMIT says she is confident that they can welcome back all students and staff on Campus in September. Dr. Orla Flynn was commenting after the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said he expects students and staff to be; This bank holiday weekend, Mayo County Council is calling on everyone to be responsible when enjoying the outdoors and to leave no trace. People visiting beaches, amenity areas and beauty spots over the weekend, enjoying the outdoors, are urged to take home; Clerical changes in the Diocese of Achonry haven been announced this afternoon by Bishop Paul Dempsey. Fr Vincent Sherlock, Parish Priest of Kilmovee is appointed Parish Priest of Tubbercurry Fr Joseph Gavigan, the Parish Priest of Ballaghaderreen is; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a calf missing from the Mulranny area since Wednesday. The white charolais calf was reported missing from Bunnahowna Hill. Anyone who may have seen the animal or who has any information is asked to; The supplier of the item that caused social media controversy for the Foxford Woollen Mills last weekend, is adamant that the Foxford store is completely innocent and never buys animal fur items from him. For the last 60 years, internationally renowned Dublin; 14 jobs have been approved for the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea this year. That’s according to Senator Eugene Murphy, who says €1.4M in revenue is allocated for 2021. The Fianna Fail Senator says that the release of funding is imminent, adding that local; Ballyhaunis Community School has been approved temporary modular accommodation. This news has been confirmed by Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary who says these units were required as a direct result of Covid. Three prefabs have been approved for; Meat processors have attended a meeting of the Beef Taskforce with future challenges and opportunities topping the agenda. The Agriculture Minister says a third report on prices along the supply chain will be published later this week. He says strong; There are calls for the Government to reject a Commission of Investigation report into Mother and Baby Homes after it emerged 100s of people's testimony was discounted as it didn't meet a legal standard of evidence. Commission member Mary Daly told a seminar; The national five-day moving average of Covid-19 cases has dropped by three percent over the past week to 392. 465 new cases were confirmed last night by the Department of Health. In hospitals there are 84 patients with the virus - down 16 percent on a week; A Sligo-Leitrim TD has been forced to clarify after tweeting a photo of a cornered off bench in Strandhill, after it turned out the seat was simply being repainted. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry tweeted a photo of a wooden bench yesterday, which was; Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a vehicle on fire in Galway yesterday evening. The incident occurred at Carnmore Cross near Galway Airport and resulted in significant delays to traffic during rush hour. No further information available at; There are 465 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 84 patients are in hospital with the virus this evening. That's the lowest number in over eight months. 30 Covid patients are in intensive care , which is the lowest figure this year. There are no county; Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for thunderstorms in 4 counties. Residents of Mayo, Galway, Limerick and Clare are being advised of heavy downpours. That rain may also result in spot flooding. Forecaster Linda Hughes expects them to pass; 6,000 euro worth of drugs were seized late last night by gardai in Ballinrobe. Members of the Divisional Drugs Task force assisted by local gardai searched a house in Ballinrobe town just before midnight last night (Wed). They recovered 6,000 euro worth of; Presentation College Headford has been approved for a large-scale capital programme. It involves the demolition and refurbishment of existing buildings and a new school extension. When completed, the school will be able to cater for more of 1000 students. Two significant changes could be on the way to the vaccine rollout programme. The HSE is considering reducing the weeks between doses of the AstraZeneca jab from 12 to 8. While a large number of people under the age of 50 may only need one dose of a jab. It's; Sinn Féin's calling for a review into the cost of direct-provision centres, after its been revealed today that the fees paid to such centres rose to 175 million euro last year. The money was paid by government to private firms for running nearly 50 centres; Irish owned pet-retailer, Petmania is to create 30 new jobs this year with an expansion spanning three locations in the North West. Petmania Sligo, the new pet super-store and grooming studio in Sligo town, officially opened its doors today. It has emerged that hundreds of survivors’ testimony was not used by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, and this is further heartache for survivors and their families, according to Tuam historian Catherine Corless. Yesterday, at an; Funding of over €1.1 million has been allocated for road improvement measures across Co Mayo, where severe weather events have damaged local and regional roads. It will allow for flood alleviation measures, bridge repairs, road protection works and the; A limited number of services are being resumed at Mayo University Hospital following the recent HSE cyber attack. While all systems have not yet been restored, management say they are in a position to resume a limited number of services this week, on a; Tributes are being paid to former Sligo Fine Gael Councillor Paul Conmy from Culleens who passed away yesterday. He was elected to Sligo County Council in the Dromore area in 1979 and held his seat until 2009. The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Dara; The National Lottery is continuing to appeal to Lotto players in the Castlebar and Athlone areas to check their tickets carefully, as the latest Lotto millionaires have yet to make contact. On Saturday 22nd May, the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million was; A company owned by Roscommon-born property developer Sean Mulryan has created a suspended swimming pool, 35 metres in the air, between two apartment blocks in London. The Sky Pool allows residents to swim in the unique pool, which spans 15 metres, is; Many hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and hostels reopened yesterday, as the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on the tourism and hospitality sector begins. The Ice House Hotel in Ballina will open their doors tomorrow (Friday) after being; An increase in water safety incidents involving jet skis has led to a joint appeal for responsibility being issued by multiple water safety agencies. It's urging jet ski users to be careful of their own safety as well as "respect the safety and wellbeing of; The HSE is warning people to expect 'significant interruption' to health services again next week. It says the situation has improved a little, with some computer systems working again after the ransomware attack, but many services remain cancelled. Up to; The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has advised reducing the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It has recommended 8 week intervals instead of the current 12 weeks. The advice could see thousands of people who've had a first dose fully; The World Health Organisation says there could be a fourth wave of Covid-19 in Ireland - if people socialise too much. The warning comes ahead of the Bank Holiday Weekend, with large crowds gathering in Dublin, Cork and Galway last weekend. The Taoiseach says; The Chief Medical Officer says the Indian variant of Covid could easily become the dominant strain, if people aren't careful. There have been 115 cases of the variant, now known as Delta - up from 97 last Friday. The strain has sparked an increase in cases; A Castlebar woman has been selected as the Social Democrats candidate for the Dublin Bay South by-election. Sarah Durcan was chosen at a selection convention last night. Sarah is daughter of former Castlebar-based Independent Councillor Frank Durcan, and has; The leaving cert results will be out on Friday September 3rd. They are expected to be issued directly to candidates through the Candidate Self Service Portal. In any subject where a student sits the exam and opts to receive Accredited Grades, they will be; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 70 year old John Joyce. John was last seen in the Rahoon Road area of Galway at approximately 10pm on Monday 31st May. John is described as being 6’ 2” External link

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Michael Ring says : “these supports will ensure the schemes can fully re-commence in; Castlebar councillors are to consider closing Tucker Street in the town to traffic, each evening, to facilitate an outdoor dining area for local businesses. The proposal that will be discussed next week in detail by elected councillors and council officials; Electricity supplier Energia has announced that it is partnering with Intersport Elverys to supply 100% green electricity to all their sports stores across Ireland. Intersport Elverys now has 50 stores nationwide. The Intersport Elverys brand is one of the; Plans are still on track to apply for planning permission for the proposed IDA Ireland industrial park in Ballina in the third-quarter of this year. That's according to Minister of State Robert Troy, who was responding to queries from Mayo TD Dara Calleary on; The number of people who arrived into Dublin Airport rose by nearly 36 per cent last week - despite mandatory hotel quarantine for over 50 countries. Over 21,100 people flew into the facility - compared to 15,600 the previous week. Nearly 12,000 were Irish; Today will mark the return of fans to sports events - with crowds of about 1,000 attending three matches. They're the first of 16 trial events taking place during June and July. Leinster Rugby are playing the Dragons at the RDS, while two League of Ireland; The number of people being treated in intensive care for coronavirus is at its lowest level this year. 23 patients with covid 19 are currently in ICU, while 59 people are in hospital - the lowest in nearly 9 months. 398 new cases of the disease have been; Farmers will take to the streets in towns across the country today for a nationwide rally. They'll be highlighting the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy and will warn against the dangers of current CAP proposals. The IFA says the current; Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in County Galway. It happened at a junction on the N84 at Grange, Corandulla at around a quarter past 9 on Wednesday night. Two cars collided and one of them veered off course and collided with a third; There are 398 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 23 Covid patients are in intensive care units nationally and that is the lowest number of such patients this year. A total of 70 patients are in hospital with the virus. As of Tuesday, the country's 14-day; Patients attending the Emergency Department, outpatient and other appointments at University Hospital Galway are facing significant delays as the impact of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to affect the delivery of hospital services. In a; Mayo Arts Service in partnership with Creative Ireland is presenting I am What I am, an exhibition celebrating gender and identity in Ballina Arts Centre I Am What I Am is a nuanced celebration of artists who work with gender, sexuality, identity and politics; The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) is contesting the narrative that the current CAP proposals will undermine the income of Irish farmers. Mayo Chair Seamus Cosgrave argues that nationally, under a full flattening of payments, 72,710 farmers; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens towards its development as a world-class visitor attraction. A key element of the investment will be in the "Wild Realms" project, which will allow visitors to; Gardai in Mayo seized more than 16,000 euro worth of drugs and one man was arrested, following searches of a number of houses in Castlebar, Ballina and Westport over the last number of days. The searches were all carried out under warrant by the members of; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens. It's part of a €73 million euro investment in four major projects in Mayo, Cavan, Donegal and Dublin. The largest allocation - €20.2 million - goes to Westport; The Rural Ireland Organisation, formally known as Ireland’s Future claims the IFA CAP reform protest planned for Mayo tomorrow (Fri) is against equality and against 72,000 small farmers getting any increase in their payments. Chairperson of The Rural Ireland; The final report has been issued into an aircraft accident in Co Galway last Summer. On 11th July 2020, the Cessna aircraft with one crew member and one passenger on board was en route from Rathcoole Aerodrome in Co Cork to the Tibohine Airfield in Co; A section of the N84 Headford road, which was closed to traffic following a collision last night, has just reopened within the past few minutes. Two vehicles were involved in a collision at about 9pm last night, which caused one vehicle to veer off path and; The Irish Farmers Association will hold a demonstration in Ballina tomorrow morning (Friday), as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy. In the first large-scale demonstration by the IFA since the; The devastation and stress for homeowners caused by pyrite damage is not being under-estimated or ignored by Government. That's according to the Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien who gave an update to the Cabinet yesterday in relation to the Defective Concrete; The trial of a man accused of murdering a Co Galway pensioner will go ahead at the Central Criminal Court next year. 55-year old Michael Scott from Gortanumera, Portumna is charged with the murder of Chrissie Treacy, also from Portumna, on April 27th, 2018. People in their 30s are set to be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine next week. The HSE says it expects registration for 30 to 39 year olds to open online shortly. Over 3.1 million vaccines have been administered so far - with registration still open; Gardai are renewing their appeal for information following the discovery of a pipe bomb in Tuam last month. Members of the Army bomb disposal team from Athlone attended the scene on the morning of May 12, and made the area safe. However, it was established; The N60 road between Ballyhaunis and Claremorris has reopened to traffic following a collision yesterday evening. A car overturned at Ballygowan bridge, and Midwest News understands one person was taken to hospital from the scene. The accident occurred; The lowest number of Covid-19 cases this year has been recorded today. NPHET has reported 259 new cases this evening - the lowest since December 12th. There are 76 Covid patients in hospital, with 27 in intensive care. Galway GP, Dr Martin Daly, a former; The emergency services are attending a road collision on the Headford road out of Galway city this evening ( 5.15pm) , about 10 miles from the city. There are significant traffic delays along this busy route as a result. There are no further details; Pharmacies will start administering COVID vaccines from next week. It's expected around one-thousand community pharmacies will begin issuing Johnson and Johnson vaccines to the remaining over-50s from next Monday. Around 350 pharmacies will be issuing Pfizer; People are being urged not to look directly at the partial solar eclipse tomorrow. The cosmic event will be visible from Ireland between 10am and 12:30pm tomorrow. During those few hours, nearly half of the sun will be blocked out by the moon. David Moore; Circle K, Ireland’s largest forecourt and convenience retailer, has opened a new franchise Circle K on Achill Island. The family-run business, currently operated by Margaret Lavelle, has been on Achill Island for over 35 years. The grand opening took place at; The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, has announced that the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project has been approved by Cabinet today and will now progress to the construction phase. The project involves the construction of 34km of new single; The first exam of Leaving Cert 2021 is over. Students sat English Paper One this morning, while those studying Home Economics will have another exam this afternoon. It's a very different Leaving Cert this year, as candidates had the option of choosing; Ashford Castle and sister hotel, The Lodge at Ashford are the first hotels in Ireland where guests can avail of an onsite Covid-19 PCR test, with results available within 12 hours. Working in partnership with Communicare Medical Supplies and available now, Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance PRO Breeda Murphy insists the Commission of Investigation Report into Mother and Baby Homes needs to be rejected as invalid. She says the lack of respect for survivors’ testimony in the Report, makes it an invalid record of; A walk-in test centre for Covid-19 will open in Ballina tomorrow morning, and will be available on Thursday and Friday. No appointment is necessary for people to attend the testing facility at the Stephenites Ground on Lord Edward Street, which will be open; Over 100 complaints were made to the Ombudsman last year from people in Mayo. The 2020 report shows that, nationally, complaints to the Ombudsman about public services fell by 6% last year compared to the previous year. 3,418 complaints were made in 2020, a; Two people on paddleboards were rescued after they had drifted out to sea in Co Sligo yesterday. The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was requested to launch on Tuesday evening after reports that two paddleboarders had been blown out to sea off Mermaid's Cove. Government Ministers will be told today that the cost of fixing defects in houses in the West and northwest caused by pyrite could go beyond €1 billion. Housing Minster Darragh O'Brien is expected to brief Cabinet colleagues on the Government's support scheme; Twin sisters from Co Roscommon, who've been separated for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, met up yesterday to celebrate their 90th birthdays, by travelling from Dublin to Galway by train for a short holiday. Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna nee; €187,000 in funding has been approved for Mayo sporting projects under Dormant Accounts Funding. Mayo Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers has welcomed the investment package for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in the county. Just under; NUI Galway is one of four of Ireland's universities that have slipped down in the latest world university rankings. The new QS World University Rankings for 2022 saw NUI Galway drop 20 places to 258th overall, University College Cork (UCC) drop 12 places to; A leading immunologist says the rise of the Delta variant of Covid-19 on the island of Ireland is worrying. There have been at least 115 confirmed cases of the variant sequenced in the republic. It comes as the latest daily figures from the Department of; Gardai on patrol in Sligo on Monday night stopped a vehicle for road traffic offences. Following a search, a siphoning pump and drums were located. Gardai believe that stopping the vehicle and its male occupants prevented a crime that was about to take place, Over 1,500 students across Co Mayo will sit their first Leaving Cert exam today. 1,605 candidates in Mayo applied for accredited grades this year, while 1,424 are sitting the exams - the figures indicate that the majority of students in the county opted for; 271 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland this evening. It's the second lowest daily tally this year. 77 patients are currently in hospital with the virus - with 27 in intensive care. A Westport Councillor has defended those who enjoyed outdoor drinking and dining facilities in the town over the bank holiday weekend. Pubs and restaurants with outdoor facilities enjoyed a bumper weekend, as the town was very busy with tourists. However, a; Irish Water and Roscommon County Council have today commenced upgrade works for water services in Ballaghadereen. Local TD Claire Kerrane says work is starting on a 2 km stretch of problematic old water mains between Lung River and Cooneys in Tibohine. This; Outpatient clinics at Mayo University Hospital have restarted, following the recent cyber attack on the HSE's IT systems, which resulted in the widespread cancellation of services. The HSE says outpatient clinics have resumed, with a combination of; Mayo Leisure Point is an indoor entertainment complex in Castlebar, with a bowling alley, a cinema that re-opened yesterday , a Leisure Club including a swimming pool that opened today, restaurants/ diners and Hogs Heaven Sports Bar among it facilities. Cora; The Tara Café is located in the Penneys / Supervalu shopping centre in Castlebar and is open for takeaway only at present, but looking forward to reopening for indoor dining next month. Owner Fiona Ryan has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa about the; Breaffy House Resort on the outskirts of Castlebar is looking forward to a very busy Summer, and has opened new outdoor food and drink facilities for customers on it over 100 acre site. The hotel fully reopened for residents last Wednesday, in line with; While theatres and concert halls are still awaiting clarification on the numbers that can attend individual concerts, Kodaline has today announced details of an acoustic nationwide tour in November and December, including a concert at the TF Royal Theatre in; Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision outside Swinford this morning. The two car crash occurred on the Swinford junction of the N5 at around 8:45am. Two people were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening; Tens of thousands of Leaving Cert students are spending their last day studying ahead of the exams getting underway tomorrow. The class of 2021 have had the option of sitting the exams, accepting calculated grades or choosing both. This year's results won't; Temperatures could hit as high as 24 degrees in parts this week. The good conditions over the past couple of days are set to continue, however there's the chance of some patchy showers in places. The best of the weather is expected to hit the country from; In-person driver theory tests resume today at the 40 testing centres across the country. The Road Safety Authority says it'll initially do 25,000 theory tests per month, increasing to 50,000 over time. More than 120,000 people are currently waiting to take; A Galway Councillor is calling for designated public spaces for outdoor drinking to be piloted this summer. Fianna Fail Councillor Alan Cheevers argues that a lot of public drinking is currently happening in green spaces and is taking away from city; The number of Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals has fallen to its lowest point since mid-September last year. There are 69 people with the virus on wards, down 29 percent on last week. In ICU there's a similar trend - last night there were 26 patients - 25; Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the N59 near Clifden yesterday at approximately 12 noon. A woman, in her 30s, was air lifted to University Hospital Galway to be treated for serious yet non-life threatening; The Department of Health has reported an additional 377 cases of Covid 19.69 people are receiving treatment in hospital for the disease, of which 26 are in ICU.The Chief Medical Officer is asking people to continue to work from home unless it's necessary to; The HSE is continuing with its programme of COVID-19 walk-in test centres which enable people in those communities local to the centre get a free COVID-19 test without having to make an appointment in advance. These test centres are an important part of the; Gardaí have located a 64-year-old man who has been missing from the Salthill area of Galway since the middle of May. Billy Hill has been located safe and well. Gardaí have thanked the public and the media for their assistance in this matter. Health officials have confirmed 313 new cases of covid-19. 70 people are currently in hospital with the virus. 27 are being treated in ICU. The Health Minister says 3 million Covid vaccine doses will be given this bank holiday weekend. Stephen Donnelly says; Ballyglass Coast Guard Unit were tasked with a callout this morning by MRSC Malin following a request from NAC. A hill walker had fallen ill while walking along the coastline between Blacksod lighthouse and Faulmore. Once on scene the local HSE paramedics and; Gardaí are appealing to people heading to the Mayo coastline this afternoon to avoid Keem Bay. Heavy traffic has been reported in the area since mid-morning and Gardaí have closed the road at Dooagh for safety reasons. It is expected the road will remain; A demonstration will be held in Newport tomorrow calling for the redistribution of Common Agricultural Policy funds to small farmers. The Rural Ireland Organisation, formerly Ireland's Future have organised the meeting for 11:30am on Monday morning, with; Last night's Lotto jackpot has been won by a player in Galway. They scooped the 2.4 million euro prize by playing online. The National Lottery says they've notified the user's online account and sent them a separate email. It's the third week in a row that; Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Loughrea this morning. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the collision on Gort Road at approximately 2.10am. The collision involved a motorcycle and another vehicle. A public health expert says the Government needs to act now to prevent the Delta variant from taking hold here. A small number of suspected cases of the strain have been identified in the North. People in Kilkeel, Co Down are being urged to get tested. It; The World Health Organisation says being in crowded areas outdoors still puts people at risk of getting Covid-19. Pubs and restaurants will re-open for outdoor service tomorrow for the first time in months. The easing of restrictions will also see gyms; The Agriculture Minister says the size of the national dairy herd must stabilise to ensure climate action targets are met. Charlie McConalogue's told the Business Post he'll only consider a cap as a last resort. He says the sector's made progress in reducing; Religious orders still haven't committed to contributing to the redress scheme for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. The Children's Minister wrote to the orders in January after the commission of investigation's report was published. Roderic O'Gorman has; Over 60,000 homes and businesses who were due to get high-speed broadband this year could miss out. The rollout of the National Broadband Plan has only reached 4 thousand premises so far this year - out of a target of 115,000 by the end of the year. The; 19 people have been arrested in Dublin after large groups of young people threw bottles at gardai. A number of streets were sealed off and the public order unit cleared crowds for a second night in a row. Two gardai were injured and a patrol car was also; Day-trippers and holiday makers are being urged to leave no trace when eating outdoors this weekend. MyWaste.ie says over 2 million single-use cups and plastic bottles will be used over the bank holiday weekend. The waste management resource is asking people; Graham Norton and Paul Mescal will be flying the flag for Ireland at tonight's Bafta awards. Cork's Graham Norton is in the running for the entertainment performer award. Kildare's Paul Mescal is up for the leading actor prize for his role in Normal People. Health officials have confirmed 416 new cases of covid-19. There are currently 74 patients in hospital being treated with the virus. 29 are in intensive care. Meanwhile, Stephen Donnelly has received his first dose of a Covid vaccine. The Health Minister, Plans for a village enhancement scheme in Bohola was revealed at the recent meeting of the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District. The aim is to enhance the village green, enticing passing visitors to stop, and to have a pedestrian/cycling friendly route; There is no point in holding meetings of the Beef Taskforce if the real problems facing the industry are not examined thoroughly. That’s the view of Independent Roscommon-Galway Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, who was reacting to Thursday’s meeting. The; Belmullet Tidy Towns have launched a campaign aimed at tackling the persistent problem of dog fouling around the town. The purpose of the campaign is to highlight to dog owners the importance of cleaning up after their pets. The initiative includes the; The Health Minister says he'd like to see the Pfizer vaccine rolled out to 12-15 year olds with underlying conditions as quickly as possible. The European Medicines Agency has approved the jab for children of that age after a trial found it was safe to use. The Government's set to consider proposals on redress for survivors of mother and baby homes in the next few weeks. The Irish Times reports the Children's Minister will bring a memo to Cabinet at either the end of this month or the start of July. The paper; There are 529 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 86 patients are in hospital with the virus. 28 Covid patients are in intensive care - which is the lowest figure since before Christmas. The green light has been given to reduce the time between administering doses of the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine from 12 to 8 weeks. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says there will be a gradual reduction in the interval between the first and second doses in; A new road safety campaign involving wheelie bins and life-sized child stickers in Achill are an attempt to make Mayo roads safer as we head into a busy bank holiday weekend. The stickers shaped to look like a child about to run out on the road have been; The President of GMIT says she is confident that they can welcome back all students and staff on Campus in September. Dr. Orla Flynn was commenting after the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said he expects students and staff to be; This bank holiday weekend, Mayo County Council is calling on everyone to be responsible when enjoying the outdoors and to leave no trace. People visiting beaches, amenity areas and beauty spots over the weekend, enjoying the outdoors, are urged to take home; Clerical changes in the Diocese of Achonry haven been announced this afternoon by Bishop Paul Dempsey. Fr Vincent Sherlock, Parish Priest of Kilmovee is appointed Parish Priest of Tubbercurry Fr Joseph Gavigan, the Parish Priest of Ballaghaderreen is; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a calf missing from the Mulranny area since Wednesday. The white charolais calf was reported missing from Bunnahowna Hill. Anyone who may have seen the animal or who has any information is asked to; The supplier of the item that caused social media controversy for the Foxford Woollen Mills last weekend, is adamant that the Foxford store is completely innocent and never buys animal fur items from him. For the last 60 years, internationally renowned Dublin; 14 jobs have been approved for the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea this year. That’s according to Senator Eugene Murphy, who says €1.4M in revenue is allocated for 2021. The Fianna Fail Senator says that the release of funding is imminent, adding that local; Ballyhaunis Community School has been approved temporary modular accommodation. This news has been confirmed by Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary who says these units were required as a direct result of Covid. Three prefabs have been approved for; Meat processors have attended a meeting of the Beef Taskforce with future challenges and opportunities topping the agenda. The Agriculture Minister says a third report on prices along the supply chain will be published later this week. He says strong; There are calls for the Government to reject a Commission of Investigation report into Mother and Baby Homes after it emerged 100s of people's testimony was discounted as it didn't meet a legal standard of evidence. Commission member Mary Daly told a seminar; The national five-day moving average of Covid-19 cases has dropped by three percent over the past week to 392. 465 new cases were confirmed last night by the Department of Health. In hospitals there are 84 patients with the virus - down 16 percent on a week; A Sligo-Leitrim TD has been forced to clarify after tweeting a photo of a cornered off bench in Strandhill, after it turned out the seat was simply being repainted. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry tweeted a photo of a wooden bench yesterday, which was; Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a vehicle on fire in Galway yesterday evening. The incident occurred at Carnmore Cross near Galway Airport and resulted in significant delays to traffic during rush hour. No further information available at; There are 465 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 84 patients are in hospital with the virus this evening. That's the lowest number in over eight months. 30 Covid patients are in intensive care , which is the lowest figure this year. There are no county; Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for thunderstorms in 4 counties. Residents of Mayo, Galway, Limerick and Clare are being advised of heavy downpours. That rain may also result in spot flooding. Forecaster Linda Hughes expects them to pass; 6,000 euro worth of drugs were seized late last night by gardai in Ballinrobe. Members of the Divisional Drugs Task force assisted by local gardai searched a house in Ballinrobe town just before midnight last night (Wed). They recovered 6,000 euro worth of; Presentation College Headford has been approved for a large-scale capital programme. It involves the demolition and refurbishment of existing buildings and a new school extension. When completed, the school will be able to cater for more of 1000 students. Two significant changes could be on the way to the vaccine rollout programme. The HSE is considering reducing the weeks between doses of the AstraZeneca jab from 12 to 8. While a large number of people under the age of 50 may only need one dose of a jab. It's; Sinn Féin's calling for a review into the cost of direct-provision centres, after its been revealed today that the fees paid to such centres rose to 175 million euro last year. The money was paid by government to private firms for running nearly 50 centres; Irish owned pet-retailer, Petmania is to create 30 new jobs this year with an expansion spanning three locations in the North West. Petmania Sligo, the new pet super-store and grooming studio in Sligo town, officially opened its doors today. It has emerged that hundreds of survivors’ testimony was not used by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, and this is further heartache for survivors and their families, according to Tuam historian Catherine Corless. Yesterday, at an; Funding of over €1.1 million has been allocated for road improvement measures across Co Mayo, where severe weather events have damaged local and regional roads. It will allow for flood alleviation measures, bridge repairs, road protection works and the; A limited number of services are being resumed at Mayo University Hospital following the recent HSE cyber attack. While all systems have not yet been restored, management say they are in a position to resume a limited number of services this week, on a; Tributes are being paid to former Sligo Fine Gael Councillor Paul Conmy from Culleens who passed away yesterday. He was elected to Sligo County Council in the Dromore area in 1979 and held his seat until 2009. The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Dara; The National Lottery is continuing to appeal to Lotto players in the Castlebar and Athlone areas to check their tickets carefully, as the latest Lotto millionaires have yet to make contact. On Saturday 22nd May, the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million was; A company owned by Roscommon-born property developer Sean Mulryan has created a suspended swimming pool, 35 metres in the air, between two apartment blocks in London. The Sky Pool allows residents to swim in the unique pool, which spans 15 metres, is; Many hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and hostels reopened yesterday, as the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on the tourism and hospitality sector begins. The Ice House Hotel in Ballina will open their doors tomorrow (Friday) after being; An increase in water safety incidents involving jet skis has led to a joint appeal for responsibility being issued by multiple water safety agencies. It's urging jet ski users to be careful of their own safety as well as "respect the safety and wellbeing of; The HSE is warning people to expect 'significant interruption' to health services again next week. It says the situation has improved a little, with some computer systems working again after the ransomware attack, but many services remain cancelled. Up to; The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has advised reducing the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It has recommended 8 week intervals instead of the current 12 weeks. The advice could see thousands of people who've had a first dose fully; The World Health Organisation says there could be a fourth wave of Covid-19 in Ireland - if people socialise too much. The warning comes ahead of the Bank Holiday Weekend, with large crowds gathering in Dublin, Cork and Galway last weekend. The Taoiseach says; The Chief Medical Officer says the Indian variant of Covid could easily become the dominant strain, if people aren't careful. There have been 115 cases of the variant, now known as Delta - up from 97 last Friday. The strain has sparked an increase in cases; A Castlebar woman has been selected as the Social Democrats candidate for the Dublin Bay South by-election. Sarah Durcan was chosen at a selection convention last night. Sarah is daughter of former Castlebar-based Independent Councillor Frank Durcan, and has; The leaving cert results will be out on Friday September 3rd. They are expected to be issued directly to candidates through the Candidate Self Service Portal. In any subject where a student sits the exam and opts to receive Accredited Grades, they will be; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 70 year old John Joyce. John was last seen in the Rahoon Road area of Galway at approximately 10pm on Monday 31st May. John is described as being 6’ 2” External link

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Michael Ring says : “these supports will ensure the schemes can fully re-commence in; Castlebar councillors are to consider closing Tucker Street in the town to traffic, each evening, to facilitate an outdoor dining area for local businesses. The proposal that will be discussed next week in detail by elected councillors and council officials; Electricity supplier Energia has announced that it is partnering with Intersport Elverys to supply 100% green electricity to all their sports stores across Ireland. Intersport Elverys now has 50 stores nationwide. The Intersport Elverys brand is one of the; Plans are still on track to apply for planning permission for the proposed IDA Ireland industrial park in Ballina in the third-quarter of this year. That's according to Minister of State Robert Troy, who was responding to queries from Mayo TD Dara Calleary on; The number of people who arrived into Dublin Airport rose by nearly 36 per cent last week - despite mandatory hotel quarantine for over 50 countries. Over 21,100 people flew into the facility - compared to 15,600 the previous week. Nearly 12,000 were Irish; Today will mark the return of fans to sports events - with crowds of about 1,000 attending three matches. They're the first of 16 trial events taking place during June and July. Leinster Rugby are playing the Dragons at the RDS, while two League of Ireland; The number of people being treated in intensive care for coronavirus is at its lowest level this year. 23 patients with covid 19 are currently in ICU, while 59 people are in hospital - the lowest in nearly 9 months. 398 new cases of the disease have been; Farmers will take to the streets in towns across the country today for a nationwide rally. They'll be highlighting the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy and will warn against the dangers of current CAP proposals. The IFA says the current; Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in County Galway. It happened at a junction on the N84 at Grange, Corandulla at around a quarter past 9 on Wednesday night. Two cars collided and one of them veered off course and collided with a third; There are 398 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 23 Covid patients are in intensive care units nationally and that is the lowest number of such patients this year. A total of 70 patients are in hospital with the virus. As of Tuesday, the country's 14-day; Patients attending the Emergency Department, outpatient and other appointments at University Hospital Galway are facing significant delays as the impact of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to affect the delivery of hospital services. In a; Mayo Arts Service in partnership with Creative Ireland is presenting I am What I am, an exhibition celebrating gender and identity in Ballina Arts Centre I Am What I Am is a nuanced celebration of artists who work with gender, sexuality, identity and politics; The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) is contesting the narrative that the current CAP proposals will undermine the income of Irish farmers. Mayo Chair Seamus Cosgrave argues that nationally, under a full flattening of payments, 72,710 farmers; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens towards its development as a world-class visitor attraction. A key element of the investment will be in the "Wild Realms" project, which will allow visitors to; Gardai in Mayo seized more than 16,000 euro worth of drugs and one man was arrested, following searches of a number of houses in Castlebar, Ballina and Westport over the last number of days. The searches were all carried out under warrant by the members of; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens. It's part of a €73 million euro investment in four major projects in Mayo, Cavan, Donegal and Dublin. The largest allocation - €20.2 million - goes to Westport; The Rural Ireland Organisation, formally known as Ireland’s Future claims the IFA CAP reform protest planned for Mayo tomorrow (Fri) is against equality and against 72,000 small farmers getting any increase in their payments. Chairperson of The Rural Ireland; The final report has been issued into an aircraft accident in Co Galway last Summer. On 11th July 2020, the Cessna aircraft with one crew member and one passenger on board was en route from Rathcoole Aerodrome in Co Cork to the Tibohine Airfield in Co; A section of the N84 Headford road, which was closed to traffic following a collision last night, has just reopened within the past few minutes. Two vehicles were involved in a collision at about 9pm last night, which caused one vehicle to veer off path and; The Irish Farmers Association will hold a demonstration in Ballina tomorrow morning (Friday), as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy. In the first large-scale demonstration by the IFA since the; The devastation and stress for homeowners caused by pyrite damage is not being under-estimated or ignored by Government. That's according to the Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien who gave an update to the Cabinet yesterday in relation to the Defective Concrete; The trial of a man accused of murdering a Co Galway pensioner will go ahead at the Central Criminal Court next year. 55-year old Michael Scott from Gortanumera, Portumna is charged with the murder of Chrissie Treacy, also from Portumna, on April 27th, 2018. People in their 30s are set to be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine next week. The HSE says it expects registration for 30 to 39 year olds to open online shortly. Over 3.1 million vaccines have been administered so far - with registration still open; Gardai are renewing their appeal for information following the discovery of a pipe bomb in Tuam last month. Members of the Army bomb disposal team from Athlone attended the scene on the morning of May 12, and made the area safe. However, it was established; The N60 road between Ballyhaunis and Claremorris has reopened to traffic following a collision yesterday evening. A car overturned at Ballygowan bridge, and Midwest News understands one person was taken to hospital from the scene. The accident occurred; The lowest number of Covid-19 cases this year has been recorded today. NPHET has reported 259 new cases this evening - the lowest since December 12th. There are 76 Covid patients in hospital, with 27 in intensive care. Galway GP, Dr Martin Daly, a former; The emergency services are attending a road collision on the Headford road out of Galway city this evening ( 5.15pm) , about 10 miles from the city. There are significant traffic delays along this busy route as a result. There are no further details; Pharmacies will start administering COVID vaccines from next week. It's expected around one-thousand community pharmacies will begin issuing Johnson and Johnson vaccines to the remaining over-50s from next Monday. Around 350 pharmacies will be issuing Pfizer; People are being urged not to look directly at the partial solar eclipse tomorrow. The cosmic event will be visible from Ireland between 10am and 12:30pm tomorrow. During those few hours, nearly half of the sun will be blocked out by the moon. David Moore; Circle K, Ireland’s largest forecourt and convenience retailer, has opened a new franchise Circle K on Achill Island. The family-run business, currently operated by Margaret Lavelle, has been on Achill Island for over 35 years. The grand opening took place at; The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, has announced that the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project has been approved by Cabinet today and will now progress to the construction phase. The project involves the construction of 34km of new single; The first exam of Leaving Cert 2021 is over. Students sat English Paper One this morning, while those studying Home Economics will have another exam this afternoon. It's a very different Leaving Cert this year, as candidates had the option of choosing; Ashford Castle and sister hotel, The Lodge at Ashford are the first hotels in Ireland where guests can avail of an onsite Covid-19 PCR test, with results available within 12 hours. Working in partnership with Communicare Medical Supplies and available now, Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance PRO Breeda Murphy insists the Commission of Investigation Report into Mother and Baby Homes needs to be rejected as invalid. She says the lack of respect for survivors’ testimony in the Report, makes it an invalid record of; A walk-in test centre for Covid-19 will open in Ballina tomorrow morning, and will be available on Thursday and Friday. No appointment is necessary for people to attend the testing facility at the Stephenites Ground on Lord Edward Street, which will be open; Over 100 complaints were made to the Ombudsman last year from people in Mayo. The 2020 report shows that, nationally, complaints to the Ombudsman about public services fell by 6% last year compared to the previous year. 3,418 complaints were made in 2020, a; Two people on paddleboards were rescued after they had drifted out to sea in Co Sligo yesterday. The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was requested to launch on Tuesday evening after reports that two paddleboarders had been blown out to sea off Mermaid's Cove. Government Ministers will be told today that the cost of fixing defects in houses in the West and northwest caused by pyrite could go beyond €1 billion. Housing Minster Darragh O'Brien is expected to brief Cabinet colleagues on the Government's support scheme; Twin sisters from Co Roscommon, who've been separated for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, met up yesterday to celebrate their 90th birthdays, by travelling from Dublin to Galway by train for a short holiday. Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna nee; €187,000 in funding has been approved for Mayo sporting projects under Dormant Accounts Funding. Mayo Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers has welcomed the investment package for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in the county. Just under; NUI Galway is one of four of Ireland's universities that have slipped down in the latest world university rankings. The new QS World University Rankings for 2022 saw NUI Galway drop 20 places to 258th overall, University College Cork (UCC) drop 12 places to; A leading immunologist says the rise of the Delta variant of Covid-19 on the island of Ireland is worrying. There have been at least 115 confirmed cases of the variant sequenced in the republic. It comes as the latest daily figures from the Department of; Gardai on patrol in Sligo on Monday night stopped a vehicle for road traffic offences. Following a search, a siphoning pump and drums were located. Gardai believe that stopping the vehicle and its male occupants prevented a crime that was about to take place, Over 1,500 students across Co Mayo will sit their first Leaving Cert exam today. 1,605 candidates in Mayo applied for accredited grades this year, while 1,424 are sitting the exams - the figures indicate that the majority of students in the county opted for; 271 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland this evening. It's the second lowest daily tally this year. 77 patients are currently in hospital with the virus - with 27 in intensive care. A Westport Councillor has defended those who enjoyed outdoor drinking and dining facilities in the town over the bank holiday weekend. Pubs and restaurants with outdoor facilities enjoyed a bumper weekend, as the town was very busy with tourists. However, a; Irish Water and Roscommon County Council have today commenced upgrade works for water services in Ballaghadereen. Local TD Claire Kerrane says work is starting on a 2 km stretch of problematic old water mains between Lung River and Cooneys in Tibohine. This; Outpatient clinics at Mayo University Hospital have restarted, following the recent cyber attack on the HSE's IT systems, which resulted in the widespread cancellation of services. The HSE says outpatient clinics have resumed, with a combination of; Mayo Leisure Point is an indoor entertainment complex in Castlebar, with a bowling alley, a cinema that re-opened yesterday , a Leisure Club including a swimming pool that opened today, restaurants/ diners and Hogs Heaven Sports Bar among it facilities. Cora; The Tara Café is located in the Penneys / Supervalu shopping centre in Castlebar and is open for takeaway only at present, but looking forward to reopening for indoor dining next month. Owner Fiona Ryan has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa about the; Breaffy House Resort on the outskirts of Castlebar is looking forward to a very busy Summer, and has opened new outdoor food and drink facilities for customers on it over 100 acre site. The hotel fully reopened for residents last Wednesday, in line with; While theatres and concert halls are still awaiting clarification on the numbers that can attend individual concerts, Kodaline has today announced details of an acoustic nationwide tour in November and December, including a concert at the TF Royal Theatre in; Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision outside Swinford this morning. The two car crash occurred on the Swinford junction of the N5 at around 8:45am. Two people were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening; Tens of thousands of Leaving Cert students are spending their last day studying ahead of the exams getting underway tomorrow. The class of 2021 have had the option of sitting the exams, accepting calculated grades or choosing both. This year's results won't; Temperatures could hit as high as 24 degrees in parts this week. The good conditions over the past couple of days are set to continue, however there's the chance of some patchy showers in places. The best of the weather is expected to hit the country from; In-person driver theory tests resume today at the 40 testing centres across the country. The Road Safety Authority says it'll initially do 25,000 theory tests per month, increasing to 50,000 over time. More than 120,000 people are currently waiting to take; A Galway Councillor is calling for designated public spaces for outdoor drinking to be piloted this summer. Fianna Fail Councillor Alan Cheevers argues that a lot of public drinking is currently happening in green spaces and is taking away from city; The number of Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals has fallen to its lowest point since mid-September last year. There are 69 people with the virus on wards, down 29 percent on last week. In ICU there's a similar trend - last night there were 26 patients - 25; Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the N59 near Clifden yesterday at approximately 12 noon. A woman, in her 30s, was air lifted to University Hospital Galway to be treated for serious yet non-life threatening; The Department of Health has reported an additional 377 cases of Covid 19.69 people are receiving treatment in hospital for the disease, of which 26 are in ICU.The Chief Medical Officer is asking people to continue to work from home unless it's necessary to; The HSE is continuing with its programme of COVID-19 walk-in test centres which enable people in those communities local to the centre get a free COVID-19 test without having to make an appointment in advance. These test centres are an important part of the; Gardaí have located a 64-year-old man who has been missing from the Salthill area of Galway since the middle of May. Billy Hill has been located safe and well. Gardaí have thanked the public and the media for their assistance in this matter. Health officials have confirmed 313 new cases of covid-19. 70 people are currently in hospital with the virus. 27 are being treated in ICU. The Health Minister says 3 million Covid vaccine doses will be given this bank holiday weekend. Stephen Donnelly says; Ballyglass Coast Guard Unit were tasked with a callout this morning by MRSC Malin following a request from NAC. A hill walker had fallen ill while walking along the coastline between Blacksod lighthouse and Faulmore. Once on scene the local HSE paramedics and; Gardaí are appealing to people heading to the Mayo coastline this afternoon to avoid Keem Bay. Heavy traffic has been reported in the area since mid-morning and Gardaí have closed the road at Dooagh for safety reasons. It is expected the road will remain; A demonstration will be held in Newport tomorrow calling for the redistribution of Common Agricultural Policy funds to small farmers. The Rural Ireland Organisation, formerly Ireland's Future have organised the meeting for 11:30am on Monday morning, with; Last night's Lotto jackpot has been won by a player in Galway. They scooped the 2.4 million euro prize by playing online. The National Lottery says they've notified the user's online account and sent them a separate email. It's the third week in a row that; Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Loughrea this morning. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the collision on Gort Road at approximately 2.10am. The collision involved a motorcycle and another vehicle. A public health expert says the Government needs to act now to prevent the Delta variant from taking hold here. A small number of suspected cases of the strain have been identified in the North. People in Kilkeel, Co Down are being urged to get tested. It; The World Health Organisation says being in crowded areas outdoors still puts people at risk of getting Covid-19. Pubs and restaurants will re-open for outdoor service tomorrow for the first time in months. The easing of restrictions will also see gyms; The Agriculture Minister says the size of the national dairy herd must stabilise to ensure climate action targets are met. Charlie McConalogue's told the Business Post he'll only consider a cap as a last resort. He says the sector's made progress in reducing; Religious orders still haven't committed to contributing to the redress scheme for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. The Children's Minister wrote to the orders in January after the commission of investigation's report was published. Roderic O'Gorman has; Over 60,000 homes and businesses who were due to get high-speed broadband this year could miss out. The rollout of the National Broadband Plan has only reached 4 thousand premises so far this year - out of a target of 115,000 by the end of the year. The; 19 people have been arrested in Dublin after large groups of young people threw bottles at gardai. A number of streets were sealed off and the public order unit cleared crowds for a second night in a row. Two gardai were injured and a patrol car was also; Day-trippers and holiday makers are being urged to leave no trace when eating outdoors this weekend. MyWaste.ie says over 2 million single-use cups and plastic bottles will be used over the bank holiday weekend. The waste management resource is asking people; Graham Norton and Paul Mescal will be flying the flag for Ireland at tonight's Bafta awards. Cork's Graham Norton is in the running for the entertainment performer award. Kildare's Paul Mescal is up for the leading actor prize for his role in Normal People. Health officials have confirmed 416 new cases of covid-19. There are currently 74 patients in hospital being treated with the virus. 29 are in intensive care. Meanwhile, Stephen Donnelly has received his first dose of a Covid vaccine. The Health Minister, Plans for a village enhancement scheme in Bohola was revealed at the recent meeting of the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District. The aim is to enhance the village green, enticing passing visitors to stop, and to have a pedestrian/cycling friendly route; There is no point in holding meetings of the Beef Taskforce if the real problems facing the industry are not examined thoroughly. That’s the view of Independent Roscommon-Galway Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, who was reacting to Thursday’s meeting. The; Belmullet Tidy Towns have launched a campaign aimed at tackling the persistent problem of dog fouling around the town. The purpose of the campaign is to highlight to dog owners the importance of cleaning up after their pets. The initiative includes the; The Health Minister says he'd like to see the Pfizer vaccine rolled out to 12-15 year olds with underlying conditions as quickly as possible. The European Medicines Agency has approved the jab for children of that age after a trial found it was safe to use. The Government's set to consider proposals on redress for survivors of mother and baby homes in the next few weeks. The Irish Times reports the Children's Minister will bring a memo to Cabinet at either the end of this month or the start of July. The paper; There are 529 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 86 patients are in hospital with the virus. 28 Covid patients are in intensive care - which is the lowest figure since before Christmas. The green light has been given to reduce the time between administering doses of the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine from 12 to 8 weeks. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says there will be a gradual reduction in the interval between the first and second doses in; A new road safety campaign involving wheelie bins and life-sized child stickers in Achill are an attempt to make Mayo roads safer as we head into a busy bank holiday weekend. The stickers shaped to look like a child about to run out on the road have been; The President of GMIT says she is confident that they can welcome back all students and staff on Campus in September. Dr. Orla Flynn was commenting after the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said he expects students and staff to be; This bank holiday weekend, Mayo County Council is calling on everyone to be responsible when enjoying the outdoors and to leave no trace. People visiting beaches, amenity areas and beauty spots over the weekend, enjoying the outdoors, are urged to take home; Clerical changes in the Diocese of Achonry haven been announced this afternoon by Bishop Paul Dempsey. Fr Vincent Sherlock, Parish Priest of Kilmovee is appointed Parish Priest of Tubbercurry Fr Joseph Gavigan, the Parish Priest of Ballaghaderreen is; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a calf missing from the Mulranny area since Wednesday. The white charolais calf was reported missing from Bunnahowna Hill. Anyone who may have seen the animal or who has any information is asked to; The supplier of the item that caused social media controversy for the Foxford Woollen Mills last weekend, is adamant that the Foxford store is completely innocent and never buys animal fur items from him. For the last 60 years, internationally renowned Dublin; 14 jobs have been approved for the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea this year. That’s according to Senator Eugene Murphy, who says €1.4M in revenue is allocated for 2021. The Fianna Fail Senator says that the release of funding is imminent, adding that local; Ballyhaunis Community School has been approved temporary modular accommodation. This news has been confirmed by Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary who says these units were required as a direct result of Covid. Three prefabs have been approved for; Meat processors have attended a meeting of the Beef Taskforce with future challenges and opportunities topping the agenda. The Agriculture Minister says a third report on prices along the supply chain will be published later this week. He says strong; There are calls for the Government to reject a Commission of Investigation report into Mother and Baby Homes after it emerged 100s of people's testimony was discounted as it didn't meet a legal standard of evidence. Commission member Mary Daly told a seminar; The national five-day moving average of Covid-19 cases has dropped by three percent over the past week to 392. 465 new cases were confirmed last night by the Department of Health. In hospitals there are 84 patients with the virus - down 16 percent on a week; A Sligo-Leitrim TD has been forced to clarify after tweeting a photo of a cornered off bench in Strandhill, after it turned out the seat was simply being repainted. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry tweeted a photo of a wooden bench yesterday, which was; Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a vehicle on fire in Galway yesterday evening. The incident occurred at Carnmore Cross near Galway Airport and resulted in significant delays to traffic during rush hour. No further information available at; There are 465 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 84 patients are in hospital with the virus this evening. That's the lowest number in over eight months. 30 Covid patients are in intensive care , which is the lowest figure this year. There are no county; Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for thunderstorms in 4 counties. Residents of Mayo, Galway, Limerick and Clare are being advised of heavy downpours. That rain may also result in spot flooding. Forecaster Linda Hughes expects them to pass; 6,000 euro worth of drugs were seized late last night by gardai in Ballinrobe. Members of the Divisional Drugs Task force assisted by local gardai searched a house in Ballinrobe town just before midnight last night (Wed). They recovered 6,000 euro worth of; Presentation College Headford has been approved for a large-scale capital programme. It involves the demolition and refurbishment of existing buildings and a new school extension. When completed, the school will be able to cater for more of 1000 students. Two significant changes could be on the way to the vaccine rollout programme. The HSE is considering reducing the weeks between doses of the AstraZeneca jab from 12 to 8. While a large number of people under the age of 50 may only need one dose of a jab. It's; Sinn Féin's calling for a review into the cost of direct-provision centres, after its been revealed today that the fees paid to such centres rose to 175 million euro last year. The money was paid by government to private firms for running nearly 50 centres; Irish owned pet-retailer, Petmania is to create 30 new jobs this year with an expansion spanning three locations in the North West. Petmania Sligo, the new pet super-store and grooming studio in Sligo town, officially opened its doors today. It has emerged that hundreds of survivors’ testimony was not used by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, and this is further heartache for survivors and their families, according to Tuam historian Catherine Corless. Yesterday, at an; Funding of over €1.1 million has been allocated for road improvement measures across Co Mayo, where severe weather events have damaged local and regional roads. It will allow for flood alleviation measures, bridge repairs, road protection works and the; A limited number of services are being resumed at Mayo University Hospital following the recent HSE cyber attack. While all systems have not yet been restored, management say they are in a position to resume a limited number of services this week, on a; Tributes are being paid to former Sligo Fine Gael Councillor Paul Conmy from Culleens who passed away yesterday. He was elected to Sligo County Council in the Dromore area in 1979 and held his seat until 2009. The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Dara; The National Lottery is continuing to appeal to Lotto players in the Castlebar and Athlone areas to check their tickets carefully, as the latest Lotto millionaires have yet to make contact. On Saturday 22nd May, the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million was; A company owned by Roscommon-born property developer Sean Mulryan has created a suspended swimming pool, 35 metres in the air, between two apartment blocks in London. The Sky Pool allows residents to swim in the unique pool, which spans 15 metres, is; Many hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and hostels reopened yesterday, as the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on the tourism and hospitality sector begins. The Ice House Hotel in Ballina will open their doors tomorrow (Friday) after being; An increase in water safety incidents involving jet skis has led to a joint appeal for responsibility being issued by multiple water safety agencies. It's urging jet ski users to be careful of their own safety as well as "respect the safety and wellbeing of; The HSE is warning people to expect 'significant interruption' to health services again next week. It says the situation has improved a little, with some computer systems working again after the ransomware attack, but many services remain cancelled. Up to; The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has advised reducing the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It has recommended 8 week intervals instead of the current 12 weeks. The advice could see thousands of people who've had a first dose fully; The World Health Organisation says there could be a fourth wave of Covid-19 in Ireland - if people socialise too much. The warning comes ahead of the Bank Holiday Weekend, with large crowds gathering in Dublin, Cork and Galway last weekend. The Taoiseach says; The Chief Medical Officer says the Indian variant of Covid could easily become the dominant strain, if people aren't careful. There have been 115 cases of the variant, now known as Delta - up from 97 last Friday. The strain has sparked an increase in cases; A Castlebar woman has been selected as the Social Democrats candidate for the Dublin Bay South by-election. Sarah Durcan was chosen at a selection convention last night. Sarah is daughter of former Castlebar-based Independent Councillor Frank Durcan, and has; The leaving cert results will be out on Friday September 3rd. They are expected to be issued directly to candidates through the Candidate Self Service Portal. In any subject where a student sits the exam and opts to receive Accredited Grades, they will be; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 70 year old John Joyce. John was last seen in the Rahoon Road area of Galway at approximately 10pm on Monday 31st May. John is described as being 6’ 2” External link

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Michael Ring says : “these supports will ensure the schemes can fully re-commence in; Castlebar councillors are to consider closing Tucker Street in the town to traffic, each evening, to facilitate an outdoor dining area for local businesses. The proposal that will be discussed next week in detail by elected councillors and council officials; Electricity supplier Energia has announced that it is partnering with Intersport Elverys to supply 100% green electricity to all their sports stores across Ireland. Intersport Elverys now has 50 stores nationwide. The Intersport Elverys brand is one of the; Plans are still on track to apply for planning permission for the proposed IDA Ireland industrial park in Ballina in the third-quarter of this year. That's according to Minister of State Robert Troy, who was responding to queries from Mayo TD Dara Calleary on; The number of people who arrived into Dublin Airport rose by nearly 36 per cent last week - despite mandatory hotel quarantine for over 50 countries. Over 21,100 people flew into the facility - compared to 15,600 the previous week. Nearly 12,000 were Irish; Today will mark the return of fans to sports events - with crowds of about 1,000 attending three matches. They're the first of 16 trial events taking place during June and July. Leinster Rugby are playing the Dragons at the RDS, while two League of Ireland; The number of people being treated in intensive care for coronavirus is at its lowest level this year. 23 patients with covid 19 are currently in ICU, while 59 people are in hospital - the lowest in nearly 9 months. 398 new cases of the disease have been; Farmers will take to the streets in towns across the country today for a nationwide rally. They'll be highlighting the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy and will warn against the dangers of current CAP proposals. The IFA says the current; Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in County Galway. It happened at a junction on the N84 at Grange, Corandulla at around a quarter past 9 on Wednesday night. Two cars collided and one of them veered off course and collided with a third; There are 398 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 23 Covid patients are in intensive care units nationally and that is the lowest number of such patients this year. A total of 70 patients are in hospital with the virus. As of Tuesday, the country's 14-day; Patients attending the Emergency Department, outpatient and other appointments at University Hospital Galway are facing significant delays as the impact of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to affect the delivery of hospital services. In a; Mayo Arts Service in partnership with Creative Ireland is presenting I am What I am, an exhibition celebrating gender and identity in Ballina Arts Centre I Am What I Am is a nuanced celebration of artists who work with gender, sexuality, identity and politics; The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) is contesting the narrative that the current CAP proposals will undermine the income of Irish farmers. Mayo Chair Seamus Cosgrave argues that nationally, under a full flattening of payments, 72,710 farmers; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens towards its development as a world-class visitor attraction. A key element of the investment will be in the "Wild Realms" project, which will allow visitors to; Gardai in Mayo seized more than 16,000 euro worth of drugs and one man was arrested, following searches of a number of houses in Castlebar, Ballina and Westport over the last number of days. The searches were all carried out under warrant by the members of; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens. It's part of a €73 million euro investment in four major projects in Mayo, Cavan, Donegal and Dublin. The largest allocation - €20.2 million - goes to Westport; The Rural Ireland Organisation, formally known as Ireland’s Future claims the IFA CAP reform protest planned for Mayo tomorrow (Fri) is against equality and against 72,000 small farmers getting any increase in their payments. Chairperson of The Rural Ireland; The final report has been issued into an aircraft accident in Co Galway last Summer. On 11th July 2020, the Cessna aircraft with one crew member and one passenger on board was en route from Rathcoole Aerodrome in Co Cork to the Tibohine Airfield in Co; A section of the N84 Headford road, which was closed to traffic following a collision last night, has just reopened within the past few minutes. Two vehicles were involved in a collision at about 9pm last night, which caused one vehicle to veer off path and; The Irish Farmers Association will hold a demonstration in Ballina tomorrow morning (Friday), as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy. In the first large-scale demonstration by the IFA since the; The devastation and stress for homeowners caused by pyrite damage is not being under-estimated or ignored by Government. That's according to the Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien who gave an update to the Cabinet yesterday in relation to the Defective Concrete; The trial of a man accused of murdering a Co Galway pensioner will go ahead at the Central Criminal Court next year. 55-year old Michael Scott from Gortanumera, Portumna is charged with the murder of Chrissie Treacy, also from Portumna, on April 27th, 2018. People in their 30s are set to be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine next week. The HSE says it expects registration for 30 to 39 year olds to open online shortly. Over 3.1 million vaccines have been administered so far - with registration still open; Gardai are renewing their appeal for information following the discovery of a pipe bomb in Tuam last month. Members of the Army bomb disposal team from Athlone attended the scene on the morning of May 12, and made the area safe. However, it was established; The N60 road between Ballyhaunis and Claremorris has reopened to traffic following a collision yesterday evening. A car overturned at Ballygowan bridge, and Midwest News understands one person was taken to hospital from the scene. The accident occurred; The lowest number of Covid-19 cases this year has been recorded today. NPHET has reported 259 new cases this evening - the lowest since December 12th. There are 76 Covid patients in hospital, with 27 in intensive care. Galway GP, Dr Martin Daly, a former; The emergency services are attending a road collision on the Headford road out of Galway city this evening ( 5.15pm) , about 10 miles from the city. There are significant traffic delays along this busy route as a result. There are no further details; Pharmacies will start administering COVID vaccines from next week. It's expected around one-thousand community pharmacies will begin issuing Johnson and Johnson vaccines to the remaining over-50s from next Monday. Around 350 pharmacies will be issuing Pfizer; People are being urged not to look directly at the partial solar eclipse tomorrow. The cosmic event will be visible from Ireland between 10am and 12:30pm tomorrow. During those few hours, nearly half of the sun will be blocked out by the moon. David Moore; Circle K, Ireland’s largest forecourt and convenience retailer, has opened a new franchise Circle K on Achill Island. The family-run business, currently operated by Margaret Lavelle, has been on Achill Island for over 35 years. The grand opening took place at; The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, has announced that the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project has been approved by Cabinet today and will now progress to the construction phase. The project involves the construction of 34km of new single; The first exam of Leaving Cert 2021 is over. Students sat English Paper One this morning, while those studying Home Economics will have another exam this afternoon. It's a very different Leaving Cert this year, as candidates had the option of choosing; Ashford Castle and sister hotel, The Lodge at Ashford are the first hotels in Ireland where guests can avail of an onsite Covid-19 PCR test, with results available within 12 hours. Working in partnership with Communicare Medical Supplies and available now, Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance PRO Breeda Murphy insists the Commission of Investigation Report into Mother and Baby Homes needs to be rejected as invalid. She says the lack of respect for survivors’ testimony in the Report, makes it an invalid record of; A walk-in test centre for Covid-19 will open in Ballina tomorrow morning, and will be available on Thursday and Friday. No appointment is necessary for people to attend the testing facility at the Stephenites Ground on Lord Edward Street, which will be open; Over 100 complaints were made to the Ombudsman last year from people in Mayo. The 2020 report shows that, nationally, complaints to the Ombudsman about public services fell by 6% last year compared to the previous year. 3,418 complaints were made in 2020, a; Two people on paddleboards were rescued after they had drifted out to sea in Co Sligo yesterday. The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was requested to launch on Tuesday evening after reports that two paddleboarders had been blown out to sea off Mermaid's Cove. Government Ministers will be told today that the cost of fixing defects in houses in the West and northwest caused by pyrite could go beyond €1 billion. Housing Minster Darragh O'Brien is expected to brief Cabinet colleagues on the Government's support scheme; Twin sisters from Co Roscommon, who've been separated for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, met up yesterday to celebrate their 90th birthdays, by travelling from Dublin to Galway by train for a short holiday. Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna nee; €187,000 in funding has been approved for Mayo sporting projects under Dormant Accounts Funding. Mayo Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers has welcomed the investment package for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in the county. Just under; NUI Galway is one of four of Ireland's universities that have slipped down in the latest world university rankings. The new QS World University Rankings for 2022 saw NUI Galway drop 20 places to 258th overall, University College Cork (UCC) drop 12 places to; A leading immunologist says the rise of the Delta variant of Covid-19 on the island of Ireland is worrying. There have been at least 115 confirmed cases of the variant sequenced in the republic. It comes as the latest daily figures from the Department of; Gardai on patrol in Sligo on Monday night stopped a vehicle for road traffic offences. Following a search, a siphoning pump and drums were located. Gardai believe that stopping the vehicle and its male occupants prevented a crime that was about to take place, Over 1,500 students across Co Mayo will sit their first Leaving Cert exam today. 1,605 candidates in Mayo applied for accredited grades this year, while 1,424 are sitting the exams - the figures indicate that the majority of students in the county opted for; 271 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland this evening. It's the second lowest daily tally this year. 77 patients are currently in hospital with the virus - with 27 in intensive care. A Westport Councillor has defended those who enjoyed outdoor drinking and dining facilities in the town over the bank holiday weekend. Pubs and restaurants with outdoor facilities enjoyed a bumper weekend, as the town was very busy with tourists. However, a; Irish Water and Roscommon County Council have today commenced upgrade works for water services in Ballaghadereen. Local TD Claire Kerrane says work is starting on a 2 km stretch of problematic old water mains between Lung River and Cooneys in Tibohine. This; Outpatient clinics at Mayo University Hospital have restarted, following the recent cyber attack on the HSE's IT systems, which resulted in the widespread cancellation of services. The HSE says outpatient clinics have resumed, with a combination of; Mayo Leisure Point is an indoor entertainment complex in Castlebar, with a bowling alley, a cinema that re-opened yesterday , a Leisure Club including a swimming pool that opened today, restaurants/ diners and Hogs Heaven Sports Bar among it facilities. Cora; The Tara Café is located in the Penneys / Supervalu shopping centre in Castlebar and is open for takeaway only at present, but looking forward to reopening for indoor dining next month. Owner Fiona Ryan has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa about the; Breaffy House Resort on the outskirts of Castlebar is looking forward to a very busy Summer, and has opened new outdoor food and drink facilities for customers on it over 100 acre site. The hotel fully reopened for residents last Wednesday, in line with; While theatres and concert halls are still awaiting clarification on the numbers that can attend individual concerts, Kodaline has today announced details of an acoustic nationwide tour in November and December, including a concert at the TF Royal Theatre in; Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision outside Swinford this morning. The two car crash occurred on the Swinford junction of the N5 at around 8:45am. Two people were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening; Tens of thousands of Leaving Cert students are spending their last day studying ahead of the exams getting underway tomorrow. The class of 2021 have had the option of sitting the exams, accepting calculated grades or choosing both. This year's results won't; Temperatures could hit as high as 24 degrees in parts this week. The good conditions over the past couple of days are set to continue, however there's the chance of some patchy showers in places. The best of the weather is expected to hit the country from; In-person driver theory tests resume today at the 40 testing centres across the country. The Road Safety Authority says it'll initially do 25,000 theory tests per month, increasing to 50,000 over time. More than 120,000 people are currently waiting to take; A Galway Councillor is calling for designated public spaces for outdoor drinking to be piloted this summer. Fianna Fail Councillor Alan Cheevers argues that a lot of public drinking is currently happening in green spaces and is taking away from city; The number of Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals has fallen to its lowest point since mid-September last year. There are 69 people with the virus on wards, down 29 percent on last week. In ICU there's a similar trend - last night there were 26 patients - 25; Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the N59 near Clifden yesterday at approximately 12 noon. A woman, in her 30s, was air lifted to University Hospital Galway to be treated for serious yet non-life threatening; The Department of Health has reported an additional 377 cases of Covid 19.69 people are receiving treatment in hospital for the disease, of which 26 are in ICU.The Chief Medical Officer is asking people to continue to work from home unless it's necessary to; The HSE is continuing with its programme of COVID-19 walk-in test centres which enable people in those communities local to the centre get a free COVID-19 test without having to make an appointment in advance. These test centres are an important part of the; Gardaí have located a 64-year-old man who has been missing from the Salthill area of Galway since the middle of May. Billy Hill has been located safe and well. Gardaí have thanked the public and the media for their assistance in this matter. Health officials have confirmed 313 new cases of covid-19. 70 people are currently in hospital with the virus. 27 are being treated in ICU. The Health Minister says 3 million Covid vaccine doses will be given this bank holiday weekend. Stephen Donnelly says; Ballyglass Coast Guard Unit were tasked with a callout this morning by MRSC Malin following a request from NAC. A hill walker had fallen ill while walking along the coastline between Blacksod lighthouse and Faulmore. Once on scene the local HSE paramedics and; Gardaí are appealing to people heading to the Mayo coastline this afternoon to avoid Keem Bay. Heavy traffic has been reported in the area since mid-morning and Gardaí have closed the road at Dooagh for safety reasons. It is expected the road will remain; A demonstration will be held in Newport tomorrow calling for the redistribution of Common Agricultural Policy funds to small farmers. The Rural Ireland Organisation, formerly Ireland's Future have organised the meeting for 11:30am on Monday morning, with; Last night's Lotto jackpot has been won by a player in Galway. They scooped the 2.4 million euro prize by playing online. The National Lottery says they've notified the user's online account and sent them a separate email. It's the third week in a row that; Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Loughrea this morning. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the collision on Gort Road at approximately 2.10am. The collision involved a motorcycle and another vehicle. A public health expert says the Government needs to act now to prevent the Delta variant from taking hold here. A small number of suspected cases of the strain have been identified in the North. People in Kilkeel, Co Down are being urged to get tested. It; The World Health Organisation says being in crowded areas outdoors still puts people at risk of getting Covid-19. Pubs and restaurants will re-open for outdoor service tomorrow for the first time in months. The easing of restrictions will also see gyms; The Agriculture Minister says the size of the national dairy herd must stabilise to ensure climate action targets are met. Charlie McConalogue's told the Business Post he'll only consider a cap as a last resort. He says the sector's made progress in reducing; Religious orders still haven't committed to contributing to the redress scheme for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. The Children's Minister wrote to the orders in January after the commission of investigation's report was published. Roderic O'Gorman has; Over 60,000 homes and businesses who were due to get high-speed broadband this year could miss out. The rollout of the National Broadband Plan has only reached 4 thousand premises so far this year - out of a target of 115,000 by the end of the year. The; 19 people have been arrested in Dublin after large groups of young people threw bottles at gardai. A number of streets were sealed off and the public order unit cleared crowds for a second night in a row. Two gardai were injured and a patrol car was also; Day-trippers and holiday makers are being urged to leave no trace when eating outdoors this weekend. MyWaste.ie says over 2 million single-use cups and plastic bottles will be used over the bank holiday weekend. The waste management resource is asking people; Graham Norton and Paul Mescal will be flying the flag for Ireland at tonight's Bafta awards. Cork's Graham Norton is in the running for the entertainment performer award. Kildare's Paul Mescal is up for the leading actor prize for his role in Normal People. Health officials have confirmed 416 new cases of covid-19. There are currently 74 patients in hospital being treated with the virus. 29 are in intensive care. Meanwhile, Stephen Donnelly has received his first dose of a Covid vaccine. The Health Minister, Plans for a village enhancement scheme in Bohola was revealed at the recent meeting of the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District. The aim is to enhance the village green, enticing passing visitors to stop, and to have a pedestrian/cycling friendly route; There is no point in holding meetings of the Beef Taskforce if the real problems facing the industry are not examined thoroughly. That’s the view of Independent Roscommon-Galway Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, who was reacting to Thursday’s meeting. The; Belmullet Tidy Towns have launched a campaign aimed at tackling the persistent problem of dog fouling around the town. The purpose of the campaign is to highlight to dog owners the importance of cleaning up after their pets. The initiative includes the; The Health Minister says he'd like to see the Pfizer vaccine rolled out to 12-15 year olds with underlying conditions as quickly as possible. The European Medicines Agency has approved the jab for children of that age after a trial found it was safe to use. The Government's set to consider proposals on redress for survivors of mother and baby homes in the next few weeks. The Irish Times reports the Children's Minister will bring a memo to Cabinet at either the end of this month or the start of July. The paper; There are 529 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 86 patients are in hospital with the virus. 28 Covid patients are in intensive care - which is the lowest figure since before Christmas. The green light has been given to reduce the time between administering doses of the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine from 12 to 8 weeks. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says there will be a gradual reduction in the interval between the first and second doses in; A new road safety campaign involving wheelie bins and life-sized child stickers in Achill are an attempt to make Mayo roads safer as we head into a busy bank holiday weekend. The stickers shaped to look like a child about to run out on the road have been; The President of GMIT says she is confident that they can welcome back all students and staff on Campus in September. Dr. Orla Flynn was commenting after the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said he expects students and staff to be; This bank holiday weekend, Mayo County Council is calling on everyone to be responsible when enjoying the outdoors and to leave no trace. People visiting beaches, amenity areas and beauty spots over the weekend, enjoying the outdoors, are urged to take home; Clerical changes in the Diocese of Achonry haven been announced this afternoon by Bishop Paul Dempsey. Fr Vincent Sherlock, Parish Priest of Kilmovee is appointed Parish Priest of Tubbercurry Fr Joseph Gavigan, the Parish Priest of Ballaghaderreen is; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a calf missing from the Mulranny area since Wednesday. The white charolais calf was reported missing from Bunnahowna Hill. Anyone who may have seen the animal or who has any information is asked to; The supplier of the item that caused social media controversy for the Foxford Woollen Mills last weekend, is adamant that the Foxford store is completely innocent and never buys animal fur items from him. For the last 60 years, internationally renowned Dublin; 14 jobs have been approved for the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea this year. That’s according to Senator Eugene Murphy, who says €1.4M in revenue is allocated for 2021. The Fianna Fail Senator says that the release of funding is imminent, adding that local; Ballyhaunis Community School has been approved temporary modular accommodation. This news has been confirmed by Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary who says these units were required as a direct result of Covid. Three prefabs have been approved for; Meat processors have attended a meeting of the Beef Taskforce with future challenges and opportunities topping the agenda. The Agriculture Minister says a third report on prices along the supply chain will be published later this week. He says strong; There are calls for the Government to reject a Commission of Investigation report into Mother and Baby Homes after it emerged 100s of people's testimony was discounted as it didn't meet a legal standard of evidence. Commission member Mary Daly told a seminar; The national five-day moving average of Covid-19 cases has dropped by three percent over the past week to 392. 465 new cases were confirmed last night by the Department of Health. In hospitals there are 84 patients with the virus - down 16 percent on a week; A Sligo-Leitrim TD has been forced to clarify after tweeting a photo of a cornered off bench in Strandhill, after it turned out the seat was simply being repainted. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry tweeted a photo of a wooden bench yesterday, which was; Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a vehicle on fire in Galway yesterday evening. The incident occurred at Carnmore Cross near Galway Airport and resulted in significant delays to traffic during rush hour. No further information available at; There are 465 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 84 patients are in hospital with the virus this evening. That's the lowest number in over eight months. 30 Covid patients are in intensive care , which is the lowest figure this year. There are no county; Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for thunderstorms in 4 counties. Residents of Mayo, Galway, Limerick and Clare are being advised of heavy downpours. That rain may also result in spot flooding. Forecaster Linda Hughes expects them to pass; 6,000 euro worth of drugs were seized late last night by gardai in Ballinrobe. Members of the Divisional Drugs Task force assisted by local gardai searched a house in Ballinrobe town just before midnight last night (Wed). They recovered 6,000 euro worth of; Presentation College Headford has been approved for a large-scale capital programme. It involves the demolition and refurbishment of existing buildings and a new school extension. When completed, the school will be able to cater for more of 1000 students. Two significant changes could be on the way to the vaccine rollout programme. The HSE is considering reducing the weeks between doses of the AstraZeneca jab from 12 to 8. While a large number of people under the age of 50 may only need one dose of a jab. It's; Sinn Féin's calling for a review into the cost of direct-provision centres, after its been revealed today that the fees paid to such centres rose to 175 million euro last year. The money was paid by government to private firms for running nearly 50 centres; Irish owned pet-retailer, Petmania is to create 30 new jobs this year with an expansion spanning three locations in the North West. Petmania Sligo, the new pet super-store and grooming studio in Sligo town, officially opened its doors today. It has emerged that hundreds of survivors’ testimony was not used by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, and this is further heartache for survivors and their families, according to Tuam historian Catherine Corless. Yesterday, at an; Funding of over €1.1 million has been allocated for road improvement measures across Co Mayo, where severe weather events have damaged local and regional roads. It will allow for flood alleviation measures, bridge repairs, road protection works and the; A limited number of services are being resumed at Mayo University Hospital following the recent HSE cyber attack. While all systems have not yet been restored, management say they are in a position to resume a limited number of services this week, on a; Tributes are being paid to former Sligo Fine Gael Councillor Paul Conmy from Culleens who passed away yesterday. He was elected to Sligo County Council in the Dromore area in 1979 and held his seat until 2009. The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Dara; The National Lottery is continuing to appeal to Lotto players in the Castlebar and Athlone areas to check their tickets carefully, as the latest Lotto millionaires have yet to make contact. On Saturday 22nd May, the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million was; A company owned by Roscommon-born property developer Sean Mulryan has created a suspended swimming pool, 35 metres in the air, between two apartment blocks in London. The Sky Pool allows residents to swim in the unique pool, which spans 15 metres, is; Many hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and hostels reopened yesterday, as the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on the tourism and hospitality sector begins. The Ice House Hotel in Ballina will open their doors tomorrow (Friday) after being; An increase in water safety incidents involving jet skis has led to a joint appeal for responsibility being issued by multiple water safety agencies. It's urging jet ski users to be careful of their own safety as well as "respect the safety and wellbeing of; The HSE is warning people to expect 'significant interruption' to health services again next week. It says the situation has improved a little, with some computer systems working again after the ransomware attack, but many services remain cancelled. Up to; The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has advised reducing the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It has recommended 8 week intervals instead of the current 12 weeks. The advice could see thousands of people who've had a first dose fully; The World Health Organisation says there could be a fourth wave of Covid-19 in Ireland - if people socialise too much. The warning comes ahead of the Bank Holiday Weekend, with large crowds gathering in Dublin, Cork and Galway last weekend. The Taoiseach says; The Chief Medical Officer says the Indian variant of Covid could easily become the dominant strain, if people aren't careful. There have been 115 cases of the variant, now known as Delta - up from 97 last Friday. The strain has sparked an increase in cases; A Castlebar woman has been selected as the Social Democrats candidate for the Dublin Bay South by-election. Sarah Durcan was chosen at a selection convention last night. Sarah is daughter of former Castlebar-based Independent Councillor Frank Durcan, and has; The leaving cert results will be out on Friday September 3rd. They are expected to be issued directly to candidates through the Candidate Self Service Portal. In any subject where a student sits the exam and opts to receive Accredited Grades, they will be; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 70 year old John Joyce. John was last seen in the Rahoon Road area of Galway at approximately 10pm on Monday 31st May. John is described as being 6’ 2” External link

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Michael Ring says : “these supports will ensure the schemes can fully re-commence in; Castlebar councillors are to consider closing Tucker Street in the town to traffic, each evening, to facilitate an outdoor dining area for local businesses. The proposal that will be discussed next week in detail by elected councillors and council officials; Electricity supplier Energia has announced that it is partnering with Intersport Elverys to supply 100% green electricity to all their sports stores across Ireland. Intersport Elverys now has 50 stores nationwide. The Intersport Elverys brand is one of the; Plans are still on track to apply for planning permission for the proposed IDA Ireland industrial park in Ballina in the third-quarter of this year. That's according to Minister of State Robert Troy, who was responding to queries from Mayo TD Dara Calleary on; The number of people who arrived into Dublin Airport rose by nearly 36 per cent last week - despite mandatory hotel quarantine for over 50 countries. Over 21,100 people flew into the facility - compared to 15,600 the previous week. Nearly 12,000 were Irish; Today will mark the return of fans to sports events - with crowds of about 1,000 attending three matches. They're the first of 16 trial events taking place during June and July. Leinster Rugby are playing the Dragons at the RDS, while two League of Ireland; The number of people being treated in intensive care for coronavirus is at its lowest level this year. 23 patients with covid 19 are currently in ICU, while 59 people are in hospital - the lowest in nearly 9 months. 398 new cases of the disease have been; Farmers will take to the streets in towns across the country today for a nationwide rally. They'll be highlighting the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy and will warn against the dangers of current CAP proposals. The IFA says the current; Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in County Galway. It happened at a junction on the N84 at Grange, Corandulla at around a quarter past 9 on Wednesday night. Two cars collided and one of them veered off course and collided with a third; There are 398 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 23 Covid patients are in intensive care units nationally and that is the lowest number of such patients this year. A total of 70 patients are in hospital with the virus. As of Tuesday, the country's 14-day; Patients attending the Emergency Department, outpatient and other appointments at University Hospital Galway are facing significant delays as the impact of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to affect the delivery of hospital services. In a; Mayo Arts Service in partnership with Creative Ireland is presenting I am What I am, an exhibition celebrating gender and identity in Ballina Arts Centre I Am What I Am is a nuanced celebration of artists who work with gender, sexuality, identity and politics; The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) is contesting the narrative that the current CAP proposals will undermine the income of Irish farmers. Mayo Chair Seamus Cosgrave argues that nationally, under a full flattening of payments, 72,710 farmers; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens towards its development as a world-class visitor attraction. A key element of the investment will be in the "Wild Realms" project, which will allow visitors to; Gardai in Mayo seized more than 16,000 euro worth of drugs and one man was arrested, following searches of a number of houses in Castlebar, Ballina and Westport over the last number of days. The searches were all carried out under warrant by the members of; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens. It's part of a €73 million euro investment in four major projects in Mayo, Cavan, Donegal and Dublin. The largest allocation - €20.2 million - goes to Westport; The Rural Ireland Organisation, formally known as Ireland’s Future claims the IFA CAP reform protest planned for Mayo tomorrow (Fri) is against equality and against 72,000 small farmers getting any increase in their payments. Chairperson of The Rural Ireland; The final report has been issued into an aircraft accident in Co Galway last Summer. On 11th July 2020, the Cessna aircraft with one crew member and one passenger on board was en route from Rathcoole Aerodrome in Co Cork to the Tibohine Airfield in Co; A section of the N84 Headford road, which was closed to traffic following a collision last night, has just reopened within the past few minutes. Two vehicles were involved in a collision at about 9pm last night, which caused one vehicle to veer off path and; The Irish Farmers Association will hold a demonstration in Ballina tomorrow morning (Friday), as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy. In the first large-scale demonstration by the IFA since the; The devastation and stress for homeowners caused by pyrite damage is not being under-estimated or ignored by Government. That's according to the Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien who gave an update to the Cabinet yesterday in relation to the Defective Concrete; The trial of a man accused of murdering a Co Galway pensioner will go ahead at the Central Criminal Court next year. 55-year old Michael Scott from Gortanumera, Portumna is charged with the murder of Chrissie Treacy, also from Portumna, on April 27th, 2018. People in their 30s are set to be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine next week. The HSE says it expects registration for 30 to 39 year olds to open online shortly. Over 3.1 million vaccines have been administered so far - with registration still open; Gardai are renewing their appeal for information following the discovery of a pipe bomb in Tuam last month. Members of the Army bomb disposal team from Athlone attended the scene on the morning of May 12, and made the area safe. However, it was established; The N60 road between Ballyhaunis and Claremorris has reopened to traffic following a collision yesterday evening. A car overturned at Ballygowan bridge, and Midwest News understands one person was taken to hospital from the scene. The accident occurred; The lowest number of Covid-19 cases this year has been recorded today. NPHET has reported 259 new cases this evening - the lowest since December 12th. There are 76 Covid patients in hospital, with 27 in intensive care. Galway GP, Dr Martin Daly, a former; The emergency services are attending a road collision on the Headford road out of Galway city this evening ( 5.15pm) , about 10 miles from the city. There are significant traffic delays along this busy route as a result. There are no further details; Pharmacies will start administering COVID vaccines from next week. It's expected around one-thousand community pharmacies will begin issuing Johnson and Johnson vaccines to the remaining over-50s from next Monday. Around 350 pharmacies will be issuing Pfizer; People are being urged not to look directly at the partial solar eclipse tomorrow. The cosmic event will be visible from Ireland between 10am and 12:30pm tomorrow. During those few hours, nearly half of the sun will be blocked out by the moon. David Moore; Circle K, Ireland’s largest forecourt and convenience retailer, has opened a new franchise Circle K on Achill Island. The family-run business, currently operated by Margaret Lavelle, has been on Achill Island for over 35 years. The grand opening took place at; The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, has announced that the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project has been approved by Cabinet today and will now progress to the construction phase. The project involves the construction of 34km of new single; The first exam of Leaving Cert 2021 is over. Students sat English Paper One this morning, while those studying Home Economics will have another exam this afternoon. It's a very different Leaving Cert this year, as candidates had the option of choosing; Ashford Castle and sister hotel, The Lodge at Ashford are the first hotels in Ireland where guests can avail of an onsite Covid-19 PCR test, with results available within 12 hours. Working in partnership with Communicare Medical Supplies and available now, Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance PRO Breeda Murphy insists the Commission of Investigation Report into Mother and Baby Homes needs to be rejected as invalid. She says the lack of respect for survivors’ testimony in the Report, makes it an invalid record of; A walk-in test centre for Covid-19 will open in Ballina tomorrow morning, and will be available on Thursday and Friday. No appointment is necessary for people to attend the testing facility at the Stephenites Ground on Lord Edward Street, which will be open; Over 100 complaints were made to the Ombudsman last year from people in Mayo. The 2020 report shows that, nationally, complaints to the Ombudsman about public services fell by 6% last year compared to the previous year. 3,418 complaints were made in 2020, a; Two people on paddleboards were rescued after they had drifted out to sea in Co Sligo yesterday. The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was requested to launch on Tuesday evening after reports that two paddleboarders had been blown out to sea off Mermaid's Cove. Government Ministers will be told today that the cost of fixing defects in houses in the West and northwest caused by pyrite could go beyond €1 billion. Housing Minster Darragh O'Brien is expected to brief Cabinet colleagues on the Government's support scheme; Twin sisters from Co Roscommon, who've been separated for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, met up yesterday to celebrate their 90th birthdays, by travelling from Dublin to Galway by train for a short holiday. Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna nee; €187,000 in funding has been approved for Mayo sporting projects under Dormant Accounts Funding. Mayo Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers has welcomed the investment package for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in the county. Just under; NUI Galway is one of four of Ireland's universities that have slipped down in the latest world university rankings. The new QS World University Rankings for 2022 saw NUI Galway drop 20 places to 258th overall, University College Cork (UCC) drop 12 places to; A leading immunologist says the rise of the Delta variant of Covid-19 on the island of Ireland is worrying. There have been at least 115 confirmed cases of the variant sequenced in the republic. It comes as the latest daily figures from the Department of; Gardai on patrol in Sligo on Monday night stopped a vehicle for road traffic offences. Following a search, a siphoning pump and drums were located. Gardai believe that stopping the vehicle and its male occupants prevented a crime that was about to take place, Over 1,500 students across Co Mayo will sit their first Leaving Cert exam today. 1,605 candidates in Mayo applied for accredited grades this year, while 1,424 are sitting the exams - the figures indicate that the majority of students in the county opted for; 271 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland this evening. It's the second lowest daily tally this year. 77 patients are currently in hospital with the virus - with 27 in intensive care. A Westport Councillor has defended those who enjoyed outdoor drinking and dining facilities in the town over the bank holiday weekend. Pubs and restaurants with outdoor facilities enjoyed a bumper weekend, as the town was very busy with tourists. However, a; Irish Water and Roscommon County Council have today commenced upgrade works for water services in Ballaghadereen. Local TD Claire Kerrane says work is starting on a 2 km stretch of problematic old water mains between Lung River and Cooneys in Tibohine. This; Outpatient clinics at Mayo University Hospital have restarted, following the recent cyber attack on the HSE's IT systems, which resulted in the widespread cancellation of services. The HSE says outpatient clinics have resumed, with a combination of; Mayo Leisure Point is an indoor entertainment complex in Castlebar, with a bowling alley, a cinema that re-opened yesterday , a Leisure Club including a swimming pool that opened today, restaurants/ diners and Hogs Heaven Sports Bar among it facilities. Cora; The Tara Café is located in the Penneys / Supervalu shopping centre in Castlebar and is open for takeaway only at present, but looking forward to reopening for indoor dining next month. Owner Fiona Ryan has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa about the; Breaffy House Resort on the outskirts of Castlebar is looking forward to a very busy Summer, and has opened new outdoor food and drink facilities for customers on it over 100 acre site. The hotel fully reopened for residents last Wednesday, in line with; While theatres and concert halls are still awaiting clarification on the numbers that can attend individual concerts, Kodaline has today announced details of an acoustic nationwide tour in November and December, including a concert at the TF Royal Theatre in; Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision outside Swinford this morning. The two car crash occurred on the Swinford junction of the N5 at around 8:45am. Two people were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening; Tens of thousands of Leaving Cert students are spending their last day studying ahead of the exams getting underway tomorrow. The class of 2021 have had the option of sitting the exams, accepting calculated grades or choosing both. This year's results won't; Temperatures could hit as high as 24 degrees in parts this week. The good conditions over the past couple of days are set to continue, however there's the chance of some patchy showers in places. The best of the weather is expected to hit the country from; In-person driver theory tests resume today at the 40 testing centres across the country. The Road Safety Authority says it'll initially do 25,000 theory tests per month, increasing to 50,000 over time. More than 120,000 people are currently waiting to take; A Galway Councillor is calling for designated public spaces for outdoor drinking to be piloted this summer. Fianna Fail Councillor Alan Cheevers argues that a lot of public drinking is currently happening in green spaces and is taking away from city; The number of Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals has fallen to its lowest point since mid-September last year. There are 69 people with the virus on wards, down 29 percent on last week. In ICU there's a similar trend - last night there were 26 patients - 25; Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the N59 near Clifden yesterday at approximately 12 noon. A woman, in her 30s, was air lifted to University Hospital Galway to be treated for serious yet non-life threatening; The Department of Health has reported an additional 377 cases of Covid 19.69 people are receiving treatment in hospital for the disease, of which 26 are in ICU.The Chief Medical Officer is asking people to continue to work from home unless it's necessary to; The HSE is continuing with its programme of COVID-19 walk-in test centres which enable people in those communities local to the centre get a free COVID-19 test without having to make an appointment in advance. These test centres are an important part of the; Gardaí have located a 64-year-old man who has been missing from the Salthill area of Galway since the middle of May. Billy Hill has been located safe and well. Gardaí have thanked the public and the media for their assistance in this matter. Health officials have confirmed 313 new cases of covid-19. 70 people are currently in hospital with the virus. 27 are being treated in ICU. The Health Minister says 3 million Covid vaccine doses will be given this bank holiday weekend. Stephen Donnelly says; Ballyglass Coast Guard Unit were tasked with a callout this morning by MRSC Malin following a request from NAC. A hill walker had fallen ill while walking along the coastline between Blacksod lighthouse and Faulmore. Once on scene the local HSE paramedics and; Gardaí are appealing to people heading to the Mayo coastline this afternoon to avoid Keem Bay. Heavy traffic has been reported in the area since mid-morning and Gardaí have closed the road at Dooagh for safety reasons. It is expected the road will remain; A demonstration will be held in Newport tomorrow calling for the redistribution of Common Agricultural Policy funds to small farmers. The Rural Ireland Organisation, formerly Ireland's Future have organised the meeting for 11:30am on Monday morning, with; Last night's Lotto jackpot has been won by a player in Galway. They scooped the 2.4 million euro prize by playing online. The National Lottery says they've notified the user's online account and sent them a separate email. It's the third week in a row that; Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Loughrea this morning. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the collision on Gort Road at approximately 2.10am. The collision involved a motorcycle and another vehicle. A public health expert says the Government needs to act now to prevent the Delta variant from taking hold here. A small number of suspected cases of the strain have been identified in the North. People in Kilkeel, Co Down are being urged to get tested. It; The World Health Organisation says being in crowded areas outdoors still puts people at risk of getting Covid-19. Pubs and restaurants will re-open for outdoor service tomorrow for the first time in months. The easing of restrictions will also see gyms; The Agriculture Minister says the size of the national dairy herd must stabilise to ensure climate action targets are met. Charlie McConalogue's told the Business Post he'll only consider a cap as a last resort. He says the sector's made progress in reducing; Religious orders still haven't committed to contributing to the redress scheme for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. The Children's Minister wrote to the orders in January after the commission of investigation's report was published. Roderic O'Gorman has; Over 60,000 homes and businesses who were due to get high-speed broadband this year could miss out. The rollout of the National Broadband Plan has only reached 4 thousand premises so far this year - out of a target of 115,000 by the end of the year. The; 19 people have been arrested in Dublin after large groups of young people threw bottles at gardai. A number of streets were sealed off and the public order unit cleared crowds for a second night in a row. Two gardai were injured and a patrol car was also; Day-trippers and holiday makers are being urged to leave no trace when eating outdoors this weekend. MyWaste.ie says over 2 million single-use cups and plastic bottles will be used over the bank holiday weekend. The waste management resource is asking people; Graham Norton and Paul Mescal will be flying the flag for Ireland at tonight's Bafta awards. Cork's Graham Norton is in the running for the entertainment performer award. Kildare's Paul Mescal is up for the leading actor prize for his role in Normal People. Health officials have confirmed 416 new cases of covid-19. There are currently 74 patients in hospital being treated with the virus. 29 are in intensive care. Meanwhile, Stephen Donnelly has received his first dose of a Covid vaccine. The Health Minister, Plans for a village enhancement scheme in Bohola was revealed at the recent meeting of the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District. The aim is to enhance the village green, enticing passing visitors to stop, and to have a pedestrian/cycling friendly route; There is no point in holding meetings of the Beef Taskforce if the real problems facing the industry are not examined thoroughly. That’s the view of Independent Roscommon-Galway Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, who was reacting to Thursday’s meeting. The; Belmullet Tidy Towns have launched a campaign aimed at tackling the persistent problem of dog fouling around the town. The purpose of the campaign is to highlight to dog owners the importance of cleaning up after their pets. The initiative includes the; The Health Minister says he'd like to see the Pfizer vaccine rolled out to 12-15 year olds with underlying conditions as quickly as possible. The European Medicines Agency has approved the jab for children of that age after a trial found it was safe to use. The Government's set to consider proposals on redress for survivors of mother and baby homes in the next few weeks. The Irish Times reports the Children's Minister will bring a memo to Cabinet at either the end of this month or the start of July. The paper; There are 529 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 86 patients are in hospital with the virus. 28 Covid patients are in intensive care - which is the lowest figure since before Christmas. The green light has been given to reduce the time between administering doses of the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine from 12 to 8 weeks. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says there will be a gradual reduction in the interval between the first and second doses in; A new road safety campaign involving wheelie bins and life-sized child stickers in Achill are an attempt to make Mayo roads safer as we head into a busy bank holiday weekend. The stickers shaped to look like a child about to run out on the road have been; The President of GMIT says she is confident that they can welcome back all students and staff on Campus in September. Dr. Orla Flynn was commenting after the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said he expects students and staff to be; This bank holiday weekend, Mayo County Council is calling on everyone to be responsible when enjoying the outdoors and to leave no trace. People visiting beaches, amenity areas and beauty spots over the weekend, enjoying the outdoors, are urged to take home; Clerical changes in the Diocese of Achonry haven been announced this afternoon by Bishop Paul Dempsey. Fr Vincent Sherlock, Parish Priest of Kilmovee is appointed Parish Priest of Tubbercurry Fr Joseph Gavigan, the Parish Priest of Ballaghaderreen is; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a calf missing from the Mulranny area since Wednesday. The white charolais calf was reported missing from Bunnahowna Hill. Anyone who may have seen the animal or who has any information is asked to; The supplier of the item that caused social media controversy for the Foxford Woollen Mills last weekend, is adamant that the Foxford store is completely innocent and never buys animal fur items from him. For the last 60 years, internationally renowned Dublin; 14 jobs have been approved for the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea this year. That’s according to Senator Eugene Murphy, who says €1.4M in revenue is allocated for 2021. The Fianna Fail Senator says that the release of funding is imminent, adding that local; Ballyhaunis Community School has been approved temporary modular accommodation. This news has been confirmed by Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary who says these units were required as a direct result of Covid. Three prefabs have been approved for; Meat processors have attended a meeting of the Beef Taskforce with future challenges and opportunities topping the agenda. The Agriculture Minister says a third report on prices along the supply chain will be published later this week. He says strong; There are calls for the Government to reject a Commission of Investigation report into Mother and Baby Homes after it emerged 100s of people's testimony was discounted as it didn't meet a legal standard of evidence. Commission member Mary Daly told a seminar; The national five-day moving average of Covid-19 cases has dropped by three percent over the past week to 392. 465 new cases were confirmed last night by the Department of Health. In hospitals there are 84 patients with the virus - down 16 percent on a week; A Sligo-Leitrim TD has been forced to clarify after tweeting a photo of a cornered off bench in Strandhill, after it turned out the seat was simply being repainted. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry tweeted a photo of a wooden bench yesterday, which was; Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a vehicle on fire in Galway yesterday evening. The incident occurred at Carnmore Cross near Galway Airport and resulted in significant delays to traffic during rush hour. No further information available at; There are 465 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 84 patients are in hospital with the virus this evening. That's the lowest number in over eight months. 30 Covid patients are in intensive care , which is the lowest figure this year. There are no county; Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for thunderstorms in 4 counties. Residents of Mayo, Galway, Limerick and Clare are being advised of heavy downpours. That rain may also result in spot flooding. Forecaster Linda Hughes expects them to pass; 6,000 euro worth of drugs were seized late last night by gardai in Ballinrobe. Members of the Divisional Drugs Task force assisted by local gardai searched a house in Ballinrobe town just before midnight last night (Wed). They recovered 6,000 euro worth of; Presentation College Headford has been approved for a large-scale capital programme. It involves the demolition and refurbishment of existing buildings and a new school extension. When completed, the school will be able to cater for more of 1000 students. Two significant changes could be on the way to the vaccine rollout programme. The HSE is considering reducing the weeks between doses of the AstraZeneca jab from 12 to 8. While a large number of people under the age of 50 may only need one dose of a jab. It's; Sinn Féin's calling for a review into the cost of direct-provision centres, after its been revealed today that the fees paid to such centres rose to 175 million euro last year. The money was paid by government to private firms for running nearly 50 centres; Irish owned pet-retailer, Petmania is to create 30 new jobs this year with an expansion spanning three locations in the North West. Petmania Sligo, the new pet super-store and grooming studio in Sligo town, officially opened its doors today. It has emerged that hundreds of survivors’ testimony was not used by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, and this is further heartache for survivors and their families, according to Tuam historian Catherine Corless. Yesterday, at an; Funding of over €1.1 million has been allocated for road improvement measures across Co Mayo, where severe weather events have damaged local and regional roads. It will allow for flood alleviation measures, bridge repairs, road protection works and the; A limited number of services are being resumed at Mayo University Hospital following the recent HSE cyber attack. While all systems have not yet been restored, management say they are in a position to resume a limited number of services this week, on a; Tributes are being paid to former Sligo Fine Gael Councillor Paul Conmy from Culleens who passed away yesterday. He was elected to Sligo County Council in the Dromore area in 1979 and held his seat until 2009. The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Dara; The National Lottery is continuing to appeal to Lotto players in the Castlebar and Athlone areas to check their tickets carefully, as the latest Lotto millionaires have yet to make contact. On Saturday 22nd May, the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million was; A company owned by Roscommon-born property developer Sean Mulryan has created a suspended swimming pool, 35 metres in the air, between two apartment blocks in London. The Sky Pool allows residents to swim in the unique pool, which spans 15 metres, is; Many hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and hostels reopened yesterday, as the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on the tourism and hospitality sector begins. The Ice House Hotel in Ballina will open their doors tomorrow (Friday) after being; An increase in water safety incidents involving jet skis has led to a joint appeal for responsibility being issued by multiple water safety agencies. It's urging jet ski users to be careful of their own safety as well as "respect the safety and wellbeing of; The HSE is warning people to expect 'significant interruption' to health services again next week. It says the situation has improved a little, with some computer systems working again after the ransomware attack, but many services remain cancelled. Up to; The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has advised reducing the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It has recommended 8 week intervals instead of the current 12 weeks. The advice could see thousands of people who've had a first dose fully; The World Health Organisation says there could be a fourth wave of Covid-19 in Ireland - if people socialise too much. The warning comes ahead of the Bank Holiday Weekend, with large crowds gathering in Dublin, Cork and Galway last weekend. The Taoiseach says; The Chief Medical Officer says the Indian variant of Covid could easily become the dominant strain, if people aren't careful. There have been 115 cases of the variant, now known as Delta - up from 97 last Friday. The strain has sparked an increase in cases; A Castlebar woman has been selected as the Social Democrats candidate for the Dublin Bay South by-election. Sarah Durcan was chosen at a selection convention last night. Sarah is daughter of former Castlebar-based Independent Councillor Frank Durcan, and has; The leaving cert results will be out on Friday September 3rd. They are expected to be issued directly to candidates through the Candidate Self Service Portal. In any subject where a student sits the exam and opts to receive Accredited Grades, they will be; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 70 year old John Joyce. John was last seen in the Rahoon Road area of Galway at approximately 10pm on Monday 31st May. John is described as being 6’ 2” External link

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Michael Ring says : “these supports will ensure the schemes can fully re-commence in; Castlebar councillors are to consider closing Tucker Street in the town to traffic, each evening, to facilitate an outdoor dining area for local businesses. The proposal that will be discussed next week in detail by elected councillors and council officials; Electricity supplier Energia has announced that it is partnering with Intersport Elverys to supply 100% green electricity to all their sports stores across Ireland. Intersport Elverys now has 50 stores nationwide. The Intersport Elverys brand is one of the; Plans are still on track to apply for planning permission for the proposed IDA Ireland industrial park in Ballina in the third-quarter of this year. That's according to Minister of State Robert Troy, who was responding to queries from Mayo TD Dara Calleary on; The number of people who arrived into Dublin Airport rose by nearly 36 per cent last week - despite mandatory hotel quarantine for over 50 countries. Over 21,100 people flew into the facility - compared to 15,600 the previous week. Nearly 12,000 were Irish; Today will mark the return of fans to sports events - with crowds of about 1,000 attending three matches. They're the first of 16 trial events taking place during June and July. Leinster Rugby are playing the Dragons at the RDS, while two League of Ireland; The number of people being treated in intensive care for coronavirus is at its lowest level this year. 23 patients with covid 19 are currently in ICU, while 59 people are in hospital - the lowest in nearly 9 months. 398 new cases of the disease have been; Farmers will take to the streets in towns across the country today for a nationwide rally. They'll be highlighting the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy and will warn against the dangers of current CAP proposals. The IFA says the current; Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in County Galway. It happened at a junction on the N84 at Grange, Corandulla at around a quarter past 9 on Wednesday night. Two cars collided and one of them veered off course and collided with a third; There are 398 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 23 Covid patients are in intensive care units nationally and that is the lowest number of such patients this year. A total of 70 patients are in hospital with the virus. As of Tuesday, the country's 14-day; Patients attending the Emergency Department, outpatient and other appointments at University Hospital Galway are facing significant delays as the impact of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to affect the delivery of hospital services. In a; Mayo Arts Service in partnership with Creative Ireland is presenting I am What I am, an exhibition celebrating gender and identity in Ballina Arts Centre I Am What I Am is a nuanced celebration of artists who work with gender, sexuality, identity and politics; The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) is contesting the narrative that the current CAP proposals will undermine the income of Irish farmers. Mayo Chair Seamus Cosgrave argues that nationally, under a full flattening of payments, 72,710 farmers; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens towards its development as a world-class visitor attraction. A key element of the investment will be in the "Wild Realms" project, which will allow visitors to; Gardai in Mayo seized more than 16,000 euro worth of drugs and one man was arrested, following searches of a number of houses in Castlebar, Ballina and Westport over the last number of days. The searches were all carried out under warrant by the members of; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens. It's part of a €73 million euro investment in four major projects in Mayo, Cavan, Donegal and Dublin. The largest allocation - €20.2 million - goes to Westport; The Rural Ireland Organisation, formally known as Ireland’s Future claims the IFA CAP reform protest planned for Mayo tomorrow (Fri) is against equality and against 72,000 small farmers getting any increase in their payments. Chairperson of The Rural Ireland; The final report has been issued into an aircraft accident in Co Galway last Summer. On 11th July 2020, the Cessna aircraft with one crew member and one passenger on board was en route from Rathcoole Aerodrome in Co Cork to the Tibohine Airfield in Co; A section of the N84 Headford road, which was closed to traffic following a collision last night, has just reopened within the past few minutes. Two vehicles were involved in a collision at about 9pm last night, which caused one vehicle to veer off path and; The Irish Farmers Association will hold a demonstration in Ballina tomorrow morning (Friday), as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy. In the first large-scale demonstration by the IFA since the; The devastation and stress for homeowners caused by pyrite damage is not being under-estimated or ignored by Government. That's according to the Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien who gave an update to the Cabinet yesterday in relation to the Defective Concrete; The trial of a man accused of murdering a Co Galway pensioner will go ahead at the Central Criminal Court next year. 55-year old Michael Scott from Gortanumera, Portumna is charged with the murder of Chrissie Treacy, also from Portumna, on April 27th, 2018. People in their 30s are set to be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine next week. The HSE says it expects registration for 30 to 39 year olds to open online shortly. Over 3.1 million vaccines have been administered so far - with registration still open; Gardai are renewing their appeal for information following the discovery of a pipe bomb in Tuam last month. Members of the Army bomb disposal team from Athlone attended the scene on the morning of May 12, and made the area safe. However, it was established; The N60 road between Ballyhaunis and Claremorris has reopened to traffic following a collision yesterday evening. A car overturned at Ballygowan bridge, and Midwest News understands one person was taken to hospital from the scene. The accident occurred; The lowest number of Covid-19 cases this year has been recorded today. NPHET has reported 259 new cases this evening - the lowest since December 12th. There are 76 Covid patients in hospital, with 27 in intensive care. Galway GP, Dr Martin Daly, a former; The emergency services are attending a road collision on the Headford road out of Galway city this evening ( 5.15pm) , about 10 miles from the city. There are significant traffic delays along this busy route as a result. There are no further details; Pharmacies will start administering COVID vaccines from next week. It's expected around one-thousand community pharmacies will begin issuing Johnson and Johnson vaccines to the remaining over-50s from next Monday. Around 350 pharmacies will be issuing Pfizer; People are being urged not to look directly at the partial solar eclipse tomorrow. The cosmic event will be visible from Ireland between 10am and 12:30pm tomorrow. During those few hours, nearly half of the sun will be blocked out by the moon. David Moore; Circle K, Ireland’s largest forecourt and convenience retailer, has opened a new franchise Circle K on Achill Island. The family-run business, currently operated by Margaret Lavelle, has been on Achill Island for over 35 years. The grand opening took place at; The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, has announced that the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project has been approved by Cabinet today and will now progress to the construction phase. The project involves the construction of 34km of new single; The first exam of Leaving Cert 2021 is over. Students sat English Paper One this morning, while those studying Home Economics will have another exam this afternoon. It's a very different Leaving Cert this year, as candidates had the option of choosing; Ashford Castle and sister hotel, The Lodge at Ashford are the first hotels in Ireland where guests can avail of an onsite Covid-19 PCR test, with results available within 12 hours. Working in partnership with Communicare Medical Supplies and available now, Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance PRO Breeda Murphy insists the Commission of Investigation Report into Mother and Baby Homes needs to be rejected as invalid. She says the lack of respect for survivors’ testimony in the Report, makes it an invalid record of; A walk-in test centre for Covid-19 will open in Ballina tomorrow morning, and will be available on Thursday and Friday. No appointment is necessary for people to attend the testing facility at the Stephenites Ground on Lord Edward Street, which will be open; Over 100 complaints were made to the Ombudsman last year from people in Mayo. The 2020 report shows that, nationally, complaints to the Ombudsman about public services fell by 6% last year compared to the previous year. 3,418 complaints were made in 2020, a; Two people on paddleboards were rescued after they had drifted out to sea in Co Sligo yesterday. The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was requested to launch on Tuesday evening after reports that two paddleboarders had been blown out to sea off Mermaid's Cove. Government Ministers will be told today that the cost of fixing defects in houses in the West and northwest caused by pyrite could go beyond €1 billion. Housing Minster Darragh O'Brien is expected to brief Cabinet colleagues on the Government's support scheme; Twin sisters from Co Roscommon, who've been separated for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, met up yesterday to celebrate their 90th birthdays, by travelling from Dublin to Galway by train for a short holiday. Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna nee; €187,000 in funding has been approved for Mayo sporting projects under Dormant Accounts Funding. Mayo Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers has welcomed the investment package for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in the county. Just under; NUI Galway is one of four of Ireland's universities that have slipped down in the latest world university rankings. The new QS World University Rankings for 2022 saw NUI Galway drop 20 places to 258th overall, University College Cork (UCC) drop 12 places to; A leading immunologist says the rise of the Delta variant of Covid-19 on the island of Ireland is worrying. There have been at least 115 confirmed cases of the variant sequenced in the republic. It comes as the latest daily figures from the Department of; Gardai on patrol in Sligo on Monday night stopped a vehicle for road traffic offences. Following a search, a siphoning pump and drums were located. Gardai believe that stopping the vehicle and its male occupants prevented a crime that was about to take place, Over 1,500 students across Co Mayo will sit their first Leaving Cert exam today. 1,605 candidates in Mayo applied for accredited grades this year, while 1,424 are sitting the exams - the figures indicate that the majority of students in the county opted for; 271 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland this evening. It's the second lowest daily tally this year. 77 patients are currently in hospital with the virus - with 27 in intensive care. A Westport Councillor has defended those who enjoyed outdoor drinking and dining facilities in the town over the bank holiday weekend. Pubs and restaurants with outdoor facilities enjoyed a bumper weekend, as the town was very busy with tourists. However, a; Irish Water and Roscommon County Council have today commenced upgrade works for water services in Ballaghadereen. Local TD Claire Kerrane says work is starting on a 2 km stretch of problematic old water mains between Lung River and Cooneys in Tibohine. This; Outpatient clinics at Mayo University Hospital have restarted, following the recent cyber attack on the HSE's IT systems, which resulted in the widespread cancellation of services. The HSE says outpatient clinics have resumed, with a combination of; Mayo Leisure Point is an indoor entertainment complex in Castlebar, with a bowling alley, a cinema that re-opened yesterday , a Leisure Club including a swimming pool that opened today, restaurants/ diners and Hogs Heaven Sports Bar among it facilities. Cora; The Tara Café is located in the Penneys / Supervalu shopping centre in Castlebar and is open for takeaway only at present, but looking forward to reopening for indoor dining next month. Owner Fiona Ryan has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa about the; Breaffy House Resort on the outskirts of Castlebar is looking forward to a very busy Summer, and has opened new outdoor food and drink facilities for customers on it over 100 acre site. The hotel fully reopened for residents last Wednesday, in line with; While theatres and concert halls are still awaiting clarification on the numbers that can attend individual concerts, Kodaline has today announced details of an acoustic nationwide tour in November and December, including a concert at the TF Royal Theatre in; Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision outside Swinford this morning. The two car crash occurred on the Swinford junction of the N5 at around 8:45am. Two people were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening; Tens of thousands of Leaving Cert students are spending their last day studying ahead of the exams getting underway tomorrow. The class of 2021 have had the option of sitting the exams, accepting calculated grades or choosing both. This year's results won't; Temperatures could hit as high as 24 degrees in parts this week. The good conditions over the past couple of days are set to continue, however there's the chance of some patchy showers in places. The best of the weather is expected to hit the country from; In-person driver theory tests resume today at the 40 testing centres across the country. The Road Safety Authority says it'll initially do 25,000 theory tests per month, increasing to 50,000 over time. More than 120,000 people are currently waiting to take; A Galway Councillor is calling for designated public spaces for outdoor drinking to be piloted this summer. Fianna Fail Councillor Alan Cheevers argues that a lot of public drinking is currently happening in green spaces and is taking away from city; The number of Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals has fallen to its lowest point since mid-September last year. There are 69 people with the virus on wards, down 29 percent on last week. In ICU there's a similar trend - last night there were 26 patients - 25; Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the N59 near Clifden yesterday at approximately 12 noon. A woman, in her 30s, was air lifted to University Hospital Galway to be treated for serious yet non-life threatening; The Department of Health has reported an additional 377 cases of Covid 19.69 people are receiving treatment in hospital for the disease, of which 26 are in ICU.The Chief Medical Officer is asking people to continue to work from home unless it's necessary to; The HSE is continuing with its programme of COVID-19 walk-in test centres which enable people in those communities local to the centre get a free COVID-19 test without having to make an appointment in advance. These test centres are an important part of the; Gardaí have located a 64-year-old man who has been missing from the Salthill area of Galway since the middle of May. Billy Hill has been located safe and well. Gardaí have thanked the public and the media for their assistance in this matter. Health officials have confirmed 313 new cases of covid-19. 70 people are currently in hospital with the virus. 27 are being treated in ICU. The Health Minister says 3 million Covid vaccine doses will be given this bank holiday weekend. Stephen Donnelly says; Ballyglass Coast Guard Unit were tasked with a callout this morning by MRSC Malin following a request from NAC. A hill walker had fallen ill while walking along the coastline between Blacksod lighthouse and Faulmore. Once on scene the local HSE paramedics and; Gardaí are appealing to people heading to the Mayo coastline this afternoon to avoid Keem Bay. Heavy traffic has been reported in the area since mid-morning and Gardaí have closed the road at Dooagh for safety reasons. It is expected the road will remain; A demonstration will be held in Newport tomorrow calling for the redistribution of Common Agricultural Policy funds to small farmers. The Rural Ireland Organisation, formerly Ireland's Future have organised the meeting for 11:30am on Monday morning, with; Last night's Lotto jackpot has been won by a player in Galway. They scooped the 2.4 million euro prize by playing online. The National Lottery says they've notified the user's online account and sent them a separate email. It's the third week in a row that; Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Loughrea this morning. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the collision on Gort Road at approximately 2.10am. The collision involved a motorcycle and another vehicle. A public health expert says the Government needs to act now to prevent the Delta variant from taking hold here. A small number of suspected cases of the strain have been identified in the North. People in Kilkeel, Co Down are being urged to get tested. It; The World Health Organisation says being in crowded areas outdoors still puts people at risk of getting Covid-19. Pubs and restaurants will re-open for outdoor service tomorrow for the first time in months. The easing of restrictions will also see gyms; The Agriculture Minister says the size of the national dairy herd must stabilise to ensure climate action targets are met. Charlie McConalogue's told the Business Post he'll only consider a cap as a last resort. He says the sector's made progress in reducing; Religious orders still haven't committed to contributing to the redress scheme for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. The Children's Minister wrote to the orders in January after the commission of investigation's report was published. Roderic O'Gorman has; Over 60,000 homes and businesses who were due to get high-speed broadband this year could miss out. The rollout of the National Broadband Plan has only reached 4 thousand premises so far this year - out of a target of 115,000 by the end of the year. The; 19 people have been arrested in Dublin after large groups of young people threw bottles at gardai. A number of streets were sealed off and the public order unit cleared crowds for a second night in a row. Two gardai were injured and a patrol car was also; Day-trippers and holiday makers are being urged to leave no trace when eating outdoors this weekend. MyWaste.ie says over 2 million single-use cups and plastic bottles will be used over the bank holiday weekend. The waste management resource is asking people; Graham Norton and Paul Mescal will be flying the flag for Ireland at tonight's Bafta awards. Cork's Graham Norton is in the running for the entertainment performer award. Kildare's Paul Mescal is up for the leading actor prize for his role in Normal People. Health officials have confirmed 416 new cases of covid-19. There are currently 74 patients in hospital being treated with the virus. 29 are in intensive care. Meanwhile, Stephen Donnelly has received his first dose of a Covid vaccine. The Health Minister, Plans for a village enhancement scheme in Bohola was revealed at the recent meeting of the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District. The aim is to enhance the village green, enticing passing visitors to stop, and to have a pedestrian/cycling friendly route; There is no point in holding meetings of the Beef Taskforce if the real problems facing the industry are not examined thoroughly. That’s the view of Independent Roscommon-Galway Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, who was reacting to Thursday’s meeting. The; Belmullet Tidy Towns have launched a campaign aimed at tackling the persistent problem of dog fouling around the town. The purpose of the campaign is to highlight to dog owners the importance of cleaning up after their pets. The initiative includes the; The Health Minister says he'd like to see the Pfizer vaccine rolled out to 12-15 year olds with underlying conditions as quickly as possible. The European Medicines Agency has approved the jab for children of that age after a trial found it was safe to use. The Government's set to consider proposals on redress for survivors of mother and baby homes in the next few weeks. The Irish Times reports the Children's Minister will bring a memo to Cabinet at either the end of this month or the start of July. The paper; There are 529 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 86 patients are in hospital with the virus. 28 Covid patients are in intensive care - which is the lowest figure since before Christmas. The green light has been given to reduce the time between administering doses of the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine from 12 to 8 weeks. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says there will be a gradual reduction in the interval between the first and second doses in; A new road safety campaign involving wheelie bins and life-sized child stickers in Achill are an attempt to make Mayo roads safer as we head into a busy bank holiday weekend. The stickers shaped to look like a child about to run out on the road have been; The President of GMIT says she is confident that they can welcome back all students and staff on Campus in September. Dr. Orla Flynn was commenting after the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said he expects students and staff to be; This bank holiday weekend, Mayo County Council is calling on everyone to be responsible when enjoying the outdoors and to leave no trace. People visiting beaches, amenity areas and beauty spots over the weekend, enjoying the outdoors, are urged to take home; Clerical changes in the Diocese of Achonry haven been announced this afternoon by Bishop Paul Dempsey. Fr Vincent Sherlock, Parish Priest of Kilmovee is appointed Parish Priest of Tubbercurry Fr Joseph Gavigan, the Parish Priest of Ballaghaderreen is; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a calf missing from the Mulranny area since Wednesday. The white charolais calf was reported missing from Bunnahowna Hill. Anyone who may have seen the animal or who has any information is asked to; The supplier of the item that caused social media controversy for the Foxford Woollen Mills last weekend, is adamant that the Foxford store is completely innocent and never buys animal fur items from him. For the last 60 years, internationally renowned Dublin; 14 jobs have been approved for the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea this year. That’s according to Senator Eugene Murphy, who says €1.4M in revenue is allocated for 2021. The Fianna Fail Senator says that the release of funding is imminent, adding that local; Ballyhaunis Community School has been approved temporary modular accommodation. This news has been confirmed by Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary who says these units were required as a direct result of Covid. Three prefabs have been approved for; Meat processors have attended a meeting of the Beef Taskforce with future challenges and opportunities topping the agenda. The Agriculture Minister says a third report on prices along the supply chain will be published later this week. He says strong; There are calls for the Government to reject a Commission of Investigation report into Mother and Baby Homes after it emerged 100s of people's testimony was discounted as it didn't meet a legal standard of evidence. Commission member Mary Daly told a seminar; The national five-day moving average of Covid-19 cases has dropped by three percent over the past week to 392. 465 new cases were confirmed last night by the Department of Health. In hospitals there are 84 patients with the virus - down 16 percent on a week; A Sligo-Leitrim TD has been forced to clarify after tweeting a photo of a cornered off bench in Strandhill, after it turned out the seat was simply being repainted. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry tweeted a photo of a wooden bench yesterday, which was; Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a vehicle on fire in Galway yesterday evening. The incident occurred at Carnmore Cross near Galway Airport and resulted in significant delays to traffic during rush hour. No further information available at; There are 465 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 84 patients are in hospital with the virus this evening. That's the lowest number in over eight months. 30 Covid patients are in intensive care , which is the lowest figure this year. There are no county; Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for thunderstorms in 4 counties. Residents of Mayo, Galway, Limerick and Clare are being advised of heavy downpours. That rain may also result in spot flooding. Forecaster Linda Hughes expects them to pass; 6,000 euro worth of drugs were seized late last night by gardai in Ballinrobe. Members of the Divisional Drugs Task force assisted by local gardai searched a house in Ballinrobe town just before midnight last night (Wed). They recovered 6,000 euro worth of; Presentation College Headford has been approved for a large-scale capital programme. It involves the demolition and refurbishment of existing buildings and a new school extension. When completed, the school will be able to cater for more of 1000 students. Two significant changes could be on the way to the vaccine rollout programme. The HSE is considering reducing the weeks between doses of the AstraZeneca jab from 12 to 8. While a large number of people under the age of 50 may only need one dose of a jab. It's; Sinn Féin's calling for a review into the cost of direct-provision centres, after its been revealed today that the fees paid to such centres rose to 175 million euro last year. The money was paid by government to private firms for running nearly 50 centres; Irish owned pet-retailer, Petmania is to create 30 new jobs this year with an expansion spanning three locations in the North West. Petmania Sligo, the new pet super-store and grooming studio in Sligo town, officially opened its doors today. It has emerged that hundreds of survivors’ testimony was not used by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, and this is further heartache for survivors and their families, according to Tuam historian Catherine Corless. Yesterday, at an; Funding of over €1.1 million has been allocated for road improvement measures across Co Mayo, where severe weather events have damaged local and regional roads. It will allow for flood alleviation measures, bridge repairs, road protection works and the; A limited number of services are being resumed at Mayo University Hospital following the recent HSE cyber attack. While all systems have not yet been restored, management say they are in a position to resume a limited number of services this week, on a; Tributes are being paid to former Sligo Fine Gael Councillor Paul Conmy from Culleens who passed away yesterday. He was elected to Sligo County Council in the Dromore area in 1979 and held his seat until 2009. The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Dara; The National Lottery is continuing to appeal to Lotto players in the Castlebar and Athlone areas to check their tickets carefully, as the latest Lotto millionaires have yet to make contact. On Saturday 22nd May, the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million was; A company owned by Roscommon-born property developer Sean Mulryan has created a suspended swimming pool, 35 metres in the air, between two apartment blocks in London. The Sky Pool allows residents to swim in the unique pool, which spans 15 metres, is; Many hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and hostels reopened yesterday, as the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on the tourism and hospitality sector begins. The Ice House Hotel in Ballina will open their doors tomorrow (Friday) after being; An increase in water safety incidents involving jet skis has led to a joint appeal for responsibility being issued by multiple water safety agencies. It's urging jet ski users to be careful of their own safety as well as "respect the safety and wellbeing of; The HSE is warning people to expect 'significant interruption' to health services again next week. It says the situation has improved a little, with some computer systems working again after the ransomware attack, but many services remain cancelled. Up to; The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has advised reducing the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It has recommended 8 week intervals instead of the current 12 weeks. The advice could see thousands of people who've had a first dose fully; The World Health Organisation says there could be a fourth wave of Covid-19 in Ireland - if people socialise too much. The warning comes ahead of the Bank Holiday Weekend, with large crowds gathering in Dublin, Cork and Galway last weekend. The Taoiseach says; The Chief Medical Officer says the Indian variant of Covid could easily become the dominant strain, if people aren't careful. There have been 115 cases of the variant, now known as Delta - up from 97 last Friday. The strain has sparked an increase in cases; A Castlebar woman has been selected as the Social Democrats candidate for the Dublin Bay South by-election. Sarah Durcan was chosen at a selection convention last night. Sarah is daughter of former Castlebar-based Independent Councillor Frank Durcan, and has; The leaving cert results will be out on Friday September 3rd. They are expected to be issued directly to candidates through the Candidate Self Service Portal. In any subject where a student sits the exam and opts to receive Accredited Grades, they will be; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 70 year old John Joyce. John was last seen in the Rahoon Road area of Galway at approximately 10pm on Monday 31st May. John is described as being 6’ 2” External link

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Michael Ring says : “these supports will ensure the schemes can fully re-commence in; Castlebar councillors are to consider closing Tucker Street in the town to traffic, each evening, to facilitate an outdoor dining area for local businesses. The proposal that will be discussed next week in detail by elected councillors and council officials; Electricity supplier Energia has announced that it is partnering with Intersport Elverys to supply 100% green electricity to all their sports stores across Ireland. Intersport Elverys now has 50 stores nationwide. The Intersport Elverys brand is one of the; Plans are still on track to apply for planning permission for the proposed IDA Ireland industrial park in Ballina in the third-quarter of this year. That's according to Minister of State Robert Troy, who was responding to queries from Mayo TD Dara Calleary on; The number of people who arrived into Dublin Airport rose by nearly 36 per cent last week - despite mandatory hotel quarantine for over 50 countries. Over 21,100 people flew into the facility - compared to 15,600 the previous week. Nearly 12,000 were Irish; Today will mark the return of fans to sports events - with crowds of about 1,000 attending three matches. They're the first of 16 trial events taking place during June and July. Leinster Rugby are playing the Dragons at the RDS, while two League of Ireland; The number of people being treated in intensive care for coronavirus is at its lowest level this year. 23 patients with covid 19 are currently in ICU, while 59 people are in hospital - the lowest in nearly 9 months. 398 new cases of the disease have been; Farmers will take to the streets in towns across the country today for a nationwide rally. They'll be highlighting the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy and will warn against the dangers of current CAP proposals. The IFA says the current; Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in County Galway. It happened at a junction on the N84 at Grange, Corandulla at around a quarter past 9 on Wednesday night. Two cars collided and one of them veered off course and collided with a third; There are 398 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 23 Covid patients are in intensive care units nationally and that is the lowest number of such patients this year. A total of 70 patients are in hospital with the virus. As of Tuesday, the country's 14-day; Patients attending the Emergency Department, outpatient and other appointments at University Hospital Galway are facing significant delays as the impact of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to affect the delivery of hospital services. In a; Mayo Arts Service in partnership with Creative Ireland is presenting I am What I am, an exhibition celebrating gender and identity in Ballina Arts Centre I Am What I Am is a nuanced celebration of artists who work with gender, sexuality, identity and politics; The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) is contesting the narrative that the current CAP proposals will undermine the income of Irish farmers. Mayo Chair Seamus Cosgrave argues that nationally, under a full flattening of payments, 72,710 farmers; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens towards its development as a world-class visitor attraction. A key element of the investment will be in the "Wild Realms" project, which will allow visitors to; Gardai in Mayo seized more than 16,000 euro worth of drugs and one man was arrested, following searches of a number of houses in Castlebar, Ballina and Westport over the last number of days. The searches were all carried out under warrant by the members of; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens. It's part of a €73 million euro investment in four major projects in Mayo, Cavan, Donegal and Dublin. The largest allocation - €20.2 million - goes to Westport; The Rural Ireland Organisation, formally known as Ireland’s Future claims the IFA CAP reform protest planned for Mayo tomorrow (Fri) is against equality and against 72,000 small farmers getting any increase in their payments. Chairperson of The Rural Ireland; The final report has been issued into an aircraft accident in Co Galway last Summer. On 11th July 2020, the Cessna aircraft with one crew member and one passenger on board was en route from Rathcoole Aerodrome in Co Cork to the Tibohine Airfield in Co; A section of the N84 Headford road, which was closed to traffic following a collision last night, has just reopened within the past few minutes. Two vehicles were involved in a collision at about 9pm last night, which caused one vehicle to veer off path and; The Irish Farmers Association will hold a demonstration in Ballina tomorrow morning (Friday), as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy. In the first large-scale demonstration by the IFA since the; The devastation and stress for homeowners caused by pyrite damage is not being under-estimated or ignored by Government. That's according to the Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien who gave an update to the Cabinet yesterday in relation to the Defective Concrete; The trial of a man accused of murdering a Co Galway pensioner will go ahead at the Central Criminal Court next year. 55-year old Michael Scott from Gortanumera, Portumna is charged with the murder of Chrissie Treacy, also from Portumna, on April 27th, 2018. People in their 30s are set to be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine next week. The HSE says it expects registration for 30 to 39 year olds to open online shortly. Over 3.1 million vaccines have been administered so far - with registration still open; Gardai are renewing their appeal for information following the discovery of a pipe bomb in Tuam last month. Members of the Army bomb disposal team from Athlone attended the scene on the morning of May 12, and made the area safe. However, it was established; The N60 road between Ballyhaunis and Claremorris has reopened to traffic following a collision yesterday evening. A car overturned at Ballygowan bridge, and Midwest News understands one person was taken to hospital from the scene. The accident occurred; The lowest number of Covid-19 cases this year has been recorded today. NPHET has reported 259 new cases this evening - the lowest since December 12th. There are 76 Covid patients in hospital, with 27 in intensive care. Galway GP, Dr Martin Daly, a former; The emergency services are attending a road collision on the Headford road out of Galway city this evening ( 5.15pm) , about 10 miles from the city. There are significant traffic delays along this busy route as a result. There are no further details; Pharmacies will start administering COVID vaccines from next week. It's expected around one-thousand community pharmacies will begin issuing Johnson and Johnson vaccines to the remaining over-50s from next Monday. Around 350 pharmacies will be issuing Pfizer; People are being urged not to look directly at the partial solar eclipse tomorrow. The cosmic event will be visible from Ireland between 10am and 12:30pm tomorrow. During those few hours, nearly half of the sun will be blocked out by the moon. David Moore; Circle K, Ireland’s largest forecourt and convenience retailer, has opened a new franchise Circle K on Achill Island. The family-run business, currently operated by Margaret Lavelle, has been on Achill Island for over 35 years. The grand opening took place at; The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, has announced that the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project has been approved by Cabinet today and will now progress to the construction phase. The project involves the construction of 34km of new single; The first exam of Leaving Cert 2021 is over. Students sat English Paper One this morning, while those studying Home Economics will have another exam this afternoon. It's a very different Leaving Cert this year, as candidates had the option of choosing; Ashford Castle and sister hotel, The Lodge at Ashford are the first hotels in Ireland where guests can avail of an onsite Covid-19 PCR test, with results available within 12 hours. Working in partnership with Communicare Medical Supplies and available now, Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance PRO Breeda Murphy insists the Commission of Investigation Report into Mother and Baby Homes needs to be rejected as invalid. She says the lack of respect for survivors’ testimony in the Report, makes it an invalid record of; A walk-in test centre for Covid-19 will open in Ballina tomorrow morning, and will be available on Thursday and Friday. No appointment is necessary for people to attend the testing facility at the Stephenites Ground on Lord Edward Street, which will be open; Over 100 complaints were made to the Ombudsman last year from people in Mayo. The 2020 report shows that, nationally, complaints to the Ombudsman about public services fell by 6% last year compared to the previous year. 3,418 complaints were made in 2020, a; Two people on paddleboards were rescued after they had drifted out to sea in Co Sligo yesterday. The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was requested to launch on Tuesday evening after reports that two paddleboarders had been blown out to sea off Mermaid's Cove. Government Ministers will be told today that the cost of fixing defects in houses in the West and northwest caused by pyrite could go beyond €1 billion. Housing Minster Darragh O'Brien is expected to brief Cabinet colleagues on the Government's support scheme; Twin sisters from Co Roscommon, who've been separated for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, met up yesterday to celebrate their 90th birthdays, by travelling from Dublin to Galway by train for a short holiday. Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna nee; €187,000 in funding has been approved for Mayo sporting projects under Dormant Accounts Funding. Mayo Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers has welcomed the investment package for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in the county. Just under; NUI Galway is one of four of Ireland's universities that have slipped down in the latest world university rankings. The new QS World University Rankings for 2022 saw NUI Galway drop 20 places to 258th overall, University College Cork (UCC) drop 12 places to; A leading immunologist says the rise of the Delta variant of Covid-19 on the island of Ireland is worrying. There have been at least 115 confirmed cases of the variant sequenced in the republic. It comes as the latest daily figures from the Department of; Gardai on patrol in Sligo on Monday night stopped a vehicle for road traffic offences. Following a search, a siphoning pump and drums were located. Gardai believe that stopping the vehicle and its male occupants prevented a crime that was about to take place, Over 1,500 students across Co Mayo will sit their first Leaving Cert exam today. 1,605 candidates in Mayo applied for accredited grades this year, while 1,424 are sitting the exams - the figures indicate that the majority of students in the county opted for; 271 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland this evening. It's the second lowest daily tally this year. 77 patients are currently in hospital with the virus - with 27 in intensive care. A Westport Councillor has defended those who enjoyed outdoor drinking and dining facilities in the town over the bank holiday weekend. Pubs and restaurants with outdoor facilities enjoyed a bumper weekend, as the town was very busy with tourists. However, a; Irish Water and Roscommon County Council have today commenced upgrade works for water services in Ballaghadereen. Local TD Claire Kerrane says work is starting on a 2 km stretch of problematic old water mains between Lung River and Cooneys in Tibohine. This; Outpatient clinics at Mayo University Hospital have restarted, following the recent cyber attack on the HSE's IT systems, which resulted in the widespread cancellation of services. The HSE says outpatient clinics have resumed, with a combination of; Mayo Leisure Point is an indoor entertainment complex in Castlebar, with a bowling alley, a cinema that re-opened yesterday , a Leisure Club including a swimming pool that opened today, restaurants/ diners and Hogs Heaven Sports Bar among it facilities. Cora; The Tara Café is located in the Penneys / Supervalu shopping centre in Castlebar and is open for takeaway only at present, but looking forward to reopening for indoor dining next month. Owner Fiona Ryan has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa about the; Breaffy House Resort on the outskirts of Castlebar is looking forward to a very busy Summer, and has opened new outdoor food and drink facilities for customers on it over 100 acre site. The hotel fully reopened for residents last Wednesday, in line with; While theatres and concert halls are still awaiting clarification on the numbers that can attend individual concerts, Kodaline has today announced details of an acoustic nationwide tour in November and December, including a concert at the TF Royal Theatre in; Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision outside Swinford this morning. The two car crash occurred on the Swinford junction of the N5 at around 8:45am. Two people were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening; Tens of thousands of Leaving Cert students are spending their last day studying ahead of the exams getting underway tomorrow. The class of 2021 have had the option of sitting the exams, accepting calculated grades or choosing both. This year's results won't; Temperatures could hit as high as 24 degrees in parts this week. The good conditions over the past couple of days are set to continue, however there's the chance of some patchy showers in places. The best of the weather is expected to hit the country from; In-person driver theory tests resume today at the 40 testing centres across the country. The Road Safety Authority says it'll initially do 25,000 theory tests per month, increasing to 50,000 over time. More than 120,000 people are currently waiting to take; A Galway Councillor is calling for designated public spaces for outdoor drinking to be piloted this summer. Fianna Fail Councillor Alan Cheevers argues that a lot of public drinking is currently happening in green spaces and is taking away from city; The number of Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals has fallen to its lowest point since mid-September last year. There are 69 people with the virus on wards, down 29 percent on last week. In ICU there's a similar trend - last night there were 26 patients - 25; Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the N59 near Clifden yesterday at approximately 12 noon. A woman, in her 30s, was air lifted to University Hospital Galway to be treated for serious yet non-life threatening; The Department of Health has reported an additional 377 cases of Covid 19.69 people are receiving treatment in hospital for the disease, of which 26 are in ICU.The Chief Medical Officer is asking people to continue to work from home unless it's necessary to; The HSE is continuing with its programme of COVID-19 walk-in test centres which enable people in those communities local to the centre get a free COVID-19 test without having to make an appointment in advance. These test centres are an important part of the; Gardaí have located a 64-year-old man who has been missing from the Salthill area of Galway since the middle of May. Billy Hill has been located safe and well. Gardaí have thanked the public and the media for their assistance in this matter. Health officials have confirmed 313 new cases of covid-19. 70 people are currently in hospital with the virus. 27 are being treated in ICU. The Health Minister says 3 million Covid vaccine doses will be given this bank holiday weekend. Stephen Donnelly says; Ballyglass Coast Guard Unit were tasked with a callout this morning by MRSC Malin following a request from NAC. A hill walker had fallen ill while walking along the coastline between Blacksod lighthouse and Faulmore. Once on scene the local HSE paramedics and; Gardaí are appealing to people heading to the Mayo coastline this afternoon to avoid Keem Bay. Heavy traffic has been reported in the area since mid-morning and Gardaí have closed the road at Dooagh for safety reasons. It is expected the road will remain; A demonstration will be held in Newport tomorrow calling for the redistribution of Common Agricultural Policy funds to small farmers. The Rural Ireland Organisation, formerly Ireland's Future have organised the meeting for 11:30am on Monday morning, with; Last night's Lotto jackpot has been won by a player in Galway. They scooped the 2.4 million euro prize by playing online. The National Lottery says they've notified the user's online account and sent them a separate email. It's the third week in a row that; Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Loughrea this morning. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the collision on Gort Road at approximately 2.10am. The collision involved a motorcycle and another vehicle. A public health expert says the Government needs to act now to prevent the Delta variant from taking hold here. A small number of suspected cases of the strain have been identified in the North. People in Kilkeel, Co Down are being urged to get tested. It; The World Health Organisation says being in crowded areas outdoors still puts people at risk of getting Covid-19. Pubs and restaurants will re-open for outdoor service tomorrow for the first time in months. The easing of restrictions will also see gyms; The Agriculture Minister says the size of the national dairy herd must stabilise to ensure climate action targets are met. Charlie McConalogue's told the Business Post he'll only consider a cap as a last resort. He says the sector's made progress in reducing; Religious orders still haven't committed to contributing to the redress scheme for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. The Children's Minister wrote to the orders in January after the commission of investigation's report was published. Roderic O'Gorman has; Over 60,000 homes and businesses who were due to get high-speed broadband this year could miss out. The rollout of the National Broadband Plan has only reached 4 thousand premises so far this year - out of a target of 115,000 by the end of the year. The; 19 people have been arrested in Dublin after large groups of young people threw bottles at gardai. A number of streets were sealed off and the public order unit cleared crowds for a second night in a row. Two gardai were injured and a patrol car was also; Day-trippers and holiday makers are being urged to leave no trace when eating outdoors this weekend. MyWaste.ie says over 2 million single-use cups and plastic bottles will be used over the bank holiday weekend. The waste management resource is asking people; Graham Norton and Paul Mescal will be flying the flag for Ireland at tonight's Bafta awards. Cork's Graham Norton is in the running for the entertainment performer award. Kildare's Paul Mescal is up for the leading actor prize for his role in Normal People. Health officials have confirmed 416 new cases of covid-19. There are currently 74 patients in hospital being treated with the virus. 29 are in intensive care. Meanwhile, Stephen Donnelly has received his first dose of a Covid vaccine. The Health Minister, Plans for a village enhancement scheme in Bohola was revealed at the recent meeting of the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District. The aim is to enhance the village green, enticing passing visitors to stop, and to have a pedestrian/cycling friendly route; There is no point in holding meetings of the Beef Taskforce if the real problems facing the industry are not examined thoroughly. That’s the view of Independent Roscommon-Galway Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, who was reacting to Thursday’s meeting. The; Belmullet Tidy Towns have launched a campaign aimed at tackling the persistent problem of dog fouling around the town. The purpose of the campaign is to highlight to dog owners the importance of cleaning up after their pets. The initiative includes the; The Health Minister says he'd like to see the Pfizer vaccine rolled out to 12-15 year olds with underlying conditions as quickly as possible. The European Medicines Agency has approved the jab for children of that age after a trial found it was safe to use. The Government's set to consider proposals on redress for survivors of mother and baby homes in the next few weeks. The Irish Times reports the Children's Minister will bring a memo to Cabinet at either the end of this month or the start of July. The paper; There are 529 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 86 patients are in hospital with the virus. 28 Covid patients are in intensive care - which is the lowest figure since before Christmas. The green light has been given to reduce the time between administering doses of the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine from 12 to 8 weeks. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says there will be a gradual reduction in the interval between the first and second doses in; A new road safety campaign involving wheelie bins and life-sized child stickers in Achill are an attempt to make Mayo roads safer as we head into a busy bank holiday weekend. The stickers shaped to look like a child about to run out on the road have been; The President of GMIT says she is confident that they can welcome back all students and staff on Campus in September. Dr. Orla Flynn was commenting after the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said he expects students and staff to be; This bank holiday weekend, Mayo County Council is calling on everyone to be responsible when enjoying the outdoors and to leave no trace. People visiting beaches, amenity areas and beauty spots over the weekend, enjoying the outdoors, are urged to take home; Clerical changes in the Diocese of Achonry haven been announced this afternoon by Bishop Paul Dempsey. Fr Vincent Sherlock, Parish Priest of Kilmovee is appointed Parish Priest of Tubbercurry Fr Joseph Gavigan, the Parish Priest of Ballaghaderreen is; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a calf missing from the Mulranny area since Wednesday. The white charolais calf was reported missing from Bunnahowna Hill. Anyone who may have seen the animal or who has any information is asked to; The supplier of the item that caused social media controversy for the Foxford Woollen Mills last weekend, is adamant that the Foxford store is completely innocent and never buys animal fur items from him. For the last 60 years, internationally renowned Dublin; 14 jobs have been approved for the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea this year. That’s according to Senator Eugene Murphy, who says €1.4M in revenue is allocated for 2021. The Fianna Fail Senator says that the release of funding is imminent, adding that local; Ballyhaunis Community School has been approved temporary modular accommodation. This news has been confirmed by Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary who says these units were required as a direct result of Covid. Three prefabs have been approved for; Meat processors have attended a meeting of the Beef Taskforce with future challenges and opportunities topping the agenda. The Agriculture Minister says a third report on prices along the supply chain will be published later this week. He says strong; There are calls for the Government to reject a Commission of Investigation report into Mother and Baby Homes after it emerged 100s of people's testimony was discounted as it didn't meet a legal standard of evidence. Commission member Mary Daly told a seminar; The national five-day moving average of Covid-19 cases has dropped by three percent over the past week to 392. 465 new cases were confirmed last night by the Department of Health. In hospitals there are 84 patients with the virus - down 16 percent on a week; A Sligo-Leitrim TD has been forced to clarify after tweeting a photo of a cornered off bench in Strandhill, after it turned out the seat was simply being repainted. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry tweeted a photo of a wooden bench yesterday, which was; Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a vehicle on fire in Galway yesterday evening. The incident occurred at Carnmore Cross near Galway Airport and resulted in significant delays to traffic during rush hour. No further information available at; There are 465 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 84 patients are in hospital with the virus this evening. That's the lowest number in over eight months. 30 Covid patients are in intensive care , which is the lowest figure this year. There are no county; Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for thunderstorms in 4 counties. Residents of Mayo, Galway, Limerick and Clare are being advised of heavy downpours. That rain may also result in spot flooding. Forecaster Linda Hughes expects them to pass; 6,000 euro worth of drugs were seized late last night by gardai in Ballinrobe. Members of the Divisional Drugs Task force assisted by local gardai searched a house in Ballinrobe town just before midnight last night (Wed). They recovered 6,000 euro worth of; Presentation College Headford has been approved for a large-scale capital programme. It involves the demolition and refurbishment of existing buildings and a new school extension. When completed, the school will be able to cater for more of 1000 students. Two significant changes could be on the way to the vaccine rollout programme. The HSE is considering reducing the weeks between doses of the AstraZeneca jab from 12 to 8. While a large number of people under the age of 50 may only need one dose of a jab. It's; Sinn Féin's calling for a review into the cost of direct-provision centres, after its been revealed today that the fees paid to such centres rose to 175 million euro last year. The money was paid by government to private firms for running nearly 50 centres; Irish owned pet-retailer, Petmania is to create 30 new jobs this year with an expansion spanning three locations in the North West. Petmania Sligo, the new pet super-store and grooming studio in Sligo town, officially opened its doors today. It has emerged that hundreds of survivors’ testimony was not used by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, and this is further heartache for survivors and their families, according to Tuam historian Catherine Corless. Yesterday, at an; Funding of over €1.1 million has been allocated for road improvement measures across Co Mayo, where severe weather events have damaged local and regional roads. It will allow for flood alleviation measures, bridge repairs, road protection works and the; A limited number of services are being resumed at Mayo University Hospital following the recent HSE cyber attack. While all systems have not yet been restored, management say they are in a position to resume a limited number of services this week, on a; Tributes are being paid to former Sligo Fine Gael Councillor Paul Conmy from Culleens who passed away yesterday. He was elected to Sligo County Council in the Dromore area in 1979 and held his seat until 2009. The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Dara; The National Lottery is continuing to appeal to Lotto players in the Castlebar and Athlone areas to check their tickets carefully, as the latest Lotto millionaires have yet to make contact. On Saturday 22nd May, the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million was; A company owned by Roscommon-born property developer Sean Mulryan has created a suspended swimming pool, 35 metres in the air, between two apartment blocks in London. The Sky Pool allows residents to swim in the unique pool, which spans 15 metres, is; Many hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and hostels reopened yesterday, as the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on the tourism and hospitality sector begins. The Ice House Hotel in Ballina will open their doors tomorrow (Friday) after being; An increase in water safety incidents involving jet skis has led to a joint appeal for responsibility being issued by multiple water safety agencies. It's urging jet ski users to be careful of their own safety as well as "respect the safety and wellbeing of; The HSE is warning people to expect 'significant interruption' to health services again next week. It says the situation has improved a little, with some computer systems working again after the ransomware attack, but many services remain cancelled. Up to; The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has advised reducing the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It has recommended 8 week intervals instead of the current 12 weeks. The advice could see thousands of people who've had a first dose fully; The World Health Organisation says there could be a fourth wave of Covid-19 in Ireland - if people socialise too much. The warning comes ahead of the Bank Holiday Weekend, with large crowds gathering in Dublin, Cork and Galway last weekend. The Taoiseach says; The Chief Medical Officer says the Indian variant of Covid could easily become the dominant strain, if people aren't careful. There have been 115 cases of the variant, now known as Delta - up from 97 last Friday. The strain has sparked an increase in cases; A Castlebar woman has been selected as the Social Democrats candidate for the Dublin Bay South by-election. Sarah Durcan was chosen at a selection convention last night. Sarah is daughter of former Castlebar-based Independent Councillor Frank Durcan, and has; The leaving cert results will be out on Friday September 3rd. They are expected to be issued directly to candidates through the Candidate Self Service Portal. In any subject where a student sits the exam and opts to receive Accredited Grades, they will be; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 70 year old John Joyce. John was last seen in the Rahoon Road area of Galway at approximately 10pm on Monday 31st May. John is described as being 6’ 2” External link

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Michael Ring says : “these supports will ensure the schemes can fully re-commence in; Castlebar councillors are to consider closing Tucker Street in the town to traffic, each evening, to facilitate an outdoor dining area for local businesses. The proposal that will be discussed next week in detail by elected councillors and council officials; Electricity supplier Energia has announced that it is partnering with Intersport Elverys to supply 100% green electricity to all their sports stores across Ireland. Intersport Elverys now has 50 stores nationwide. The Intersport Elverys brand is one of the; Plans are still on track to apply for planning permission for the proposed IDA Ireland industrial park in Ballina in the third-quarter of this year. That's according to Minister of State Robert Troy, who was responding to queries from Mayo TD Dara Calleary on; The number of people who arrived into Dublin Airport rose by nearly 36 per cent last week - despite mandatory hotel quarantine for over 50 countries. Over 21,100 people flew into the facility - compared to 15,600 the previous week. Nearly 12,000 were Irish; Today will mark the return of fans to sports events - with crowds of about 1,000 attending three matches. They're the first of 16 trial events taking place during June and July. Leinster Rugby are playing the Dragons at the RDS, while two League of Ireland; The number of people being treated in intensive care for coronavirus is at its lowest level this year. 23 patients with covid 19 are currently in ICU, while 59 people are in hospital - the lowest in nearly 9 months. 398 new cases of the disease have been; Farmers will take to the streets in towns across the country today for a nationwide rally. They'll be highlighting the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy and will warn against the dangers of current CAP proposals. The IFA says the current; Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in County Galway. It happened at a junction on the N84 at Grange, Corandulla at around a quarter past 9 on Wednesday night. Two cars collided and one of them veered off course and collided with a third; There are 398 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 23 Covid patients are in intensive care units nationally and that is the lowest number of such patients this year. A total of 70 patients are in hospital with the virus. As of Tuesday, the country's 14-day; Patients attending the Emergency Department, outpatient and other appointments at University Hospital Galway are facing significant delays as the impact of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to affect the delivery of hospital services. In a; Mayo Arts Service in partnership with Creative Ireland is presenting I am What I am, an exhibition celebrating gender and identity in Ballina Arts Centre I Am What I Am is a nuanced celebration of artists who work with gender, sexuality, identity and politics; The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) is contesting the narrative that the current CAP proposals will undermine the income of Irish farmers. Mayo Chair Seamus Cosgrave argues that nationally, under a full flattening of payments, 72,710 farmers; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens towards its development as a world-class visitor attraction. A key element of the investment will be in the "Wild Realms" project, which will allow visitors to; Gardai in Mayo seized more than 16,000 euro worth of drugs and one man was arrested, following searches of a number of houses in Castlebar, Ballina and Westport over the last number of days. The searches were all carried out under warrant by the members of; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens. It's part of a €73 million euro investment in four major projects in Mayo, Cavan, Donegal and Dublin. The largest allocation - €20.2 million - goes to Westport; The Rural Ireland Organisation, formally known as Ireland’s Future claims the IFA CAP reform protest planned for Mayo tomorrow (Fri) is against equality and against 72,000 small farmers getting any increase in their payments. Chairperson of The Rural Ireland; The final report has been issued into an aircraft accident in Co Galway last Summer. On 11th July 2020, the Cessna aircraft with one crew member and one passenger on board was en route from Rathcoole Aerodrome in Co Cork to the Tibohine Airfield in Co; A section of the N84 Headford road, which was closed to traffic following a collision last night, has just reopened within the past few minutes. Two vehicles were involved in a collision at about 9pm last night, which caused one vehicle to veer off path and; The Irish Farmers Association will hold a demonstration in Ballina tomorrow morning (Friday), as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy. In the first large-scale demonstration by the IFA since the; The devastation and stress for homeowners caused by pyrite damage is not being under-estimated or ignored by Government. That's according to the Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien who gave an update to the Cabinet yesterday in relation to the Defective Concrete; The trial of a man accused of murdering a Co Galway pensioner will go ahead at the Central Criminal Court next year. 55-year old Michael Scott from Gortanumera, Portumna is charged with the murder of Chrissie Treacy, also from Portumna, on April 27th, 2018. People in their 30s are set to be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine next week. The HSE says it expects registration for 30 to 39 year olds to open online shortly. Over 3.1 million vaccines have been administered so far - with registration still open; Gardai are renewing their appeal for information following the discovery of a pipe bomb in Tuam last month. Members of the Army bomb disposal team from Athlone attended the scene on the morning of May 12, and made the area safe. However, it was established; The N60 road between Ballyhaunis and Claremorris has reopened to traffic following a collision yesterday evening. A car overturned at Ballygowan bridge, and Midwest News understands one person was taken to hospital from the scene. The accident occurred; The lowest number of Covid-19 cases this year has been recorded today. NPHET has reported 259 new cases this evening - the lowest since December 12th. There are 76 Covid patients in hospital, with 27 in intensive care. Galway GP, Dr Martin Daly, a former; The emergency services are attending a road collision on the Headford road out of Galway city this evening ( 5.15pm) , about 10 miles from the city. There are significant traffic delays along this busy route as a result. There are no further details; Pharmacies will start administering COVID vaccines from next week. It's expected around one-thousand community pharmacies will begin issuing Johnson and Johnson vaccines to the remaining over-50s from next Monday. Around 350 pharmacies will be issuing Pfizer; People are being urged not to look directly at the partial solar eclipse tomorrow. The cosmic event will be visible from Ireland between 10am and 12:30pm tomorrow. During those few hours, nearly half of the sun will be blocked out by the moon. David Moore; Circle K, Ireland’s largest forecourt and convenience retailer, has opened a new franchise Circle K on Achill Island. The family-run business, currently operated by Margaret Lavelle, has been on Achill Island for over 35 years. The grand opening took place at; The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, has announced that the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project has been approved by Cabinet today and will now progress to the construction phase. The project involves the construction of 34km of new single; The first exam of Leaving Cert 2021 is over. Students sat English Paper One this morning, while those studying Home Economics will have another exam this afternoon. It's a very different Leaving Cert this year, as candidates had the option of choosing; Ashford Castle and sister hotel, The Lodge at Ashford are the first hotels in Ireland where guests can avail of an onsite Covid-19 PCR test, with results available within 12 hours. Working in partnership with Communicare Medical Supplies and available now, Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance PRO Breeda Murphy insists the Commission of Investigation Report into Mother and Baby Homes needs to be rejected as invalid. She says the lack of respect for survivors’ testimony in the Report, makes it an invalid record of; A walk-in test centre for Covid-19 will open in Ballina tomorrow morning, and will be available on Thursday and Friday. No appointment is necessary for people to attend the testing facility at the Stephenites Ground on Lord Edward Street, which will be open; Over 100 complaints were made to the Ombudsman last year from people in Mayo. The 2020 report shows that, nationally, complaints to the Ombudsman about public services fell by 6% last year compared to the previous year. 3,418 complaints were made in 2020, a; Two people on paddleboards were rescued after they had drifted out to sea in Co Sligo yesterday. The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was requested to launch on Tuesday evening after reports that two paddleboarders had been blown out to sea off Mermaid's Cove. Government Ministers will be told today that the cost of fixing defects in houses in the West and northwest caused by pyrite could go beyond €1 billion. Housing Minster Darragh O'Brien is expected to brief Cabinet colleagues on the Government's support scheme; Twin sisters from Co Roscommon, who've been separated for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, met up yesterday to celebrate their 90th birthdays, by travelling from Dublin to Galway by train for a short holiday. Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna nee; €187,000 in funding has been approved for Mayo sporting projects under Dormant Accounts Funding. Mayo Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers has welcomed the investment package for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in the county. Just under; NUI Galway is one of four of Ireland's universities that have slipped down in the latest world university rankings. The new QS World University Rankings for 2022 saw NUI Galway drop 20 places to 258th overall, University College Cork (UCC) drop 12 places to; A leading immunologist says the rise of the Delta variant of Covid-19 on the island of Ireland is worrying. There have been at least 115 confirmed cases of the variant sequenced in the republic. It comes as the latest daily figures from the Department of; Gardai on patrol in Sligo on Monday night stopped a vehicle for road traffic offences. Following a search, a siphoning pump and drums were located. Gardai believe that stopping the vehicle and its male occupants prevented a crime that was about to take place, Over 1,500 students across Co Mayo will sit their first Leaving Cert exam today. 1,605 candidates in Mayo applied for accredited grades this year, while 1,424 are sitting the exams - the figures indicate that the majority of students in the county opted for; 271 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland this evening. It's the second lowest daily tally this year. 77 patients are currently in hospital with the virus - with 27 in intensive care. A Westport Councillor has defended those who enjoyed outdoor drinking and dining facilities in the town over the bank holiday weekend. Pubs and restaurants with outdoor facilities enjoyed a bumper weekend, as the town was very busy with tourists. However, a; Irish Water and Roscommon County Council have today commenced upgrade works for water services in Ballaghadereen. Local TD Claire Kerrane says work is starting on a 2 km stretch of problematic old water mains between Lung River and Cooneys in Tibohine. This; Outpatient clinics at Mayo University Hospital have restarted, following the recent cyber attack on the HSE's IT systems, which resulted in the widespread cancellation of services. The HSE says outpatient clinics have resumed, with a combination of; Mayo Leisure Point is an indoor entertainment complex in Castlebar, with a bowling alley, a cinema that re-opened yesterday , a Leisure Club including a swimming pool that opened today, restaurants/ diners and Hogs Heaven Sports Bar among it facilities. Cora; The Tara Café is located in the Penneys / Supervalu shopping centre in Castlebar and is open for takeaway only at present, but looking forward to reopening for indoor dining next month. Owner Fiona Ryan has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa about the; Breaffy House Resort on the outskirts of Castlebar is looking forward to a very busy Summer, and has opened new outdoor food and drink facilities for customers on it over 100 acre site. The hotel fully reopened for residents last Wednesday, in line with; While theatres and concert halls are still awaiting clarification on the numbers that can attend individual concerts, Kodaline has today announced details of an acoustic nationwide tour in November and December, including a concert at the TF Royal Theatre in; Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision outside Swinford this morning. The two car crash occurred on the Swinford junction of the N5 at around 8:45am. Two people were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening; Tens of thousands of Leaving Cert students are spending their last day studying ahead of the exams getting underway tomorrow. The class of 2021 have had the option of sitting the exams, accepting calculated grades or choosing both. This year's results won't; Temperatures could hit as high as 24 degrees in parts this week. The good conditions over the past couple of days are set to continue, however there's the chance of some patchy showers in places. The best of the weather is expected to hit the country from; In-person driver theory tests resume today at the 40 testing centres across the country. The Road Safety Authority says it'll initially do 25,000 theory tests per month, increasing to 50,000 over time. More than 120,000 people are currently waiting to take; A Galway Councillor is calling for designated public spaces for outdoor drinking to be piloted this summer. Fianna Fail Councillor Alan Cheevers argues that a lot of public drinking is currently happening in green spaces and is taking away from city; The number of Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals has fallen to its lowest point since mid-September last year. There are 69 people with the virus on wards, down 29 percent on last week. In ICU there's a similar trend - last night there were 26 patients - 25; Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the N59 near Clifden yesterday at approximately 12 noon. A woman, in her 30s, was air lifted to University Hospital Galway to be treated for serious yet non-life threatening; The Department of Health has reported an additional 377 cases of Covid 19.69 people are receiving treatment in hospital for the disease, of which 26 are in ICU.The Chief Medical Officer is asking people to continue to work from home unless it's necessary to; The HSE is continuing with its programme of COVID-19 walk-in test centres which enable people in those communities local to the centre get a free COVID-19 test without having to make an appointment in advance. These test centres are an important part of the; Gardaí have located a 64-year-old man who has been missing from the Salthill area of Galway since the middle of May. Billy Hill has been located safe and well. Gardaí have thanked the public and the media for their assistance in this matter. Health officials have confirmed 313 new cases of covid-19. 70 people are currently in hospital with the virus. 27 are being treated in ICU. The Health Minister says 3 million Covid vaccine doses will be given this bank holiday weekend. Stephen Donnelly says; Ballyglass Coast Guard Unit were tasked with a callout this morning by MRSC Malin following a request from NAC. A hill walker had fallen ill while walking along the coastline between Blacksod lighthouse and Faulmore. Once on scene the local HSE paramedics and; Gardaí are appealing to people heading to the Mayo coastline this afternoon to avoid Keem Bay. Heavy traffic has been reported in the area since mid-morning and Gardaí have closed the road at Dooagh for safety reasons. It is expected the road will remain; A demonstration will be held in Newport tomorrow calling for the redistribution of Common Agricultural Policy funds to small farmers. The Rural Ireland Organisation, formerly Ireland's Future have organised the meeting for 11:30am on Monday morning, with; Last night's Lotto jackpot has been won by a player in Galway. They scooped the 2.4 million euro prize by playing online. The National Lottery says they've notified the user's online account and sent them a separate email. It's the third week in a row that; Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Loughrea this morning. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the collision on Gort Road at approximately 2.10am. The collision involved a motorcycle and another vehicle. A public health expert says the Government needs to act now to prevent the Delta variant from taking hold here. A small number of suspected cases of the strain have been identified in the North. People in Kilkeel, Co Down are being urged to get tested. It; The World Health Organisation says being in crowded areas outdoors still puts people at risk of getting Covid-19. Pubs and restaurants will re-open for outdoor service tomorrow for the first time in months. The easing of restrictions will also see gyms; The Agriculture Minister says the size of the national dairy herd must stabilise to ensure climate action targets are met. Charlie McConalogue's told the Business Post he'll only consider a cap as a last resort. He says the sector's made progress in reducing; Religious orders still haven't committed to contributing to the redress scheme for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. The Children's Minister wrote to the orders in January after the commission of investigation's report was published. Roderic O'Gorman has; Over 60,000 homes and businesses who were due to get high-speed broadband this year could miss out. The rollout of the National Broadband Plan has only reached 4 thousand premises so far this year - out of a target of 115,000 by the end of the year. The; 19 people have been arrested in Dublin after large groups of young people threw bottles at gardai. A number of streets were sealed off and the public order unit cleared crowds for a second night in a row. Two gardai were injured and a patrol car was also; Day-trippers and holiday makers are being urged to leave no trace when eating outdoors this weekend. MyWaste.ie says over 2 million single-use cups and plastic bottles will be used over the bank holiday weekend. The waste management resource is asking people; Graham Norton and Paul Mescal will be flying the flag for Ireland at tonight's Bafta awards. Cork's Graham Norton is in the running for the entertainment performer award. Kildare's Paul Mescal is up for the leading actor prize for his role in Normal People. Health officials have confirmed 416 new cases of covid-19. There are currently 74 patients in hospital being treated with the virus. 29 are in intensive care. Meanwhile, Stephen Donnelly has received his first dose of a Covid vaccine. The Health Minister, Plans for a village enhancement scheme in Bohola was revealed at the recent meeting of the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District. The aim is to enhance the village green, enticing passing visitors to stop, and to have a pedestrian/cycling friendly route; There is no point in holding meetings of the Beef Taskforce if the real problems facing the industry are not examined thoroughly. That’s the view of Independent Roscommon-Galway Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, who was reacting to Thursday’s meeting. The; Belmullet Tidy Towns have launched a campaign aimed at tackling the persistent problem of dog fouling around the town. The purpose of the campaign is to highlight to dog owners the importance of cleaning up after their pets. The initiative includes the; The Health Minister says he'd like to see the Pfizer vaccine rolled out to 12-15 year olds with underlying conditions as quickly as possible. The European Medicines Agency has approved the jab for children of that age after a trial found it was safe to use. The Government's set to consider proposals on redress for survivors of mother and baby homes in the next few weeks. The Irish Times reports the Children's Minister will bring a memo to Cabinet at either the end of this month or the start of July. The paper; There are 529 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 86 patients are in hospital with the virus. 28 Covid patients are in intensive care - which is the lowest figure since before Christmas. The green light has been given to reduce the time between administering doses of the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine from 12 to 8 weeks. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says there will be a gradual reduction in the interval between the first and second doses in; A new road safety campaign involving wheelie bins and life-sized child stickers in Achill are an attempt to make Mayo roads safer as we head into a busy bank holiday weekend. The stickers shaped to look like a child about to run out on the road have been; The President of GMIT says she is confident that they can welcome back all students and staff on Campus in September. Dr. Orla Flynn was commenting after the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said he expects students and staff to be; This bank holiday weekend, Mayo County Council is calling on everyone to be responsible when enjoying the outdoors and to leave no trace. People visiting beaches, amenity areas and beauty spots over the weekend, enjoying the outdoors, are urged to take home; Clerical changes in the Diocese of Achonry haven been announced this afternoon by Bishop Paul Dempsey. Fr Vincent Sherlock, Parish Priest of Kilmovee is appointed Parish Priest of Tubbercurry Fr Joseph Gavigan, the Parish Priest of Ballaghaderreen is; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a calf missing from the Mulranny area since Wednesday. The white charolais calf was reported missing from Bunnahowna Hill. Anyone who may have seen the animal or who has any information is asked to; The supplier of the item that caused social media controversy for the Foxford Woollen Mills last weekend, is adamant that the Foxford store is completely innocent and never buys animal fur items from him. For the last 60 years, internationally renowned Dublin; 14 jobs have been approved for the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea this year. That’s according to Senator Eugene Murphy, who says €1.4M in revenue is allocated for 2021. The Fianna Fail Senator says that the release of funding is imminent, adding that local; Ballyhaunis Community School has been approved temporary modular accommodation. This news has been confirmed by Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary who says these units were required as a direct result of Covid. Three prefabs have been approved for; Meat processors have attended a meeting of the Beef Taskforce with future challenges and opportunities topping the agenda. The Agriculture Minister says a third report on prices along the supply chain will be published later this week. He says strong; There are calls for the Government to reject a Commission of Investigation report into Mother and Baby Homes after it emerged 100s of people's testimony was discounted as it didn't meet a legal standard of evidence. Commission member Mary Daly told a seminar; The national five-day moving average of Covid-19 cases has dropped by three percent over the past week to 392. 465 new cases were confirmed last night by the Department of Health. In hospitals there are 84 patients with the virus - down 16 percent on a week; A Sligo-Leitrim TD has been forced to clarify after tweeting a photo of a cornered off bench in Strandhill, after it turned out the seat was simply being repainted. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry tweeted a photo of a wooden bench yesterday, which was; Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a vehicle on fire in Galway yesterday evening. The incident occurred at Carnmore Cross near Galway Airport and resulted in significant delays to traffic during rush hour. No further information available at; There are 465 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 84 patients are in hospital with the virus this evening. That's the lowest number in over eight months. 30 Covid patients are in intensive care , which is the lowest figure this year. There are no county; Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for thunderstorms in 4 counties. Residents of Mayo, Galway, Limerick and Clare are being advised of heavy downpours. That rain may also result in spot flooding. Forecaster Linda Hughes expects them to pass; 6,000 euro worth of drugs were seized late last night by gardai in Ballinrobe. Members of the Divisional Drugs Task force assisted by local gardai searched a house in Ballinrobe town just before midnight last night (Wed). They recovered 6,000 euro worth of; Presentation College Headford has been approved for a large-scale capital programme. It involves the demolition and refurbishment of existing buildings and a new school extension. When completed, the school will be able to cater for more of 1000 students. Two significant changes could be on the way to the vaccine rollout programme. The HSE is considering reducing the weeks between doses of the AstraZeneca jab from 12 to 8. While a large number of people under the age of 50 may only need one dose of a jab. It's; Sinn Féin's calling for a review into the cost of direct-provision centres, after its been revealed today that the fees paid to such centres rose to 175 million euro last year. The money was paid by government to private firms for running nearly 50 centres; Irish owned pet-retailer, Petmania is to create 30 new jobs this year with an expansion spanning three locations in the North West. Petmania Sligo, the new pet super-store and grooming studio in Sligo town, officially opened its doors today. It has emerged that hundreds of survivors’ testimony was not used by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, and this is further heartache for survivors and their families, according to Tuam historian Catherine Corless. Yesterday, at an; Funding of over €1.1 million has been allocated for road improvement measures across Co Mayo, where severe weather events have damaged local and regional roads. It will allow for flood alleviation measures, bridge repairs, road protection works and the; A limited number of services are being resumed at Mayo University Hospital following the recent HSE cyber attack. While all systems have not yet been restored, management say they are in a position to resume a limited number of services this week, on a; Tributes are being paid to former Sligo Fine Gael Councillor Paul Conmy from Culleens who passed away yesterday. He was elected to Sligo County Council in the Dromore area in 1979 and held his seat until 2009. The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Dara; The National Lottery is continuing to appeal to Lotto players in the Castlebar and Athlone areas to check their tickets carefully, as the latest Lotto millionaires have yet to make contact. On Saturday 22nd May, the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million was; A company owned by Roscommon-born property developer Sean Mulryan has created a suspended swimming pool, 35 metres in the air, between two apartment blocks in London. The Sky Pool allows residents to swim in the unique pool, which spans 15 metres, is; Many hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and hostels reopened yesterday, as the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on the tourism and hospitality sector begins. The Ice House Hotel in Ballina will open their doors tomorrow (Friday) after being; An increase in water safety incidents involving jet skis has led to a joint appeal for responsibility being issued by multiple water safety agencies. It's urging jet ski users to be careful of their own safety as well as "respect the safety and wellbeing of; The HSE is warning people to expect 'significant interruption' to health services again next week. It says the situation has improved a little, with some computer systems working again after the ransomware attack, but many services remain cancelled. Up to; The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has advised reducing the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It has recommended 8 week intervals instead of the current 12 weeks. The advice could see thousands of people who've had a first dose fully; The World Health Organisation says there could be a fourth wave of Covid-19 in Ireland - if people socialise too much. The warning comes ahead of the Bank Holiday Weekend, with large crowds gathering in Dublin, Cork and Galway last weekend. The Taoiseach says; The Chief Medical Officer says the Indian variant of Covid could easily become the dominant strain, if people aren't careful. There have been 115 cases of the variant, now known as Delta - up from 97 last Friday. The strain has sparked an increase in cases; A Castlebar woman has been selected as the Social Democrats candidate for the Dublin Bay South by-election. Sarah Durcan was chosen at a selection convention last night. Sarah is daughter of former Castlebar-based Independent Councillor Frank Durcan, and has; The leaving cert results will be out on Friday September 3rd. They are expected to be issued directly to candidates through the Candidate Self Service Portal. In any subject where a student sits the exam and opts to receive Accredited Grades, they will be; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 70 year old John Joyce. John was last seen in the Rahoon Road area of Galway at approximately 10pm on Monday 31st May. John is described as being 6’ 2” External link

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Michael Ring says : “these supports will ensure the schemes can fully re-commence in; Castlebar councillors are to consider closing Tucker Street in the town to traffic, each evening, to facilitate an outdoor dining area for local businesses. The proposal that will be discussed next week in detail by elected councillors and council officials; Electricity supplier Energia has announced that it is partnering with Intersport Elverys to supply 100% green electricity to all their sports stores across Ireland. Intersport Elverys now has 50 stores nationwide. The Intersport Elverys brand is one of the; Plans are still on track to apply for planning permission for the proposed IDA Ireland industrial park in Ballina in the third-quarter of this year. That's according to Minister of State Robert Troy, who was responding to queries from Mayo TD Dara Calleary on; The number of people who arrived into Dublin Airport rose by nearly 36 per cent last week - despite mandatory hotel quarantine for over 50 countries. Over 21,100 people flew into the facility - compared to 15,600 the previous week. Nearly 12,000 were Irish; Today will mark the return of fans to sports events - with crowds of about 1,000 attending three matches. They're the first of 16 trial events taking place during June and July. Leinster Rugby are playing the Dragons at the RDS, while two League of Ireland; The number of people being treated in intensive care for coronavirus is at its lowest level this year. 23 patients with covid 19 are currently in ICU, while 59 people are in hospital - the lowest in nearly 9 months. 398 new cases of the disease have been; Farmers will take to the streets in towns across the country today for a nationwide rally. They'll be highlighting the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy and will warn against the dangers of current CAP proposals. The IFA says the current; Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in County Galway. It happened at a junction on the N84 at Grange, Corandulla at around a quarter past 9 on Wednesday night. Two cars collided and one of them veered off course and collided with a third; There are 398 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 23 Covid patients are in intensive care units nationally and that is the lowest number of such patients this year. A total of 70 patients are in hospital with the virus. As of Tuesday, the country's 14-day; Patients attending the Emergency Department, outpatient and other appointments at University Hospital Galway are facing significant delays as the impact of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to affect the delivery of hospital services. In a; Mayo Arts Service in partnership with Creative Ireland is presenting I am What I am, an exhibition celebrating gender and identity in Ballina Arts Centre I Am What I Am is a nuanced celebration of artists who work with gender, sexuality, identity and politics; The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) is contesting the narrative that the current CAP proposals will undermine the income of Irish farmers. Mayo Chair Seamus Cosgrave argues that nationally, under a full flattening of payments, 72,710 farmers; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens towards its development as a world-class visitor attraction. A key element of the investment will be in the "Wild Realms" project, which will allow visitors to; Gardai in Mayo seized more than 16,000 euro worth of drugs and one man was arrested, following searches of a number of houses in Castlebar, Ballina and Westport over the last number of days. The searches were all carried out under warrant by the members of; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens. It's part of a €73 million euro investment in four major projects in Mayo, Cavan, Donegal and Dublin. The largest allocation - €20.2 million - goes to Westport; The Rural Ireland Organisation, formally known as Ireland’s Future claims the IFA CAP reform protest planned for Mayo tomorrow (Fri) is against equality and against 72,000 small farmers getting any increase in their payments. Chairperson of The Rural Ireland; The final report has been issued into an aircraft accident in Co Galway last Summer. On 11th July 2020, the Cessna aircraft with one crew member and one passenger on board was en route from Rathcoole Aerodrome in Co Cork to the Tibohine Airfield in Co; A section of the N84 Headford road, which was closed to traffic following a collision last night, has just reopened within the past few minutes. Two vehicles were involved in a collision at about 9pm last night, which caused one vehicle to veer off path and; The Irish Farmers Association will hold a demonstration in Ballina tomorrow morning (Friday), as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy. In the first large-scale demonstration by the IFA since the; The devastation and stress for homeowners caused by pyrite damage is not being under-estimated or ignored by Government. That's according to the Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien who gave an update to the Cabinet yesterday in relation to the Defective Concrete; The trial of a man accused of murdering a Co Galway pensioner will go ahead at the Central Criminal Court next year. 55-year old Michael Scott from Gortanumera, Portumna is charged with the murder of Chrissie Treacy, also from Portumna, on April 27th, 2018. People in their 30s are set to be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine next week. The HSE says it expects registration for 30 to 39 year olds to open online shortly. Over 3.1 million vaccines have been administered so far - with registration still open; Gardai are renewing their appeal for information following the discovery of a pipe bomb in Tuam last month. Members of the Army bomb disposal team from Athlone attended the scene on the morning of May 12, and made the area safe. However, it was established; The N60 road between Ballyhaunis and Claremorris has reopened to traffic following a collision yesterday evening. A car overturned at Ballygowan bridge, and Midwest News understands one person was taken to hospital from the scene. The accident occurred; The lowest number of Covid-19 cases this year has been recorded today. NPHET has reported 259 new cases this evening - the lowest since December 12th. There are 76 Covid patients in hospital, with 27 in intensive care. Galway GP, Dr Martin Daly, a former; The emergency services are attending a road collision on the Headford road out of Galway city this evening ( 5.15pm) , about 10 miles from the city. There are significant traffic delays along this busy route as a result. There are no further details; Pharmacies will start administering COVID vaccines from next week. It's expected around one-thousand community pharmacies will begin issuing Johnson and Johnson vaccines to the remaining over-50s from next Monday. Around 350 pharmacies will be issuing Pfizer; People are being urged not to look directly at the partial solar eclipse tomorrow. The cosmic event will be visible from Ireland between 10am and 12:30pm tomorrow. During those few hours, nearly half of the sun will be blocked out by the moon. David Moore; Circle K, Ireland’s largest forecourt and convenience retailer, has opened a new franchise Circle K on Achill Island. The family-run business, currently operated by Margaret Lavelle, has been on Achill Island for over 35 years. The grand opening took place at; The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, has announced that the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project has been approved by Cabinet today and will now progress to the construction phase. The project involves the construction of 34km of new single; The first exam of Leaving Cert 2021 is over. Students sat English Paper One this morning, while those studying Home Economics will have another exam this afternoon. It's a very different Leaving Cert this year, as candidates had the option of choosing; Ashford Castle and sister hotel, The Lodge at Ashford are the first hotels in Ireland where guests can avail of an onsite Covid-19 PCR test, with results available within 12 hours. Working in partnership with Communicare Medical Supplies and available now, Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance PRO Breeda Murphy insists the Commission of Investigation Report into Mother and Baby Homes needs to be rejected as invalid. She says the lack of respect for survivors’ testimony in the Report, makes it an invalid record of; A walk-in test centre for Covid-19 will open in Ballina tomorrow morning, and will be available on Thursday and Friday. No appointment is necessary for people to attend the testing facility at the Stephenites Ground on Lord Edward Street, which will be open; Over 100 complaints were made to the Ombudsman last year from people in Mayo. The 2020 report shows that, nationally, complaints to the Ombudsman about public services fell by 6% last year compared to the previous year. 3,418 complaints were made in 2020, a; Two people on paddleboards were rescued after they had drifted out to sea in Co Sligo yesterday. The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was requested to launch on Tuesday evening after reports that two paddleboarders had been blown out to sea off Mermaid's Cove. Government Ministers will be told today that the cost of fixing defects in houses in the West and northwest caused by pyrite could go beyond €1 billion. Housing Minster Darragh O'Brien is expected to brief Cabinet colleagues on the Government's support scheme; Twin sisters from Co Roscommon, who've been separated for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, met up yesterday to celebrate their 90th birthdays, by travelling from Dublin to Galway by train for a short holiday. Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna nee; €187,000 in funding has been approved for Mayo sporting projects under Dormant Accounts Funding. Mayo Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers has welcomed the investment package for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in the county. Just under; NUI Galway is one of four of Ireland's universities that have slipped down in the latest world university rankings. The new QS World University Rankings for 2022 saw NUI Galway drop 20 places to 258th overall, University College Cork (UCC) drop 12 places to; A leading immunologist says the rise of the Delta variant of Covid-19 on the island of Ireland is worrying. There have been at least 115 confirmed cases of the variant sequenced in the republic. It comes as the latest daily figures from the Department of; Gardai on patrol in Sligo on Monday night stopped a vehicle for road traffic offences. Following a search, a siphoning pump and drums were located. Gardai believe that stopping the vehicle and its male occupants prevented a crime that was about to take place, Over 1,500 students across Co Mayo will sit their first Leaving Cert exam today. 1,605 candidates in Mayo applied for accredited grades this year, while 1,424 are sitting the exams - the figures indicate that the majority of students in the county opted for; 271 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland this evening. It's the second lowest daily tally this year. 77 patients are currently in hospital with the virus - with 27 in intensive care. A Westport Councillor has defended those who enjoyed outdoor drinking and dining facilities in the town over the bank holiday weekend. Pubs and restaurants with outdoor facilities enjoyed a bumper weekend, as the town was very busy with tourists. However, a; Irish Water and Roscommon County Council have today commenced upgrade works for water services in Ballaghadereen. Local TD Claire Kerrane says work is starting on a 2 km stretch of problematic old water mains between Lung River and Cooneys in Tibohine. This; Outpatient clinics at Mayo University Hospital have restarted, following the recent cyber attack on the HSE's IT systems, which resulted in the widespread cancellation of services. The HSE says outpatient clinics have resumed, with a combination of; Mayo Leisure Point is an indoor entertainment complex in Castlebar, with a bowling alley, a cinema that re-opened yesterday , a Leisure Club including a swimming pool that opened today, restaurants/ diners and Hogs Heaven Sports Bar among it facilities. Cora; The Tara Café is located in the Penneys / Supervalu shopping centre in Castlebar and is open for takeaway only at present, but looking forward to reopening for indoor dining next month. Owner Fiona Ryan has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa about the; Breaffy House Resort on the outskirts of Castlebar is looking forward to a very busy Summer, and has opened new outdoor food and drink facilities for customers on it over 100 acre site. The hotel fully reopened for residents last Wednesday, in line with; While theatres and concert halls are still awaiting clarification on the numbers that can attend individual concerts, Kodaline has today announced details of an acoustic nationwide tour in November and December, including a concert at the TF Royal Theatre in; Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision outside Swinford this morning. The two car crash occurred on the Swinford junction of the N5 at around 8:45am. Two people were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening; Tens of thousands of Leaving Cert students are spending their last day studying ahead of the exams getting underway tomorrow. The class of 2021 have had the option of sitting the exams, accepting calculated grades or choosing both. This year's results won't; Temperatures could hit as high as 24 degrees in parts this week. The good conditions over the past couple of days are set to continue, however there's the chance of some patchy showers in places. The best of the weather is expected to hit the country from; In-person driver theory tests resume today at the 40 testing centres across the country. The Road Safety Authority says it'll initially do 25,000 theory tests per month, increasing to 50,000 over time. More than 120,000 people are currently waiting to take; A Galway Councillor is calling for designated public spaces for outdoor drinking to be piloted this summer. Fianna Fail Councillor Alan Cheevers argues that a lot of public drinking is currently happening in green spaces and is taking away from city; The number of Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals has fallen to its lowest point since mid-September last year. There are 69 people with the virus on wards, down 29 percent on last week. In ICU there's a similar trend - last night there were 26 patients - 25; Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the N59 near Clifden yesterday at approximately 12 noon. A woman, in her 30s, was air lifted to University Hospital Galway to be treated for serious yet non-life threatening; The Department of Health has reported an additional 377 cases of Covid 19.69 people are receiving treatment in hospital for the disease, of which 26 are in ICU.The Chief Medical Officer is asking people to continue to work from home unless it's necessary to; The HSE is continuing with its programme of COVID-19 walk-in test centres which enable people in those communities local to the centre get a free COVID-19 test without having to make an appointment in advance. These test centres are an important part of the; Gardaí have located a 64-year-old man who has been missing from the Salthill area of Galway since the middle of May. Billy Hill has been located safe and well. Gardaí have thanked the public and the media for their assistance in this matter. Health officials have confirmed 313 new cases of covid-19. 70 people are currently in hospital with the virus. 27 are being treated in ICU. The Health Minister says 3 million Covid vaccine doses will be given this bank holiday weekend. Stephen Donnelly says; Ballyglass Coast Guard Unit were tasked with a callout this morning by MRSC Malin following a request from NAC. A hill walker had fallen ill while walking along the coastline between Blacksod lighthouse and Faulmore. Once on scene the local HSE paramedics and; Gardaí are appealing to people heading to the Mayo coastline this afternoon to avoid Keem Bay. Heavy traffic has been reported in the area since mid-morning and Gardaí have closed the road at Dooagh for safety reasons. It is expected the road will remain; A demonstration will be held in Newport tomorrow calling for the redistribution of Common Agricultural Policy funds to small farmers. The Rural Ireland Organisation, formerly Ireland's Future have organised the meeting for 11:30am on Monday morning, with; Last night's Lotto jackpot has been won by a player in Galway. They scooped the 2.4 million euro prize by playing online. The National Lottery says they've notified the user's online account and sent them a separate email. It's the third week in a row that; Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Loughrea this morning. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the collision on Gort Road at approximately 2.10am. The collision involved a motorcycle and another vehicle. A public health expert says the Government needs to act now to prevent the Delta variant from taking hold here. A small number of suspected cases of the strain have been identified in the North. People in Kilkeel, Co Down are being urged to get tested. It; The World Health Organisation says being in crowded areas outdoors still puts people at risk of getting Covid-19. Pubs and restaurants will re-open for outdoor service tomorrow for the first time in months. The easing of restrictions will also see gyms; The Agriculture Minister says the size of the national dairy herd must stabilise to ensure climate action targets are met. Charlie McConalogue's told the Business Post he'll only consider a cap as a last resort. He says the sector's made progress in reducing; Religious orders still haven't committed to contributing to the redress scheme for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. The Children's Minister wrote to the orders in January after the commission of investigation's report was published. Roderic O'Gorman has; Over 60,000 homes and businesses who were due to get high-speed broadband this year could miss out. The rollout of the National Broadband Plan has only reached 4 thousand premises so far this year - out of a target of 115,000 by the end of the year. The; 19 people have been arrested in Dublin after large groups of young people threw bottles at gardai. A number of streets were sealed off and the public order unit cleared crowds for a second night in a row. Two gardai were injured and a patrol car was also; Day-trippers and holiday makers are being urged to leave no trace when eating outdoors this weekend. MyWaste.ie says over 2 million single-use cups and plastic bottles will be used over the bank holiday weekend. The waste management resource is asking people; Graham Norton and Paul Mescal will be flying the flag for Ireland at tonight's Bafta awards. Cork's Graham Norton is in the running for the entertainment performer award. Kildare's Paul Mescal is up for the leading actor prize for his role in Normal People. Health officials have confirmed 416 new cases of covid-19. There are currently 74 patients in hospital being treated with the virus. 29 are in intensive care. Meanwhile, Stephen Donnelly has received his first dose of a Covid vaccine. The Health Minister, Plans for a village enhancement scheme in Bohola was revealed at the recent meeting of the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District. The aim is to enhance the village green, enticing passing visitors to stop, and to have a pedestrian/cycling friendly route; There is no point in holding meetings of the Beef Taskforce if the real problems facing the industry are not examined thoroughly. That’s the view of Independent Roscommon-Galway Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, who was reacting to Thursday’s meeting. The; Belmullet Tidy Towns have launched a campaign aimed at tackling the persistent problem of dog fouling around the town. The purpose of the campaign is to highlight to dog owners the importance of cleaning up after their pets. The initiative includes the; The Health Minister says he'd like to see the Pfizer vaccine rolled out to 12-15 year olds with underlying conditions as quickly as possible. The European Medicines Agency has approved the jab for children of that age after a trial found it was safe to use. The Government's set to consider proposals on redress for survivors of mother and baby homes in the next few weeks. The Irish Times reports the Children's Minister will bring a memo to Cabinet at either the end of this month or the start of July. The paper; There are 529 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 86 patients are in hospital with the virus. 28 Covid patients are in intensive care - which is the lowest figure since before Christmas. The green light has been given to reduce the time between administering doses of the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine from 12 to 8 weeks. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says there will be a gradual reduction in the interval between the first and second doses in; A new road safety campaign involving wheelie bins and life-sized child stickers in Achill are an attempt to make Mayo roads safer as we head into a busy bank holiday weekend. The stickers shaped to look like a child about to run out on the road have been; The President of GMIT says she is confident that they can welcome back all students and staff on Campus in September. Dr. Orla Flynn was commenting after the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said he expects students and staff to be; This bank holiday weekend, Mayo County Council is calling on everyone to be responsible when enjoying the outdoors and to leave no trace. People visiting beaches, amenity areas and beauty spots over the weekend, enjoying the outdoors, are urged to take home; Clerical changes in the Diocese of Achonry haven been announced this afternoon by Bishop Paul Dempsey. Fr Vincent Sherlock, Parish Priest of Kilmovee is appointed Parish Priest of Tubbercurry Fr Joseph Gavigan, the Parish Priest of Ballaghaderreen is; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a calf missing from the Mulranny area since Wednesday. The white charolais calf was reported missing from Bunnahowna Hill. Anyone who may have seen the animal or who has any information is asked to; The supplier of the item that caused social media controversy for the Foxford Woollen Mills last weekend, is adamant that the Foxford store is completely innocent and never buys animal fur items from him. For the last 60 years, internationally renowned Dublin; 14 jobs have been approved for the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea this year. That’s according to Senator Eugene Murphy, who says €1.4M in revenue is allocated for 2021. The Fianna Fail Senator says that the release of funding is imminent, adding that local; Ballyhaunis Community School has been approved temporary modular accommodation. This news has been confirmed by Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary who says these units were required as a direct result of Covid. Three prefabs have been approved for; Meat processors have attended a meeting of the Beef Taskforce with future challenges and opportunities topping the agenda. The Agriculture Minister says a third report on prices along the supply chain will be published later this week. He says strong; There are calls for the Government to reject a Commission of Investigation report into Mother and Baby Homes after it emerged 100s of people's testimony was discounted as it didn't meet a legal standard of evidence. Commission member Mary Daly told a seminar; The national five-day moving average of Covid-19 cases has dropped by three percent over the past week to 392. 465 new cases were confirmed last night by the Department of Health. In hospitals there are 84 patients with the virus - down 16 percent on a week; A Sligo-Leitrim TD has been forced to clarify after tweeting a photo of a cornered off bench in Strandhill, after it turned out the seat was simply being repainted. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry tweeted a photo of a wooden bench yesterday, which was; Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a vehicle on fire in Galway yesterday evening. The incident occurred at Carnmore Cross near Galway Airport and resulted in significant delays to traffic during rush hour. No further information available at; There are 465 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 84 patients are in hospital with the virus this evening. That's the lowest number in over eight months. 30 Covid patients are in intensive care , which is the lowest figure this year. There are no county; Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for thunderstorms in 4 counties. Residents of Mayo, Galway, Limerick and Clare are being advised of heavy downpours. That rain may also result in spot flooding. Forecaster Linda Hughes expects them to pass; 6,000 euro worth of drugs were seized late last night by gardai in Ballinrobe. Members of the Divisional Drugs Task force assisted by local gardai searched a house in Ballinrobe town just before midnight last night (Wed). They recovered 6,000 euro worth of; Presentation College Headford has been approved for a large-scale capital programme. It involves the demolition and refurbishment of existing buildings and a new school extension. When completed, the school will be able to cater for more of 1000 students. Two significant changes could be on the way to the vaccine rollout programme. The HSE is considering reducing the weeks between doses of the AstraZeneca jab from 12 to 8. While a large number of people under the age of 50 may only need one dose of a jab. It's; Sinn Féin's calling for a review into the cost of direct-provision centres, after its been revealed today that the fees paid to such centres rose to 175 million euro last year. The money was paid by government to private firms for running nearly 50 centres; Irish owned pet-retailer, Petmania is to create 30 new jobs this year with an expansion spanning three locations in the North West. Petmania Sligo, the new pet super-store and grooming studio in Sligo town, officially opened its doors today. It has emerged that hundreds of survivors’ testimony was not used by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, and this is further heartache for survivors and their families, according to Tuam historian Catherine Corless. Yesterday, at an; Funding of over €1.1 million has been allocated for road improvement measures across Co Mayo, where severe weather events have damaged local and regional roads. It will allow for flood alleviation measures, bridge repairs, road protection works and the; A limited number of services are being resumed at Mayo University Hospital following the recent HSE cyber attack. While all systems have not yet been restored, management say they are in a position to resume a limited number of services this week, on a; Tributes are being paid to former Sligo Fine Gael Councillor Paul Conmy from Culleens who passed away yesterday. He was elected to Sligo County Council in the Dromore area in 1979 and held his seat until 2009. The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Dara; The National Lottery is continuing to appeal to Lotto players in the Castlebar and Athlone areas to check their tickets carefully, as the latest Lotto millionaires have yet to make contact. On Saturday 22nd May, the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million was; A company owned by Roscommon-born property developer Sean Mulryan has created a suspended swimming pool, 35 metres in the air, between two apartment blocks in London. The Sky Pool allows residents to swim in the unique pool, which spans 15 metres, is; Many hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and hostels reopened yesterday, as the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on the tourism and hospitality sector begins. The Ice House Hotel in Ballina will open their doors tomorrow (Friday) after being; An increase in water safety incidents involving jet skis has led to a joint appeal for responsibility being issued by multiple water safety agencies. It's urging jet ski users to be careful of their own safety as well as "respect the safety and wellbeing of; The HSE is warning people to expect 'significant interruption' to health services again next week. It says the situation has improved a little, with some computer systems working again after the ransomware attack, but many services remain cancelled. Up to; The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has advised reducing the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It has recommended 8 week intervals instead of the current 12 weeks. The advice could see thousands of people who've had a first dose fully; The World Health Organisation says there could be a fourth wave of Covid-19 in Ireland - if people socialise too much. The warning comes ahead of the Bank Holiday Weekend, with large crowds gathering in Dublin, Cork and Galway last weekend. The Taoiseach says; The Chief Medical Officer says the Indian variant of Covid could easily become the dominant strain, if people aren't careful. There have been 115 cases of the variant, now known as Delta - up from 97 last Friday. The strain has sparked an increase in cases; A Castlebar woman has been selected as the Social Democrats candidate for the Dublin Bay South by-election. Sarah Durcan was chosen at a selection convention last night. Sarah is daughter of former Castlebar-based Independent Councillor Frank Durcan, and has; The leaving cert results will be out on Friday September 3rd. They are expected to be issued directly to candidates through the Candidate Self Service Portal. In any subject where a student sits the exam and opts to receive Accredited Grades, they will be; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 70 year old John Joyce. John was last seen in the Rahoon Road area of Galway at approximately 10pm on Monday 31st May. John is described as being 6’ 2” External link

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Michael Ring says : “these supports will ensure the schemes can fully re-commence in; Castlebar councillors are to consider closing Tucker Street in the town to traffic, each evening, to facilitate an outdoor dining area for local businesses. The proposal that will be discussed next week in detail by elected councillors and council officials; Electricity supplier Energia has announced that it is partnering with Intersport Elverys to supply 100% green electricity to all their sports stores across Ireland. Intersport Elverys now has 50 stores nationwide. The Intersport Elverys brand is one of the; Plans are still on track to apply for planning permission for the proposed IDA Ireland industrial park in Ballina in the third-quarter of this year. That's according to Minister of State Robert Troy, who was responding to queries from Mayo TD Dara Calleary on; The number of people who arrived into Dublin Airport rose by nearly 36 per cent last week - despite mandatory hotel quarantine for over 50 countries. Over 21,100 people flew into the facility - compared to 15,600 the previous week. Nearly 12,000 were Irish; Today will mark the return of fans to sports events - with crowds of about 1,000 attending three matches. They're the first of 16 trial events taking place during June and July. Leinster Rugby are playing the Dragons at the RDS, while two League of Ireland; The number of people being treated in intensive care for coronavirus is at its lowest level this year. 23 patients with covid 19 are currently in ICU, while 59 people are in hospital - the lowest in nearly 9 months. 398 new cases of the disease have been; Farmers will take to the streets in towns across the country today for a nationwide rally. They'll be highlighting the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy and will warn against the dangers of current CAP proposals. The IFA says the current; Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in County Galway. It happened at a junction on the N84 at Grange, Corandulla at around a quarter past 9 on Wednesday night. Two cars collided and one of them veered off course and collided with a third; There are 398 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 23 Covid patients are in intensive care units nationally and that is the lowest number of such patients this year. A total of 70 patients are in hospital with the virus. As of Tuesday, the country's 14-day; Patients attending the Emergency Department, outpatient and other appointments at University Hospital Galway are facing significant delays as the impact of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to affect the delivery of hospital services. In a; Mayo Arts Service in partnership with Creative Ireland is presenting I am What I am, an exhibition celebrating gender and identity in Ballina Arts Centre I Am What I Am is a nuanced celebration of artists who work with gender, sexuality, identity and politics; The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) is contesting the narrative that the current CAP proposals will undermine the income of Irish farmers. Mayo Chair Seamus Cosgrave argues that nationally, under a full flattening of payments, 72,710 farmers; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens towards its development as a world-class visitor attraction. A key element of the investment will be in the "Wild Realms" project, which will allow visitors to; Gardai in Mayo seized more than 16,000 euro worth of drugs and one man was arrested, following searches of a number of houses in Castlebar, Ballina and Westport over the last number of days. The searches were all carried out under warrant by the members of; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens. It's part of a €73 million euro investment in four major projects in Mayo, Cavan, Donegal and Dublin. The largest allocation - €20.2 million - goes to Westport; The Rural Ireland Organisation, formally known as Ireland’s Future claims the IFA CAP reform protest planned for Mayo tomorrow (Fri) is against equality and against 72,000 small farmers getting any increase in their payments. Chairperson of The Rural Ireland; The final report has been issued into an aircraft accident in Co Galway last Summer. On 11th July 2020, the Cessna aircraft with one crew member and one passenger on board was en route from Rathcoole Aerodrome in Co Cork to the Tibohine Airfield in Co; A section of the N84 Headford road, which was closed to traffic following a collision last night, has just reopened within the past few minutes. Two vehicles were involved in a collision at about 9pm last night, which caused one vehicle to veer off path and; The Irish Farmers Association will hold a demonstration in Ballina tomorrow morning (Friday), as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy. In the first large-scale demonstration by the IFA since the; The devastation and stress for homeowners caused by pyrite damage is not being under-estimated or ignored by Government. That's according to the Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien who gave an update to the Cabinet yesterday in relation to the Defective Concrete; The trial of a man accused of murdering a Co Galway pensioner will go ahead at the Central Criminal Court next year. 55-year old Michael Scott from Gortanumera, Portumna is charged with the murder of Chrissie Treacy, also from Portumna, on April 27th, 2018. People in their 30s are set to be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine next week. The HSE says it expects registration for 30 to 39 year olds to open online shortly. Over 3.1 million vaccines have been administered so far - with registration still open; Gardai are renewing their appeal for information following the discovery of a pipe bomb in Tuam last month. Members of the Army bomb disposal team from Athlone attended the scene on the morning of May 12, and made the area safe. However, it was established; The N60 road between Ballyhaunis and Claremorris has reopened to traffic following a collision yesterday evening. A car overturned at Ballygowan bridge, and Midwest News understands one person was taken to hospital from the scene. The accident occurred; The lowest number of Covid-19 cases this year has been recorded today. NPHET has reported 259 new cases this evening - the lowest since December 12th. There are 76 Covid patients in hospital, with 27 in intensive care. Galway GP, Dr Martin Daly, a former; The emergency services are attending a road collision on the Headford road out of Galway city this evening ( 5.15pm) , about 10 miles from the city. There are significant traffic delays along this busy route as a result. There are no further details; Pharmacies will start administering COVID vaccines from next week. It's expected around one-thousand community pharmacies will begin issuing Johnson and Johnson vaccines to the remaining over-50s from next Monday. Around 350 pharmacies will be issuing Pfizer; People are being urged not to look directly at the partial solar eclipse tomorrow. The cosmic event will be visible from Ireland between 10am and 12:30pm tomorrow. During those few hours, nearly half of the sun will be blocked out by the moon. David Moore; Circle K, Ireland’s largest forecourt and convenience retailer, has opened a new franchise Circle K on Achill Island. The family-run business, currently operated by Margaret Lavelle, has been on Achill Island for over 35 years. The grand opening took place at; The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, has announced that the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project has been approved by Cabinet today and will now progress to the construction phase. The project involves the construction of 34km of new single; The first exam of Leaving Cert 2021 is over. Students sat English Paper One this morning, while those studying Home Economics will have another exam this afternoon. It's a very different Leaving Cert this year, as candidates had the option of choosing; Ashford Castle and sister hotel, The Lodge at Ashford are the first hotels in Ireland where guests can avail of an onsite Covid-19 PCR test, with results available within 12 hours. Working in partnership with Communicare Medical Supplies and available now, Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance PRO Breeda Murphy insists the Commission of Investigation Report into Mother and Baby Homes needs to be rejected as invalid. She says the lack of respect for survivors’ testimony in the Report, makes it an invalid record of; A walk-in test centre for Covid-19 will open in Ballina tomorrow morning, and will be available on Thursday and Friday. No appointment is necessary for people to attend the testing facility at the Stephenites Ground on Lord Edward Street, which will be open; Over 100 complaints were made to the Ombudsman last year from people in Mayo. The 2020 report shows that, nationally, complaints to the Ombudsman about public services fell by 6% last year compared to the previous year. 3,418 complaints were made in 2020, a; Two people on paddleboards were rescued after they had drifted out to sea in Co Sligo yesterday. The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was requested to launch on Tuesday evening after reports that two paddleboarders had been blown out to sea off Mermaid's Cove. Government Ministers will be told today that the cost of fixing defects in houses in the West and northwest caused by pyrite could go beyond €1 billion. Housing Minster Darragh O'Brien is expected to brief Cabinet colleagues on the Government's support scheme; Twin sisters from Co Roscommon, who've been separated for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, met up yesterday to celebrate their 90th birthdays, by travelling from Dublin to Galway by train for a short holiday. Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna nee; €187,000 in funding has been approved for Mayo sporting projects under Dormant Accounts Funding. Mayo Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers has welcomed the investment package for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in the county. Just under; NUI Galway is one of four of Ireland's universities that have slipped down in the latest world university rankings. The new QS World University Rankings for 2022 saw NUI Galway drop 20 places to 258th overall, University College Cork (UCC) drop 12 places to; A leading immunologist says the rise of the Delta variant of Covid-19 on the island of Ireland is worrying. There have been at least 115 confirmed cases of the variant sequenced in the republic. It comes as the latest daily figures from the Department of; Gardai on patrol in Sligo on Monday night stopped a vehicle for road traffic offences. Following a search, a siphoning pump and drums were located. Gardai believe that stopping the vehicle and its male occupants prevented a crime that was about to take place, Over 1,500 students across Co Mayo will sit their first Leaving Cert exam today. 1,605 candidates in Mayo applied for accredited grades this year, while 1,424 are sitting the exams - the figures indicate that the majority of students in the county opted for; 271 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland this evening. It's the second lowest daily tally this year. 77 patients are currently in hospital with the virus - with 27 in intensive care. A Westport Councillor has defended those who enjoyed outdoor drinking and dining facilities in the town over the bank holiday weekend. Pubs and restaurants with outdoor facilities enjoyed a bumper weekend, as the town was very busy with tourists. However, a; Irish Water and Roscommon County Council have today commenced upgrade works for water services in Ballaghadereen. Local TD Claire Kerrane says work is starting on a 2 km stretch of problematic old water mains between Lung River and Cooneys in Tibohine. This; Outpatient clinics at Mayo University Hospital have restarted, following the recent cyber attack on the HSE's IT systems, which resulted in the widespread cancellation of services. The HSE says outpatient clinics have resumed, with a combination of; Mayo Leisure Point is an indoor entertainment complex in Castlebar, with a bowling alley, a cinema that re-opened yesterday , a Leisure Club including a swimming pool that opened today, restaurants/ diners and Hogs Heaven Sports Bar among it facilities. Cora; The Tara Café is located in the Penneys / Supervalu shopping centre in Castlebar and is open for takeaway only at present, but looking forward to reopening for indoor dining next month. Owner Fiona Ryan has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa about the; Breaffy House Resort on the outskirts of Castlebar is looking forward to a very busy Summer, and has opened new outdoor food and drink facilities for customers on it over 100 acre site. The hotel fully reopened for residents last Wednesday, in line with; While theatres and concert halls are still awaiting clarification on the numbers that can attend individual concerts, Kodaline has today announced details of an acoustic nationwide tour in November and December, including a concert at the TF Royal Theatre in; Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision outside Swinford this morning. The two car crash occurred on the Swinford junction of the N5 at around 8:45am. Two people were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening; Tens of thousands of Leaving Cert students are spending their last day studying ahead of the exams getting underway tomorrow. The class of 2021 have had the option of sitting the exams, accepting calculated grades or choosing both. This year's results won't; Temperatures could hit as high as 24 degrees in parts this week. The good conditions over the past couple of days are set to continue, however there's the chance of some patchy showers in places. The best of the weather is expected to hit the country from; In-person driver theory tests resume today at the 40 testing centres across the country. The Road Safety Authority says it'll initially do 25,000 theory tests per month, increasing to 50,000 over time. More than 120,000 people are currently waiting to take; A Galway Councillor is calling for designated public spaces for outdoor drinking to be piloted this summer. Fianna Fail Councillor Alan Cheevers argues that a lot of public drinking is currently happening in green spaces and is taking away from city; The number of Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals has fallen to its lowest point since mid-September last year. There are 69 people with the virus on wards, down 29 percent on last week. In ICU there's a similar trend - last night there were 26 patients - 25; Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the N59 near Clifden yesterday at approximately 12 noon. A woman, in her 30s, was air lifted to University Hospital Galway to be treated for serious yet non-life threatening; The Department of Health has reported an additional 377 cases of Covid 19.69 people are receiving treatment in hospital for the disease, of which 26 are in ICU.The Chief Medical Officer is asking people to continue to work from home unless it's necessary to; The HSE is continuing with its programme of COVID-19 walk-in test centres which enable people in those communities local to the centre get a free COVID-19 test without having to make an appointment in advance. These test centres are an important part of the; Gardaí have located a 64-year-old man who has been missing from the Salthill area of Galway since the middle of May. Billy Hill has been located safe and well. Gardaí have thanked the public and the media for their assistance in this matter. Health officials have confirmed 313 new cases of covid-19. 70 people are currently in hospital with the virus. 27 are being treated in ICU. The Health Minister says 3 million Covid vaccine doses will be given this bank holiday weekend. Stephen Donnelly says; Ballyglass Coast Guard Unit were tasked with a callout this morning by MRSC Malin following a request from NAC. A hill walker had fallen ill while walking along the coastline between Blacksod lighthouse and Faulmore. Once on scene the local HSE paramedics and; Gardaí are appealing to people heading to the Mayo coastline this afternoon to avoid Keem Bay. Heavy traffic has been reported in the area since mid-morning and Gardaí have closed the road at Dooagh for safety reasons. It is expected the road will remain; A demonstration will be held in Newport tomorrow calling for the redistribution of Common Agricultural Policy funds to small farmers. The Rural Ireland Organisation, formerly Ireland's Future have organised the meeting for 11:30am on Monday morning, with; Last night's Lotto jackpot has been won by a player in Galway. They scooped the 2.4 million euro prize by playing online. The National Lottery says they've notified the user's online account and sent them a separate email. It's the third week in a row that; Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Loughrea this morning. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the collision on Gort Road at approximately 2.10am. The collision involved a motorcycle and another vehicle. A public health expert says the Government needs to act now to prevent the Delta variant from taking hold here. A small number of suspected cases of the strain have been identified in the North. People in Kilkeel, Co Down are being urged to get tested. It; The World Health Organisation says being in crowded areas outdoors still puts people at risk of getting Covid-19. Pubs and restaurants will re-open for outdoor service tomorrow for the first time in months. The easing of restrictions will also see gyms; The Agriculture Minister says the size of the national dairy herd must stabilise to ensure climate action targets are met. Charlie McConalogue's told the Business Post he'll only consider a cap as a last resort. He says the sector's made progress in reducing; Religious orders still haven't committed to contributing to the redress scheme for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. The Children's Minister wrote to the orders in January after the commission of investigation's report was published. Roderic O'Gorman has; Over 60,000 homes and businesses who were due to get high-speed broadband this year could miss out. The rollout of the National Broadband Plan has only reached 4 thousand premises so far this year - out of a target of 115,000 by the end of the year. The; 19 people have been arrested in Dublin after large groups of young people threw bottles at gardai. A number of streets were sealed off and the public order unit cleared crowds for a second night in a row. Two gardai were injured and a patrol car was also; Day-trippers and holiday makers are being urged to leave no trace when eating outdoors this weekend. MyWaste.ie says over 2 million single-use cups and plastic bottles will be used over the bank holiday weekend. The waste management resource is asking people; Graham Norton and Paul Mescal will be flying the flag for Ireland at tonight's Bafta awards. Cork's Graham Norton is in the running for the entertainment performer award. Kildare's Paul Mescal is up for the leading actor prize for his role in Normal People. Health officials have confirmed 416 new cases of covid-19. There are currently 74 patients in hospital being treated with the virus. 29 are in intensive care. Meanwhile, Stephen Donnelly has received his first dose of a Covid vaccine. The Health Minister, Plans for a village enhancement scheme in Bohola was revealed at the recent meeting of the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District. The aim is to enhance the village green, enticing passing visitors to stop, and to have a pedestrian/cycling friendly route; There is no point in holding meetings of the Beef Taskforce if the real problems facing the industry are not examined thoroughly. That’s the view of Independent Roscommon-Galway Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, who was reacting to Thursday’s meeting. The; Belmullet Tidy Towns have launched a campaign aimed at tackling the persistent problem of dog fouling around the town. The purpose of the campaign is to highlight to dog owners the importance of cleaning up after their pets. The initiative includes the; The Health Minister says he'd like to see the Pfizer vaccine rolled out to 12-15 year olds with underlying conditions as quickly as possible. The European Medicines Agency has approved the jab for children of that age after a trial found it was safe to use. The Government's set to consider proposals on redress for survivors of mother and baby homes in the next few weeks. The Irish Times reports the Children's Minister will bring a memo to Cabinet at either the end of this month or the start of July. The paper; There are 529 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 86 patients are in hospital with the virus. 28 Covid patients are in intensive care - which is the lowest figure since before Christmas. The green light has been given to reduce the time between administering doses of the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine from 12 to 8 weeks. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says there will be a gradual reduction in the interval between the first and second doses in; A new road safety campaign involving wheelie bins and life-sized child stickers in Achill are an attempt to make Mayo roads safer as we head into a busy bank holiday weekend. The stickers shaped to look like a child about to run out on the road have been; The President of GMIT says she is confident that they can welcome back all students and staff on Campus in September. Dr. Orla Flynn was commenting after the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said he expects students and staff to be; This bank holiday weekend, Mayo County Council is calling on everyone to be responsible when enjoying the outdoors and to leave no trace. People visiting beaches, amenity areas and beauty spots over the weekend, enjoying the outdoors, are urged to take home; Clerical changes in the Diocese of Achonry haven been announced this afternoon by Bishop Paul Dempsey. Fr Vincent Sherlock, Parish Priest of Kilmovee is appointed Parish Priest of Tubbercurry Fr Joseph Gavigan, the Parish Priest of Ballaghaderreen is; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a calf missing from the Mulranny area since Wednesday. The white charolais calf was reported missing from Bunnahowna Hill. Anyone who may have seen the animal or who has any information is asked to; The supplier of the item that caused social media controversy for the Foxford Woollen Mills last weekend, is adamant that the Foxford store is completely innocent and never buys animal fur items from him. For the last 60 years, internationally renowned Dublin; 14 jobs have been approved for the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea this year. That’s according to Senator Eugene Murphy, who says €1.4M in revenue is allocated for 2021. The Fianna Fail Senator says that the release of funding is imminent, adding that local; Ballyhaunis Community School has been approved temporary modular accommodation. This news has been confirmed by Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary who says these units were required as a direct result of Covid. Three prefabs have been approved for; Meat processors have attended a meeting of the Beef Taskforce with future challenges and opportunities topping the agenda. The Agriculture Minister says a third report on prices along the supply chain will be published later this week. He says strong; There are calls for the Government to reject a Commission of Investigation report into Mother and Baby Homes after it emerged 100s of people's testimony was discounted as it didn't meet a legal standard of evidence. Commission member Mary Daly told a seminar; The national five-day moving average of Covid-19 cases has dropped by three percent over the past week to 392. 465 new cases were confirmed last night by the Department of Health. In hospitals there are 84 patients with the virus - down 16 percent on a week; A Sligo-Leitrim TD has been forced to clarify after tweeting a photo of a cornered off bench in Strandhill, after it turned out the seat was simply being repainted. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry tweeted a photo of a wooden bench yesterday, which was; Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a vehicle on fire in Galway yesterday evening. The incident occurred at Carnmore Cross near Galway Airport and resulted in significant delays to traffic during rush hour. No further information available at; There are 465 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 84 patients are in hospital with the virus this evening. That's the lowest number in over eight months. 30 Covid patients are in intensive care , which is the lowest figure this year. There are no county; Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for thunderstorms in 4 counties. Residents of Mayo, Galway, Limerick and Clare are being advised of heavy downpours. That rain may also result in spot flooding. Forecaster Linda Hughes expects them to pass; 6,000 euro worth of drugs were seized late last night by gardai in Ballinrobe. Members of the Divisional Drugs Task force assisted by local gardai searched a house in Ballinrobe town just before midnight last night (Wed). They recovered 6,000 euro worth of; Presentation College Headford has been approved for a large-scale capital programme. It involves the demolition and refurbishment of existing buildings and a new school extension. When completed, the school will be able to cater for more of 1000 students. Two significant changes could be on the way to the vaccine rollout programme. The HSE is considering reducing the weeks between doses of the AstraZeneca jab from 12 to 8. While a large number of people under the age of 50 may only need one dose of a jab. It's; Sinn Féin's calling for a review into the cost of direct-provision centres, after its been revealed today that the fees paid to such centres rose to 175 million euro last year. The money was paid by government to private firms for running nearly 50 centres; Irish owned pet-retailer, Petmania is to create 30 new jobs this year with an expansion spanning three locations in the North West. Petmania Sligo, the new pet super-store and grooming studio in Sligo town, officially opened its doors today. It has emerged that hundreds of survivors’ testimony was not used by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, and this is further heartache for survivors and their families, according to Tuam historian Catherine Corless. Yesterday, at an; Funding of over €1.1 million has been allocated for road improvement measures across Co Mayo, where severe weather events have damaged local and regional roads. It will allow for flood alleviation measures, bridge repairs, road protection works and the; A limited number of services are being resumed at Mayo University Hospital following the recent HSE cyber attack. While all systems have not yet been restored, management say they are in a position to resume a limited number of services this week, on a; Tributes are being paid to former Sligo Fine Gael Councillor Paul Conmy from Culleens who passed away yesterday. He was elected to Sligo County Council in the Dromore area in 1979 and held his seat until 2009. The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Dara; The National Lottery is continuing to appeal to Lotto players in the Castlebar and Athlone areas to check their tickets carefully, as the latest Lotto millionaires have yet to make contact. On Saturday 22nd May, the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million was; A company owned by Roscommon-born property developer Sean Mulryan has created a suspended swimming pool, 35 metres in the air, between two apartment blocks in London. The Sky Pool allows residents to swim in the unique pool, which spans 15 metres, is; Many hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and hostels reopened yesterday, as the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on the tourism and hospitality sector begins. The Ice House Hotel in Ballina will open their doors tomorrow (Friday) after being; An increase in water safety incidents involving jet skis has led to a joint appeal for responsibility being issued by multiple water safety agencies. It's urging jet ski users to be careful of their own safety as well as "respect the safety and wellbeing of; The HSE is warning people to expect 'significant interruption' to health services again next week. It says the situation has improved a little, with some computer systems working again after the ransomware attack, but many services remain cancelled. Up to; The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has advised reducing the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It has recommended 8 week intervals instead of the current 12 weeks. The advice could see thousands of people who've had a first dose fully; The World Health Organisation says there could be a fourth wave of Covid-19 in Ireland - if people socialise too much. The warning comes ahead of the Bank Holiday Weekend, with large crowds gathering in Dublin, Cork and Galway last weekend. The Taoiseach says; The Chief Medical Officer says the Indian variant of Covid could easily become the dominant strain, if people aren't careful. There have been 115 cases of the variant, now known as Delta - up from 97 last Friday. The strain has sparked an increase in cases; A Castlebar woman has been selected as the Social Democrats candidate for the Dublin Bay South by-election. Sarah Durcan was chosen at a selection convention last night. Sarah is daughter of former Castlebar-based Independent Councillor Frank Durcan, and has; The leaving cert results will be out on Friday September 3rd. They are expected to be issued directly to candidates through the Candidate Self Service Portal. In any subject where a student sits the exam and opts to receive Accredited Grades, they will be; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 70 year old John Joyce. John was last seen in the Rahoon Road area of Galway at approximately 10pm on Monday 31st May. John is described as being 6’ 2” External link

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Michael Ring says : “these supports will ensure the schemes can fully re-commence in; Castlebar councillors are to consider closing Tucker Street in the town to traffic, each evening, to facilitate an outdoor dining area for local businesses. The proposal that will be discussed next week in detail by elected councillors and council officials; Electricity supplier Energia has announced that it is partnering with Intersport Elverys to supply 100% green electricity to all their sports stores across Ireland. Intersport Elverys now has 50 stores nationwide. The Intersport Elverys brand is one of the; Plans are still on track to apply for planning permission for the proposed IDA Ireland industrial park in Ballina in the third-quarter of this year. That's according to Minister of State Robert Troy, who was responding to queries from Mayo TD Dara Calleary on; The number of people who arrived into Dublin Airport rose by nearly 36 per cent last week - despite mandatory hotel quarantine for over 50 countries. Over 21,100 people flew into the facility - compared to 15,600 the previous week. Nearly 12,000 were Irish; Today will mark the return of fans to sports events - with crowds of about 1,000 attending three matches. They're the first of 16 trial events taking place during June and July. Leinster Rugby are playing the Dragons at the RDS, while two League of Ireland; The number of people being treated in intensive care for coronavirus is at its lowest level this year. 23 patients with covid 19 are currently in ICU, while 59 people are in hospital - the lowest in nearly 9 months. 398 new cases of the disease have been; Farmers will take to the streets in towns across the country today for a nationwide rally. They'll be highlighting the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy and will warn against the dangers of current CAP proposals. The IFA says the current; Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in County Galway. It happened at a junction on the N84 at Grange, Corandulla at around a quarter past 9 on Wednesday night. Two cars collided and one of them veered off course and collided with a third; There are 398 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 23 Covid patients are in intensive care units nationally and that is the lowest number of such patients this year. A total of 70 patients are in hospital with the virus. As of Tuesday, the country's 14-day; Patients attending the Emergency Department, outpatient and other appointments at University Hospital Galway are facing significant delays as the impact of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to affect the delivery of hospital services. In a; Mayo Arts Service in partnership with Creative Ireland is presenting I am What I am, an exhibition celebrating gender and identity in Ballina Arts Centre I Am What I Am is a nuanced celebration of artists who work with gender, sexuality, identity and politics; The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) is contesting the narrative that the current CAP proposals will undermine the income of Irish farmers. Mayo Chair Seamus Cosgrave argues that nationally, under a full flattening of payments, 72,710 farmers; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens towards its development as a world-class visitor attraction. A key element of the investment will be in the "Wild Realms" project, which will allow visitors to; Gardai in Mayo seized more than 16,000 euro worth of drugs and one man was arrested, following searches of a number of houses in Castlebar, Ballina and Westport over the last number of days. The searches were all carried out under warrant by the members of; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens. It's part of a €73 million euro investment in four major projects in Mayo, Cavan, Donegal and Dublin. The largest allocation - €20.2 million - goes to Westport; The Rural Ireland Organisation, formally known as Ireland’s Future claims the IFA CAP reform protest planned for Mayo tomorrow (Fri) is against equality and against 72,000 small farmers getting any increase in their payments. Chairperson of The Rural Ireland; The final report has been issued into an aircraft accident in Co Galway last Summer. On 11th July 2020, the Cessna aircraft with one crew member and one passenger on board was en route from Rathcoole Aerodrome in Co Cork to the Tibohine Airfield in Co; A section of the N84 Headford road, which was closed to traffic following a collision last night, has just reopened within the past few minutes. Two vehicles were involved in a collision at about 9pm last night, which caused one vehicle to veer off path and; The Irish Farmers Association will hold a demonstration in Ballina tomorrow morning (Friday), as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy. In the first large-scale demonstration by the IFA since the; The devastation and stress for homeowners caused by pyrite damage is not being under-estimated or ignored by Government. That's according to the Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien who gave an update to the Cabinet yesterday in relation to the Defective Concrete; The trial of a man accused of murdering a Co Galway pensioner will go ahead at the Central Criminal Court next year. 55-year old Michael Scott from Gortanumera, Portumna is charged with the murder of Chrissie Treacy, also from Portumna, on April 27th, 2018. People in their 30s are set to be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine next week. The HSE says it expects registration for 30 to 39 year olds to open online shortly. Over 3.1 million vaccines have been administered so far - with registration still open; Gardai are renewing their appeal for information following the discovery of a pipe bomb in Tuam last month. Members of the Army bomb disposal team from Athlone attended the scene on the morning of May 12, and made the area safe. However, it was established; The N60 road between Ballyhaunis and Claremorris has reopened to traffic following a collision yesterday evening. A car overturned at Ballygowan bridge, and Midwest News understands one person was taken to hospital from the scene. The accident occurred; The lowest number of Covid-19 cases this year has been recorded today. NPHET has reported 259 new cases this evening - the lowest since December 12th. There are 76 Covid patients in hospital, with 27 in intensive care. Galway GP, Dr Martin Daly, a former; The emergency services are attending a road collision on the Headford road out of Galway city this evening ( 5.15pm) , about 10 miles from the city. There are significant traffic delays along this busy route as a result. There are no further details; Pharmacies will start administering COVID vaccines from next week. It's expected around one-thousand community pharmacies will begin issuing Johnson and Johnson vaccines to the remaining over-50s from next Monday. Around 350 pharmacies will be issuing Pfizer; People are being urged not to look directly at the partial solar eclipse tomorrow. The cosmic event will be visible from Ireland between 10am and 12:30pm tomorrow. During those few hours, nearly half of the sun will be blocked out by the moon. David Moore; Circle K, Ireland’s largest forecourt and convenience retailer, has opened a new franchise Circle K on Achill Island. The family-run business, currently operated by Margaret Lavelle, has been on Achill Island for over 35 years. The grand opening took place at; The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, has announced that the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project has been approved by Cabinet today and will now progress to the construction phase. The project involves the construction of 34km of new single; The first exam of Leaving Cert 2021 is over. Students sat English Paper One this morning, while those studying Home Economics will have another exam this afternoon. It's a very different Leaving Cert this year, as candidates had the option of choosing; Ashford Castle and sister hotel, The Lodge at Ashford are the first hotels in Ireland where guests can avail of an onsite Covid-19 PCR test, with results available within 12 hours. Working in partnership with Communicare Medical Supplies and available now, Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance PRO Breeda Murphy insists the Commission of Investigation Report into Mother and Baby Homes needs to be rejected as invalid. She says the lack of respect for survivors’ testimony in the Report, makes it an invalid record of; A walk-in test centre for Covid-19 will open in Ballina tomorrow morning, and will be available on Thursday and Friday. No appointment is necessary for people to attend the testing facility at the Stephenites Ground on Lord Edward Street, which will be open; Over 100 complaints were made to the Ombudsman last year from people in Mayo. The 2020 report shows that, nationally, complaints to the Ombudsman about public services fell by 6% last year compared to the previous year. 3,418 complaints were made in 2020, a; Two people on paddleboards were rescued after they had drifted out to sea in Co Sligo yesterday. The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was requested to launch on Tuesday evening after reports that two paddleboarders had been blown out to sea off Mermaid's Cove. Government Ministers will be told today that the cost of fixing defects in houses in the West and northwest caused by pyrite could go beyond €1 billion. Housing Minster Darragh O'Brien is expected to brief Cabinet colleagues on the Government's support scheme; Twin sisters from Co Roscommon, who've been separated for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, met up yesterday to celebrate their 90th birthdays, by travelling from Dublin to Galway by train for a short holiday. Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna nee; €187,000 in funding has been approved for Mayo sporting projects under Dormant Accounts Funding. Mayo Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers has welcomed the investment package for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in the county. Just under; NUI Galway is one of four of Ireland's universities that have slipped down in the latest world university rankings. The new QS World University Rankings for 2022 saw NUI Galway drop 20 places to 258th overall, University College Cork (UCC) drop 12 places to; A leading immunologist says the rise of the Delta variant of Covid-19 on the island of Ireland is worrying. There have been at least 115 confirmed cases of the variant sequenced in the republic. It comes as the latest daily figures from the Department of; Gardai on patrol in Sligo on Monday night stopped a vehicle for road traffic offences. Following a search, a siphoning pump and drums were located. Gardai believe that stopping the vehicle and its male occupants prevented a crime that was about to take place, Over 1,500 students across Co Mayo will sit their first Leaving Cert exam today. 1,605 candidates in Mayo applied for accredited grades this year, while 1,424 are sitting the exams - the figures indicate that the majority of students in the county opted for; 271 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland this evening. It's the second lowest daily tally this year. 77 patients are currently in hospital with the virus - with 27 in intensive care. A Westport Councillor has defended those who enjoyed outdoor drinking and dining facilities in the town over the bank holiday weekend. Pubs and restaurants with outdoor facilities enjoyed a bumper weekend, as the town was very busy with tourists. However, a; Irish Water and Roscommon County Council have today commenced upgrade works for water services in Ballaghadereen. Local TD Claire Kerrane says work is starting on a 2 km stretch of problematic old water mains between Lung River and Cooneys in Tibohine. This; Outpatient clinics at Mayo University Hospital have restarted, following the recent cyber attack on the HSE's IT systems, which resulted in the widespread cancellation of services. The HSE says outpatient clinics have resumed, with a combination of; Mayo Leisure Point is an indoor entertainment complex in Castlebar, with a bowling alley, a cinema that re-opened yesterday , a Leisure Club including a swimming pool that opened today, restaurants/ diners and Hogs Heaven Sports Bar among it facilities. Cora; The Tara Café is located in the Penneys / Supervalu shopping centre in Castlebar and is open for takeaway only at present, but looking forward to reopening for indoor dining next month. Owner Fiona Ryan has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa about the; Breaffy House Resort on the outskirts of Castlebar is looking forward to a very busy Summer, and has opened new outdoor food and drink facilities for customers on it over 100 acre site. The hotel fully reopened for residents last Wednesday, in line with; While theatres and concert halls are still awaiting clarification on the numbers that can attend individual concerts, Kodaline has today announced details of an acoustic nationwide tour in November and December, including a concert at the TF Royal Theatre in; Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision outside Swinford this morning. The two car crash occurred on the Swinford junction of the N5 at around 8:45am. Two people were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening; Tens of thousands of Leaving Cert students are spending their last day studying ahead of the exams getting underway tomorrow. The class of 2021 have had the option of sitting the exams, accepting calculated grades or choosing both. This year's results won't; Temperatures could hit as high as 24 degrees in parts this week. The good conditions over the past couple of days are set to continue, however there's the chance of some patchy showers in places. The best of the weather is expected to hit the country from; In-person driver theory tests resume today at the 40 testing centres across the country. The Road Safety Authority says it'll initially do 25,000 theory tests per month, increasing to 50,000 over time. More than 120,000 people are currently waiting to take; A Galway Councillor is calling for designated public spaces for outdoor drinking to be piloted this summer. Fianna Fail Councillor Alan Cheevers argues that a lot of public drinking is currently happening in green spaces and is taking away from city; The number of Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals has fallen to its lowest point since mid-September last year. There are 69 people with the virus on wards, down 29 percent on last week. In ICU there's a similar trend - last night there were 26 patients - 25; Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the N59 near Clifden yesterday at approximately 12 noon. A woman, in her 30s, was air lifted to University Hospital Galway to be treated for serious yet non-life threatening; The Department of Health has reported an additional 377 cases of Covid 19.69 people are receiving treatment in hospital for the disease, of which 26 are in ICU.The Chief Medical Officer is asking people to continue to work from home unless it's necessary to; The HSE is continuing with its programme of COVID-19 walk-in test centres which enable people in those communities local to the centre get a free COVID-19 test without having to make an appointment in advance. These test centres are an important part of the; Gardaí have located a 64-year-old man who has been missing from the Salthill area of Galway since the middle of May. Billy Hill has been located safe and well. Gardaí have thanked the public and the media for their assistance in this matter. Health officials have confirmed 313 new cases of covid-19. 70 people are currently in hospital with the virus. 27 are being treated in ICU. The Health Minister says 3 million Covid vaccine doses will be given this bank holiday weekend. Stephen Donnelly says; Ballyglass Coast Guard Unit were tasked with a callout this morning by MRSC Malin following a request from NAC. A hill walker had fallen ill while walking along the coastline between Blacksod lighthouse and Faulmore. Once on scene the local HSE paramedics and; Gardaí are appealing to people heading to the Mayo coastline this afternoon to avoid Keem Bay. Heavy traffic has been reported in the area since mid-morning and Gardaí have closed the road at Dooagh for safety reasons. It is expected the road will remain; A demonstration will be held in Newport tomorrow calling for the redistribution of Common Agricultural Policy funds to small farmers. The Rural Ireland Organisation, formerly Ireland's Future have organised the meeting for 11:30am on Monday morning, with; Last night's Lotto jackpot has been won by a player in Galway. They scooped the 2.4 million euro prize by playing online. The National Lottery says they've notified the user's online account and sent them a separate email. It's the third week in a row that; Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Loughrea this morning. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the collision on Gort Road at approximately 2.10am. The collision involved a motorcycle and another vehicle. A public health expert says the Government needs to act now to prevent the Delta variant from taking hold here. A small number of suspected cases of the strain have been identified in the North. People in Kilkeel, Co Down are being urged to get tested. It; The World Health Organisation says being in crowded areas outdoors still puts people at risk of getting Covid-19. Pubs and restaurants will re-open for outdoor service tomorrow for the first time in months. The easing of restrictions will also see gyms; The Agriculture Minister says the size of the national dairy herd must stabilise to ensure climate action targets are met. Charlie McConalogue's told the Business Post he'll only consider a cap as a last resort. He says the sector's made progress in reducing; Religious orders still haven't committed to contributing to the redress scheme for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. The Children's Minister wrote to the orders in January after the commission of investigation's report was published. Roderic O'Gorman has; Over 60,000 homes and businesses who were due to get high-speed broadband this year could miss out. The rollout of the National Broadband Plan has only reached 4 thousand premises so far this year - out of a target of 115,000 by the end of the year. The; 19 people have been arrested in Dublin after large groups of young people threw bottles at gardai. A number of streets were sealed off and the public order unit cleared crowds for a second night in a row. Two gardai were injured and a patrol car was also; Day-trippers and holiday makers are being urged to leave no trace when eating outdoors this weekend. MyWaste.ie says over 2 million single-use cups and plastic bottles will be used over the bank holiday weekend. The waste management resource is asking people; Graham Norton and Paul Mescal will be flying the flag for Ireland at tonight's Bafta awards. Cork's Graham Norton is in the running for the entertainment performer award. Kildare's Paul Mescal is up for the leading actor prize for his role in Normal People. Health officials have confirmed 416 new cases of covid-19. There are currently 74 patients in hospital being treated with the virus. 29 are in intensive care. Meanwhile, Stephen Donnelly has received his first dose of a Covid vaccine. The Health Minister, Plans for a village enhancement scheme in Bohola was revealed at the recent meeting of the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District. The aim is to enhance the village green, enticing passing visitors to stop, and to have a pedestrian/cycling friendly route; There is no point in holding meetings of the Beef Taskforce if the real problems facing the industry are not examined thoroughly. That’s the view of Independent Roscommon-Galway Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, who was reacting to Thursday’s meeting. The; Belmullet Tidy Towns have launched a campaign aimed at tackling the persistent problem of dog fouling around the town. The purpose of the campaign is to highlight to dog owners the importance of cleaning up after their pets. The initiative includes the; The Health Minister says he'd like to see the Pfizer vaccine rolled out to 12-15 year olds with underlying conditions as quickly as possible. The European Medicines Agency has approved the jab for children of that age after a trial found it was safe to use. The Government's set to consider proposals on redress for survivors of mother and baby homes in the next few weeks. The Irish Times reports the Children's Minister will bring a memo to Cabinet at either the end of this month or the start of July. The paper; There are 529 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 86 patients are in hospital with the virus. 28 Covid patients are in intensive care - which is the lowest figure since before Christmas. The green light has been given to reduce the time between administering doses of the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine from 12 to 8 weeks. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says there will be a gradual reduction in the interval between the first and second doses in; A new road safety campaign involving wheelie bins and life-sized child stickers in Achill are an attempt to make Mayo roads safer as we head into a busy bank holiday weekend. The stickers shaped to look like a child about to run out on the road have been; The President of GMIT says she is confident that they can welcome back all students and staff on Campus in September. Dr. Orla Flynn was commenting after the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said he expects students and staff to be; This bank holiday weekend, Mayo County Council is calling on everyone to be responsible when enjoying the outdoors and to leave no trace. People visiting beaches, amenity areas and beauty spots over the weekend, enjoying the outdoors, are urged to take home; Clerical changes in the Diocese of Achonry haven been announced this afternoon by Bishop Paul Dempsey. Fr Vincent Sherlock, Parish Priest of Kilmovee is appointed Parish Priest of Tubbercurry Fr Joseph Gavigan, the Parish Priest of Ballaghaderreen is; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a calf missing from the Mulranny area since Wednesday. The white charolais calf was reported missing from Bunnahowna Hill. Anyone who may have seen the animal or who has any information is asked to; The supplier of the item that caused social media controversy for the Foxford Woollen Mills last weekend, is adamant that the Foxford store is completely innocent and never buys animal fur items from him. For the last 60 years, internationally renowned Dublin; 14 jobs have been approved for the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea this year. That’s according to Senator Eugene Murphy, who says €1.4M in revenue is allocated for 2021. The Fianna Fail Senator says that the release of funding is imminent, adding that local; Ballyhaunis Community School has been approved temporary modular accommodation. This news has been confirmed by Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary who says these units were required as a direct result of Covid. Three prefabs have been approved for; Meat processors have attended a meeting of the Beef Taskforce with future challenges and opportunities topping the agenda. The Agriculture Minister says a third report on prices along the supply chain will be published later this week. He says strong; There are calls for the Government to reject a Commission of Investigation report into Mother and Baby Homes after it emerged 100s of people's testimony was discounted as it didn't meet a legal standard of evidence. Commission member Mary Daly told a seminar; The national five-day moving average of Covid-19 cases has dropped by three percent over the past week to 392. 465 new cases were confirmed last night by the Department of Health. In hospitals there are 84 patients with the virus - down 16 percent on a week; A Sligo-Leitrim TD has been forced to clarify after tweeting a photo of a cornered off bench in Strandhill, after it turned out the seat was simply being repainted. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry tweeted a photo of a wooden bench yesterday, which was; Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a vehicle on fire in Galway yesterday evening. The incident occurred at Carnmore Cross near Galway Airport and resulted in significant delays to traffic during rush hour. No further information available at; There are 465 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 84 patients are in hospital with the virus this evening. That's the lowest number in over eight months. 30 Covid patients are in intensive care , which is the lowest figure this year. There are no county; Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for thunderstorms in 4 counties. Residents of Mayo, Galway, Limerick and Clare are being advised of heavy downpours. That rain may also result in spot flooding. Forecaster Linda Hughes expects them to pass; 6,000 euro worth of drugs were seized late last night by gardai in Ballinrobe. Members of the Divisional Drugs Task force assisted by local gardai searched a house in Ballinrobe town just before midnight last night (Wed). They recovered 6,000 euro worth of; Presentation College Headford has been approved for a large-scale capital programme. It involves the demolition and refurbishment of existing buildings and a new school extension. When completed, the school will be able to cater for more of 1000 students. Two significant changes could be on the way to the vaccine rollout programme. The HSE is considering reducing the weeks between doses of the AstraZeneca jab from 12 to 8. While a large number of people under the age of 50 may only need one dose of a jab. It's; Sinn Féin's calling for a review into the cost of direct-provision centres, after its been revealed today that the fees paid to such centres rose to 175 million euro last year. The money was paid by government to private firms for running nearly 50 centres; Irish owned pet-retailer, Petmania is to create 30 new jobs this year with an expansion spanning three locations in the North West. Petmania Sligo, the new pet super-store and grooming studio in Sligo town, officially opened its doors today. It has emerged that hundreds of survivors’ testimony was not used by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, and this is further heartache for survivors and their families, according to Tuam historian Catherine Corless. Yesterday, at an; Funding of over €1.1 million has been allocated for road improvement measures across Co Mayo, where severe weather events have damaged local and regional roads. It will allow for flood alleviation measures, bridge repairs, road protection works and the; A limited number of services are being resumed at Mayo University Hospital following the recent HSE cyber attack. While all systems have not yet been restored, management say they are in a position to resume a limited number of services this week, on a; Tributes are being paid to former Sligo Fine Gael Councillor Paul Conmy from Culleens who passed away yesterday. He was elected to Sligo County Council in the Dromore area in 1979 and held his seat until 2009. The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Dara; The National Lottery is continuing to appeal to Lotto players in the Castlebar and Athlone areas to check their tickets carefully, as the latest Lotto millionaires have yet to make contact. On Saturday 22nd May, the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million was; A company owned by Roscommon-born property developer Sean Mulryan has created a suspended swimming pool, 35 metres in the air, between two apartment blocks in London. The Sky Pool allows residents to swim in the unique pool, which spans 15 metres, is; Many hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and hostels reopened yesterday, as the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on the tourism and hospitality sector begins. The Ice House Hotel in Ballina will open their doors tomorrow (Friday) after being; An increase in water safety incidents involving jet skis has led to a joint appeal for responsibility being issued by multiple water safety agencies. It's urging jet ski users to be careful of their own safety as well as "respect the safety and wellbeing of; The HSE is warning people to expect 'significant interruption' to health services again next week. It says the situation has improved a little, with some computer systems working again after the ransomware attack, but many services remain cancelled. Up to; The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has advised reducing the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It has recommended 8 week intervals instead of the current 12 weeks. The advice could see thousands of people who've had a first dose fully; The World Health Organisation says there could be a fourth wave of Covid-19 in Ireland - if people socialise too much. The warning comes ahead of the Bank Holiday Weekend, with large crowds gathering in Dublin, Cork and Galway last weekend. The Taoiseach says; The Chief Medical Officer says the Indian variant of Covid could easily become the dominant strain, if people aren't careful. There have been 115 cases of the variant, now known as Delta - up from 97 last Friday. The strain has sparked an increase in cases; A Castlebar woman has been selected as the Social Democrats candidate for the Dublin Bay South by-election. Sarah Durcan was chosen at a selection convention last night. Sarah is daughter of former Castlebar-based Independent Councillor Frank Durcan, and has; The leaving cert results will be out on Friday September 3rd. They are expected to be issued directly to candidates through the Candidate Self Service Portal. In any subject where a student sits the exam and opts to receive Accredited Grades, they will be; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 70 year old John Joyce. John was last seen in the Rahoon Road area of Galway at approximately 10pm on Monday 31st May. John is described as being 6’ 2” External link

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Michael Ring says : “these supports will ensure the schemes can fully re-commence in; Castlebar councillors are to consider closing Tucker Street in the town to traffic, each evening, to facilitate an outdoor dining area for local businesses. The proposal that will be discussed next week in detail by elected councillors and council officials; Electricity supplier Energia has announced that it is partnering with Intersport Elverys to supply 100% green electricity to all their sports stores across Ireland. Intersport Elverys now has 50 stores nationwide. The Intersport Elverys brand is one of the; Plans are still on track to apply for planning permission for the proposed IDA Ireland industrial park in Ballina in the third-quarter of this year. That's according to Minister of State Robert Troy, who was responding to queries from Mayo TD Dara Calleary on; The number of people who arrived into Dublin Airport rose by nearly 36 per cent last week - despite mandatory hotel quarantine for over 50 countries. Over 21,100 people flew into the facility - compared to 15,600 the previous week. Nearly 12,000 were Irish; Today will mark the return of fans to sports events - with crowds of about 1,000 attending three matches. They're the first of 16 trial events taking place during June and July. Leinster Rugby are playing the Dragons at the RDS, while two League of Ireland; The number of people being treated in intensive care for coronavirus is at its lowest level this year. 23 patients with covid 19 are currently in ICU, while 59 people are in hospital - the lowest in nearly 9 months. 398 new cases of the disease have been; Farmers will take to the streets in towns across the country today for a nationwide rally. They'll be highlighting the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy and will warn against the dangers of current CAP proposals. The IFA says the current; Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in County Galway. It happened at a junction on the N84 at Grange, Corandulla at around a quarter past 9 on Wednesday night. Two cars collided and one of them veered off course and collided with a third; There are 398 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 23 Covid patients are in intensive care units nationally and that is the lowest number of such patients this year. A total of 70 patients are in hospital with the virus. As of Tuesday, the country's 14-day; Patients attending the Emergency Department, outpatient and other appointments at University Hospital Galway are facing significant delays as the impact of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to affect the delivery of hospital services. In a; Mayo Arts Service in partnership with Creative Ireland is presenting I am What I am, an exhibition celebrating gender and identity in Ballina Arts Centre I Am What I Am is a nuanced celebration of artists who work with gender, sexuality, identity and politics; The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) is contesting the narrative that the current CAP proposals will undermine the income of Irish farmers. Mayo Chair Seamus Cosgrave argues that nationally, under a full flattening of payments, 72,710 farmers; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens towards its development as a world-class visitor attraction. A key element of the investment will be in the "Wild Realms" project, which will allow visitors to; Gardai in Mayo seized more than 16,000 euro worth of drugs and one man was arrested, following searches of a number of houses in Castlebar, Ballina and Westport over the last number of days. The searches were all carried out under warrant by the members of; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens. It's part of a €73 million euro investment in four major projects in Mayo, Cavan, Donegal and Dublin. The largest allocation - €20.2 million - goes to Westport; The Rural Ireland Organisation, formally known as Ireland’s Future claims the IFA CAP reform protest planned for Mayo tomorrow (Fri) is against equality and against 72,000 small farmers getting any increase in their payments. Chairperson of The Rural Ireland; The final report has been issued into an aircraft accident in Co Galway last Summer. On 11th July 2020, the Cessna aircraft with one crew member and one passenger on board was en route from Rathcoole Aerodrome in Co Cork to the Tibohine Airfield in Co; A section of the N84 Headford road, which was closed to traffic following a collision last night, has just reopened within the past few minutes. Two vehicles were involved in a collision at about 9pm last night, which caused one vehicle to veer off path and; The Irish Farmers Association will hold a demonstration in Ballina tomorrow morning (Friday), as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy. In the first large-scale demonstration by the IFA since the; The devastation and stress for homeowners caused by pyrite damage is not being under-estimated or ignored by Government. That's according to the Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien who gave an update to the Cabinet yesterday in relation to the Defective Concrete; The trial of a man accused of murdering a Co Galway pensioner will go ahead at the Central Criminal Court next year. 55-year old Michael Scott from Gortanumera, Portumna is charged with the murder of Chrissie Treacy, also from Portumna, on April 27th, 2018. People in their 30s are set to be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine next week. The HSE says it expects registration for 30 to 39 year olds to open online shortly. Over 3.1 million vaccines have been administered so far - with registration still open; Gardai are renewing their appeal for information following the discovery of a pipe bomb in Tuam last month. Members of the Army bomb disposal team from Athlone attended the scene on the morning of May 12, and made the area safe. However, it was established; The N60 road between Ballyhaunis and Claremorris has reopened to traffic following a collision yesterday evening. A car overturned at Ballygowan bridge, and Midwest News understands one person was taken to hospital from the scene. The accident occurred; The lowest number of Covid-19 cases this year has been recorded today. NPHET has reported 259 new cases this evening - the lowest since December 12th. There are 76 Covid patients in hospital, with 27 in intensive care. Galway GP, Dr Martin Daly, a former; The emergency services are attending a road collision on the Headford road out of Galway city this evening ( 5.15pm) , about 10 miles from the city. There are significant traffic delays along this busy route as a result. There are no further details; Pharmacies will start administering COVID vaccines from next week. It's expected around one-thousand community pharmacies will begin issuing Johnson and Johnson vaccines to the remaining over-50s from next Monday. Around 350 pharmacies will be issuing Pfizer; People are being urged not to look directly at the partial solar eclipse tomorrow. The cosmic event will be visible from Ireland between 10am and 12:30pm tomorrow. During those few hours, nearly half of the sun will be blocked out by the moon. David Moore; Circle K, Ireland’s largest forecourt and convenience retailer, has opened a new franchise Circle K on Achill Island. The family-run business, currently operated by Margaret Lavelle, has been on Achill Island for over 35 years. The grand opening took place at; The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, has announced that the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project has been approved by Cabinet today and will now progress to the construction phase. The project involves the construction of 34km of new single; The first exam of Leaving Cert 2021 is over. Students sat English Paper One this morning, while those studying Home Economics will have another exam this afternoon. It's a very different Leaving Cert this year, as candidates had the option of choosing; Ashford Castle and sister hotel, The Lodge at Ashford are the first hotels in Ireland where guests can avail of an onsite Covid-19 PCR test, with results available within 12 hours. Working in partnership with Communicare Medical Supplies and available now, Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance PRO Breeda Murphy insists the Commission of Investigation Report into Mother and Baby Homes needs to be rejected as invalid. She says the lack of respect for survivors’ testimony in the Report, makes it an invalid record of; A walk-in test centre for Covid-19 will open in Ballina tomorrow morning, and will be available on Thursday and Friday. No appointment is necessary for people to attend the testing facility at the Stephenites Ground on Lord Edward Street, which will be open; Over 100 complaints were made to the Ombudsman last year from people in Mayo. The 2020 report shows that, nationally, complaints to the Ombudsman about public services fell by 6% last year compared to the previous year. 3,418 complaints were made in 2020, a; Two people on paddleboards were rescued after they had drifted out to sea in Co Sligo yesterday. The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was requested to launch on Tuesday evening after reports that two paddleboarders had been blown out to sea off Mermaid's Cove. Government Ministers will be told today that the cost of fixing defects in houses in the West and northwest caused by pyrite could go beyond €1 billion. Housing Minster Darragh O'Brien is expected to brief Cabinet colleagues on the Government's support scheme; Twin sisters from Co Roscommon, who've been separated for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, met up yesterday to celebrate their 90th birthdays, by travelling from Dublin to Galway by train for a short holiday. Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna nee; €187,000 in funding has been approved for Mayo sporting projects under Dormant Accounts Funding. Mayo Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers has welcomed the investment package for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in the county. Just under; NUI Galway is one of four of Ireland's universities that have slipped down in the latest world university rankings. The new QS World University Rankings for 2022 saw NUI Galway drop 20 places to 258th overall, University College Cork (UCC) drop 12 places to; A leading immunologist says the rise of the Delta variant of Covid-19 on the island of Ireland is worrying. There have been at least 115 confirmed cases of the variant sequenced in the republic. It comes as the latest daily figures from the Department of; Gardai on patrol in Sligo on Monday night stopped a vehicle for road traffic offences. Following a search, a siphoning pump and drums were located. Gardai believe that stopping the vehicle and its male occupants prevented a crime that was about to take place, Over 1,500 students across Co Mayo will sit their first Leaving Cert exam today. 1,605 candidates in Mayo applied for accredited grades this year, while 1,424 are sitting the exams - the figures indicate that the majority of students in the county opted for; 271 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland this evening. It's the second lowest daily tally this year. 77 patients are currently in hospital with the virus - with 27 in intensive care. A Westport Councillor has defended those who enjoyed outdoor drinking and dining facilities in the town over the bank holiday weekend. Pubs and restaurants with outdoor facilities enjoyed a bumper weekend, as the town was very busy with tourists. However, a; Irish Water and Roscommon County Council have today commenced upgrade works for water services in Ballaghadereen. Local TD Claire Kerrane says work is starting on a 2 km stretch of problematic old water mains between Lung River and Cooneys in Tibohine. This; Outpatient clinics at Mayo University Hospital have restarted, following the recent cyber attack on the HSE's IT systems, which resulted in the widespread cancellation of services. The HSE says outpatient clinics have resumed, with a combination of; Mayo Leisure Point is an indoor entertainment complex in Castlebar, with a bowling alley, a cinema that re-opened yesterday , a Leisure Club including a swimming pool that opened today, restaurants/ diners and Hogs Heaven Sports Bar among it facilities. Cora; The Tara Café is located in the Penneys / Supervalu shopping centre in Castlebar and is open for takeaway only at present, but looking forward to reopening for indoor dining next month. Owner Fiona Ryan has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa about the; Breaffy House Resort on the outskirts of Castlebar is looking forward to a very busy Summer, and has opened new outdoor food and drink facilities for customers on it over 100 acre site. The hotel fully reopened for residents last Wednesday, in line with; While theatres and concert halls are still awaiting clarification on the numbers that can attend individual concerts, Kodaline has today announced details of an acoustic nationwide tour in November and December, including a concert at the TF Royal Theatre in; Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision outside Swinford this morning. The two car crash occurred on the Swinford junction of the N5 at around 8:45am. Two people were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening; Tens of thousands of Leaving Cert students are spending their last day studying ahead of the exams getting underway tomorrow. The class of 2021 have had the option of sitting the exams, accepting calculated grades or choosing both. This year's results won't; Temperatures could hit as high as 24 degrees in parts this week. The good conditions over the past couple of days are set to continue, however there's the chance of some patchy showers in places. The best of the weather is expected to hit the country from; In-person driver theory tests resume today at the 40 testing centres across the country. The Road Safety Authority says it'll initially do 25,000 theory tests per month, increasing to 50,000 over time. More than 120,000 people are currently waiting to take; A Galway Councillor is calling for designated public spaces for outdoor drinking to be piloted this summer. Fianna Fail Councillor Alan Cheevers argues that a lot of public drinking is currently happening in green spaces and is taking away from city; The number of Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals has fallen to its lowest point since mid-September last year. There are 69 people with the virus on wards, down 29 percent on last week. In ICU there's a similar trend - last night there were 26 patients - 25; Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the N59 near Clifden yesterday at approximately 12 noon. A woman, in her 30s, was air lifted to University Hospital Galway to be treated for serious yet non-life threatening; The Department of Health has reported an additional 377 cases of Covid 19.69 people are receiving treatment in hospital for the disease, of which 26 are in ICU.The Chief Medical Officer is asking people to continue to work from home unless it's necessary to; The HSE is continuing with its programme of COVID-19 walk-in test centres which enable people in those communities local to the centre get a free COVID-19 test without having to make an appointment in advance. These test centres are an important part of the; Gardaí have located a 64-year-old man who has been missing from the Salthill area of Galway since the middle of May. Billy Hill has been located safe and well. Gardaí have thanked the public and the media for their assistance in this matter. Health officials have confirmed 313 new cases of covid-19. 70 people are currently in hospital with the virus. 27 are being treated in ICU. The Health Minister says 3 million Covid vaccine doses will be given this bank holiday weekend. Stephen Donnelly says; Ballyglass Coast Guard Unit were tasked with a callout this morning by MRSC Malin following a request from NAC. A hill walker had fallen ill while walking along the coastline between Blacksod lighthouse and Faulmore. Once on scene the local HSE paramedics and; Gardaí are appealing to people heading to the Mayo coastline this afternoon to avoid Keem Bay. Heavy traffic has been reported in the area since mid-morning and Gardaí have closed the road at Dooagh for safety reasons. It is expected the road will remain; A demonstration will be held in Newport tomorrow calling for the redistribution of Common Agricultural Policy funds to small farmers. The Rural Ireland Organisation, formerly Ireland's Future have organised the meeting for 11:30am on Monday morning, with; Last night's Lotto jackpot has been won by a player in Galway. They scooped the 2.4 million euro prize by playing online. The National Lottery says they've notified the user's online account and sent them a separate email. It's the third week in a row that; Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Loughrea this morning. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the collision on Gort Road at approximately 2.10am. The collision involved a motorcycle and another vehicle. A public health expert says the Government needs to act now to prevent the Delta variant from taking hold here. A small number of suspected cases of the strain have been identified in the North. People in Kilkeel, Co Down are being urged to get tested. It; The World Health Organisation says being in crowded areas outdoors still puts people at risk of getting Covid-19. Pubs and restaurants will re-open for outdoor service tomorrow for the first time in months. The easing of restrictions will also see gyms; The Agriculture Minister says the size of the national dairy herd must stabilise to ensure climate action targets are met. Charlie McConalogue's told the Business Post he'll only consider a cap as a last resort. He says the sector's made progress in reducing; Religious orders still haven't committed to contributing to the redress scheme for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. The Children's Minister wrote to the orders in January after the commission of investigation's report was published. Roderic O'Gorman has; Over 60,000 homes and businesses who were due to get high-speed broadband this year could miss out. The rollout of the National Broadband Plan has only reached 4 thousand premises so far this year - out of a target of 115,000 by the end of the year. The; 19 people have been arrested in Dublin after large groups of young people threw bottles at gardai. A number of streets were sealed off and the public order unit cleared crowds for a second night in a row. Two gardai were injured and a patrol car was also; Day-trippers and holiday makers are being urged to leave no trace when eating outdoors this weekend. MyWaste.ie says over 2 million single-use cups and plastic bottles will be used over the bank holiday weekend. The waste management resource is asking people; Graham Norton and Paul Mescal will be flying the flag for Ireland at tonight's Bafta awards. Cork's Graham Norton is in the running for the entertainment performer award. Kildare's Paul Mescal is up for the leading actor prize for his role in Normal People. Health officials have confirmed 416 new cases of covid-19. There are currently 74 patients in hospital being treated with the virus. 29 are in intensive care. Meanwhile, Stephen Donnelly has received his first dose of a Covid vaccine. The Health Minister, Plans for a village enhancement scheme in Bohola was revealed at the recent meeting of the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District. The aim is to enhance the village green, enticing passing visitors to stop, and to have a pedestrian/cycling friendly route; There is no point in holding meetings of the Beef Taskforce if the real problems facing the industry are not examined thoroughly. That’s the view of Independent Roscommon-Galway Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, who was reacting to Thursday’s meeting. The; Belmullet Tidy Towns have launched a campaign aimed at tackling the persistent problem of dog fouling around the town. The purpose of the campaign is to highlight to dog owners the importance of cleaning up after their pets. The initiative includes the; The Health Minister says he'd like to see the Pfizer vaccine rolled out to 12-15 year olds with underlying conditions as quickly as possible. The European Medicines Agency has approved the jab for children of that age after a trial found it was safe to use. The Government's set to consider proposals on redress for survivors of mother and baby homes in the next few weeks. The Irish Times reports the Children's Minister will bring a memo to Cabinet at either the end of this month or the start of July. The paper; There are 529 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 86 patients are in hospital with the virus. 28 Covid patients are in intensive care - which is the lowest figure since before Christmas. The green light has been given to reduce the time between administering doses of the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine from 12 to 8 weeks. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says there will be a gradual reduction in the interval between the first and second doses in; A new road safety campaign involving wheelie bins and life-sized child stickers in Achill are an attempt to make Mayo roads safer as we head into a busy bank holiday weekend. The stickers shaped to look like a child about to run out on the road have been; The President of GMIT says she is confident that they can welcome back all students and staff on Campus in September. Dr. Orla Flynn was commenting after the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said he expects students and staff to be; This bank holiday weekend, Mayo County Council is calling on everyone to be responsible when enjoying the outdoors and to leave no trace. People visiting beaches, amenity areas and beauty spots over the weekend, enjoying the outdoors, are urged to take home; Clerical changes in the Diocese of Achonry haven been announced this afternoon by Bishop Paul Dempsey. Fr Vincent Sherlock, Parish Priest of Kilmovee is appointed Parish Priest of Tubbercurry Fr Joseph Gavigan, the Parish Priest of Ballaghaderreen is; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a calf missing from the Mulranny area since Wednesday. The white charolais calf was reported missing from Bunnahowna Hill. Anyone who may have seen the animal or who has any information is asked to; The supplier of the item that caused social media controversy for the Foxford Woollen Mills last weekend, is adamant that the Foxford store is completely innocent and never buys animal fur items from him. For the last 60 years, internationally renowned Dublin; 14 jobs have been approved for the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea this year. That’s according to Senator Eugene Murphy, who says €1.4M in revenue is allocated for 2021. The Fianna Fail Senator says that the release of funding is imminent, adding that local; Ballyhaunis Community School has been approved temporary modular accommodation. This news has been confirmed by Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary who says these units were required as a direct result of Covid. Three prefabs have been approved for; Meat processors have attended a meeting of the Beef Taskforce with future challenges and opportunities topping the agenda. The Agriculture Minister says a third report on prices along the supply chain will be published later this week. He says strong; There are calls for the Government to reject a Commission of Investigation report into Mother and Baby Homes after it emerged 100s of people's testimony was discounted as it didn't meet a legal standard of evidence. Commission member Mary Daly told a seminar; The national five-day moving average of Covid-19 cases has dropped by three percent over the past week to 392. 465 new cases were confirmed last night by the Department of Health. In hospitals there are 84 patients with the virus - down 16 percent on a week; A Sligo-Leitrim TD has been forced to clarify after tweeting a photo of a cornered off bench in Strandhill, after it turned out the seat was simply being repainted. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry tweeted a photo of a wooden bench yesterday, which was; Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a vehicle on fire in Galway yesterday evening. The incident occurred at Carnmore Cross near Galway Airport and resulted in significant delays to traffic during rush hour. No further information available at; There are 465 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 84 patients are in hospital with the virus this evening. That's the lowest number in over eight months. 30 Covid patients are in intensive care , which is the lowest figure this year. There are no county; Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for thunderstorms in 4 counties. Residents of Mayo, Galway, Limerick and Clare are being advised of heavy downpours. That rain may also result in spot flooding. Forecaster Linda Hughes expects them to pass; 6,000 euro worth of drugs were seized late last night by gardai in Ballinrobe. Members of the Divisional Drugs Task force assisted by local gardai searched a house in Ballinrobe town just before midnight last night (Wed). They recovered 6,000 euro worth of; Presentation College Headford has been approved for a large-scale capital programme. It involves the demolition and refurbishment of existing buildings and a new school extension. When completed, the school will be able to cater for more of 1000 students. Two significant changes could be on the way to the vaccine rollout programme. The HSE is considering reducing the weeks between doses of the AstraZeneca jab from 12 to 8. While a large number of people under the age of 50 may only need one dose of a jab. It's; Sinn Féin's calling for a review into the cost of direct-provision centres, after its been revealed today that the fees paid to such centres rose to 175 million euro last year. The money was paid by government to private firms for running nearly 50 centres; Irish owned pet-retailer, Petmania is to create 30 new jobs this year with an expansion spanning three locations in the North West. Petmania Sligo, the new pet super-store and grooming studio in Sligo town, officially opened its doors today. It has emerged that hundreds of survivors’ testimony was not used by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, and this is further heartache for survivors and their families, according to Tuam historian Catherine Corless. Yesterday, at an; Funding of over €1.1 million has been allocated for road improvement measures across Co Mayo, where severe weather events have damaged local and regional roads. It will allow for flood alleviation measures, bridge repairs, road protection works and the; A limited number of services are being resumed at Mayo University Hospital following the recent HSE cyber attack. While all systems have not yet been restored, management say they are in a position to resume a limited number of services this week, on a; Tributes are being paid to former Sligo Fine Gael Councillor Paul Conmy from Culleens who passed away yesterday. He was elected to Sligo County Council in the Dromore area in 1979 and held his seat until 2009. The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Dara; The National Lottery is continuing to appeal to Lotto players in the Castlebar and Athlone areas to check their tickets carefully, as the latest Lotto millionaires have yet to make contact. On Saturday 22nd May, the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million was; A company owned by Roscommon-born property developer Sean Mulryan has created a suspended swimming pool, 35 metres in the air, between two apartment blocks in London. The Sky Pool allows residents to swim in the unique pool, which spans 15 metres, is; Many hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and hostels reopened yesterday, as the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on the tourism and hospitality sector begins. The Ice House Hotel in Ballina will open their doors tomorrow (Friday) after being; An increase in water safety incidents involving jet skis has led to a joint appeal for responsibility being issued by multiple water safety agencies. It's urging jet ski users to be careful of their own safety as well as "respect the safety and wellbeing of; The HSE is warning people to expect 'significant interruption' to health services again next week. It says the situation has improved a little, with some computer systems working again after the ransomware attack, but many services remain cancelled. Up to; The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has advised reducing the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It has recommended 8 week intervals instead of the current 12 weeks. The advice could see thousands of people who've had a first dose fully; The World Health Organisation says there could be a fourth wave of Covid-19 in Ireland - if people socialise too much. The warning comes ahead of the Bank Holiday Weekend, with large crowds gathering in Dublin, Cork and Galway last weekend. The Taoiseach says; The Chief Medical Officer says the Indian variant of Covid could easily become the dominant strain, if people aren't careful. There have been 115 cases of the variant, now known as Delta - up from 97 last Friday. The strain has sparked an increase in cases; A Castlebar woman has been selected as the Social Democrats candidate for the Dublin Bay South by-election. Sarah Durcan was chosen at a selection convention last night. Sarah is daughter of former Castlebar-based Independent Councillor Frank Durcan, and has; The leaving cert results will be out on Friday September 3rd. They are expected to be issued directly to candidates through the Candidate Self Service Portal. In any subject where a student sits the exam and opts to receive Accredited Grades, they will be; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 70 year old John Joyce. John was last seen in the Rahoon Road area of Galway at approximately 10pm on Monday 31st May. John is described as being 6’ 2” External link

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Michael Ring says : “these supports will ensure the schemes can fully re-commence in; Castlebar councillors are to consider closing Tucker Street in the town to traffic, each evening, to facilitate an outdoor dining area for local businesses. The proposal that will be discussed next week in detail by elected councillors and council officials; Electricity supplier Energia has announced that it is partnering with Intersport Elverys to supply 100% green electricity to all their sports stores across Ireland. Intersport Elverys now has 50 stores nationwide. The Intersport Elverys brand is one of the; Plans are still on track to apply for planning permission for the proposed IDA Ireland industrial park in Ballina in the third-quarter of this year. That's according to Minister of State Robert Troy, who was responding to queries from Mayo TD Dara Calleary on; The number of people who arrived into Dublin Airport rose by nearly 36 per cent last week - despite mandatory hotel quarantine for over 50 countries. Over 21,100 people flew into the facility - compared to 15,600 the previous week. Nearly 12,000 were Irish; Today will mark the return of fans to sports events - with crowds of about 1,000 attending three matches. They're the first of 16 trial events taking place during June and July. Leinster Rugby are playing the Dragons at the RDS, while two League of Ireland; The number of people being treated in intensive care for coronavirus is at its lowest level this year. 23 patients with covid 19 are currently in ICU, while 59 people are in hospital - the lowest in nearly 9 months. 398 new cases of the disease have been; Farmers will take to the streets in towns across the country today for a nationwide rally. They'll be highlighting the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy and will warn against the dangers of current CAP proposals. The IFA says the current; Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in County Galway. It happened at a junction on the N84 at Grange, Corandulla at around a quarter past 9 on Wednesday night. Two cars collided and one of them veered off course and collided with a third; There are 398 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 23 Covid patients are in intensive care units nationally and that is the lowest number of such patients this year. A total of 70 patients are in hospital with the virus. As of Tuesday, the country's 14-day; Patients attending the Emergency Department, outpatient and other appointments at University Hospital Galway are facing significant delays as the impact of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to affect the delivery of hospital services. In a; Mayo Arts Service in partnership with Creative Ireland is presenting I am What I am, an exhibition celebrating gender and identity in Ballina Arts Centre I Am What I Am is a nuanced celebration of artists who work with gender, sexuality, identity and politics; The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) is contesting the narrative that the current CAP proposals will undermine the income of Irish farmers. Mayo Chair Seamus Cosgrave argues that nationally, under a full flattening of payments, 72,710 farmers; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens towards its development as a world-class visitor attraction. A key element of the investment will be in the "Wild Realms" project, which will allow visitors to; Gardai in Mayo seized more than 16,000 euro worth of drugs and one man was arrested, following searches of a number of houses in Castlebar, Ballina and Westport over the last number of days. The searches were all carried out under warrant by the members of; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens. It's part of a €73 million euro investment in four major projects in Mayo, Cavan, Donegal and Dublin. The largest allocation - €20.2 million - goes to Westport; The Rural Ireland Organisation, formally known as Ireland’s Future claims the IFA CAP reform protest planned for Mayo tomorrow (Fri) is against equality and against 72,000 small farmers getting any increase in their payments. Chairperson of The Rural Ireland; The final report has been issued into an aircraft accident in Co Galway last Summer. On 11th July 2020, the Cessna aircraft with one crew member and one passenger on board was en route from Rathcoole Aerodrome in Co Cork to the Tibohine Airfield in Co; A section of the N84 Headford road, which was closed to traffic following a collision last night, has just reopened within the past few minutes. Two vehicles were involved in a collision at about 9pm last night, which caused one vehicle to veer off path and; The Irish Farmers Association will hold a demonstration in Ballina tomorrow morning (Friday), as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy. In the first large-scale demonstration by the IFA since the; The devastation and stress for homeowners caused by pyrite damage is not being under-estimated or ignored by Government. That's according to the Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien who gave an update to the Cabinet yesterday in relation to the Defective Concrete; The trial of a man accused of murdering a Co Galway pensioner will go ahead at the Central Criminal Court next year. 55-year old Michael Scott from Gortanumera, Portumna is charged with the murder of Chrissie Treacy, also from Portumna, on April 27th, 2018. People in their 30s are set to be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine next week. The HSE says it expects registration for 30 to 39 year olds to open online shortly. Over 3.1 million vaccines have been administered so far - with registration still open; Gardai are renewing their appeal for information following the discovery of a pipe bomb in Tuam last month. Members of the Army bomb disposal team from Athlone attended the scene on the morning of May 12, and made the area safe. However, it was established; The N60 road between Ballyhaunis and Claremorris has reopened to traffic following a collision yesterday evening. A car overturned at Ballygowan bridge, and Midwest News understands one person was taken to hospital from the scene. The accident occurred; The lowest number of Covid-19 cases this year has been recorded today. NPHET has reported 259 new cases this evening - the lowest since December 12th. There are 76 Covid patients in hospital, with 27 in intensive care. Galway GP, Dr Martin Daly, a former; The emergency services are attending a road collision on the Headford road out of Galway city this evening ( 5.15pm) , about 10 miles from the city. There are significant traffic delays along this busy route as a result. There are no further details; Pharmacies will start administering COVID vaccines from next week. It's expected around one-thousand community pharmacies will begin issuing Johnson and Johnson vaccines to the remaining over-50s from next Monday. Around 350 pharmacies will be issuing Pfizer; People are being urged not to look directly at the partial solar eclipse tomorrow. The cosmic event will be visible from Ireland between 10am and 12:30pm tomorrow. During those few hours, nearly half of the sun will be blocked out by the moon. David Moore; Circle K, Ireland’s largest forecourt and convenience retailer, has opened a new franchise Circle K on Achill Island. The family-run business, currently operated by Margaret Lavelle, has been on Achill Island for over 35 years. The grand opening took place at; The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, has announced that the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project has been approved by Cabinet today and will now progress to the construction phase. The project involves the construction of 34km of new single; The first exam of Leaving Cert 2021 is over. Students sat English Paper One this morning, while those studying Home Economics will have another exam this afternoon. It's a very different Leaving Cert this year, as candidates had the option of choosing; Ashford Castle and sister hotel, The Lodge at Ashford are the first hotels in Ireland where guests can avail of an onsite Covid-19 PCR test, with results available within 12 hours. Working in partnership with Communicare Medical Supplies and available now, Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance PRO Breeda Murphy insists the Commission of Investigation Report into Mother and Baby Homes needs to be rejected as invalid. She says the lack of respect for survivors’ testimony in the Report, makes it an invalid record of; A walk-in test centre for Covid-19 will open in Ballina tomorrow morning, and will be available on Thursday and Friday. No appointment is necessary for people to attend the testing facility at the Stephenites Ground on Lord Edward Street, which will be open; Over 100 complaints were made to the Ombudsman last year from people in Mayo. The 2020 report shows that, nationally, complaints to the Ombudsman about public services fell by 6% last year compared to the previous year. 3,418 complaints were made in 2020, a; Two people on paddleboards were rescued after they had drifted out to sea in Co Sligo yesterday. The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was requested to launch on Tuesday evening after reports that two paddleboarders had been blown out to sea off Mermaid's Cove. Government Ministers will be told today that the cost of fixing defects in houses in the West and northwest caused by pyrite could go beyond €1 billion. Housing Minster Darragh O'Brien is expected to brief Cabinet colleagues on the Government's support scheme; Twin sisters from Co Roscommon, who've been separated for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, met up yesterday to celebrate their 90th birthdays, by travelling from Dublin to Galway by train for a short holiday. Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna nee; €187,000 in funding has been approved for Mayo sporting projects under Dormant Accounts Funding. Mayo Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers has welcomed the investment package for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in the county. Just under; NUI Galway is one of four of Ireland's universities that have slipped down in the latest world university rankings. The new QS World University Rankings for 2022 saw NUI Galway drop 20 places to 258th overall, University College Cork (UCC) drop 12 places to; A leading immunologist says the rise of the Delta variant of Covid-19 on the island of Ireland is worrying. There have been at least 115 confirmed cases of the variant sequenced in the republic. It comes as the latest daily figures from the Department of; Gardai on patrol in Sligo on Monday night stopped a vehicle for road traffic offences. Following a search, a siphoning pump and drums were located. Gardai believe that stopping the vehicle and its male occupants prevented a crime that was about to take place, Over 1,500 students across Co Mayo will sit their first Leaving Cert exam today. 1,605 candidates in Mayo applied for accredited grades this year, while 1,424 are sitting the exams - the figures indicate that the majority of students in the county opted for; 271 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland this evening. It's the second lowest daily tally this year. 77 patients are currently in hospital with the virus - with 27 in intensive care. A Westport Councillor has defended those who enjoyed outdoor drinking and dining facilities in the town over the bank holiday weekend. Pubs and restaurants with outdoor facilities enjoyed a bumper weekend, as the town was very busy with tourists. However, a; Irish Water and Roscommon County Council have today commenced upgrade works for water services in Ballaghadereen. Local TD Claire Kerrane says work is starting on a 2 km stretch of problematic old water mains between Lung River and Cooneys in Tibohine. This; Outpatient clinics at Mayo University Hospital have restarted, following the recent cyber attack on the HSE's IT systems, which resulted in the widespread cancellation of services. The HSE says outpatient clinics have resumed, with a combination of; Mayo Leisure Point is an indoor entertainment complex in Castlebar, with a bowling alley, a cinema that re-opened yesterday , a Leisure Club including a swimming pool that opened today, restaurants/ diners and Hogs Heaven Sports Bar among it facilities. Cora; The Tara Café is located in the Penneys / Supervalu shopping centre in Castlebar and is open for takeaway only at present, but looking forward to reopening for indoor dining next month. Owner Fiona Ryan has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa about the; Breaffy House Resort on the outskirts of Castlebar is looking forward to a very busy Summer, and has opened new outdoor food and drink facilities for customers on it over 100 acre site. The hotel fully reopened for residents last Wednesday, in line with; While theatres and concert halls are still awaiting clarification on the numbers that can attend individual concerts, Kodaline has today announced details of an acoustic nationwide tour in November and December, including a concert at the TF Royal Theatre in; Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision outside Swinford this morning. The two car crash occurred on the Swinford junction of the N5 at around 8:45am. Two people were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening; Tens of thousands of Leaving Cert students are spending their last day studying ahead of the exams getting underway tomorrow. The class of 2021 have had the option of sitting the exams, accepting calculated grades or choosing both. This year's results won't; Temperatures could hit as high as 24 degrees in parts this week. The good conditions over the past couple of days are set to continue, however there's the chance of some patchy showers in places. The best of the weather is expected to hit the country from; In-person driver theory tests resume today at the 40 testing centres across the country. The Road Safety Authority says it'll initially do 25,000 theory tests per month, increasing to 50,000 over time. More than 120,000 people are currently waiting to take; A Galway Councillor is calling for designated public spaces for outdoor drinking to be piloted this summer. Fianna Fail Councillor Alan Cheevers argues that a lot of public drinking is currently happening in green spaces and is taking away from city; The number of Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals has fallen to its lowest point since mid-September last year. There are 69 people with the virus on wards, down 29 percent on last week. In ICU there's a similar trend - last night there were 26 patients - 25; Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the N59 near Clifden yesterday at approximately 12 noon. A woman, in her 30s, was air lifted to University Hospital Galway to be treated for serious yet non-life threatening; The Department of Health has reported an additional 377 cases of Covid 19.69 people are receiving treatment in hospital for the disease, of which 26 are in ICU.The Chief Medical Officer is asking people to continue to work from home unless it's necessary to; The HSE is continuing with its programme of COVID-19 walk-in test centres which enable people in those communities local to the centre get a free COVID-19 test without having to make an appointment in advance. These test centres are an important part of the; Gardaí have located a 64-year-old man who has been missing from the Salthill area of Galway since the middle of May. Billy Hill has been located safe and well. Gardaí have thanked the public and the media for their assistance in this matter. Health officials have confirmed 313 new cases of covid-19. 70 people are currently in hospital with the virus. 27 are being treated in ICU. The Health Minister says 3 million Covid vaccine doses will be given this bank holiday weekend. Stephen Donnelly says; Ballyglass Coast Guard Unit were tasked with a callout this morning by MRSC Malin following a request from NAC. A hill walker had fallen ill while walking along the coastline between Blacksod lighthouse and Faulmore. Once on scene the local HSE paramedics and; Gardaí are appealing to people heading to the Mayo coastline this afternoon to avoid Keem Bay. Heavy traffic has been reported in the area since mid-morning and Gardaí have closed the road at Dooagh for safety reasons. It is expected the road will remain; A demonstration will be held in Newport tomorrow calling for the redistribution of Common Agricultural Policy funds to small farmers. The Rural Ireland Organisation, formerly Ireland's Future have organised the meeting for 11:30am on Monday morning, with; Last night's Lotto jackpot has been won by a player in Galway. They scooped the 2.4 million euro prize by playing online. The National Lottery says they've notified the user's online account and sent them a separate email. It's the third week in a row that; Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Loughrea this morning. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the collision on Gort Road at approximately 2.10am. The collision involved a motorcycle and another vehicle. A public health expert says the Government needs to act now to prevent the Delta variant from taking hold here. A small number of suspected cases of the strain have been identified in the North. People in Kilkeel, Co Down are being urged to get tested. It; The World Health Organisation says being in crowded areas outdoors still puts people at risk of getting Covid-19. Pubs and restaurants will re-open for outdoor service tomorrow for the first time in months. The easing of restrictions will also see gyms; The Agriculture Minister says the size of the national dairy herd must stabilise to ensure climate action targets are met. Charlie McConalogue's told the Business Post he'll only consider a cap as a last resort. He says the sector's made progress in reducing; Religious orders still haven't committed to contributing to the redress scheme for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. The Children's Minister wrote to the orders in January after the commission of investigation's report was published. Roderic O'Gorman has; Over 60,000 homes and businesses who were due to get high-speed broadband this year could miss out. The rollout of the National Broadband Plan has only reached 4 thousand premises so far this year - out of a target of 115,000 by the end of the year. The; 19 people have been arrested in Dublin after large groups of young people threw bottles at gardai. A number of streets were sealed off and the public order unit cleared crowds for a second night in a row. Two gardai were injured and a patrol car was also; Day-trippers and holiday makers are being urged to leave no trace when eating outdoors this weekend. MyWaste.ie says over 2 million single-use cups and plastic bottles will be used over the bank holiday weekend. The waste management resource is asking people; Graham Norton and Paul Mescal will be flying the flag for Ireland at tonight's Bafta awards. Cork's Graham Norton is in the running for the entertainment performer award. Kildare's Paul Mescal is up for the leading actor prize for his role in Normal People. Health officials have confirmed 416 new cases of covid-19. There are currently 74 patients in hospital being treated with the virus. 29 are in intensive care. Meanwhile, Stephen Donnelly has received his first dose of a Covid vaccine. The Health Minister, Plans for a village enhancement scheme in Bohola was revealed at the recent meeting of the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District. The aim is to enhance the village green, enticing passing visitors to stop, and to have a pedestrian/cycling friendly route; There is no point in holding meetings of the Beef Taskforce if the real problems facing the industry are not examined thoroughly. That’s the view of Independent Roscommon-Galway Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, who was reacting to Thursday’s meeting. The; Belmullet Tidy Towns have launched a campaign aimed at tackling the persistent problem of dog fouling around the town. The purpose of the campaign is to highlight to dog owners the importance of cleaning up after their pets. The initiative includes the; The Health Minister says he'd like to see the Pfizer vaccine rolled out to 12-15 year olds with underlying conditions as quickly as possible. The European Medicines Agency has approved the jab for children of that age after a trial found it was safe to use. The Government's set to consider proposals on redress for survivors of mother and baby homes in the next few weeks. The Irish Times reports the Children's Minister will bring a memo to Cabinet at either the end of this month or the start of July. The paper; There are 529 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 86 patients are in hospital with the virus. 28 Covid patients are in intensive care - which is the lowest figure since before Christmas. The green light has been given to reduce the time between administering doses of the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine from 12 to 8 weeks. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says there will be a gradual reduction in the interval between the first and second doses in; A new road safety campaign involving wheelie bins and life-sized child stickers in Achill are an attempt to make Mayo roads safer as we head into a busy bank holiday weekend. The stickers shaped to look like a child about to run out on the road have been; The President of GMIT says she is confident that they can welcome back all students and staff on Campus in September. Dr. Orla Flynn was commenting after the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said he expects students and staff to be; This bank holiday weekend, Mayo County Council is calling on everyone to be responsible when enjoying the outdoors and to leave no trace. People visiting beaches, amenity areas and beauty spots over the weekend, enjoying the outdoors, are urged to take home; Clerical changes in the Diocese of Achonry haven been announced this afternoon by Bishop Paul Dempsey. Fr Vincent Sherlock, Parish Priest of Kilmovee is appointed Parish Priest of Tubbercurry Fr Joseph Gavigan, the Parish Priest of Ballaghaderreen is; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a calf missing from the Mulranny area since Wednesday. The white charolais calf was reported missing from Bunnahowna Hill. Anyone who may have seen the animal or who has any information is asked to; The supplier of the item that caused social media controversy for the Foxford Woollen Mills last weekend, is adamant that the Foxford store is completely innocent and never buys animal fur items from him. For the last 60 years, internationally renowned Dublin; 14 jobs have been approved for the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea this year. That’s according to Senator Eugene Murphy, who says €1.4M in revenue is allocated for 2021. The Fianna Fail Senator says that the release of funding is imminent, adding that local; Ballyhaunis Community School has been approved temporary modular accommodation. This news has been confirmed by Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary who says these units were required as a direct result of Covid. Three prefabs have been approved for; Meat processors have attended a meeting of the Beef Taskforce with future challenges and opportunities topping the agenda. The Agriculture Minister says a third report on prices along the supply chain will be published later this week. He says strong; There are calls for the Government to reject a Commission of Investigation report into Mother and Baby Homes after it emerged 100s of people's testimony was discounted as it didn't meet a legal standard of evidence. Commission member Mary Daly told a seminar; The national five-day moving average of Covid-19 cases has dropped by three percent over the past week to 392. 465 new cases were confirmed last night by the Department of Health. In hospitals there are 84 patients with the virus - down 16 percent on a week; A Sligo-Leitrim TD has been forced to clarify after tweeting a photo of a cornered off bench in Strandhill, after it turned out the seat was simply being repainted. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry tweeted a photo of a wooden bench yesterday, which was; Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a vehicle on fire in Galway yesterday evening. The incident occurred at Carnmore Cross near Galway Airport and resulted in significant delays to traffic during rush hour. No further information available at; There are 465 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 84 patients are in hospital with the virus this evening. That's the lowest number in over eight months. 30 Covid patients are in intensive care , which is the lowest figure this year. There are no county; Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for thunderstorms in 4 counties. Residents of Mayo, Galway, Limerick and Clare are being advised of heavy downpours. That rain may also result in spot flooding. Forecaster Linda Hughes expects them to pass; 6,000 euro worth of drugs were seized late last night by gardai in Ballinrobe. Members of the Divisional Drugs Task force assisted by local gardai searched a house in Ballinrobe town just before midnight last night (Wed). They recovered 6,000 euro worth of; Presentation College Headford has been approved for a large-scale capital programme. It involves the demolition and refurbishment of existing buildings and a new school extension. When completed, the school will be able to cater for more of 1000 students. Two significant changes could be on the way to the vaccine rollout programme. The HSE is considering reducing the weeks between doses of the AstraZeneca jab from 12 to 8. While a large number of people under the age of 50 may only need one dose of a jab. It's; Sinn Féin's calling for a review into the cost of direct-provision centres, after its been revealed today that the fees paid to such centres rose to 175 million euro last year. The money was paid by government to private firms for running nearly 50 centres; Irish owned pet-retailer, Petmania is to create 30 new jobs this year with an expansion spanning three locations in the North West. Petmania Sligo, the new pet super-store and grooming studio in Sligo town, officially opened its doors today. It has emerged that hundreds of survivors’ testimony was not used by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, and this is further heartache for survivors and their families, according to Tuam historian Catherine Corless. Yesterday, at an; Funding of over €1.1 million has been allocated for road improvement measures across Co Mayo, where severe weather events have damaged local and regional roads. It will allow for flood alleviation measures, bridge repairs, road protection works and the; A limited number of services are being resumed at Mayo University Hospital following the recent HSE cyber attack. While all systems have not yet been restored, management say they are in a position to resume a limited number of services this week, on a; Tributes are being paid to former Sligo Fine Gael Councillor Paul Conmy from Culleens who passed away yesterday. He was elected to Sligo County Council in the Dromore area in 1979 and held his seat until 2009. The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Dara; The National Lottery is continuing to appeal to Lotto players in the Castlebar and Athlone areas to check their tickets carefully, as the latest Lotto millionaires have yet to make contact. On Saturday 22nd May, the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million was; A company owned by Roscommon-born property developer Sean Mulryan has created a suspended swimming pool, 35 metres in the air, between two apartment blocks in London. The Sky Pool allows residents to swim in the unique pool, which spans 15 metres, is; Many hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and hostels reopened yesterday, as the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on the tourism and hospitality sector begins. The Ice House Hotel in Ballina will open their doors tomorrow (Friday) after being; An increase in water safety incidents involving jet skis has led to a joint appeal for responsibility being issued by multiple water safety agencies. It's urging jet ski users to be careful of their own safety as well as "respect the safety and wellbeing of; The HSE is warning people to expect 'significant interruption' to health services again next week. It says the situation has improved a little, with some computer systems working again after the ransomware attack, but many services remain cancelled. Up to; The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has advised reducing the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It has recommended 8 week intervals instead of the current 12 weeks. The advice could see thousands of people who've had a first dose fully; The World Health Organisation says there could be a fourth wave of Covid-19 in Ireland - if people socialise too much. The warning comes ahead of the Bank Holiday Weekend, with large crowds gathering in Dublin, Cork and Galway last weekend. The Taoiseach says; The Chief Medical Officer says the Indian variant of Covid could easily become the dominant strain, if people aren't careful. There have been 115 cases of the variant, now known as Delta - up from 97 last Friday. The strain has sparked an increase in cases; A Castlebar woman has been selected as the Social Democrats candidate for the Dublin Bay South by-election. Sarah Durcan was chosen at a selection convention last night. Sarah is daughter of former Castlebar-based Independent Councillor Frank Durcan, and has; The leaving cert results will be out on Friday September 3rd. They are expected to be issued directly to candidates through the Candidate Self Service Portal. In any subject where a student sits the exam and opts to receive Accredited Grades, they will be; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 70 year old John Joyce. John was last seen in the Rahoon Road area of Galway at approximately 10pm on Monday 31st May. John is described as being 6’ 2” External link

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Michael Ring says : “these supports will ensure the schemes can fully re-commence in; Castlebar councillors are to consider closing Tucker Street in the town to traffic, each evening, to facilitate an outdoor dining area for local businesses. The proposal that will be discussed next week in detail by elected councillors and council officials; Electricity supplier Energia has announced that it is partnering with Intersport Elverys to supply 100% green electricity to all their sports stores across Ireland. Intersport Elverys now has 50 stores nationwide. The Intersport Elverys brand is one of the; Plans are still on track to apply for planning permission for the proposed IDA Ireland industrial park in Ballina in the third-quarter of this year. That's according to Minister of State Robert Troy, who was responding to queries from Mayo TD Dara Calleary on; The number of people who arrived into Dublin Airport rose by nearly 36 per cent last week - despite mandatory hotel quarantine for over 50 countries. Over 21,100 people flew into the facility - compared to 15,600 the previous week. Nearly 12,000 were Irish; Today will mark the return of fans to sports events - with crowds of about 1,000 attending three matches. They're the first of 16 trial events taking place during June and July. Leinster Rugby are playing the Dragons at the RDS, while two League of Ireland; The number of people being treated in intensive care for coronavirus is at its lowest level this year. 23 patients with covid 19 are currently in ICU, while 59 people are in hospital - the lowest in nearly 9 months. 398 new cases of the disease have been; Farmers will take to the streets in towns across the country today for a nationwide rally. They'll be highlighting the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy and will warn against the dangers of current CAP proposals. The IFA says the current; Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in County Galway. It happened at a junction on the N84 at Grange, Corandulla at around a quarter past 9 on Wednesday night. Two cars collided and one of them veered off course and collided with a third; There are 398 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 23 Covid patients are in intensive care units nationally and that is the lowest number of such patients this year. A total of 70 patients are in hospital with the virus. As of Tuesday, the country's 14-day; Patients attending the Emergency Department, outpatient and other appointments at University Hospital Galway are facing significant delays as the impact of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to affect the delivery of hospital services. In a; Mayo Arts Service in partnership with Creative Ireland is presenting I am What I am, an exhibition celebrating gender and identity in Ballina Arts Centre I Am What I Am is a nuanced celebration of artists who work with gender, sexuality, identity and politics; The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) is contesting the narrative that the current CAP proposals will undermine the income of Irish farmers. Mayo Chair Seamus Cosgrave argues that nationally, under a full flattening of payments, 72,710 farmers; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens towards its development as a world-class visitor attraction. A key element of the investment will be in the "Wild Realms" project, which will allow visitors to; Gardai in Mayo seized more than 16,000 euro worth of drugs and one man was arrested, following searches of a number of houses in Castlebar, Ballina and Westport over the last number of days. The searches were all carried out under warrant by the members of; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens. It's part of a €73 million euro investment in four major projects in Mayo, Cavan, Donegal and Dublin. The largest allocation - €20.2 million - goes to Westport; The Rural Ireland Organisation, formally known as Ireland’s Future claims the IFA CAP reform protest planned for Mayo tomorrow (Fri) is against equality and against 72,000 small farmers getting any increase in their payments. Chairperson of The Rural Ireland; The final report has been issued into an aircraft accident in Co Galway last Summer. On 11th July 2020, the Cessna aircraft with one crew member and one passenger on board was en route from Rathcoole Aerodrome in Co Cork to the Tibohine Airfield in Co; A section of the N84 Headford road, which was closed to traffic following a collision last night, has just reopened within the past few minutes. Two vehicles were involved in a collision at about 9pm last night, which caused one vehicle to veer off path and; The Irish Farmers Association will hold a demonstration in Ballina tomorrow morning (Friday), as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy. In the first large-scale demonstration by the IFA since the; The devastation and stress for homeowners caused by pyrite damage is not being under-estimated or ignored by Government. That's according to the Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien who gave an update to the Cabinet yesterday in relation to the Defective Concrete; The trial of a man accused of murdering a Co Galway pensioner will go ahead at the Central Criminal Court next year. 55-year old Michael Scott from Gortanumera, Portumna is charged with the murder of Chrissie Treacy, also from Portumna, on April 27th, 2018. People in their 30s are set to be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine next week. The HSE says it expects registration for 30 to 39 year olds to open online shortly. Over 3.1 million vaccines have been administered so far - with registration still open; Gardai are renewing their appeal for information following the discovery of a pipe bomb in Tuam last month. Members of the Army bomb disposal team from Athlone attended the scene on the morning of May 12, and made the area safe. However, it was established; The N60 road between Ballyhaunis and Claremorris has reopened to traffic following a collision yesterday evening. A car overturned at Ballygowan bridge, and Midwest News understands one person was taken to hospital from the scene. The accident occurred; The lowest number of Covid-19 cases this year has been recorded today. NPHET has reported 259 new cases this evening - the lowest since December 12th. There are 76 Covid patients in hospital, with 27 in intensive care. Galway GP, Dr Martin Daly, a former; The emergency services are attending a road collision on the Headford road out of Galway city this evening ( 5.15pm) , about 10 miles from the city. There are significant traffic delays along this busy route as a result. There are no further details; Pharmacies will start administering COVID vaccines from next week. It's expected around one-thousand community pharmacies will begin issuing Johnson and Johnson vaccines to the remaining over-50s from next Monday. Around 350 pharmacies will be issuing Pfizer; People are being urged not to look directly at the partial solar eclipse tomorrow. The cosmic event will be visible from Ireland between 10am and 12:30pm tomorrow. During those few hours, nearly half of the sun will be blocked out by the moon. David Moore; Circle K, Ireland’s largest forecourt and convenience retailer, has opened a new franchise Circle K on Achill Island. The family-run business, currently operated by Margaret Lavelle, has been on Achill Island for over 35 years. The grand opening took place at; The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, has announced that the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project has been approved by Cabinet today and will now progress to the construction phase. The project involves the construction of 34km of new single; The first exam of Leaving Cert 2021 is over. Students sat English Paper One this morning, while those studying Home Economics will have another exam this afternoon. It's a very different Leaving Cert this year, as candidates had the option of choosing; Ashford Castle and sister hotel, The Lodge at Ashford are the first hotels in Ireland where guests can avail of an onsite Covid-19 PCR test, with results available within 12 hours. Working in partnership with Communicare Medical Supplies and available now, Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance PRO Breeda Murphy insists the Commission of Investigation Report into Mother and Baby Homes needs to be rejected as invalid. She says the lack of respect for survivors’ testimony in the Report, makes it an invalid record of; A walk-in test centre for Covid-19 will open in Ballina tomorrow morning, and will be available on Thursday and Friday. No appointment is necessary for people to attend the testing facility at the Stephenites Ground on Lord Edward Street, which will be open; Over 100 complaints were made to the Ombudsman last year from people in Mayo. The 2020 report shows that, nationally, complaints to the Ombudsman about public services fell by 6% last year compared to the previous year. 3,418 complaints were made in 2020, a; Two people on paddleboards were rescued after they had drifted out to sea in Co Sligo yesterday. The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was requested to launch on Tuesday evening after reports that two paddleboarders had been blown out to sea off Mermaid's Cove. Government Ministers will be told today that the cost of fixing defects in houses in the West and northwest caused by pyrite could go beyond €1 billion. Housing Minster Darragh O'Brien is expected to brief Cabinet colleagues on the Government's support scheme; Twin sisters from Co Roscommon, who've been separated for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, met up yesterday to celebrate their 90th birthdays, by travelling from Dublin to Galway by train for a short holiday. Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna nee; €187,000 in funding has been approved for Mayo sporting projects under Dormant Accounts Funding. Mayo Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers has welcomed the investment package for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in the county. Just under; NUI Galway is one of four of Ireland's universities that have slipped down in the latest world university rankings. The new QS World University Rankings for 2022 saw NUI Galway drop 20 places to 258th overall, University College Cork (UCC) drop 12 places to; A leading immunologist says the rise of the Delta variant of Covid-19 on the island of Ireland is worrying. There have been at least 115 confirmed cases of the variant sequenced in the republic. It comes as the latest daily figures from the Department of; Gardai on patrol in Sligo on Monday night stopped a vehicle for road traffic offences. Following a search, a siphoning pump and drums were located. Gardai believe that stopping the vehicle and its male occupants prevented a crime that was about to take place, Over 1,500 students across Co Mayo will sit their first Leaving Cert exam today. 1,605 candidates in Mayo applied for accredited grades this year, while 1,424 are sitting the exams - the figures indicate that the majority of students in the county opted for; 271 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland this evening. It's the second lowest daily tally this year. 77 patients are currently in hospital with the virus - with 27 in intensive care. A Westport Councillor has defended those who enjoyed outdoor drinking and dining facilities in the town over the bank holiday weekend. Pubs and restaurants with outdoor facilities enjoyed a bumper weekend, as the town was very busy with tourists. However, a; Irish Water and Roscommon County Council have today commenced upgrade works for water services in Ballaghadereen. Local TD Claire Kerrane says work is starting on a 2 km stretch of problematic old water mains between Lung River and Cooneys in Tibohine. This; Outpatient clinics at Mayo University Hospital have restarted, following the recent cyber attack on the HSE's IT systems, which resulted in the widespread cancellation of services. The HSE says outpatient clinics have resumed, with a combination of; Mayo Leisure Point is an indoor entertainment complex in Castlebar, with a bowling alley, a cinema that re-opened yesterday , a Leisure Club including a swimming pool that opened today, restaurants/ diners and Hogs Heaven Sports Bar among it facilities. Cora; The Tara Café is located in the Penneys / Supervalu shopping centre in Castlebar and is open for takeaway only at present, but looking forward to reopening for indoor dining next month. Owner Fiona Ryan has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa about the; Breaffy House Resort on the outskirts of Castlebar is looking forward to a very busy Summer, and has opened new outdoor food and drink facilities for customers on it over 100 acre site. The hotel fully reopened for residents last Wednesday, in line with; While theatres and concert halls are still awaiting clarification on the numbers that can attend individual concerts, Kodaline has today announced details of an acoustic nationwide tour in November and December, including a concert at the TF Royal Theatre in; Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision outside Swinford this morning. The two car crash occurred on the Swinford junction of the N5 at around 8:45am. Two people were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening; Tens of thousands of Leaving Cert students are spending their last day studying ahead of the exams getting underway tomorrow. The class of 2021 have had the option of sitting the exams, accepting calculated grades or choosing both. This year's results won't; Temperatures could hit as high as 24 degrees in parts this week. The good conditions over the past couple of days are set to continue, however there's the chance of some patchy showers in places. The best of the weather is expected to hit the country from; In-person driver theory tests resume today at the 40 testing centres across the country. The Road Safety Authority says it'll initially do 25,000 theory tests per month, increasing to 50,000 over time. More than 120,000 people are currently waiting to take; A Galway Councillor is calling for designated public spaces for outdoor drinking to be piloted this summer. Fianna Fail Councillor Alan Cheevers argues that a lot of public drinking is currently happening in green spaces and is taking away from city; The number of Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals has fallen to its lowest point since mid-September last year. There are 69 people with the virus on wards, down 29 percent on last week. In ICU there's a similar trend - last night there were 26 patients - 25; Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the N59 near Clifden yesterday at approximately 12 noon. A woman, in her 30s, was air lifted to University Hospital Galway to be treated for serious yet non-life threatening; The Department of Health has reported an additional 377 cases of Covid 19.69 people are receiving treatment in hospital for the disease, of which 26 are in ICU.The Chief Medical Officer is asking people to continue to work from home unless it's necessary to; The HSE is continuing with its programme of COVID-19 walk-in test centres which enable people in those communities local to the centre get a free COVID-19 test without having to make an appointment in advance. These test centres are an important part of the; Gardaí have located a 64-year-old man who has been missing from the Salthill area of Galway since the middle of May. Billy Hill has been located safe and well. Gardaí have thanked the public and the media for their assistance in this matter. Health officials have confirmed 313 new cases of covid-19. 70 people are currently in hospital with the virus. 27 are being treated in ICU. The Health Minister says 3 million Covid vaccine doses will be given this bank holiday weekend. Stephen Donnelly says; Ballyglass Coast Guard Unit were tasked with a callout this morning by MRSC Malin following a request from NAC. A hill walker had fallen ill while walking along the coastline between Blacksod lighthouse and Faulmore. Once on scene the local HSE paramedics and; Gardaí are appealing to people heading to the Mayo coastline this afternoon to avoid Keem Bay. Heavy traffic has been reported in the area since mid-morning and Gardaí have closed the road at Dooagh for safety reasons. It is expected the road will remain; A demonstration will be held in Newport tomorrow calling for the redistribution of Common Agricultural Policy funds to small farmers. The Rural Ireland Organisation, formerly Ireland's Future have organised the meeting for 11:30am on Monday morning, with; Last night's Lotto jackpot has been won by a player in Galway. They scooped the 2.4 million euro prize by playing online. The National Lottery says they've notified the user's online account and sent them a separate email. It's the third week in a row that; Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Loughrea this morning. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the collision on Gort Road at approximately 2.10am. The collision involved a motorcycle and another vehicle. A public health expert says the Government needs to act now to prevent the Delta variant from taking hold here. A small number of suspected cases of the strain have been identified in the North. People in Kilkeel, Co Down are being urged to get tested. It; The World Health Organisation says being in crowded areas outdoors still puts people at risk of getting Covid-19. Pubs and restaurants will re-open for outdoor service tomorrow for the first time in months. The easing of restrictions will also see gyms; The Agriculture Minister says the size of the national dairy herd must stabilise to ensure climate action targets are met. Charlie McConalogue's told the Business Post he'll only consider a cap as a last resort. He says the sector's made progress in reducing; Religious orders still haven't committed to contributing to the redress scheme for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. The Children's Minister wrote to the orders in January after the commission of investigation's report was published. Roderic O'Gorman has; Over 60,000 homes and businesses who were due to get high-speed broadband this year could miss out. The rollout of the National Broadband Plan has only reached 4 thousand premises so far this year - out of a target of 115,000 by the end of the year. The; 19 people have been arrested in Dublin after large groups of young people threw bottles at gardai. A number of streets were sealed off and the public order unit cleared crowds for a second night in a row. Two gardai were injured and a patrol car was also; Day-trippers and holiday makers are being urged to leave no trace when eating outdoors this weekend. MyWaste.ie says over 2 million single-use cups and plastic bottles will be used over the bank holiday weekend. The waste management resource is asking people; Graham Norton and Paul Mescal will be flying the flag for Ireland at tonight's Bafta awards. Cork's Graham Norton is in the running for the entertainment performer award. Kildare's Paul Mescal is up for the leading actor prize for his role in Normal People. Health officials have confirmed 416 new cases of covid-19. There are currently 74 patients in hospital being treated with the virus. 29 are in intensive care. Meanwhile, Stephen Donnelly has received his first dose of a Covid vaccine. The Health Minister, Plans for a village enhancement scheme in Bohola was revealed at the recent meeting of the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District. The aim is to enhance the village green, enticing passing visitors to stop, and to have a pedestrian/cycling friendly route; There is no point in holding meetings of the Beef Taskforce if the real problems facing the industry are not examined thoroughly. That’s the view of Independent Roscommon-Galway Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, who was reacting to Thursday’s meeting. The; Belmullet Tidy Towns have launched a campaign aimed at tackling the persistent problem of dog fouling around the town. The purpose of the campaign is to highlight to dog owners the importance of cleaning up after their pets. The initiative includes the; The Health Minister says he'd like to see the Pfizer vaccine rolled out to 12-15 year olds with underlying conditions as quickly as possible. The European Medicines Agency has approved the jab for children of that age after a trial found it was safe to use. The Government's set to consider proposals on redress for survivors of mother and baby homes in the next few weeks. The Irish Times reports the Children's Minister will bring a memo to Cabinet at either the end of this month or the start of July. The paper; There are 529 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 86 patients are in hospital with the virus. 28 Covid patients are in intensive care - which is the lowest figure since before Christmas. The green light has been given to reduce the time between administering doses of the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine from 12 to 8 weeks. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says there will be a gradual reduction in the interval between the first and second doses in; A new road safety campaign involving wheelie bins and life-sized child stickers in Achill are an attempt to make Mayo roads safer as we head into a busy bank holiday weekend. The stickers shaped to look like a child about to run out on the road have been; The President of GMIT says she is confident that they can welcome back all students and staff on Campus in September. Dr. Orla Flynn was commenting after the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said he expects students and staff to be; This bank holiday weekend, Mayo County Council is calling on everyone to be responsible when enjoying the outdoors and to leave no trace. People visiting beaches, amenity areas and beauty spots over the weekend, enjoying the outdoors, are urged to take home; Clerical changes in the Diocese of Achonry haven been announced this afternoon by Bishop Paul Dempsey. Fr Vincent Sherlock, Parish Priest of Kilmovee is appointed Parish Priest of Tubbercurry Fr Joseph Gavigan, the Parish Priest of Ballaghaderreen is; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a calf missing from the Mulranny area since Wednesday. The white charolais calf was reported missing from Bunnahowna Hill. Anyone who may have seen the animal or who has any information is asked to; The supplier of the item that caused social media controversy for the Foxford Woollen Mills last weekend, is adamant that the Foxford store is completely innocent and never buys animal fur items from him. For the last 60 years, internationally renowned Dublin; 14 jobs have been approved for the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea this year. That’s according to Senator Eugene Murphy, who says €1.4M in revenue is allocated for 2021. The Fianna Fail Senator says that the release of funding is imminent, adding that local; Ballyhaunis Community School has been approved temporary modular accommodation. This news has been confirmed by Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary who says these units were required as a direct result of Covid. Three prefabs have been approved for; Meat processors have attended a meeting of the Beef Taskforce with future challenges and opportunities topping the agenda. The Agriculture Minister says a third report on prices along the supply chain will be published later this week. He says strong; There are calls for the Government to reject a Commission of Investigation report into Mother and Baby Homes after it emerged 100s of people's testimony was discounted as it didn't meet a legal standard of evidence. Commission member Mary Daly told a seminar; The national five-day moving average of Covid-19 cases has dropped by three percent over the past week to 392. 465 new cases were confirmed last night by the Department of Health. In hospitals there are 84 patients with the virus - down 16 percent on a week; A Sligo-Leitrim TD has been forced to clarify after tweeting a photo of a cornered off bench in Strandhill, after it turned out the seat was simply being repainted. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry tweeted a photo of a wooden bench yesterday, which was; Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a vehicle on fire in Galway yesterday evening. The incident occurred at Carnmore Cross near Galway Airport and resulted in significant delays to traffic during rush hour. No further information available at; There are 465 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 84 patients are in hospital with the virus this evening. That's the lowest number in over eight months. 30 Covid patients are in intensive care , which is the lowest figure this year. There are no county; Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for thunderstorms in 4 counties. Residents of Mayo, Galway, Limerick and Clare are being advised of heavy downpours. That rain may also result in spot flooding. Forecaster Linda Hughes expects them to pass; 6,000 euro worth of drugs were seized late last night by gardai in Ballinrobe. Members of the Divisional Drugs Task force assisted by local gardai searched a house in Ballinrobe town just before midnight last night (Wed). They recovered 6,000 euro worth of; Presentation College Headford has been approved for a large-scale capital programme. It involves the demolition and refurbishment of existing buildings and a new school extension. When completed, the school will be able to cater for more of 1000 students. Two significant changes could be on the way to the vaccine rollout programme. The HSE is considering reducing the weeks between doses of the AstraZeneca jab from 12 to 8. While a large number of people under the age of 50 may only need one dose of a jab. It's; Sinn Féin's calling for a review into the cost of direct-provision centres, after its been revealed today that the fees paid to such centres rose to 175 million euro last year. The money was paid by government to private firms for running nearly 50 centres; Irish owned pet-retailer, Petmania is to create 30 new jobs this year with an expansion spanning three locations in the North West. Petmania Sligo, the new pet super-store and grooming studio in Sligo town, officially opened its doors today. It has emerged that hundreds of survivors’ testimony was not used by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, and this is further heartache for survivors and their families, according to Tuam historian Catherine Corless. Yesterday, at an; Funding of over €1.1 million has been allocated for road improvement measures across Co Mayo, where severe weather events have damaged local and regional roads. It will allow for flood alleviation measures, bridge repairs, road protection works and the; A limited number of services are being resumed at Mayo University Hospital following the recent HSE cyber attack. While all systems have not yet been restored, management say they are in a position to resume a limited number of services this week, on a; Tributes are being paid to former Sligo Fine Gael Councillor Paul Conmy from Culleens who passed away yesterday. He was elected to Sligo County Council in the Dromore area in 1979 and held his seat until 2009. The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Dara; The National Lottery is continuing to appeal to Lotto players in the Castlebar and Athlone areas to check their tickets carefully, as the latest Lotto millionaires have yet to make contact. On Saturday 22nd May, the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million was; A company owned by Roscommon-born property developer Sean Mulryan has created a suspended swimming pool, 35 metres in the air, between two apartment blocks in London. The Sky Pool allows residents to swim in the unique pool, which spans 15 metres, is; Many hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and hostels reopened yesterday, as the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on the tourism and hospitality sector begins. The Ice House Hotel in Ballina will open their doors tomorrow (Friday) after being; An increase in water safety incidents involving jet skis has led to a joint appeal for responsibility being issued by multiple water safety agencies. It's urging jet ski users to be careful of their own safety as well as "respect the safety and wellbeing of; The HSE is warning people to expect 'significant interruption' to health services again next week. It says the situation has improved a little, with some computer systems working again after the ransomware attack, but many services remain cancelled. Up to; The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has advised reducing the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It has recommended 8 week intervals instead of the current 12 weeks. The advice could see thousands of people who've had a first dose fully; The World Health Organisation says there could be a fourth wave of Covid-19 in Ireland - if people socialise too much. The warning comes ahead of the Bank Holiday Weekend, with large crowds gathering in Dublin, Cork and Galway last weekend. The Taoiseach says; The Chief Medical Officer says the Indian variant of Covid could easily become the dominant strain, if people aren't careful. There have been 115 cases of the variant, now known as Delta - up from 97 last Friday. The strain has sparked an increase in cases; A Castlebar woman has been selected as the Social Democrats candidate for the Dublin Bay South by-election. Sarah Durcan was chosen at a selection convention last night. Sarah is daughter of former Castlebar-based Independent Councillor Frank Durcan, and has; The leaving cert results will be out on Friday September 3rd. They are expected to be issued directly to candidates through the Candidate Self Service Portal. In any subject where a student sits the exam and opts to receive Accredited Grades, they will be; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 70 year old John Joyce. John was last seen in the Rahoon Road area of Galway at approximately 10pm on Monday 31st May. John is described as being 6’ 2” External link

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Michael Ring says : “these supports will ensure the schemes can fully re-commence in; Castlebar councillors are to consider closing Tucker Street in the town to traffic, each evening, to facilitate an outdoor dining area for local businesses. The proposal that will be discussed next week in detail by elected councillors and council officials; Electricity supplier Energia has announced that it is partnering with Intersport Elverys to supply 100% green electricity to all their sports stores across Ireland. Intersport Elverys now has 50 stores nationwide. The Intersport Elverys brand is one of the; Plans are still on track to apply for planning permission for the proposed IDA Ireland industrial park in Ballina in the third-quarter of this year. That's according to Minister of State Robert Troy, who was responding to queries from Mayo TD Dara Calleary on; The number of people who arrived into Dublin Airport rose by nearly 36 per cent last week - despite mandatory hotel quarantine for over 50 countries. Over 21,100 people flew into the facility - compared to 15,600 the previous week. Nearly 12,000 were Irish; Today will mark the return of fans to sports events - with crowds of about 1,000 attending three matches. They're the first of 16 trial events taking place during June and July. Leinster Rugby are playing the Dragons at the RDS, while two League of Ireland; The number of people being treated in intensive care for coronavirus is at its lowest level this year. 23 patients with covid 19 are currently in ICU, while 59 people are in hospital - the lowest in nearly 9 months. 398 new cases of the disease have been; Farmers will take to the streets in towns across the country today for a nationwide rally. They'll be highlighting the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy and will warn against the dangers of current CAP proposals. The IFA says the current; Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in County Galway. It happened at a junction on the N84 at Grange, Corandulla at around a quarter past 9 on Wednesday night. Two cars collided and one of them veered off course and collided with a third; There are 398 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 23 Covid patients are in intensive care units nationally and that is the lowest number of such patients this year. A total of 70 patients are in hospital with the virus. As of Tuesday, the country's 14-day; Patients attending the Emergency Department, outpatient and other appointments at University Hospital Galway are facing significant delays as the impact of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to affect the delivery of hospital services. In a; Mayo Arts Service in partnership with Creative Ireland is presenting I am What I am, an exhibition celebrating gender and identity in Ballina Arts Centre I Am What I Am is a nuanced celebration of artists who work with gender, sexuality, identity and politics; The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) is contesting the narrative that the current CAP proposals will undermine the income of Irish farmers. Mayo Chair Seamus Cosgrave argues that nationally, under a full flattening of payments, 72,710 farmers; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens towards its development as a world-class visitor attraction. A key element of the investment will be in the "Wild Realms" project, which will allow visitors to; Gardai in Mayo seized more than 16,000 euro worth of drugs and one man was arrested, following searches of a number of houses in Castlebar, Ballina and Westport over the last number of days. The searches were all carried out under warrant by the members of; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens. It's part of a €73 million euro investment in four major projects in Mayo, Cavan, Donegal and Dublin. The largest allocation - €20.2 million - goes to Westport; The Rural Ireland Organisation, formally known as Ireland’s Future claims the IFA CAP reform protest planned for Mayo tomorrow (Fri) is against equality and against 72,000 small farmers getting any increase in their payments. Chairperson of The Rural Ireland; The final report has been issued into an aircraft accident in Co Galway last Summer. On 11th July 2020, the Cessna aircraft with one crew member and one passenger on board was en route from Rathcoole Aerodrome in Co Cork to the Tibohine Airfield in Co; A section of the N84 Headford road, which was closed to traffic following a collision last night, has just reopened within the past few minutes. Two vehicles were involved in a collision at about 9pm last night, which caused one vehicle to veer off path and; The Irish Farmers Association will hold a demonstration in Ballina tomorrow morning (Friday), as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy. In the first large-scale demonstration by the IFA since the; The devastation and stress for homeowners caused by pyrite damage is not being under-estimated or ignored by Government. That's according to the Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien who gave an update to the Cabinet yesterday in relation to the Defective Concrete; The trial of a man accused of murdering a Co Galway pensioner will go ahead at the Central Criminal Court next year. 55-year old Michael Scott from Gortanumera, Portumna is charged with the murder of Chrissie Treacy, also from Portumna, on April 27th, 2018. People in their 30s are set to be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine next week. The HSE says it expects registration for 30 to 39 year olds to open online shortly. Over 3.1 million vaccines have been administered so far - with registration still open; Gardai are renewing their appeal for information following the discovery of a pipe bomb in Tuam last month. Members of the Army bomb disposal team from Athlone attended the scene on the morning of May 12, and made the area safe. However, it was established; The N60 road between Ballyhaunis and Claremorris has reopened to traffic following a collision yesterday evening. A car overturned at Ballygowan bridge, and Midwest News understands one person was taken to hospital from the scene. The accident occurred; The lowest number of Covid-19 cases this year has been recorded today. NPHET has reported 259 new cases this evening - the lowest since December 12th. There are 76 Covid patients in hospital, with 27 in intensive care. Galway GP, Dr Martin Daly, a former; The emergency services are attending a road collision on the Headford road out of Galway city this evening ( 5.15pm) , about 10 miles from the city. There are significant traffic delays along this busy route as a result. There are no further details; Pharmacies will start administering COVID vaccines from next week. It's expected around one-thousand community pharmacies will begin issuing Johnson and Johnson vaccines to the remaining over-50s from next Monday. Around 350 pharmacies will be issuing Pfizer; People are being urged not to look directly at the partial solar eclipse tomorrow. The cosmic event will be visible from Ireland between 10am and 12:30pm tomorrow. During those few hours, nearly half of the sun will be blocked out by the moon. David Moore; Circle K, Ireland’s largest forecourt and convenience retailer, has opened a new franchise Circle K on Achill Island. The family-run business, currently operated by Margaret Lavelle, has been on Achill Island for over 35 years. The grand opening took place at; The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, has announced that the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project has been approved by Cabinet today and will now progress to the construction phase. The project involves the construction of 34km of new single; The first exam of Leaving Cert 2021 is over. Students sat English Paper One this morning, while those studying Home Economics will have another exam this afternoon. It's a very different Leaving Cert this year, as candidates had the option of choosing; Ashford Castle and sister hotel, The Lodge at Ashford are the first hotels in Ireland where guests can avail of an onsite Covid-19 PCR test, with results available within 12 hours. Working in partnership with Communicare Medical Supplies and available now, Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance PRO Breeda Murphy insists the Commission of Investigation Report into Mother and Baby Homes needs to be rejected as invalid. She says the lack of respect for survivors’ testimony in the Report, makes it an invalid record of; A walk-in test centre for Covid-19 will open in Ballina tomorrow morning, and will be available on Thursday and Friday. No appointment is necessary for people to attend the testing facility at the Stephenites Ground on Lord Edward Street, which will be open; Over 100 complaints were made to the Ombudsman last year from people in Mayo. The 2020 report shows that, nationally, complaints to the Ombudsman about public services fell by 6% last year compared to the previous year. 3,418 complaints were made in 2020, a; Two people on paddleboards were rescued after they had drifted out to sea in Co Sligo yesterday. The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was requested to launch on Tuesday evening after reports that two paddleboarders had been blown out to sea off Mermaid's Cove. Government Ministers will be told today that the cost of fixing defects in houses in the West and northwest caused by pyrite could go beyond €1 billion. Housing Minster Darragh O'Brien is expected to brief Cabinet colleagues on the Government's support scheme; Twin sisters from Co Roscommon, who've been separated for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, met up yesterday to celebrate their 90th birthdays, by travelling from Dublin to Galway by train for a short holiday. Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna nee; €187,000 in funding has been approved for Mayo sporting projects under Dormant Accounts Funding. Mayo Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers has welcomed the investment package for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in the county. Just under; NUI Galway is one of four of Ireland's universities that have slipped down in the latest world university rankings. The new QS World University Rankings for 2022 saw NUI Galway drop 20 places to 258th overall, University College Cork (UCC) drop 12 places to; A leading immunologist says the rise of the Delta variant of Covid-19 on the island of Ireland is worrying. There have been at least 115 confirmed cases of the variant sequenced in the republic. It comes as the latest daily figures from the Department of; Gardai on patrol in Sligo on Monday night stopped a vehicle for road traffic offences. Following a search, a siphoning pump and drums were located. Gardai believe that stopping the vehicle and its male occupants prevented a crime that was about to take place, Over 1,500 students across Co Mayo will sit their first Leaving Cert exam today. 1,605 candidates in Mayo applied for accredited grades this year, while 1,424 are sitting the exams - the figures indicate that the majority of students in the county opted for; 271 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland this evening. It's the second lowest daily tally this year. 77 patients are currently in hospital with the virus - with 27 in intensive care. A Westport Councillor has defended those who enjoyed outdoor drinking and dining facilities in the town over the bank holiday weekend. Pubs and restaurants with outdoor facilities enjoyed a bumper weekend, as the town was very busy with tourists. However, a; Irish Water and Roscommon County Council have today commenced upgrade works for water services in Ballaghadereen. Local TD Claire Kerrane says work is starting on a 2 km stretch of problematic old water mains between Lung River and Cooneys in Tibohine. This; Outpatient clinics at Mayo University Hospital have restarted, following the recent cyber attack on the HSE's IT systems, which resulted in the widespread cancellation of services. The HSE says outpatient clinics have resumed, with a combination of; Mayo Leisure Point is an indoor entertainment complex in Castlebar, with a bowling alley, a cinema that re-opened yesterday , a Leisure Club including a swimming pool that opened today, restaurants/ diners and Hogs Heaven Sports Bar among it facilities. Cora; The Tara Café is located in the Penneys / Supervalu shopping centre in Castlebar and is open for takeaway only at present, but looking forward to reopening for indoor dining next month. Owner Fiona Ryan has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa about the; Breaffy House Resort on the outskirts of Castlebar is looking forward to a very busy Summer, and has opened new outdoor food and drink facilities for customers on it over 100 acre site. The hotel fully reopened for residents last Wednesday, in line with; While theatres and concert halls are still awaiting clarification on the numbers that can attend individual concerts, Kodaline has today announced details of an acoustic nationwide tour in November and December, including a concert at the TF Royal Theatre in; Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision outside Swinford this morning. The two car crash occurred on the Swinford junction of the N5 at around 8:45am. Two people were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening; Tens of thousands of Leaving Cert students are spending their last day studying ahead of the exams getting underway tomorrow. The class of 2021 have had the option of sitting the exams, accepting calculated grades or choosing both. This year's results won't; Temperatures could hit as high as 24 degrees in parts this week. The good conditions over the past couple of days are set to continue, however there's the chance of some patchy showers in places. The best of the weather is expected to hit the country from; In-person driver theory tests resume today at the 40 testing centres across the country. The Road Safety Authority says it'll initially do 25,000 theory tests per month, increasing to 50,000 over time. More than 120,000 people are currently waiting to take; A Galway Councillor is calling for designated public spaces for outdoor drinking to be piloted this summer. Fianna Fail Councillor Alan Cheevers argues that a lot of public drinking is currently happening in green spaces and is taking away from city; The number of Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals has fallen to its lowest point since mid-September last year. There are 69 people with the virus on wards, down 29 percent on last week. In ICU there's a similar trend - last night there were 26 patients - 25; Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the N59 near Clifden yesterday at approximately 12 noon. A woman, in her 30s, was air lifted to University Hospital Galway to be treated for serious yet non-life threatening; The Department of Health has reported an additional 377 cases of Covid 19.69 people are receiving treatment in hospital for the disease, of which 26 are in ICU.The Chief Medical Officer is asking people to continue to work from home unless it's necessary to; The HSE is continuing with its programme of COVID-19 walk-in test centres which enable people in those communities local to the centre get a free COVID-19 test without having to make an appointment in advance. These test centres are an important part of the; Gardaí have located a 64-year-old man who has been missing from the Salthill area of Galway since the middle of May. Billy Hill has been located safe and well. Gardaí have thanked the public and the media for their assistance in this matter. Health officials have confirmed 313 new cases of covid-19. 70 people are currently in hospital with the virus. 27 are being treated in ICU. The Health Minister says 3 million Covid vaccine doses will be given this bank holiday weekend. Stephen Donnelly says; Ballyglass Coast Guard Unit were tasked with a callout this morning by MRSC Malin following a request from NAC. A hill walker had fallen ill while walking along the coastline between Blacksod lighthouse and Faulmore. Once on scene the local HSE paramedics and; Gardaí are appealing to people heading to the Mayo coastline this afternoon to avoid Keem Bay. Heavy traffic has been reported in the area since mid-morning and Gardaí have closed the road at Dooagh for safety reasons. It is expected the road will remain; A demonstration will be held in Newport tomorrow calling for the redistribution of Common Agricultural Policy funds to small farmers. The Rural Ireland Organisation, formerly Ireland's Future have organised the meeting for 11:30am on Monday morning, with; Last night's Lotto jackpot has been won by a player in Galway. They scooped the 2.4 million euro prize by playing online. The National Lottery says they've notified the user's online account and sent them a separate email. It's the third week in a row that; Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Loughrea this morning. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the collision on Gort Road at approximately 2.10am. The collision involved a motorcycle and another vehicle. A public health expert says the Government needs to act now to prevent the Delta variant from taking hold here. A small number of suspected cases of the strain have been identified in the North. People in Kilkeel, Co Down are being urged to get tested. It; The World Health Organisation says being in crowded areas outdoors still puts people at risk of getting Covid-19. Pubs and restaurants will re-open for outdoor service tomorrow for the first time in months. The easing of restrictions will also see gyms; The Agriculture Minister says the size of the national dairy herd must stabilise to ensure climate action targets are met. Charlie McConalogue's told the Business Post he'll only consider a cap as a last resort. He says the sector's made progress in reducing; Religious orders still haven't committed to contributing to the redress scheme for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. The Children's Minister wrote to the orders in January after the commission of investigation's report was published. Roderic O'Gorman has; Over 60,000 homes and businesses who were due to get high-speed broadband this year could miss out. The rollout of the National Broadband Plan has only reached 4 thousand premises so far this year - out of a target of 115,000 by the end of the year. The; 19 people have been arrested in Dublin after large groups of young people threw bottles at gardai. A number of streets were sealed off and the public order unit cleared crowds for a second night in a row. Two gardai were injured and a patrol car was also; Day-trippers and holiday makers are being urged to leave no trace when eating outdoors this weekend. MyWaste.ie says over 2 million single-use cups and plastic bottles will be used over the bank holiday weekend. The waste management resource is asking people; Graham Norton and Paul Mescal will be flying the flag for Ireland at tonight's Bafta awards. Cork's Graham Norton is in the running for the entertainment performer award. Kildare's Paul Mescal is up for the leading actor prize for his role in Normal People. Health officials have confirmed 416 new cases of covid-19. There are currently 74 patients in hospital being treated with the virus. 29 are in intensive care. Meanwhile, Stephen Donnelly has received his first dose of a Covid vaccine. The Health Minister, Plans for a village enhancement scheme in Bohola was revealed at the recent meeting of the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District. The aim is to enhance the village green, enticing passing visitors to stop, and to have a pedestrian/cycling friendly route; There is no point in holding meetings of the Beef Taskforce if the real problems facing the industry are not examined thoroughly. That’s the view of Independent Roscommon-Galway Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, who was reacting to Thursday’s meeting. The; Belmullet Tidy Towns have launched a campaign aimed at tackling the persistent problem of dog fouling around the town. The purpose of the campaign is to highlight to dog owners the importance of cleaning up after their pets. The initiative includes the; The Health Minister says he'd like to see the Pfizer vaccine rolled out to 12-15 year olds with underlying conditions as quickly as possible. The European Medicines Agency has approved the jab for children of that age after a trial found it was safe to use. The Government's set to consider proposals on redress for survivors of mother and baby homes in the next few weeks. The Irish Times reports the Children's Minister will bring a memo to Cabinet at either the end of this month or the start of July. The paper; There are 529 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 86 patients are in hospital with the virus. 28 Covid patients are in intensive care - which is the lowest figure since before Christmas. The green light has been given to reduce the time between administering doses of the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine from 12 to 8 weeks. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says there will be a gradual reduction in the interval between the first and second doses in; A new road safety campaign involving wheelie bins and life-sized child stickers in Achill are an attempt to make Mayo roads safer as we head into a busy bank holiday weekend. The stickers shaped to look like a child about to run out on the road have been; The President of GMIT says she is confident that they can welcome back all students and staff on Campus in September. Dr. Orla Flynn was commenting after the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said he expects students and staff to be; This bank holiday weekend, Mayo County Council is calling on everyone to be responsible when enjoying the outdoors and to leave no trace. People visiting beaches, amenity areas and beauty spots over the weekend, enjoying the outdoors, are urged to take home; Clerical changes in the Diocese of Achonry haven been announced this afternoon by Bishop Paul Dempsey. Fr Vincent Sherlock, Parish Priest of Kilmovee is appointed Parish Priest of Tubbercurry Fr Joseph Gavigan, the Parish Priest of Ballaghaderreen is; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a calf missing from the Mulranny area since Wednesday. The white charolais calf was reported missing from Bunnahowna Hill. Anyone who may have seen the animal or who has any information is asked to; The supplier of the item that caused social media controversy for the Foxford Woollen Mills last weekend, is adamant that the Foxford store is completely innocent and never buys animal fur items from him. For the last 60 years, internationally renowned Dublin; 14 jobs have been approved for the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea this year. That’s according to Senator Eugene Murphy, who says €1.4M in revenue is allocated for 2021. The Fianna Fail Senator says that the release of funding is imminent, adding that local; Ballyhaunis Community School has been approved temporary modular accommodation. This news has been confirmed by Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary who says these units were required as a direct result of Covid. Three prefabs have been approved for; Meat processors have attended a meeting of the Beef Taskforce with future challenges and opportunities topping the agenda. The Agriculture Minister says a third report on prices along the supply chain will be published later this week. He says strong; There are calls for the Government to reject a Commission of Investigation report into Mother and Baby Homes after it emerged 100s of people's testimony was discounted as it didn't meet a legal standard of evidence. Commission member Mary Daly told a seminar; The national five-day moving average of Covid-19 cases has dropped by three percent over the past week to 392. 465 new cases were confirmed last night by the Department of Health. In hospitals there are 84 patients with the virus - down 16 percent on a week; A Sligo-Leitrim TD has been forced to clarify after tweeting a photo of a cornered off bench in Strandhill, after it turned out the seat was simply being repainted. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry tweeted a photo of a wooden bench yesterday, which was; Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a vehicle on fire in Galway yesterday evening. The incident occurred at Carnmore Cross near Galway Airport and resulted in significant delays to traffic during rush hour. No further information available at; There are 465 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 84 patients are in hospital with the virus this evening. That's the lowest number in over eight months. 30 Covid patients are in intensive care , which is the lowest figure this year. There are no county; Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for thunderstorms in 4 counties. Residents of Mayo, Galway, Limerick and Clare are being advised of heavy downpours. That rain may also result in spot flooding. Forecaster Linda Hughes expects them to pass; 6,000 euro worth of drugs were seized late last night by gardai in Ballinrobe. Members of the Divisional Drugs Task force assisted by local gardai searched a house in Ballinrobe town just before midnight last night (Wed). They recovered 6,000 euro worth of; Presentation College Headford has been approved for a large-scale capital programme. It involves the demolition and refurbishment of existing buildings and a new school extension. When completed, the school will be able to cater for more of 1000 students. Two significant changes could be on the way to the vaccine rollout programme. The HSE is considering reducing the weeks between doses of the AstraZeneca jab from 12 to 8. While a large number of people under the age of 50 may only need one dose of a jab. It's; Sinn Féin's calling for a review into the cost of direct-provision centres, after its been revealed today that the fees paid to such centres rose to 175 million euro last year. The money was paid by government to private firms for running nearly 50 centres; Irish owned pet-retailer, Petmania is to create 30 new jobs this year with an expansion spanning three locations in the North West. Petmania Sligo, the new pet super-store and grooming studio in Sligo town, officially opened its doors today. It has emerged that hundreds of survivors’ testimony was not used by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, and this is further heartache for survivors and their families, according to Tuam historian Catherine Corless. Yesterday, at an; Funding of over €1.1 million has been allocated for road improvement measures across Co Mayo, where severe weather events have damaged local and regional roads. It will allow for flood alleviation measures, bridge repairs, road protection works and the; A limited number of services are being resumed at Mayo University Hospital following the recent HSE cyber attack. While all systems have not yet been restored, management say they are in a position to resume a limited number of services this week, on a; Tributes are being paid to former Sligo Fine Gael Councillor Paul Conmy from Culleens who passed away yesterday. He was elected to Sligo County Council in the Dromore area in 1979 and held his seat until 2009. The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Dara; The National Lottery is continuing to appeal to Lotto players in the Castlebar and Athlone areas to check their tickets carefully, as the latest Lotto millionaires have yet to make contact. On Saturday 22nd May, the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million was; A company owned by Roscommon-born property developer Sean Mulryan has created a suspended swimming pool, 35 metres in the air, between two apartment blocks in London. The Sky Pool allows residents to swim in the unique pool, which spans 15 metres, is; Many hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and hostels reopened yesterday, as the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on the tourism and hospitality sector begins. The Ice House Hotel in Ballina will open their doors tomorrow (Friday) after being; An increase in water safety incidents involving jet skis has led to a joint appeal for responsibility being issued by multiple water safety agencies. It's urging jet ski users to be careful of their own safety as well as "respect the safety and wellbeing of; The HSE is warning people to expect 'significant interruption' to health services again next week. It says the situation has improved a little, with some computer systems working again after the ransomware attack, but many services remain cancelled. Up to; The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has advised reducing the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It has recommended 8 week intervals instead of the current 12 weeks. The advice could see thousands of people who've had a first dose fully; The World Health Organisation says there could be a fourth wave of Covid-19 in Ireland - if people socialise too much. The warning comes ahead of the Bank Holiday Weekend, with large crowds gathering in Dublin, Cork and Galway last weekend. The Taoiseach says; The Chief Medical Officer says the Indian variant of Covid could easily become the dominant strain, if people aren't careful. There have been 115 cases of the variant, now known as Delta - up from 97 last Friday. The strain has sparked an increase in cases; A Castlebar woman has been selected as the Social Democrats candidate for the Dublin Bay South by-election. Sarah Durcan was chosen at a selection convention last night. Sarah is daughter of former Castlebar-based Independent Councillor Frank Durcan, and has; The leaving cert results will be out on Friday September 3rd. They are expected to be issued directly to candidates through the Candidate Self Service Portal. In any subject where a student sits the exam and opts to receive Accredited Grades, they will be; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 70 year old John Joyce. John was last seen in the Rahoon Road area of Galway at approximately 10pm on Monday 31st May. John is described as being 6’ 2” External link

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Michael Ring says : “these supports will ensure the schemes can fully re-commence in; Castlebar councillors are to consider closing Tucker Street in the town to traffic, each evening, to facilitate an outdoor dining area for local businesses. The proposal that will be discussed next week in detail by elected councillors and council officials; Electricity supplier Energia has announced that it is partnering with Intersport Elverys to supply 100% green electricity to all their sports stores across Ireland. Intersport Elverys now has 50 stores nationwide. The Intersport Elverys brand is one of the; Plans are still on track to apply for planning permission for the proposed IDA Ireland industrial park in Ballina in the third-quarter of this year. That's according to Minister of State Robert Troy, who was responding to queries from Mayo TD Dara Calleary on; The number of people who arrived into Dublin Airport rose by nearly 36 per cent last week - despite mandatory hotel quarantine for over 50 countries. Over 21,100 people flew into the facility - compared to 15,600 the previous week. Nearly 12,000 were Irish; Today will mark the return of fans to sports events - with crowds of about 1,000 attending three matches. They're the first of 16 trial events taking place during June and July. Leinster Rugby are playing the Dragons at the RDS, while two League of Ireland; The number of people being treated in intensive care for coronavirus is at its lowest level this year. 23 patients with covid 19 are currently in ICU, while 59 people are in hospital - the lowest in nearly 9 months. 398 new cases of the disease have been; Farmers will take to the streets in towns across the country today for a nationwide rally. They'll be highlighting the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy and will warn against the dangers of current CAP proposals. The IFA says the current; Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in County Galway. It happened at a junction on the N84 at Grange, Corandulla at around a quarter past 9 on Wednesday night. Two cars collided and one of them veered off course and collided with a third; There are 398 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 23 Covid patients are in intensive care units nationally and that is the lowest number of such patients this year. A total of 70 patients are in hospital with the virus. As of Tuesday, the country's 14-day; Patients attending the Emergency Department, outpatient and other appointments at University Hospital Galway are facing significant delays as the impact of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to affect the delivery of hospital services. In a; Mayo Arts Service in partnership with Creative Ireland is presenting I am What I am, an exhibition celebrating gender and identity in Ballina Arts Centre I Am What I Am is a nuanced celebration of artists who work with gender, sexuality, identity and politics; The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) is contesting the narrative that the current CAP proposals will undermine the income of Irish farmers. Mayo Chair Seamus Cosgrave argues that nationally, under a full flattening of payments, 72,710 farmers; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens towards its development as a world-class visitor attraction. A key element of the investment will be in the "Wild Realms" project, which will allow visitors to; Gardai in Mayo seized more than 16,000 euro worth of drugs and one man was arrested, following searches of a number of houses in Castlebar, Ballina and Westport over the last number of days. The searches were all carried out under warrant by the members of; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens. It's part of a €73 million euro investment in four major projects in Mayo, Cavan, Donegal and Dublin. The largest allocation - €20.2 million - goes to Westport; The Rural Ireland Organisation, formally known as Ireland’s Future claims the IFA CAP reform protest planned for Mayo tomorrow (Fri) is against equality and against 72,000 small farmers getting any increase in their payments. Chairperson of The Rural Ireland; The final report has been issued into an aircraft accident in Co Galway last Summer. On 11th July 2020, the Cessna aircraft with one crew member and one passenger on board was en route from Rathcoole Aerodrome in Co Cork to the Tibohine Airfield in Co; A section of the N84 Headford road, which was closed to traffic following a collision last night, has just reopened within the past few minutes. Two vehicles were involved in a collision at about 9pm last night, which caused one vehicle to veer off path and; The Irish Farmers Association will hold a demonstration in Ballina tomorrow morning (Friday), as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy. In the first large-scale demonstration by the IFA since the; The devastation and stress for homeowners caused by pyrite damage is not being under-estimated or ignored by Government. That's according to the Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien who gave an update to the Cabinet yesterday in relation to the Defective Concrete; The trial of a man accused of murdering a Co Galway pensioner will go ahead at the Central Criminal Court next year. 55-year old Michael Scott from Gortanumera, Portumna is charged with the murder of Chrissie Treacy, also from Portumna, on April 27th, 2018. People in their 30s are set to be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine next week. The HSE says it expects registration for 30 to 39 year olds to open online shortly. Over 3.1 million vaccines have been administered so far - with registration still open; Gardai are renewing their appeal for information following the discovery of a pipe bomb in Tuam last month. Members of the Army bomb disposal team from Athlone attended the scene on the morning of May 12, and made the area safe. However, it was established; The N60 road between Ballyhaunis and Claremorris has reopened to traffic following a collision yesterday evening. A car overturned at Ballygowan bridge, and Midwest News understands one person was taken to hospital from the scene. The accident occurred; The lowest number of Covid-19 cases this year has been recorded today. NPHET has reported 259 new cases this evening - the lowest since December 12th. There are 76 Covid patients in hospital, with 27 in intensive care. Galway GP, Dr Martin Daly, a former; The emergency services are attending a road collision on the Headford road out of Galway city this evening ( 5.15pm) , about 10 miles from the city. There are significant traffic delays along this busy route as a result. There are no further details; Pharmacies will start administering COVID vaccines from next week. It's expected around one-thousand community pharmacies will begin issuing Johnson and Johnson vaccines to the remaining over-50s from next Monday. Around 350 pharmacies will be issuing Pfizer; People are being urged not to look directly at the partial solar eclipse tomorrow. The cosmic event will be visible from Ireland between 10am and 12:30pm tomorrow. During those few hours, nearly half of the sun will be blocked out by the moon. David Moore; Circle K, Ireland’s largest forecourt and convenience retailer, has opened a new franchise Circle K on Achill Island. The family-run business, currently operated by Margaret Lavelle, has been on Achill Island for over 35 years. The grand opening took place at; The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, has announced that the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project has been approved by Cabinet today and will now progress to the construction phase. The project involves the construction of 34km of new single; The first exam of Leaving Cert 2021 is over. Students sat English Paper One this morning, while those studying Home Economics will have another exam this afternoon. It's a very different Leaving Cert this year, as candidates had the option of choosing; Ashford Castle and sister hotel, The Lodge at Ashford are the first hotels in Ireland where guests can avail of an onsite Covid-19 PCR test, with results available within 12 hours. Working in partnership with Communicare Medical Supplies and available now, Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance PRO Breeda Murphy insists the Commission of Investigation Report into Mother and Baby Homes needs to be rejected as invalid. She says the lack of respect for survivors’ testimony in the Report, makes it an invalid record of; A walk-in test centre for Covid-19 will open in Ballina tomorrow morning, and will be available on Thursday and Friday. No appointment is necessary for people to attend the testing facility at the Stephenites Ground on Lord Edward Street, which will be open; Over 100 complaints were made to the Ombudsman last year from people in Mayo. The 2020 report shows that, nationally, complaints to the Ombudsman about public services fell by 6% last year compared to the previous year. 3,418 complaints were made in 2020, a; Two people on paddleboards were rescued after they had drifted out to sea in Co Sligo yesterday. The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was requested to launch on Tuesday evening after reports that two paddleboarders had been blown out to sea off Mermaid's Cove. Government Ministers will be told today that the cost of fixing defects in houses in the West and northwest caused by pyrite could go beyond €1 billion. Housing Minster Darragh O'Brien is expected to brief Cabinet colleagues on the Government's support scheme; Twin sisters from Co Roscommon, who've been separated for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, met up yesterday to celebrate their 90th birthdays, by travelling from Dublin to Galway by train for a short holiday. Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna nee; €187,000 in funding has been approved for Mayo sporting projects under Dormant Accounts Funding. Mayo Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers has welcomed the investment package for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in the county. Just under; NUI Galway is one of four of Ireland's universities that have slipped down in the latest world university rankings. The new QS World University Rankings for 2022 saw NUI Galway drop 20 places to 258th overall, University College Cork (UCC) drop 12 places to; A leading immunologist says the rise of the Delta variant of Covid-19 on the island of Ireland is worrying. There have been at least 115 confirmed cases of the variant sequenced in the republic. It comes as the latest daily figures from the Department of; Gardai on patrol in Sligo on Monday night stopped a vehicle for road traffic offences. Following a search, a siphoning pump and drums were located. Gardai believe that stopping the vehicle and its male occupants prevented a crime that was about to take place, Over 1,500 students across Co Mayo will sit their first Leaving Cert exam today. 1,605 candidates in Mayo applied for accredited grades this year, while 1,424 are sitting the exams - the figures indicate that the majority of students in the county opted for; 271 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland this evening. It's the second lowest daily tally this year. 77 patients are currently in hospital with the virus - with 27 in intensive care. A Westport Councillor has defended those who enjoyed outdoor drinking and dining facilities in the town over the bank holiday weekend. Pubs and restaurants with outdoor facilities enjoyed a bumper weekend, as the town was very busy with tourists. However, a; Irish Water and Roscommon County Council have today commenced upgrade works for water services in Ballaghadereen. Local TD Claire Kerrane says work is starting on a 2 km stretch of problematic old water mains between Lung River and Cooneys in Tibohine. This; Outpatient clinics at Mayo University Hospital have restarted, following the recent cyber attack on the HSE's IT systems, which resulted in the widespread cancellation of services. The HSE says outpatient clinics have resumed, with a combination of; Mayo Leisure Point is an indoor entertainment complex in Castlebar, with a bowling alley, a cinema that re-opened yesterday , a Leisure Club including a swimming pool that opened today, restaurants/ diners and Hogs Heaven Sports Bar among it facilities. Cora; The Tara Café is located in the Penneys / Supervalu shopping centre in Castlebar and is open for takeaway only at present, but looking forward to reopening for indoor dining next month. Owner Fiona Ryan has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa about the; Breaffy House Resort on the outskirts of Castlebar is looking forward to a very busy Summer, and has opened new outdoor food and drink facilities for customers on it over 100 acre site. The hotel fully reopened for residents last Wednesday, in line with; While theatres and concert halls are still awaiting clarification on the numbers that can attend individual concerts, Kodaline has today announced details of an acoustic nationwide tour in November and December, including a concert at the TF Royal Theatre in; Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision outside Swinford this morning. The two car crash occurred on the Swinford junction of the N5 at around 8:45am. Two people were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening; Tens of thousands of Leaving Cert students are spending their last day studying ahead of the exams getting underway tomorrow. The class of 2021 have had the option of sitting the exams, accepting calculated grades or choosing both. This year's results won't; Temperatures could hit as high as 24 degrees in parts this week. The good conditions over the past couple of days are set to continue, however there's the chance of some patchy showers in places. The best of the weather is expected to hit the country from; In-person driver theory tests resume today at the 40 testing centres across the country. The Road Safety Authority says it'll initially do 25,000 theory tests per month, increasing to 50,000 over time. More than 120,000 people are currently waiting to take; A Galway Councillor is calling for designated public spaces for outdoor drinking to be piloted this summer. Fianna Fail Councillor Alan Cheevers argues that a lot of public drinking is currently happening in green spaces and is taking away from city; The number of Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals has fallen to its lowest point since mid-September last year. There are 69 people with the virus on wards, down 29 percent on last week. In ICU there's a similar trend - last night there were 26 patients - 25; Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the N59 near Clifden yesterday at approximately 12 noon. A woman, in her 30s, was air lifted to University Hospital Galway to be treated for serious yet non-life threatening; The Department of Health has reported an additional 377 cases of Covid 19.69 people are receiving treatment in hospital for the disease, of which 26 are in ICU.The Chief Medical Officer is asking people to continue to work from home unless it's necessary to; The HSE is continuing with its programme of COVID-19 walk-in test centres which enable people in those communities local to the centre get a free COVID-19 test without having to make an appointment in advance. These test centres are an important part of the; Gardaí have located a 64-year-old man who has been missing from the Salthill area of Galway since the middle of May. Billy Hill has been located safe and well. Gardaí have thanked the public and the media for their assistance in this matter. Health officials have confirmed 313 new cases of covid-19. 70 people are currently in hospital with the virus. 27 are being treated in ICU. The Health Minister says 3 million Covid vaccine doses will be given this bank holiday weekend. Stephen Donnelly says; Ballyglass Coast Guard Unit were tasked with a callout this morning by MRSC Malin following a request from NAC. A hill walker had fallen ill while walking along the coastline between Blacksod lighthouse and Faulmore. Once on scene the local HSE paramedics and; Gardaí are appealing to people heading to the Mayo coastline this afternoon to avoid Keem Bay. Heavy traffic has been reported in the area since mid-morning and Gardaí have closed the road at Dooagh for safety reasons. It is expected the road will remain; A demonstration will be held in Newport tomorrow calling for the redistribution of Common Agricultural Policy funds to small farmers. The Rural Ireland Organisation, formerly Ireland's Future have organised the meeting for 11:30am on Monday morning, with; Last night's Lotto jackpot has been won by a player in Galway. They scooped the 2.4 million euro prize by playing online. The National Lottery says they've notified the user's online account and sent them a separate email. It's the third week in a row that; Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Loughrea this morning. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the collision on Gort Road at approximately 2.10am. The collision involved a motorcycle and another vehicle. A public health expert says the Government needs to act now to prevent the Delta variant from taking hold here. A small number of suspected cases of the strain have been identified in the North. People in Kilkeel, Co Down are being urged to get tested. It; The World Health Organisation says being in crowded areas outdoors still puts people at risk of getting Covid-19. Pubs and restaurants will re-open for outdoor service tomorrow for the first time in months. The easing of restrictions will also see gyms; The Agriculture Minister says the size of the national dairy herd must stabilise to ensure climate action targets are met. Charlie McConalogue's told the Business Post he'll only consider a cap as a last resort. He says the sector's made progress in reducing; Religious orders still haven't committed to contributing to the redress scheme for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. The Children's Minister wrote to the orders in January after the commission of investigation's report was published. Roderic O'Gorman has; Over 60,000 homes and businesses who were due to get high-speed broadband this year could miss out. The rollout of the National Broadband Plan has only reached 4 thousand premises so far this year - out of a target of 115,000 by the end of the year. The; 19 people have been arrested in Dublin after large groups of young people threw bottles at gardai. A number of streets were sealed off and the public order unit cleared crowds for a second night in a row. Two gardai were injured and a patrol car was also; Day-trippers and holiday makers are being urged to leave no trace when eating outdoors this weekend. MyWaste.ie says over 2 million single-use cups and plastic bottles will be used over the bank holiday weekend. The waste management resource is asking people; Graham Norton and Paul Mescal will be flying the flag for Ireland at tonight's Bafta awards. Cork's Graham Norton is in the running for the entertainment performer award. Kildare's Paul Mescal is up for the leading actor prize for his role in Normal People. Health officials have confirmed 416 new cases of covid-19. There are currently 74 patients in hospital being treated with the virus. 29 are in intensive care. Meanwhile, Stephen Donnelly has received his first dose of a Covid vaccine. The Health Minister, Plans for a village enhancement scheme in Bohola was revealed at the recent meeting of the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District. The aim is to enhance the village green, enticing passing visitors to stop, and to have a pedestrian/cycling friendly route; There is no point in holding meetings of the Beef Taskforce if the real problems facing the industry are not examined thoroughly. That’s the view of Independent Roscommon-Galway Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, who was reacting to Thursday’s meeting. The; Belmullet Tidy Towns have launched a campaign aimed at tackling the persistent problem of dog fouling around the town. The purpose of the campaign is to highlight to dog owners the importance of cleaning up after their pets. The initiative includes the; The Health Minister says he'd like to see the Pfizer vaccine rolled out to 12-15 year olds with underlying conditions as quickly as possible. The European Medicines Agency has approved the jab for children of that age after a trial found it was safe to use. The Government's set to consider proposals on redress for survivors of mother and baby homes in the next few weeks. The Irish Times reports the Children's Minister will bring a memo to Cabinet at either the end of this month or the start of July. The paper; There are 529 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 86 patients are in hospital with the virus. 28 Covid patients are in intensive care - which is the lowest figure since before Christmas. The green light has been given to reduce the time between administering doses of the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine from 12 to 8 weeks. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says there will be a gradual reduction in the interval between the first and second doses in; A new road safety campaign involving wheelie bins and life-sized child stickers in Achill are an attempt to make Mayo roads safer as we head into a busy bank holiday weekend. The stickers shaped to look like a child about to run out on the road have been; The President of GMIT says she is confident that they can welcome back all students and staff on Campus in September. Dr. Orla Flynn was commenting after the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said he expects students and staff to be; This bank holiday weekend, Mayo County Council is calling on everyone to be responsible when enjoying the outdoors and to leave no trace. People visiting beaches, amenity areas and beauty spots over the weekend, enjoying the outdoors, are urged to take home; Clerical changes in the Diocese of Achonry haven been announced this afternoon by Bishop Paul Dempsey. Fr Vincent Sherlock, Parish Priest of Kilmovee is appointed Parish Priest of Tubbercurry Fr Joseph Gavigan, the Parish Priest of Ballaghaderreen is; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a calf missing from the Mulranny area since Wednesday. The white charolais calf was reported missing from Bunnahowna Hill. Anyone who may have seen the animal or who has any information is asked to; The supplier of the item that caused social media controversy for the Foxford Woollen Mills last weekend, is adamant that the Foxford store is completely innocent and never buys animal fur items from him. For the last 60 years, internationally renowned Dublin; 14 jobs have been approved for the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea this year. That’s according to Senator Eugene Murphy, who says €1.4M in revenue is allocated for 2021. The Fianna Fail Senator says that the release of funding is imminent, adding that local; Ballyhaunis Community School has been approved temporary modular accommodation. This news has been confirmed by Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary who says these units were required as a direct result of Covid. Three prefabs have been approved for; Meat processors have attended a meeting of the Beef Taskforce with future challenges and opportunities topping the agenda. The Agriculture Minister says a third report on prices along the supply chain will be published later this week. He says strong; There are calls for the Government to reject a Commission of Investigation report into Mother and Baby Homes after it emerged 100s of people's testimony was discounted as it didn't meet a legal standard of evidence. Commission member Mary Daly told a seminar; The national five-day moving average of Covid-19 cases has dropped by three percent over the past week to 392. 465 new cases were confirmed last night by the Department of Health. In hospitals there are 84 patients with the virus - down 16 percent on a week; A Sligo-Leitrim TD has been forced to clarify after tweeting a photo of a cornered off bench in Strandhill, after it turned out the seat was simply being repainted. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry tweeted a photo of a wooden bench yesterday, which was; Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a vehicle on fire in Galway yesterday evening. The incident occurred at Carnmore Cross near Galway Airport and resulted in significant delays to traffic during rush hour. No further information available at; There are 465 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 84 patients are in hospital with the virus this evening. That's the lowest number in over eight months. 30 Covid patients are in intensive care , which is the lowest figure this year. There are no county; Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for thunderstorms in 4 counties. Residents of Mayo, Galway, Limerick and Clare are being advised of heavy downpours. That rain may also result in spot flooding. Forecaster Linda Hughes expects them to pass; 6,000 euro worth of drugs were seized late last night by gardai in Ballinrobe. Members of the Divisional Drugs Task force assisted by local gardai searched a house in Ballinrobe town just before midnight last night (Wed). They recovered 6,000 euro worth of; Presentation College Headford has been approved for a large-scale capital programme. It involves the demolition and refurbishment of existing buildings and a new school extension. When completed, the school will be able to cater for more of 1000 students. Two significant changes could be on the way to the vaccine rollout programme. The HSE is considering reducing the weeks between doses of the AstraZeneca jab from 12 to 8. While a large number of people under the age of 50 may only need one dose of a jab. It's; Sinn Féin's calling for a review into the cost of direct-provision centres, after its been revealed today that the fees paid to such centres rose to 175 million euro last year. The money was paid by government to private firms for running nearly 50 centres; Irish owned pet-retailer, Petmania is to create 30 new jobs this year with an expansion spanning three locations in the North West. Petmania Sligo, the new pet super-store and grooming studio in Sligo town, officially opened its doors today. It has emerged that hundreds of survivors’ testimony was not used by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, and this is further heartache for survivors and their families, according to Tuam historian Catherine Corless. Yesterday, at an; Funding of over €1.1 million has been allocated for road improvement measures across Co Mayo, where severe weather events have damaged local and regional roads. It will allow for flood alleviation measures, bridge repairs, road protection works and the; A limited number of services are being resumed at Mayo University Hospital following the recent HSE cyber attack. While all systems have not yet been restored, management say they are in a position to resume a limited number of services this week, on a; Tributes are being paid to former Sligo Fine Gael Councillor Paul Conmy from Culleens who passed away yesterday. He was elected to Sligo County Council in the Dromore area in 1979 and held his seat until 2009. The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Dara; The National Lottery is continuing to appeal to Lotto players in the Castlebar and Athlone areas to check their tickets carefully, as the latest Lotto millionaires have yet to make contact. On Saturday 22nd May, the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million was; A company owned by Roscommon-born property developer Sean Mulryan has created a suspended swimming pool, 35 metres in the air, between two apartment blocks in London. The Sky Pool allows residents to swim in the unique pool, which spans 15 metres, is; Many hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and hostels reopened yesterday, as the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on the tourism and hospitality sector begins. The Ice House Hotel in Ballina will open their doors tomorrow (Friday) after being; An increase in water safety incidents involving jet skis has led to a joint appeal for responsibility being issued by multiple water safety agencies. It's urging jet ski users to be careful of their own safety as well as "respect the safety and wellbeing of; The HSE is warning people to expect 'significant interruption' to health services again next week. It says the situation has improved a little, with some computer systems working again after the ransomware attack, but many services remain cancelled. Up to; The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has advised reducing the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It has recommended 8 week intervals instead of the current 12 weeks. The advice could see thousands of people who've had a first dose fully; The World Health Organisation says there could be a fourth wave of Covid-19 in Ireland - if people socialise too much. The warning comes ahead of the Bank Holiday Weekend, with large crowds gathering in Dublin, Cork and Galway last weekend. The Taoiseach says; The Chief Medical Officer says the Indian variant of Covid could easily become the dominant strain, if people aren't careful. There have been 115 cases of the variant, now known as Delta - up from 97 last Friday. The strain has sparked an increase in cases; A Castlebar woman has been selected as the Social Democrats candidate for the Dublin Bay South by-election. Sarah Durcan was chosen at a selection convention last night. Sarah is daughter of former Castlebar-based Independent Councillor Frank Durcan, and has; The leaving cert results will be out on Friday September 3rd. They are expected to be issued directly to candidates through the Candidate Self Service Portal. In any subject where a student sits the exam and opts to receive Accredited Grades, they will be; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 70 year old John Joyce. John was last seen in the Rahoon Road area of Galway at approximately 10pm on Monday 31st May. John is described as being 6’ 2” External link

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Michael Ring says : “these supports will ensure the schemes can fully re-commence in; Castlebar councillors are to consider closing Tucker Street in the town to traffic, each evening, to facilitate an outdoor dining area for local businesses. The proposal that will be discussed next week in detail by elected councillors and council officials; Electricity supplier Energia has announced that it is partnering with Intersport Elverys to supply 100% green electricity to all their sports stores across Ireland. Intersport Elverys now has 50 stores nationwide. The Intersport Elverys brand is one of the; Plans are still on track to apply for planning permission for the proposed IDA Ireland industrial park in Ballina in the third-quarter of this year. That's according to Minister of State Robert Troy, who was responding to queries from Mayo TD Dara Calleary on; The number of people who arrived into Dublin Airport rose by nearly 36 per cent last week - despite mandatory hotel quarantine for over 50 countries. Over 21,100 people flew into the facility - compared to 15,600 the previous week. Nearly 12,000 were Irish; Today will mark the return of fans to sports events - with crowds of about 1,000 attending three matches. They're the first of 16 trial events taking place during June and July. Leinster Rugby are playing the Dragons at the RDS, while two League of Ireland; The number of people being treated in intensive care for coronavirus is at its lowest level this year. 23 patients with covid 19 are currently in ICU, while 59 people are in hospital - the lowest in nearly 9 months. 398 new cases of the disease have been; Farmers will take to the streets in towns across the country today for a nationwide rally. They'll be highlighting the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy and will warn against the dangers of current CAP proposals. The IFA says the current; Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in County Galway. It happened at a junction on the N84 at Grange, Corandulla at around a quarter past 9 on Wednesday night. Two cars collided and one of them veered off course and collided with a third; There are 398 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 23 Covid patients are in intensive care units nationally and that is the lowest number of such patients this year. A total of 70 patients are in hospital with the virus. As of Tuesday, the country's 14-day; Patients attending the Emergency Department, outpatient and other appointments at University Hospital Galway are facing significant delays as the impact of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to affect the delivery of hospital services. In a; Mayo Arts Service in partnership with Creative Ireland is presenting I am What I am, an exhibition celebrating gender and identity in Ballina Arts Centre I Am What I Am is a nuanced celebration of artists who work with gender, sexuality, identity and politics; The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) is contesting the narrative that the current CAP proposals will undermine the income of Irish farmers. Mayo Chair Seamus Cosgrave argues that nationally, under a full flattening of payments, 72,710 farmers; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens towards its development as a world-class visitor attraction. A key element of the investment will be in the "Wild Realms" project, which will allow visitors to; Gardai in Mayo seized more than 16,000 euro worth of drugs and one man was arrested, following searches of a number of houses in Castlebar, Ballina and Westport over the last number of days. The searches were all carried out under warrant by the members of; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens. It's part of a €73 million euro investment in four major projects in Mayo, Cavan, Donegal and Dublin. The largest allocation - €20.2 million - goes to Westport; The Rural Ireland Organisation, formally known as Ireland’s Future claims the IFA CAP reform protest planned for Mayo tomorrow (Fri) is against equality and against 72,000 small farmers getting any increase in their payments. Chairperson of The Rural Ireland; The final report has been issued into an aircraft accident in Co Galway last Summer. On 11th July 2020, the Cessna aircraft with one crew member and one passenger on board was en route from Rathcoole Aerodrome in Co Cork to the Tibohine Airfield in Co; A section of the N84 Headford road, which was closed to traffic following a collision last night, has just reopened within the past few minutes. Two vehicles were involved in a collision at about 9pm last night, which caused one vehicle to veer off path and; The Irish Farmers Association will hold a demonstration in Ballina tomorrow morning (Friday), as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy. In the first large-scale demonstration by the IFA since the; The devastation and stress for homeowners caused by pyrite damage is not being under-estimated or ignored by Government. That's according to the Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien who gave an update to the Cabinet yesterday in relation to the Defective Concrete; The trial of a man accused of murdering a Co Galway pensioner will go ahead at the Central Criminal Court next year. 55-year old Michael Scott from Gortanumera, Portumna is charged with the murder of Chrissie Treacy, also from Portumna, on April 27th, 2018. People in their 30s are set to be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine next week. The HSE says it expects registration for 30 to 39 year olds to open online shortly. Over 3.1 million vaccines have been administered so far - with registration still open; Gardai are renewing their appeal for information following the discovery of a pipe bomb in Tuam last month. Members of the Army bomb disposal team from Athlone attended the scene on the morning of May 12, and made the area safe. However, it was established; The N60 road between Ballyhaunis and Claremorris has reopened to traffic following a collision yesterday evening. A car overturned at Ballygowan bridge, and Midwest News understands one person was taken to hospital from the scene. The accident occurred; The lowest number of Covid-19 cases this year has been recorded today. NPHET has reported 259 new cases this evening - the lowest since December 12th. There are 76 Covid patients in hospital, with 27 in intensive care. Galway GP, Dr Martin Daly, a former; The emergency services are attending a road collision on the Headford road out of Galway city this evening ( 5.15pm) , about 10 miles from the city. There are significant traffic delays along this busy route as a result. There are no further details; Pharmacies will start administering COVID vaccines from next week. It's expected around one-thousand community pharmacies will begin issuing Johnson and Johnson vaccines to the remaining over-50s from next Monday. Around 350 pharmacies will be issuing Pfizer; People are being urged not to look directly at the partial solar eclipse tomorrow. The cosmic event will be visible from Ireland between 10am and 12:30pm tomorrow. During those few hours, nearly half of the sun will be blocked out by the moon. David Moore; Circle K, Ireland’s largest forecourt and convenience retailer, has opened a new franchise Circle K on Achill Island. The family-run business, currently operated by Margaret Lavelle, has been on Achill Island for over 35 years. The grand opening took place at; The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, has announced that the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project has been approved by Cabinet today and will now progress to the construction phase. The project involves the construction of 34km of new single; The first exam of Leaving Cert 2021 is over. Students sat English Paper One this morning, while those studying Home Economics will have another exam this afternoon. It's a very different Leaving Cert this year, as candidates had the option of choosing; Ashford Castle and sister hotel, The Lodge at Ashford are the first hotels in Ireland where guests can avail of an onsite Covid-19 PCR test, with results available within 12 hours. Working in partnership with Communicare Medical Supplies and available now, Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance PRO Breeda Murphy insists the Commission of Investigation Report into Mother and Baby Homes needs to be rejected as invalid. She says the lack of respect for survivors’ testimony in the Report, makes it an invalid record of; A walk-in test centre for Covid-19 will open in Ballina tomorrow morning, and will be available on Thursday and Friday. No appointment is necessary for people to attend the testing facility at the Stephenites Ground on Lord Edward Street, which will be open; Over 100 complaints were made to the Ombudsman last year from people in Mayo. The 2020 report shows that, nationally, complaints to the Ombudsman about public services fell by 6% last year compared to the previous year. 3,418 complaints were made in 2020, a; Two people on paddleboards were rescued after they had drifted out to sea in Co Sligo yesterday. The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was requested to launch on Tuesday evening after reports that two paddleboarders had been blown out to sea off Mermaid's Cove. Government Ministers will be told today that the cost of fixing defects in houses in the West and northwest caused by pyrite could go beyond €1 billion. Housing Minster Darragh O'Brien is expected to brief Cabinet colleagues on the Government's support scheme; Twin sisters from Co Roscommon, who've been separated for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, met up yesterday to celebrate their 90th birthdays, by travelling from Dublin to Galway by train for a short holiday. Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna nee; €187,000 in funding has been approved for Mayo sporting projects under Dormant Accounts Funding. Mayo Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers has welcomed the investment package for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in the county. Just under; NUI Galway is one of four of Ireland's universities that have slipped down in the latest world university rankings. The new QS World University Rankings for 2022 saw NUI Galway drop 20 places to 258th overall, University College Cork (UCC) drop 12 places to; A leading immunologist says the rise of the Delta variant of Covid-19 on the island of Ireland is worrying. There have been at least 115 confirmed cases of the variant sequenced in the republic. It comes as the latest daily figures from the Department of; Gardai on patrol in Sligo on Monday night stopped a vehicle for road traffic offences. Following a search, a siphoning pump and drums were located. Gardai believe that stopping the vehicle and its male occupants prevented a crime that was about to take place, Over 1,500 students across Co Mayo will sit their first Leaving Cert exam today. 1,605 candidates in Mayo applied for accredited grades this year, while 1,424 are sitting the exams - the figures indicate that the majority of students in the county opted for; 271 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland this evening. It's the second lowest daily tally this year. 77 patients are currently in hospital with the virus - with 27 in intensive care. A Westport Councillor has defended those who enjoyed outdoor drinking and dining facilities in the town over the bank holiday weekend. Pubs and restaurants with outdoor facilities enjoyed a bumper weekend, as the town was very busy with tourists. However, a; Irish Water and Roscommon County Council have today commenced upgrade works for water services in Ballaghadereen. Local TD Claire Kerrane says work is starting on a 2 km stretch of problematic old water mains between Lung River and Cooneys in Tibohine. This; Outpatient clinics at Mayo University Hospital have restarted, following the recent cyber attack on the HSE's IT systems, which resulted in the widespread cancellation of services. The HSE says outpatient clinics have resumed, with a combination of; Mayo Leisure Point is an indoor entertainment complex in Castlebar, with a bowling alley, a cinema that re-opened yesterday , a Leisure Club including a swimming pool that opened today, restaurants/ diners and Hogs Heaven Sports Bar among it facilities. Cora; The Tara Café is located in the Penneys / Supervalu shopping centre in Castlebar and is open for takeaway only at present, but looking forward to reopening for indoor dining next month. Owner Fiona Ryan has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa about the; Breaffy House Resort on the outskirts of Castlebar is looking forward to a very busy Summer, and has opened new outdoor food and drink facilities for customers on it over 100 acre site. The hotel fully reopened for residents last Wednesday, in line with; While theatres and concert halls are still awaiting clarification on the numbers that can attend individual concerts, Kodaline has today announced details of an acoustic nationwide tour in November and December, including a concert at the TF Royal Theatre in; Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision outside Swinford this morning. The two car crash occurred on the Swinford junction of the N5 at around 8:45am. Two people were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening; Tens of thousands of Leaving Cert students are spending their last day studying ahead of the exams getting underway tomorrow. The class of 2021 have had the option of sitting the exams, accepting calculated grades or choosing both. This year's results won't; Temperatures could hit as high as 24 degrees in parts this week. The good conditions over the past couple of days are set to continue, however there's the chance of some patchy showers in places. The best of the weather is expected to hit the country from; In-person driver theory tests resume today at the 40 testing centres across the country. The Road Safety Authority says it'll initially do 25,000 theory tests per month, increasing to 50,000 over time. More than 120,000 people are currently waiting to take; A Galway Councillor is calling for designated public spaces for outdoor drinking to be piloted this summer. Fianna Fail Councillor Alan Cheevers argues that a lot of public drinking is currently happening in green spaces and is taking away from city; The number of Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals has fallen to its lowest point since mid-September last year. There are 69 people with the virus on wards, down 29 percent on last week. In ICU there's a similar trend - last night there were 26 patients - 25; Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the N59 near Clifden yesterday at approximately 12 noon. A woman, in her 30s, was air lifted to University Hospital Galway to be treated for serious yet non-life threatening; The Department of Health has reported an additional 377 cases of Covid 19.69 people are receiving treatment in hospital for the disease, of which 26 are in ICU.The Chief Medical Officer is asking people to continue to work from home unless it's necessary to; The HSE is continuing with its programme of COVID-19 walk-in test centres which enable people in those communities local to the centre get a free COVID-19 test without having to make an appointment in advance. These test centres are an important part of the; Gardaí have located a 64-year-old man who has been missing from the Salthill area of Galway since the middle of May. Billy Hill has been located safe and well. Gardaí have thanked the public and the media for their assistance in this matter. Health officials have confirmed 313 new cases of covid-19. 70 people are currently in hospital with the virus. 27 are being treated in ICU. The Health Minister says 3 million Covid vaccine doses will be given this bank holiday weekend. Stephen Donnelly says; Ballyglass Coast Guard Unit were tasked with a callout this morning by MRSC Malin following a request from NAC. A hill walker had fallen ill while walking along the coastline between Blacksod lighthouse and Faulmore. Once on scene the local HSE paramedics and; Gardaí are appealing to people heading to the Mayo coastline this afternoon to avoid Keem Bay. Heavy traffic has been reported in the area since mid-morning and Gardaí have closed the road at Dooagh for safety reasons. It is expected the road will remain; A demonstration will be held in Newport tomorrow calling for the redistribution of Common Agricultural Policy funds to small farmers. The Rural Ireland Organisation, formerly Ireland's Future have organised the meeting for 11:30am on Monday morning, with; Last night's Lotto jackpot has been won by a player in Galway. They scooped the 2.4 million euro prize by playing online. The National Lottery says they've notified the user's online account and sent them a separate email. It's the third week in a row that; Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Loughrea this morning. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the collision on Gort Road at approximately 2.10am. The collision involved a motorcycle and another vehicle. A public health expert says the Government needs to act now to prevent the Delta variant from taking hold here. A small number of suspected cases of the strain have been identified in the North. People in Kilkeel, Co Down are being urged to get tested. It; The World Health Organisation says being in crowded areas outdoors still puts people at risk of getting Covid-19. Pubs and restaurants will re-open for outdoor service tomorrow for the first time in months. The easing of restrictions will also see gyms; The Agriculture Minister says the size of the national dairy herd must stabilise to ensure climate action targets are met. Charlie McConalogue's told the Business Post he'll only consider a cap as a last resort. He says the sector's made progress in reducing; Religious orders still haven't committed to contributing to the redress scheme for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. The Children's Minister wrote to the orders in January after the commission of investigation's report was published. Roderic O'Gorman has; Over 60,000 homes and businesses who were due to get high-speed broadband this year could miss out. The rollout of the National Broadband Plan has only reached 4 thousand premises so far this year - out of a target of 115,000 by the end of the year. The; 19 people have been arrested in Dublin after large groups of young people threw bottles at gardai. A number of streets were sealed off and the public order unit cleared crowds for a second night in a row. Two gardai were injured and a patrol car was also; Day-trippers and holiday makers are being urged to leave no trace when eating outdoors this weekend. MyWaste.ie says over 2 million single-use cups and plastic bottles will be used over the bank holiday weekend. The waste management resource is asking people; Graham Norton and Paul Mescal will be flying the flag for Ireland at tonight's Bafta awards. Cork's Graham Norton is in the running for the entertainment performer award. Kildare's Paul Mescal is up for the leading actor prize for his role in Normal People. Health officials have confirmed 416 new cases of covid-19. There are currently 74 patients in hospital being treated with the virus. 29 are in intensive care. Meanwhile, Stephen Donnelly has received his first dose of a Covid vaccine. The Health Minister, Plans for a village enhancement scheme in Bohola was revealed at the recent meeting of the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District. The aim is to enhance the village green, enticing passing visitors to stop, and to have a pedestrian/cycling friendly route; There is no point in holding meetings of the Beef Taskforce if the real problems facing the industry are not examined thoroughly. That’s the view of Independent Roscommon-Galway Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, who was reacting to Thursday’s meeting. The; Belmullet Tidy Towns have launched a campaign aimed at tackling the persistent problem of dog fouling around the town. The purpose of the campaign is to highlight to dog owners the importance of cleaning up after their pets. The initiative includes the; The Health Minister says he'd like to see the Pfizer vaccine rolled out to 12-15 year olds with underlying conditions as quickly as possible. The European Medicines Agency has approved the jab for children of that age after a trial found it was safe to use. The Government's set to consider proposals on redress for survivors of mother and baby homes in the next few weeks. The Irish Times reports the Children's Minister will bring a memo to Cabinet at either the end of this month or the start of July. The paper; There are 529 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 86 patients are in hospital with the virus. 28 Covid patients are in intensive care - which is the lowest figure since before Christmas. The green light has been given to reduce the time between administering doses of the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine from 12 to 8 weeks. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says there will be a gradual reduction in the interval between the first and second doses in; A new road safety campaign involving wheelie bins and life-sized child stickers in Achill are an attempt to make Mayo roads safer as we head into a busy bank holiday weekend. The stickers shaped to look like a child about to run out on the road have been; The President of GMIT says she is confident that they can welcome back all students and staff on Campus in September. Dr. Orla Flynn was commenting after the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said he expects students and staff to be; This bank holiday weekend, Mayo County Council is calling on everyone to be responsible when enjoying the outdoors and to leave no trace. People visiting beaches, amenity areas and beauty spots over the weekend, enjoying the outdoors, are urged to take home; Clerical changes in the Diocese of Achonry haven been announced this afternoon by Bishop Paul Dempsey. Fr Vincent Sherlock, Parish Priest of Kilmovee is appointed Parish Priest of Tubbercurry Fr Joseph Gavigan, the Parish Priest of Ballaghaderreen is; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a calf missing from the Mulranny area since Wednesday. The white charolais calf was reported missing from Bunnahowna Hill. Anyone who may have seen the animal or who has any information is asked to; The supplier of the item that caused social media controversy for the Foxford Woollen Mills last weekend, is adamant that the Foxford store is completely innocent and never buys animal fur items from him. For the last 60 years, internationally renowned Dublin; 14 jobs have been approved for the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea this year. That’s according to Senator Eugene Murphy, who says €1.4M in revenue is allocated for 2021. The Fianna Fail Senator says that the release of funding is imminent, adding that local; Ballyhaunis Community School has been approved temporary modular accommodation. This news has been confirmed by Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary who says these units were required as a direct result of Covid. Three prefabs have been approved for; Meat processors have attended a meeting of the Beef Taskforce with future challenges and opportunities topping the agenda. The Agriculture Minister says a third report on prices along the supply chain will be published later this week. He says strong; There are calls for the Government to reject a Commission of Investigation report into Mother and Baby Homes after it emerged 100s of people's testimony was discounted as it didn't meet a legal standard of evidence. Commission member Mary Daly told a seminar; The national five-day moving average of Covid-19 cases has dropped by three percent over the past week to 392. 465 new cases were confirmed last night by the Department of Health. In hospitals there are 84 patients with the virus - down 16 percent on a week; A Sligo-Leitrim TD has been forced to clarify after tweeting a photo of a cornered off bench in Strandhill, after it turned out the seat was simply being repainted. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry tweeted a photo of a wooden bench yesterday, which was; Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a vehicle on fire in Galway yesterday evening. The incident occurred at Carnmore Cross near Galway Airport and resulted in significant delays to traffic during rush hour. No further information available at; There are 465 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 84 patients are in hospital with the virus this evening. That's the lowest number in over eight months. 30 Covid patients are in intensive care , which is the lowest figure this year. There are no county; Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for thunderstorms in 4 counties. Residents of Mayo, Galway, Limerick and Clare are being advised of heavy downpours. That rain may also result in spot flooding. Forecaster Linda Hughes expects them to pass; 6,000 euro worth of drugs were seized late last night by gardai in Ballinrobe. Members of the Divisional Drugs Task force assisted by local gardai searched a house in Ballinrobe town just before midnight last night (Wed). They recovered 6,000 euro worth of; Presentation College Headford has been approved for a large-scale capital programme. It involves the demolition and refurbishment of existing buildings and a new school extension. When completed, the school will be able to cater for more of 1000 students. Two significant changes could be on the way to the vaccine rollout programme. The HSE is considering reducing the weeks between doses of the AstraZeneca jab from 12 to 8. While a large number of people under the age of 50 may only need one dose of a jab. It's; Sinn Féin's calling for a review into the cost of direct-provision centres, after its been revealed today that the fees paid to such centres rose to 175 million euro last year. The money was paid by government to private firms for running nearly 50 centres; Irish owned pet-retailer, Petmania is to create 30 new jobs this year with an expansion spanning three locations in the North West. Petmania Sligo, the new pet super-store and grooming studio in Sligo town, officially opened its doors today. It has emerged that hundreds of survivors’ testimony was not used by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, and this is further heartache for survivors and their families, according to Tuam historian Catherine Corless. Yesterday, at an; Funding of over €1.1 million has been allocated for road improvement measures across Co Mayo, where severe weather events have damaged local and regional roads. It will allow for flood alleviation measures, bridge repairs, road protection works and the; A limited number of services are being resumed at Mayo University Hospital following the recent HSE cyber attack. While all systems have not yet been restored, management say they are in a position to resume a limited number of services this week, on a; Tributes are being paid to former Sligo Fine Gael Councillor Paul Conmy from Culleens who passed away yesterday. He was elected to Sligo County Council in the Dromore area in 1979 and held his seat until 2009. The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Dara; The National Lottery is continuing to appeal to Lotto players in the Castlebar and Athlone areas to check their tickets carefully, as the latest Lotto millionaires have yet to make contact. On Saturday 22nd May, the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million was; A company owned by Roscommon-born property developer Sean Mulryan has created a suspended swimming pool, 35 metres in the air, between two apartment blocks in London. The Sky Pool allows residents to swim in the unique pool, which spans 15 metres, is; Many hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and hostels reopened yesterday, as the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on the tourism and hospitality sector begins. The Ice House Hotel in Ballina will open their doors tomorrow (Friday) after being; An increase in water safety incidents involving jet skis has led to a joint appeal for responsibility being issued by multiple water safety agencies. It's urging jet ski users to be careful of their own safety as well as "respect the safety and wellbeing of; The HSE is warning people to expect 'significant interruption' to health services again next week. It says the situation has improved a little, with some computer systems working again after the ransomware attack, but many services remain cancelled. Up to; The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has advised reducing the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It has recommended 8 week intervals instead of the current 12 weeks. The advice could see thousands of people who've had a first dose fully; The World Health Organisation says there could be a fourth wave of Covid-19 in Ireland - if people socialise too much. The warning comes ahead of the Bank Holiday Weekend, with large crowds gathering in Dublin, Cork and Galway last weekend. The Taoiseach says; The Chief Medical Officer says the Indian variant of Covid could easily become the dominant strain, if people aren't careful. There have been 115 cases of the variant, now known as Delta - up from 97 last Friday. The strain has sparked an increase in cases; A Castlebar woman has been selected as the Social Democrats candidate for the Dublin Bay South by-election. Sarah Durcan was chosen at a selection convention last night. Sarah is daughter of former Castlebar-based Independent Councillor Frank Durcan, and has; The leaving cert results will be out on Friday September 3rd. They are expected to be issued directly to candidates through the Candidate Self Service Portal. In any subject where a student sits the exam and opts to receive Accredited Grades, they will be; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 70 year old John Joyce. John was last seen in the Rahoon Road area of Galway at approximately 10pm on Monday 31st May. John is described as being 6’ 2” External link

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Michael Ring says : “these supports will ensure the schemes can fully re-commence in; Castlebar councillors are to consider closing Tucker Street in the town to traffic, each evening, to facilitate an outdoor dining area for local businesses. The proposal that will be discussed next week in detail by elected councillors and council officials; Electricity supplier Energia has announced that it is partnering with Intersport Elverys to supply 100% green electricity to all their sports stores across Ireland. Intersport Elverys now has 50 stores nationwide. The Intersport Elverys brand is one of the; Plans are still on track to apply for planning permission for the proposed IDA Ireland industrial park in Ballina in the third-quarter of this year. That's according to Minister of State Robert Troy, who was responding to queries from Mayo TD Dara Calleary on; The number of people who arrived into Dublin Airport rose by nearly 36 per cent last week - despite mandatory hotel quarantine for over 50 countries. Over 21,100 people flew into the facility - compared to 15,600 the previous week. Nearly 12,000 were Irish; Today will mark the return of fans to sports events - with crowds of about 1,000 attending three matches. They're the first of 16 trial events taking place during June and July. Leinster Rugby are playing the Dragons at the RDS, while two League of Ireland; The number of people being treated in intensive care for coronavirus is at its lowest level this year. 23 patients with covid 19 are currently in ICU, while 59 people are in hospital - the lowest in nearly 9 months. 398 new cases of the disease have been; Farmers will take to the streets in towns across the country today for a nationwide rally. They'll be highlighting the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy and will warn against the dangers of current CAP proposals. The IFA says the current; Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in County Galway. It happened at a junction on the N84 at Grange, Corandulla at around a quarter past 9 on Wednesday night. Two cars collided and one of them veered off course and collided with a third; There are 398 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 23 Covid patients are in intensive care units nationally and that is the lowest number of such patients this year. A total of 70 patients are in hospital with the virus. As of Tuesday, the country's 14-day; Patients attending the Emergency Department, outpatient and other appointments at University Hospital Galway are facing significant delays as the impact of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to affect the delivery of hospital services. In a; Mayo Arts Service in partnership with Creative Ireland is presenting I am What I am, an exhibition celebrating gender and identity in Ballina Arts Centre I Am What I Am is a nuanced celebration of artists who work with gender, sexuality, identity and politics; The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) is contesting the narrative that the current CAP proposals will undermine the income of Irish farmers. Mayo Chair Seamus Cosgrave argues that nationally, under a full flattening of payments, 72,710 farmers; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens towards its development as a world-class visitor attraction. A key element of the investment will be in the "Wild Realms" project, which will allow visitors to; Gardai in Mayo seized more than 16,000 euro worth of drugs and one man was arrested, following searches of a number of houses in Castlebar, Ballina and Westport over the last number of days. The searches were all carried out under warrant by the members of; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens. It's part of a €73 million euro investment in four major projects in Mayo, Cavan, Donegal and Dublin. The largest allocation - €20.2 million - goes to Westport; The Rural Ireland Organisation, formally known as Ireland’s Future claims the IFA CAP reform protest planned for Mayo tomorrow (Fri) is against equality and against 72,000 small farmers getting any increase in their payments. Chairperson of The Rural Ireland; The final report has been issued into an aircraft accident in Co Galway last Summer. On 11th July 2020, the Cessna aircraft with one crew member and one passenger on board was en route from Rathcoole Aerodrome in Co Cork to the Tibohine Airfield in Co; A section of the N84 Headford road, which was closed to traffic following a collision last night, has just reopened within the past few minutes. Two vehicles were involved in a collision at about 9pm last night, which caused one vehicle to veer off path and; The Irish Farmers Association will hold a demonstration in Ballina tomorrow morning (Friday), as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy. In the first large-scale demonstration by the IFA since the; The devastation and stress for homeowners caused by pyrite damage is not being under-estimated or ignored by Government. That's according to the Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien who gave an update to the Cabinet yesterday in relation to the Defective Concrete; The trial of a man accused of murdering a Co Galway pensioner will go ahead at the Central Criminal Court next year. 55-year old Michael Scott from Gortanumera, Portumna is charged with the murder of Chrissie Treacy, also from Portumna, on April 27th, 2018. People in their 30s are set to be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine next week. The HSE says it expects registration for 30 to 39 year olds to open online shortly. Over 3.1 million vaccines have been administered so far - with registration still open; Gardai are renewing their appeal for information following the discovery of a pipe bomb in Tuam last month. Members of the Army bomb disposal team from Athlone attended the scene on the morning of May 12, and made the area safe. However, it was established; The N60 road between Ballyhaunis and Claremorris has reopened to traffic following a collision yesterday evening. A car overturned at Ballygowan bridge, and Midwest News understands one person was taken to hospital from the scene. The accident occurred; The lowest number of Covid-19 cases this year has been recorded today. NPHET has reported 259 new cases this evening - the lowest since December 12th. There are 76 Covid patients in hospital, with 27 in intensive care. Galway GP, Dr Martin Daly, a former; The emergency services are attending a road collision on the Headford road out of Galway city this evening ( 5.15pm) , about 10 miles from the city. There are significant traffic delays along this busy route as a result. There are no further details; Pharmacies will start administering COVID vaccines from next week. It's expected around one-thousand community pharmacies will begin issuing Johnson and Johnson vaccines to the remaining over-50s from next Monday. Around 350 pharmacies will be issuing Pfizer; People are being urged not to look directly at the partial solar eclipse tomorrow. The cosmic event will be visible from Ireland between 10am and 12:30pm tomorrow. During those few hours, nearly half of the sun will be blocked out by the moon. David Moore; Circle K, Ireland’s largest forecourt and convenience retailer, has opened a new franchise Circle K on Achill Island. The family-run business, currently operated by Margaret Lavelle, has been on Achill Island for over 35 years. The grand opening took place at; The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, has announced that the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project has been approved by Cabinet today and will now progress to the construction phase. The project involves the construction of 34km of new single; The first exam of Leaving Cert 2021 is over. Students sat English Paper One this morning, while those studying Home Economics will have another exam this afternoon. It's a very different Leaving Cert this year, as candidates had the option of choosing; Ashford Castle and sister hotel, The Lodge at Ashford are the first hotels in Ireland where guests can avail of an onsite Covid-19 PCR test, with results available within 12 hours. Working in partnership with Communicare Medical Supplies and available now, Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance PRO Breeda Murphy insists the Commission of Investigation Report into Mother and Baby Homes needs to be rejected as invalid. She says the lack of respect for survivors’ testimony in the Report, makes it an invalid record of; A walk-in test centre for Covid-19 will open in Ballina tomorrow morning, and will be available on Thursday and Friday. No appointment is necessary for people to attend the testing facility at the Stephenites Ground on Lord Edward Street, which will be open; Over 100 complaints were made to the Ombudsman last year from people in Mayo. The 2020 report shows that, nationally, complaints to the Ombudsman about public services fell by 6% last year compared to the previous year. 3,418 complaints were made in 2020, a; Two people on paddleboards were rescued after they had drifted out to sea in Co Sligo yesterday. The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was requested to launch on Tuesday evening after reports that two paddleboarders had been blown out to sea off Mermaid's Cove. Government Ministers will be told today that the cost of fixing defects in houses in the West and northwest caused by pyrite could go beyond €1 billion. Housing Minster Darragh O'Brien is expected to brief Cabinet colleagues on the Government's support scheme; Twin sisters from Co Roscommon, who've been separated for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, met up yesterday to celebrate their 90th birthdays, by travelling from Dublin to Galway by train for a short holiday. Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna nee; €187,000 in funding has been approved for Mayo sporting projects under Dormant Accounts Funding. Mayo Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers has welcomed the investment package for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in the county. Just under; NUI Galway is one of four of Ireland's universities that have slipped down in the latest world university rankings. The new QS World University Rankings for 2022 saw NUI Galway drop 20 places to 258th overall, University College Cork (UCC) drop 12 places to; A leading immunologist says the rise of the Delta variant of Covid-19 on the island of Ireland is worrying. There have been at least 115 confirmed cases of the variant sequenced in the republic. It comes as the latest daily figures from the Department of; Gardai on patrol in Sligo on Monday night stopped a vehicle for road traffic offences. Following a search, a siphoning pump and drums were located. Gardai believe that stopping the vehicle and its male occupants prevented a crime that was about to take place, Over 1,500 students across Co Mayo will sit their first Leaving Cert exam today. 1,605 candidates in Mayo applied for accredited grades this year, while 1,424 are sitting the exams - the figures indicate that the majority of students in the county opted for; A Westport Councillor has defended those who enjoyed outdoor drinking and dining facilities in the town over the bank holiday weekend. Pubs and restaurants with outdoor facilities enjoyed a bumper weekend, as the town was very busy with tourists. However, a; Irish Water and Roscommon County Council have today commenced upgrade works for water services in Ballaghadereen. Local TD Claire Kerrane says work is starting on a 2 km stretch of problematic old water mains between Lung River and Cooneys in Tibohine. This; Outpatient clinics at Mayo University Hospital have restarted, following the recent cyber attack on the HSE's IT systems, which resulted in the widespread cancellation of services. The HSE says outpatient clinics have resumed, with a combination of; Mayo Leisure Point is an indoor entertainment complex in Castlebar, with a bowling alley, a cinema that re-opened yesterday , a Leisure Club including a swimming pool that opened today, restaurants/ diners and Hogs Heaven Sports Bar among it facilities. Cora; The Tara Café is located in the Penneys / Supervalu shopping centre in Castlebar and is open for takeaway only at present, but looking forward to reopening for indoor dining next month. Owner Fiona Ryan has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa about the; Breaffy House Resort on the outskirts of Castlebar is looking forward to a very busy Summer, and has opened new outdoor food and drink facilities for customers on it over 100 acre site. The hotel fully reopened for residents last Wednesday, in line with; While theatres and concert halls are still awaiting clarification on the numbers that can attend individual concerts, Kodaline has today announced details of an acoustic nationwide tour in November and December, including a concert at the TF Royal Theatre in; Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision outside Swinford this morning. The two car crash occurred on the Swinford junction of the N5 at around 8:45am. Two people were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening; Tens of thousands of Leaving Cert students are spending their last day studying ahead of the exams getting underway tomorrow. The class of 2021 have had the option of sitting the exams, accepting calculated grades or choosing both. This year's results won't; Temperatures could hit as high as 24 degrees in parts this week. The good conditions over the past couple of days are set to continue, however there's the chance of some patchy showers in places. The best of the weather is expected to hit the country from; In-person driver theory tests resume today at the 40 testing centres across the country. The Road Safety Authority says it'll initially do 25,000 theory tests per month, increasing to 50,000 over time. More than 120,000 people are currently waiting to take; A Galway Councillor is calling for designated public spaces for outdoor drinking to be piloted this summer. Fianna Fail Councillor Alan Cheevers argues that a lot of public drinking is currently happening in green spaces and is taking away from city; The number of Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals has fallen to its lowest point since mid-September last year. There are 69 people with the virus on wards, down 29 percent on last week. In ICU there's a similar trend - last night there were 26 patients - 25; Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the N59 near Clifden yesterday at approximately 12 noon. A woman, in her 30s, was air lifted to University Hospital Galway to be treated for serious yet non-life threatening; The Department of Health has reported an additional 377 cases of Covid 19.69 people are receiving treatment in hospital for the disease, of which 26 are in ICU.The Chief Medical Officer is asking people to continue to work from home unless it's necessary to; The HSE is continuing with its programme of COVID-19 walk-in test centres which enable people in those communities local to the centre get a free COVID-19 test without having to make an appointment in advance. These test centres are an important part of the; Gardaí have located a 64-year-old man who has been missing from the Salthill area of Galway since the middle of May. Billy Hill has been located safe and well. Gardaí have thanked the public and the media for their assistance in this matter. Health officials have confirmed 313 new cases of covid-19. 70 people are currently in hospital with the virus. 27 are being treated in ICU. The Health Minister says 3 million Covid vaccine doses will be given this bank holiday weekend. Stephen Donnelly says; Ballyglass Coast Guard Unit were tasked with a callout this morning by MRSC Malin following a request from NAC. A hill walker had fallen ill while walking along the coastline between Blacksod lighthouse and Faulmore. Once on scene the local HSE paramedics and; Gardaí are appealing to people heading to the Mayo coastline this afternoon to avoid Keem Bay. Heavy traffic has been reported in the area since mid-morning and Gardaí have closed the road at Dooagh for safety reasons. It is expected the road will remain; A demonstration will be held in Newport tomorrow calling for the redistribution of Common Agricultural Policy funds to small farmers. The Rural Ireland Organisation, formerly Ireland's Future have organised the meeting for 11:30am on Monday morning, with; Last night's Lotto jackpot has been won by a player in Galway. They scooped the 2.4 million euro prize by playing online. The National Lottery says they've notified the user's online account and sent them a separate email. It's the third week in a row that; Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Loughrea this morning. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the collision on Gort Road at approximately 2.10am. The collision involved a motorcycle and another vehicle. A public health expert says the Government needs to act now to prevent the Delta variant from taking hold here. A small number of suspected cases of the strain have been identified in the North. People in Kilkeel, Co Down are being urged to get tested. It; The World Health Organisation says being in crowded areas outdoors still puts people at risk of getting Covid-19. Pubs and restaurants will re-open for outdoor service tomorrow for the first time in months. The easing of restrictions will also see gyms; The Agriculture Minister says the size of the national dairy herd must stabilise to ensure climate action targets are met. Charlie McConalogue's told the Business Post he'll only consider a cap as a last resort. He says the sector's made progress in reducing; Religious orders still haven't committed to contributing to the redress scheme for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. The Children's Minister wrote to the orders in January after the commission of investigation's report was published. Roderic O'Gorman has; Over 60,000 homes and businesses who were due to get high-speed broadband this year could miss out. The rollout of the National Broadband Plan has only reached 4 thousand premises so far this year - out of a target of 115,000 by the end of the year. The; 19 people have been arrested in Dublin after large groups of young people threw bottles at gardai. A number of streets were sealed off and the public order unit cleared crowds for a second night in a row. Two gardai were injured and a patrol car was also; Day-trippers and holiday makers are being urged to leave no trace when eating outdoors this weekend. MyWaste.ie says over 2 million single-use cups and plastic bottles will be used over the bank holiday weekend. The waste management resource is asking people; Graham Norton and Paul Mescal will be flying the flag for Ireland at tonight's Bafta awards. Cork's Graham Norton is in the running for the entertainment performer award. Kildare's Paul Mescal is up for the leading actor prize for his role in Normal People. Health officials have confirmed 416 new cases of covid-19. There are currently 74 patients in hospital being treated with the virus. 29 are in intensive care. Meanwhile, Stephen Donnelly has received his first dose of a Covid vaccine. The Health Minister, Plans for a village enhancement scheme in Bohola was revealed at the recent meeting of the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District. The aim is to enhance the village green, enticing passing visitors to stop, and to have a pedestrian/cycling friendly route; There is no point in holding meetings of the Beef Taskforce if the real problems facing the industry are not examined thoroughly. That’s the view of Independent Roscommon-Galway Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, who was reacting to Thursday’s meeting. The; Belmullet Tidy Towns have launched a campaign aimed at tackling the persistent problem of dog fouling around the town. The purpose of the campaign is to highlight to dog owners the importance of cleaning up after their pets. The initiative includes the; The Health Minister says he'd like to see the Pfizer vaccine rolled out to 12-15 year olds with underlying conditions as quickly as possible. The European Medicines Agency has approved the jab for children of that age after a trial found it was safe to use. The Government's set to consider proposals on redress for survivors of mother and baby homes in the next few weeks. The Irish Times reports the Children's Minister will bring a memo to Cabinet at either the end of this month or the start of July. The paper; There are 529 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 86 patients are in hospital with the virus. 28 Covid patients are in intensive care - which is the lowest figure since before Christmas. The green light has been given to reduce the time between administering doses of the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine from 12 to 8 weeks. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says there will be a gradual reduction in the interval between the first and second doses in; A new road safety campaign involving wheelie bins and life-sized child stickers in Achill are an attempt to make Mayo roads safer as we head into a busy bank holiday weekend. The stickers shaped to look like a child about to run out on the road have been; The President of GMIT says she is confident that they can welcome back all students and staff on Campus in September. Dr. Orla Flynn was commenting after the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said he expects students and staff to be; This bank holiday weekend, Mayo County Council is calling on everyone to be responsible when enjoying the outdoors and to leave no trace. People visiting beaches, amenity areas and beauty spots over the weekend, enjoying the outdoors, are urged to take home; Clerical changes in the Diocese of Achonry haven been announced this afternoon by Bishop Paul Dempsey. Fr Vincent Sherlock, Parish Priest of Kilmovee is appointed Parish Priest of Tubbercurry Fr Joseph Gavigan, the Parish Priest of Ballaghaderreen is; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a calf missing from the Mulranny area since Wednesday. The white charolais calf was reported missing from Bunnahowna Hill. Anyone who may have seen the animal or who has any information is asked to; The supplier of the item that caused social media controversy for the Foxford Woollen Mills last weekend, is adamant that the Foxford store is completely innocent and never buys animal fur items from him. For the last 60 years, internationally renowned Dublin; 14 jobs have been approved for the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea this year. That’s according to Senator Eugene Murphy, who says €1.4M in revenue is allocated for 2021. The Fianna Fail Senator says that the release of funding is imminent, adding that local; Ballyhaunis Community School has been approved temporary modular accommodation. This news has been confirmed by Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary who says these units were required as a direct result of Covid. Three prefabs have been approved for; Meat processors have attended a meeting of the Beef Taskforce with future challenges and opportunities topping the agenda. The Agriculture Minister says a third report on prices along the supply chain will be published later this week. He says strong; There are calls for the Government to reject a Commission of Investigation report into Mother and Baby Homes after it emerged 100s of people's testimony was discounted as it didn't meet a legal standard of evidence. Commission member Mary Daly told a seminar; The national five-day moving average of Covid-19 cases has dropped by three percent over the past week to 392. 465 new cases were confirmed last night by the Department of Health. In hospitals there are 84 patients with the virus - down 16 percent on a week; A Sligo-Leitrim TD has been forced to clarify after tweeting a photo of a cornered off bench in Strandhill, after it turned out the seat was simply being repainted. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry tweeted a photo of a wooden bench yesterday, which was; Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a vehicle on fire in Galway yesterday evening. The incident occurred at Carnmore Cross near Galway Airport and resulted in significant delays to traffic during rush hour. No further information available at; There are 465 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 84 patients are in hospital with the virus this evening. That's the lowest number in over eight months. 30 Covid patients are in intensive care , which is the lowest figure this year. There are no county; Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for thunderstorms in 4 counties. Residents of Mayo, Galway, Limerick and Clare are being advised of heavy downpours. That rain may also result in spot flooding. Forecaster Linda Hughes expects them to pass; 6,000 euro worth of drugs were seized late last night by gardai in Ballinrobe. Members of the Divisional Drugs Task force assisted by local gardai searched a house in Ballinrobe town just before midnight last night (Wed). They recovered 6,000 euro worth of; Presentation College Headford has been approved for a large-scale capital programme. It involves the demolition and refurbishment of existing buildings and a new school extension. When completed, the school will be able to cater for more of 1000 students. Two significant changes could be on the way to the vaccine rollout programme. The HSE is considering reducing the weeks between doses of the AstraZeneca jab from 12 to 8. While a large number of people under the age of 50 may only need one dose of a jab. It's; Sinn Féin's calling for a review into the cost of direct-provision centres, after its been revealed today that the fees paid to such centres rose to 175 million euro last year. The money was paid by government to private firms for running nearly 50 centres; Irish owned pet-retailer, Petmania is to create 30 new jobs this year with an expansion spanning three locations in the North West. Petmania Sligo, the new pet super-store and grooming studio in Sligo town, officially opened its doors today. It has emerged that hundreds of survivors’ testimony was not used by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, and this is further heartache for survivors and their families, according to Tuam historian Catherine Corless. Yesterday, at an; Funding of over €1.1 million has been allocated for road improvement measures across Co Mayo, where severe weather events have damaged local and regional roads. It will allow for flood alleviation measures, bridge repairs, road protection works and the; A limited number of services are being resumed at Mayo University Hospital following the recent HSE cyber attack. While all systems have not yet been restored, management say they are in a position to resume a limited number of services this week, on a; Tributes are being paid to former Sligo Fine Gael Councillor Paul Conmy from Culleens who passed away yesterday. He was elected to Sligo County Council in the Dromore area in 1979 and held his seat until 2009. The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Dara; The National Lottery is continuing to appeal to Lotto players in the Castlebar and Athlone areas to check their tickets carefully, as the latest Lotto millionaires have yet to make contact. On Saturday 22nd May, the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million was; A company owned by Roscommon-born property developer Sean Mulryan has created a suspended swimming pool, 35 metres in the air, between two apartment blocks in London. The Sky Pool allows residents to swim in the unique pool, which spans 15 metres, is; Many hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and hostels reopened yesterday, as the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on the tourism and hospitality sector begins. The Ice House Hotel in Ballina will open their doors tomorrow (Friday) after being; An increase in water safety incidents involving jet skis has led to a joint appeal for responsibility being issued by multiple water safety agencies. It's urging jet ski users to be careful of their own safety as well as "respect the safety and wellbeing of; The HSE is warning people to expect 'significant interruption' to health services again next week. It says the situation has improved a little, with some computer systems working again after the ransomware attack, but many services remain cancelled. Up to; The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has advised reducing the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It has recommended 8 week intervals instead of the current 12 weeks. The advice could see thousands of people who've had a first dose fully; The World Health Organisation says there could be a fourth wave of Covid-19 in Ireland - if people socialise too much. The warning comes ahead of the Bank Holiday Weekend, with large crowds gathering in Dublin, Cork and Galway last weekend. The Taoiseach says; The Chief Medical Officer says the Indian variant of Covid could easily become the dominant strain, if people aren't careful. There have been 115 cases of the variant, now known as Delta - up from 97 last Friday. The strain has sparked an increase in cases; A Castlebar woman has been selected as the Social Democrats candidate for the Dublin Bay South by-election. Sarah Durcan was chosen at a selection convention last night. Sarah is daughter of former Castlebar-based Independent Councillor Frank Durcan, and has; The leaving cert results will be out on Friday September 3rd. They are expected to be issued directly to candidates through the Candidate Self Service Portal. In any subject where a student sits the exam and opts to receive Accredited Grades, they will be; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 70 year old John Joyce. John was last seen in the Rahoon Road area of Galway at approximately 10pm on Monday 31st May. John is described as being 6’ 2” External link

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Michael Ring says : “these supports will ensure the schemes can fully re-commence in; Castlebar councillors are to consider closing Tucker Street in the town to traffic, each evening, to facilitate an outdoor dining area for local businesses. The proposal that will be discussed next week in detail by elected councillors and council officials; Electricity supplier Energia has announced that it is partnering with Intersport Elverys to supply 100% green electricity to all their sports stores across Ireland. Intersport Elverys now has 50 stores nationwide. The Intersport Elverys brand is one of the; Plans are still on track to apply for planning permission for the proposed IDA Ireland industrial park in Ballina in the third-quarter of this year. That's according to Minister of State Robert Troy, who was responding to queries from Mayo TD Dara Calleary on; The number of people who arrived into Dublin Airport rose by nearly 36 per cent last week - despite mandatory hotel quarantine for over 50 countries. Over 21,100 people flew into the facility - compared to 15,600 the previous week. Nearly 12,000 were Irish; Today will mark the return of fans to sports events - with crowds of about 1,000 attending three matches. They're the first of 16 trial events taking place during June and July. Leinster Rugby are playing the Dragons at the RDS, while two League of Ireland; The number of people being treated in intensive care for coronavirus is at its lowest level this year. 23 patients with covid 19 are currently in ICU, while 59 people are in hospital - the lowest in nearly 9 months. 398 new cases of the disease have been; Farmers will take to the streets in towns across the country today for a nationwide rally. They'll be highlighting the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy and will warn against the dangers of current CAP proposals. The IFA says the current; Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in County Galway. It happened at a junction on the N84 at Grange, Corandulla at around a quarter past 9 on Wednesday night. Two cars collided and one of them veered off course and collided with a third; There are 398 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 23 Covid patients are in intensive care units nationally and that is the lowest number of such patients this year. A total of 70 patients are in hospital with the virus. As of Tuesday, the country's 14-day; Patients attending the Emergency Department, outpatient and other appointments at University Hospital Galway are facing significant delays as the impact of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to affect the delivery of hospital services. In a; Mayo Arts Service in partnership with Creative Ireland is presenting I am What I am, an exhibition celebrating gender and identity in Ballina Arts Centre I Am What I Am is a nuanced celebration of artists who work with gender, sexuality, identity and politics; The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) is contesting the narrative that the current CAP proposals will undermine the income of Irish farmers. Mayo Chair Seamus Cosgrave argues that nationally, under a full flattening of payments, 72,710 farmers; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens towards its development as a world-class visitor attraction. A key element of the investment will be in the "Wild Realms" project, which will allow visitors to; Gardai in Mayo seized more than 16,000 euro worth of drugs and one man was arrested, following searches of a number of houses in Castlebar, Ballina and Westport over the last number of days. The searches were all carried out under warrant by the members of; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens. It's part of a €73 million euro investment in four major projects in Mayo, Cavan, Donegal and Dublin. The largest allocation - €20.2 million - goes to Westport; The Rural Ireland Organisation, formally known as Ireland’s Future claims the IFA CAP reform protest planned for Mayo tomorrow (Fri) is against equality and against 72,000 small farmers getting any increase in their payments. Chairperson of The Rural Ireland; The final report has been issued into an aircraft accident in Co Galway last Summer. On 11th July 2020, the Cessna aircraft with one crew member and one passenger on board was en route from Rathcoole Aerodrome in Co Cork to the Tibohine Airfield in Co; A section of the N84 Headford road, which was closed to traffic following a collision last night, has just reopened within the past few minutes. Two vehicles were involved in a collision at about 9pm last night, which caused one vehicle to veer off path and; The Irish Farmers Association will hold a demonstration in Ballina tomorrow morning (Friday), as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy. In the first large-scale demonstration by the IFA since the; The devastation and stress for homeowners caused by pyrite damage is not being under-estimated or ignored by Government. That's according to the Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien who gave an update to the Cabinet yesterday in relation to the Defective Concrete; The trial of a man accused of murdering a Co Galway pensioner will go ahead at the Central Criminal Court next year. 55-year old Michael Scott from Gortanumera, Portumna is charged with the murder of Chrissie Treacy, also from Portumna, on April 27th, 2018. People in their 30s are set to be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine next week. The HSE says it expects registration for 30 to 39 year olds to open online shortly. Over 3.1 million vaccines have been administered so far - with registration still open; Gardai are renewing their appeal for information following the discovery of a pipe bomb in Tuam last month. Members of the Army bomb disposal team from Athlone attended the scene on the morning of May 12, and made the area safe. However, it was established; The N60 road between Ballyhaunis and Claremorris has reopened to traffic following a collision yesterday evening. A car overturned at Ballygowan bridge, and Midwest News understands one person was taken to hospital from the scene. The accident occurred; The lowest number of Covid-19 cases this year has been recorded today. NPHET has reported 259 new cases this evening - the lowest since December 12th. There are 76 Covid patients in hospital, with 27 in intensive care. Galway GP, Dr Martin Daly, a former; The emergency services are attending a road collision on the Headford road out of Galway city this evening ( 5.15pm) , about 10 miles from the city. There are significant traffic delays along this busy route as a result. There are no further details; Pharmacies will start administering COVID vaccines from next week. It's expected around one-thousand community pharmacies will begin issuing Johnson and Johnson vaccines to the remaining over-50s from next Monday. Around 350 pharmacies will be issuing Pfizer; People are being urged not to look directly at the partial solar eclipse tomorrow. The cosmic event will be visible from Ireland between 10am and 12:30pm tomorrow. During those few hours, nearly half of the sun will be blocked out by the moon. David Moore; Circle K, Ireland’s largest forecourt and convenience retailer, has opened a new franchise Circle K on Achill Island. The family-run business, currently operated by Margaret Lavelle, has been on Achill Island for over 35 years. The grand opening took place at; The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, has announced that the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project has been approved by Cabinet today and will now progress to the construction phase. The project involves the construction of 34km of new single; The first exam of Leaving Cert 2021 is over. Students sat English Paper One this morning, while those studying Home Economics will have another exam this afternoon. It's a very different Leaving Cert this year, as candidates had the option of choosing; Ashford Castle and sister hotel, The Lodge at Ashford are the first hotels in Ireland where guests can avail of an onsite Covid-19 PCR test, with results available within 12 hours. Working in partnership with Communicare Medical Supplies and available now, Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance PRO Breeda Murphy insists the Commission of Investigation Report into Mother and Baby Homes needs to be rejected as invalid. She says the lack of respect for survivors’ testimony in the Report, makes it an invalid record of; A walk-in test centre for Covid-19 will open in Ballina tomorrow morning, and will be available on Thursday and Friday. No appointment is necessary for people to attend the testing facility at the Stephenites Ground on Lord Edward Street, which will be open; Over 100 complaints were made to the Ombudsman last year from people in Mayo. The 2020 report shows that, nationally, complaints to the Ombudsman about public services fell by 6% last year compared to the previous year. 3,418 complaints were made in 2020, a; Two people on paddleboards were rescued after they had drifted out to sea in Co Sligo yesterday. The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was requested to launch on Tuesday evening after reports that two paddleboarders had been blown out to sea off Mermaid's Cove. Government Ministers will be told today that the cost of fixing defects in houses in the West and northwest caused by pyrite could go beyond €1 billion. Housing Minster Darragh O'Brien is expected to brief Cabinet colleagues on the Government's support scheme; Twin sisters from Co Roscommon, who've been separated for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, met up yesterday to celebrate their 90th birthdays, by travelling from Dublin to Galway by train for a short holiday. Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna nee; €187,000 in funding has been approved for Mayo sporting projects under Dormant Accounts Funding. Mayo Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers has welcomed the investment package for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in the county. Just under; NUI Galway is one of four of Ireland's universities that have slipped down in the latest world university rankings. The new QS World University Rankings for 2022 saw NUI Galway drop 20 places to 258th overall, University College Cork (UCC) drop 12 places to; A leading immunologist says the rise of the Delta variant of Covid-19 on the island of Ireland is worrying. There have been at least 115 confirmed cases of the variant sequenced in the republic. It comes as the latest daily figures from the Department of; Gardai on patrol in Sligo on Monday night stopped a vehicle for road traffic offences. Following a search, a siphoning pump and drums were located. Gardai believe that stopping the vehicle and its male occupants prevented a crime that was about to take place, Over 1,500 students across Co Mayo will sit their first Leaving Cert exam today. 1,605 candidates in Mayo applied for accredited grades this year, while 1,424 are sitting the exams - the figures indicate that the majority of students in the county opted for; A Westport Councillor has defended those who enjoyed outdoor drinking and dining facilities in the town over the bank holiday weekend. Pubs and restaurants with outdoor facilities enjoyed a bumper weekend, as the town was very busy with tourists. However, a; Irish Water and Roscommon County Council have today commenced upgrade works for water services in Ballaghadereen. Local TD Claire Kerrane says work is starting on a 2 km stretch of problematic old water mains between Lung River and Cooneys in Tibohine. This; Outpatient clinics at Mayo University Hospital have restarted, following the recent cyber attack on the HSE's IT systems, which resulted in the widespread cancellation of services. The HSE says outpatient clinics have resumed, with a combination of; Mayo Leisure Point is an indoor entertainment complex in Castlebar, with a bowling alley, a cinema that re-opened yesterday , a Leisure Club including a swimming pool that opened today, restaurants/ diners and Hogs Heaven Sports Bar among it facilities. Cora; The Tara Café is located in the Penneys / Supervalu shopping centre in Castlebar and is open for takeaway only at present, but looking forward to reopening for indoor dining next month. Owner Fiona Ryan has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa about the; Breaffy House Resort on the outskirts of Castlebar is looking forward to a very busy Summer, and has opened new outdoor food and drink facilities for customers on it over 100 acre site. The hotel fully reopened for residents last Wednesday, in line with; While theatres and concert halls are still awaiting clarification on the numbers that can attend individual concerts, Kodaline has today announced details of an acoustic nationwide tour in November and December, including a concert at the TF Royal Theatre in; Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision outside Swinford this morning. The two car crash occurred on the Swinford junction of the N5 at around 8:45am. Two people were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening; Tens of thousands of Leaving Cert students are spending their last day studying ahead of the exams getting underway tomorrow. The class of 2021 have had the option of sitting the exams, accepting calculated grades or choosing both. This year's results won't; Temperatures could hit as high as 24 degrees in parts this week. The good conditions over the past couple of days are set to continue, however there's the chance of some patchy showers in places. The best of the weather is expected to hit the country from; In-person driver theory tests resume today at the 40 testing centres across the country. The Road Safety Authority says it'll initially do 25,000 theory tests per month, increasing to 50,000 over time. More than 120,000 people are currently waiting to take; A Galway Councillor is calling for designated public spaces for outdoor drinking to be piloted this summer. Fianna Fail Councillor Alan Cheevers argues that a lot of public drinking is currently happening in green spaces and is taking away from city; The number of Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals has fallen to its lowest point since mid-September last year. There are 69 people with the virus on wards, down 29 percent on last week. In ICU there's a similar trend - last night there were 26 patients - 25; Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the N59 near Clifden yesterday at approximately 12 noon. A woman, in her 30s, was air lifted to University Hospital Galway to be treated for serious yet non-life threatening; The Department of Health has reported an additional 377 cases of Covid 19.69 people are receiving treatment in hospital for the disease, of which 26 are in ICU.The Chief Medical Officer is asking people to continue to work from home unless it's necessary to; The HSE is continuing with its programme of COVID-19 walk-in test centres which enable people in those communities local to the centre get a free COVID-19 test without having to make an appointment in advance. These test centres are an important part of the; Gardaí have located a 64-year-old man who has been missing from the Salthill area of Galway since the middle of May. Billy Hill has been located safe and well. Gardaí have thanked the public and the media for their assistance in this matter. Health officials have confirmed 313 new cases of covid-19. 70 people are currently in hospital with the virus. 27 are being treated in ICU. The Health Minister says 3 million Covid vaccine doses will be given this bank holiday weekend. Stephen Donnelly says; Ballyglass Coast Guard Unit were tasked with a callout this morning by MRSC Malin following a request from NAC. A hill walker had fallen ill while walking along the coastline between Blacksod lighthouse and Faulmore. Once on scene the local HSE paramedics and; Gardaí are appealing to people heading to the Mayo coastline this afternoon to avoid Keem Bay. Heavy traffic has been reported in the area since mid-morning and Gardaí have closed the road at Dooagh for safety reasons. It is expected the road will remain; A demonstration will be held in Newport tomorrow calling for the redistribution of Common Agricultural Policy funds to small farmers. The Rural Ireland Organisation, formerly Ireland's Future have organised the meeting for 11:30am on Monday morning, with; Last night's Lotto jackpot has been won by a player in Galway. They scooped the 2.4 million euro prize by playing online. The National Lottery says they've notified the user's online account and sent them a separate email. It's the third week in a row that; Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Loughrea this morning. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the collision on Gort Road at approximately 2.10am. The collision involved a motorcycle and another vehicle. A public health expert says the Government needs to act now to prevent the Delta variant from taking hold here. A small number of suspected cases of the strain have been identified in the North. People in Kilkeel, Co Down are being urged to get tested. It; The World Health Organisation says being in crowded areas outdoors still puts people at risk of getting Covid-19. Pubs and restaurants will re-open for outdoor service tomorrow for the first time in months. The easing of restrictions will also see gyms; The Agriculture Minister says the size of the national dairy herd must stabilise to ensure climate action targets are met. Charlie McConalogue's told the Business Post he'll only consider a cap as a last resort. He says the sector's made progress in reducing; Religious orders still haven't committed to contributing to the redress scheme for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. The Children's Minister wrote to the orders in January after the commission of investigation's report was published. Roderic O'Gorman has; Over 60,000 homes and businesses who were due to get high-speed broadband this year could miss out. The rollout of the National Broadband Plan has only reached 4 thousand premises so far this year - out of a target of 115,000 by the end of the year. The; 19 people have been arrested in Dublin after large groups of young people threw bottles at gardai. A number of streets were sealed off and the public order unit cleared crowds for a second night in a row. Two gardai were injured and a patrol car was also; Day-trippers and holiday makers are being urged to leave no trace when eating outdoors this weekend. MyWaste.ie says over 2 million single-use cups and plastic bottles will be used over the bank holiday weekend. The waste management resource is asking people; Graham Norton and Paul Mescal will be flying the flag for Ireland at tonight's Bafta awards. Cork's Graham Norton is in the running for the entertainment performer award. Kildare's Paul Mescal is up for the leading actor prize for his role in Normal People. Health officials have confirmed 416 new cases of covid-19. There are currently 74 patients in hospital being treated with the virus. 29 are in intensive care. Meanwhile, Stephen Donnelly has received his first dose of a Covid vaccine. The Health Minister, Plans for a village enhancement scheme in Bohola was revealed at the recent meeting of the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District. The aim is to enhance the village green, enticing passing visitors to stop, and to have a pedestrian/cycling friendly route; There is no point in holding meetings of the Beef Taskforce if the real problems facing the industry are not examined thoroughly. That’s the view of Independent Roscommon-Galway Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, who was reacting to Thursday’s meeting. The; Belmullet Tidy Towns have launched a campaign aimed at tackling the persistent problem of dog fouling around the town. The purpose of the campaign is to highlight to dog owners the importance of cleaning up after their pets. The initiative includes the; The Health Minister says he'd like to see the Pfizer vaccine rolled out to 12-15 year olds with underlying conditions as quickly as possible. The European Medicines Agency has approved the jab for children of that age after a trial found it was safe to use. The Government's set to consider proposals on redress for survivors of mother and baby homes in the next few weeks. The Irish Times reports the Children's Minister will bring a memo to Cabinet at either the end of this month or the start of July. The paper; There are 529 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 86 patients are in hospital with the virus. 28 Covid patients are in intensive care - which is the lowest figure since before Christmas. The green light has been given to reduce the time between administering doses of the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine from 12 to 8 weeks. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says there will be a gradual reduction in the interval between the first and second doses in; A new road safety campaign involving wheelie bins and life-sized child stickers in Achill are an attempt to make Mayo roads safer as we head into a busy bank holiday weekend. The stickers shaped to look like a child about to run out on the road have been; The President of GMIT says she is confident that they can welcome back all students and staff on Campus in September. Dr. Orla Flynn was commenting after the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said he expects students and staff to be; This bank holiday weekend, Mayo County Council is calling on everyone to be responsible when enjoying the outdoors and to leave no trace. People visiting beaches, amenity areas and beauty spots over the weekend, enjoying the outdoors, are urged to take home; Clerical changes in the Diocese of Achonry haven been announced this afternoon by Bishop Paul Dempsey. Fr Vincent Sherlock, Parish Priest of Kilmovee is appointed Parish Priest of Tubbercurry Fr Joseph Gavigan, the Parish Priest of Ballaghaderreen is; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a calf missing from the Mulranny area since Wednesday. The white charolais calf was reported missing from Bunnahowna Hill. Anyone who may have seen the animal or who has any information is asked to; The supplier of the item that caused social media controversy for the Foxford Woollen Mills last weekend, is adamant that the Foxford store is completely innocent and never buys animal fur items from him. For the last 60 years, internationally renowned Dublin; 14 jobs have been approved for the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea this year. That’s according to Senator Eugene Murphy, who says €1.4M in revenue is allocated for 2021. The Fianna Fail Senator says that the release of funding is imminent, adding that local; Ballyhaunis Community School has been approved temporary modular accommodation. This news has been confirmed by Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary who says these units were required as a direct result of Covid. Three prefabs have been approved for; Meat processors have attended a meeting of the Beef Taskforce with future challenges and opportunities topping the agenda. The Agriculture Minister says a third report on prices along the supply chain will be published later this week. He says strong; There are calls for the Government to reject a Commission of Investigation report into Mother and Baby Homes after it emerged 100s of people's testimony was discounted as it didn't meet a legal standard of evidence. Commission member Mary Daly told a seminar; The national five-day moving average of Covid-19 cases has dropped by three percent over the past week to 392. 465 new cases were confirmed last night by the Department of Health. In hospitals there are 84 patients with the virus - down 16 percent on a week; A Sligo-Leitrim TD has been forced to clarify after tweeting a photo of a cornered off bench in Strandhill, after it turned out the seat was simply being repainted. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry tweeted a photo of a wooden bench yesterday, which was; Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a vehicle on fire in Galway yesterday evening. The incident occurred at Carnmore Cross near Galway Airport and resulted in significant delays to traffic during rush hour. No further information available at; There are 465 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 84 patients are in hospital with the virus this evening. That's the lowest number in over eight months. 30 Covid patients are in intensive care , which is the lowest figure this year. There are no county; Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for thunderstorms in 4 counties. Residents of Mayo, Galway, Limerick and Clare are being advised of heavy downpours. That rain may also result in spot flooding. Forecaster Linda Hughes expects them to pass; 6,000 euro worth of drugs were seized late last night by gardai in Ballinrobe. Members of the Divisional Drugs Task force assisted by local gardai searched a house in Ballinrobe town just before midnight last night (Wed). They recovered 6,000 euro worth of; Presentation College Headford has been approved for a large-scale capital programme. It involves the demolition and refurbishment of existing buildings and a new school extension. When completed, the school will be able to cater for more of 1000 students. Two significant changes could be on the way to the vaccine rollout programme. The HSE is considering reducing the weeks between doses of the AstraZeneca jab from 12 to 8. While a large number of people under the age of 50 may only need one dose of a jab. It's; Sinn Féin's calling for a review into the cost of direct-provision centres, after its been revealed today that the fees paid to such centres rose to 175 million euro last year. The money was paid by government to private firms for running nearly 50 centres; Irish owned pet-retailer, Petmania is to create 30 new jobs this year with an expansion spanning three locations in the North West. Petmania Sligo, the new pet super-store and grooming studio in Sligo town, officially opened its doors today. It has emerged that hundreds of survivors’ testimony was not used by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, and this is further heartache for survivors and their families, according to Tuam historian Catherine Corless. Yesterday, at an; Funding of over €1.1 million has been allocated for road improvement measures across Co Mayo, where severe weather events have damaged local and regional roads. It will allow for flood alleviation measures, bridge repairs, road protection works and the; A limited number of services are being resumed at Mayo University Hospital following the recent HSE cyber attack. While all systems have not yet been restored, management say they are in a position to resume a limited number of services this week, on a; Tributes are being paid to former Sligo Fine Gael Councillor Paul Conmy from Culleens who passed away yesterday. He was elected to Sligo County Council in the Dromore area in 1979 and held his seat until 2009. The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Dara; The National Lottery is continuing to appeal to Lotto players in the Castlebar and Athlone areas to check their tickets carefully, as the latest Lotto millionaires have yet to make contact. On Saturday 22nd May, the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million was; A company owned by Roscommon-born property developer Sean Mulryan has created a suspended swimming pool, 35 metres in the air, between two apartment blocks in London. The Sky Pool allows residents to swim in the unique pool, which spans 15 metres, is; Many hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and hostels reopened yesterday, as the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on the tourism and hospitality sector begins. The Ice House Hotel in Ballina will open their doors tomorrow (Friday) after being; An increase in water safety incidents involving jet skis has led to a joint appeal for responsibility being issued by multiple water safety agencies. It's urging jet ski users to be careful of their own safety as well as "respect the safety and wellbeing of; The HSE is warning people to expect 'significant interruption' to health services again next week. It says the situation has improved a little, with some computer systems working again after the ransomware attack, but many services remain cancelled. Up to; The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has advised reducing the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It has recommended 8 week intervals instead of the current 12 weeks. The advice could see thousands of people who've had a first dose fully; The World Health Organisation says there could be a fourth wave of Covid-19 in Ireland - if people socialise too much. The warning comes ahead of the Bank Holiday Weekend, with large crowds gathering in Dublin, Cork and Galway last weekend. The Taoiseach says; The Chief Medical Officer says the Indian variant of Covid could easily become the dominant strain, if people aren't careful. There have been 115 cases of the variant, now known as Delta - up from 97 last Friday. The strain has sparked an increase in cases; A Castlebar woman has been selected as the Social Democrats candidate for the Dublin Bay South by-election. Sarah Durcan was chosen at a selection convention last night. Sarah is daughter of former Castlebar-based Independent Councillor Frank Durcan, and has; The leaving cert results will be out on Friday September 3rd. They are expected to be issued directly to candidates through the Candidate Self Service Portal. In any subject where a student sits the exam and opts to receive Accredited Grades, they will be; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 70 year old John Joyce. John was last seen in the Rahoon Road area of Galway at approximately 10pm on Monday 31st May. John is described as being 6’ 2” External link

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Michael Ring says : “these supports will ensure the schemes can fully re-commence in; Castlebar councillors are to consider closing Tucker Street in the town to traffic, each evening, to facilitate an outdoor dining area for local businesses. The proposal that will be discussed next week in detail by elected councillors and council officials; Electricity supplier Energia has announced that it is partnering with Intersport Elverys to supply 100% green electricity to all their sports stores across Ireland. Intersport Elverys now has 50 stores nationwide. The Intersport Elverys brand is one of the; Plans are still on track to apply for planning permission for the proposed IDA Ireland industrial park in Ballina in the third-quarter of this year. That's according to Minister of State Robert Troy, who was responding to queries from Mayo TD Dara Calleary on; The number of people who arrived into Dublin Airport rose by nearly 36 per cent last week - despite mandatory hotel quarantine for over 50 countries. Over 21,100 people flew into the facility - compared to 15,600 the previous week. Nearly 12,000 were Irish; Today will mark the return of fans to sports events - with crowds of about 1,000 attending three matches. They're the first of 16 trial events taking place during June and July. Leinster Rugby are playing the Dragons at the RDS, while two League of Ireland; The number of people being treated in intensive care for coronavirus is at its lowest level this year. 23 patients with covid 19 are currently in ICU, while 59 people are in hospital - the lowest in nearly 9 months. 398 new cases of the disease have been; Farmers will take to the streets in towns across the country today for a nationwide rally. They'll be highlighting the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy and will warn against the dangers of current CAP proposals. The IFA says the current; Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in County Galway. It happened at a junction on the N84 at Grange, Corandulla at around a quarter past 9 on Wednesday night. Two cars collided and one of them veered off course and collided with a third; There are 398 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 23 Covid patients are in intensive care units nationally and that is the lowest number of such patients this year. A total of 70 patients are in hospital with the virus. As of Tuesday, the country's 14-day; Patients attending the Emergency Department, outpatient and other appointments at University Hospital Galway are facing significant delays as the impact of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to affect the delivery of hospital services. In a; Mayo Arts Service in partnership with Creative Ireland is presenting I am What I am, an exhibition celebrating gender and identity in Ballina Arts Centre I Am What I Am is a nuanced celebration of artists who work with gender, sexuality, identity and politics; The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) is contesting the narrative that the current CAP proposals will undermine the income of Irish farmers. Mayo Chair Seamus Cosgrave argues that nationally, under a full flattening of payments, 72,710 farmers; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens towards its development as a world-class visitor attraction. A key element of the investment will be in the "Wild Realms" project, which will allow visitors to; Gardai in Mayo seized more than 16,000 euro worth of drugs and one man was arrested, following searches of a number of houses in Castlebar, Ballina and Westport over the last number of days. The searches were all carried out under warrant by the members of; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens. It's part of a €73 million euro investment in four major projects in Mayo, Cavan, Donegal and Dublin. The largest allocation - €20.2 million - goes to Westport; The Rural Ireland Organisation, formally known as Ireland’s Future claims the IFA CAP reform protest planned for Mayo tomorrow (Fri) is against equality and against 72,000 small farmers getting any increase in their payments. Chairperson of The Rural Ireland; The final report has been issued into an aircraft accident in Co Galway last Summer. On 11th July 2020, the Cessna aircraft with one crew member and one passenger on board was en route from Rathcoole Aerodrome in Co Cork to the Tibohine Airfield in Co; A section of the N84 Headford road, which was closed to traffic following a collision last night, has just reopened within the past few minutes. Two vehicles were involved in a collision at about 9pm last night, which caused one vehicle to veer off path and; The Irish Farmers Association will hold a demonstration in Ballina tomorrow morning (Friday), as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy. In the first large-scale demonstration by the IFA since the; The devastation and stress for homeowners caused by pyrite damage is not being under-estimated or ignored by Government. That's according to the Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien who gave an update to the Cabinet yesterday in relation to the Defective Concrete; The trial of a man accused of murdering a Co Galway pensioner will go ahead at the Central Criminal Court next year. 55-year old Michael Scott from Gortanumera, Portumna is charged with the murder of Chrissie Treacy, also from Portumna, on April 27th, 2018. People in their 30s are set to be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine next week. The HSE says it expects registration for 30 to 39 year olds to open online shortly. Over 3.1 million vaccines have been administered so far - with registration still open; Gardai are renewing their appeal for information following the discovery of a pipe bomb in Tuam last month. Members of the Army bomb disposal team from Athlone attended the scene on the morning of May 12, and made the area safe. However, it was established; The N60 road between Ballyhaunis and Claremorris has reopened to traffic following a collision yesterday evening. A car overturned at Ballygowan bridge, and Midwest News understands one person was taken to hospital from the scene. The accident occurred; The lowest number of Covid-19 cases this year has been recorded today. NPHET has reported 259 new cases this evening - the lowest since December 12th. There are 76 Covid patients in hospital, with 27 in intensive care. Galway GP, Dr Martin Daly, a former; The emergency services are attending a road collision on the Headford road out of Galway city this evening ( 5.15pm) , about 10 miles from the city. There are significant traffic delays along this busy route as a result. There are no further details; Pharmacies will start administering COVID vaccines from next week. It's expected around one-thousand community pharmacies will begin issuing Johnson and Johnson vaccines to the remaining over-50s from next Monday. Around 350 pharmacies will be issuing Pfizer; People are being urged not to look directly at the partial solar eclipse tomorrow. The cosmic event will be visible from Ireland between 10am and 12:30pm tomorrow. During those few hours, nearly half of the sun will be blocked out by the moon. David Moore; Circle K, Ireland’s largest forecourt and convenience retailer, has opened a new franchise Circle K on Achill Island. The family-run business, currently operated by Margaret Lavelle, has been on Achill Island for over 35 years. The grand opening took place at; The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, has announced that the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project has been approved by Cabinet today and will now progress to the construction phase. The project involves the construction of 34km of new single; The first exam of Leaving Cert 2021 is over. Students sat English Paper One this morning, while those studying Home Economics will have another exam this afternoon. It's a very different Leaving Cert this year, as candidates had the option of choosing; Ashford Castle and sister hotel, The Lodge at Ashford are the first hotels in Ireland where guests can avail of an onsite Covid-19 PCR test, with results available within 12 hours. Working in partnership with Communicare Medical Supplies and available now, Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance PRO Breeda Murphy insists the Commission of Investigation Report into Mother and Baby Homes needs to be rejected as invalid. She says the lack of respect for survivors’ testimony in the Report, makes it an invalid record of; A walk-in test centre for Covid-19 will open in Ballina tomorrow morning, and will be available on Thursday and Friday. No appointment is necessary for people to attend the testing facility at the Stephenites Ground on Lord Edward Street, which will be open; Over 100 complaints were made to the Ombudsman last year from people in Mayo. The 2020 report shows that, nationally, complaints to the Ombudsman about public services fell by 6% last year compared to the previous year. 3,418 complaints were made in 2020, a; Two people on paddleboards were rescued after they had drifted out to sea in Co Sligo yesterday. The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was requested to launch on Tuesday evening after reports that two paddleboarders had been blown out to sea off Mermaid's Cove. Government Ministers will be told today that the cost of fixing defects in houses in the West and northwest caused by pyrite could go beyond €1 billion. Housing Minster Darragh O'Brien is expected to brief Cabinet colleagues on the Government's support scheme; Twin sisters from Co Roscommon, who've been separated for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, met up yesterday to celebrate their 90th birthdays, by travelling from Dublin to Galway by train for a short holiday. Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna nee; €187,000 in funding has been approved for Mayo sporting projects under Dormant Accounts Funding. Mayo Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers has welcomed the investment package for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in the county. Just under; NUI Galway is one of four of Ireland's universities that have slipped down in the latest world university rankings. The new QS World University Rankings for 2022 saw NUI Galway drop 20 places to 258th overall, University College Cork (UCC) drop 12 places to; A leading immunologist says the rise of the Delta variant of Covid-19 on the island of Ireland is worrying. There have been at least 115 confirmed cases of the variant sequenced in the republic. It comes as the latest daily figures from the Department of; Gardai on patrol in Sligo on Monday night stopped a vehicle for road traffic offences. Following a search, a siphoning pump and drums were located. Gardai believe that stopping the vehicle and its male occupants prevented a crime that was about to take place, Over 1,500 students across Co Mayo will sit their first Leaving Cert exam today. 1,605 candidates in Mayo applied for accredited grades this year, while 1,424 are sitting the exams - the figures indicate that the majority of students in the county opted for; A Westport Councillor has defended those who enjoyed outdoor drinking and dining facilities in the town over the bank holiday weekend. Pubs and restaurants with outdoor facilities enjoyed a bumper weekend, as the town was very busy with tourists. However, a; Irish Water and Roscommon County Council have today commenced upgrade works for water services in Ballaghadereen. Local TD Claire Kerrane says work is starting on a 2 km stretch of problematic old water mains between Lung River and Cooneys in Tibohine. This; Outpatient clinics at Mayo University Hospital have restarted, following the recent cyber attack on the HSE's IT systems, which resulted in the widespread cancellation of services. The HSE says outpatient clinics have resumed, with a combination of; Mayo Leisure Point is an indoor entertainment complex in Castlebar, with a bowling alley, a cinema that re-opened yesterday , a Leisure Club including a swimming pool that opened today, restaurants/ diners and Hogs Heaven Sports Bar among it facilities. Cora; The Tara Café is located in the Penneys / Supervalu shopping centre in Castlebar and is open for takeaway only at present, but looking forward to reopening for indoor dining next month. Owner Fiona Ryan has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa about the; Breaffy House Resort on the outskirts of Castlebar is looking forward to a very busy Summer, and has opened new outdoor food and drink facilities for customers on it over 100 acre site. The hotel fully reopened for residents last Wednesday, in line with; While theatres and concert halls are still awaiting clarification on the numbers that can attend individual concerts, Kodaline has today announced details of an acoustic nationwide tour in November and December, including a concert at the TF Royal Theatre in; Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision outside Swinford this morning. The two car crash occurred on the Swinford junction of the N5 at around 8:45am. Two people were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening; Tens of thousands of Leaving Cert students are spending their last day studying ahead of the exams getting underway tomorrow. The class of 2021 have had the option of sitting the exams, accepting calculated grades or choosing both. This year's results won't; Temperatures could hit as high as 24 degrees in parts this week. The good conditions over the past couple of days are set to continue, however there's the chance of some patchy showers in places. The best of the weather is expected to hit the country from; In-person driver theory tests resume today at the 40 testing centres across the country. The Road Safety Authority says it'll initially do 25,000 theory tests per month, increasing to 50,000 over time. More than 120,000 people are currently waiting to take; A Galway Councillor is calling for designated public spaces for outdoor drinking to be piloted this summer. Fianna Fail Councillor Alan Cheevers argues that a lot of public drinking is currently happening in green spaces and is taking away from city; The number of Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals has fallen to its lowest point since mid-September last year. There are 69 people with the virus on wards, down 29 percent on last week. In ICU there's a similar trend - last night there were 26 patients - 25; Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the N59 near Clifden yesterday at approximately 12 noon. A woman, in her 30s, was air lifted to University Hospital Galway to be treated for serious yet non-life threatening; The Department of Health has reported an additional 377 cases of Covid 19.69 people are receiving treatment in hospital for the disease, of which 26 are in ICU.The Chief Medical Officer is asking people to continue to work from home unless it's necessary to; The HSE is continuing with its programme of COVID-19 walk-in test centres which enable people in those communities local to the centre get a free COVID-19 test without having to make an appointment in advance. These test centres are an important part of the; Gardaí have located a 64-year-old man who has been missing from the Salthill area of Galway since the middle of May. Billy Hill has been located safe and well. Gardaí have thanked the public and the media for their assistance in this matter. Health officials have confirmed 313 new cases of covid-19. 70 people are currently in hospital with the virus. 27 are being treated in ICU. The Health Minister says 3 million Covid vaccine doses will be given this bank holiday weekend. Stephen Donnelly says; Ballyglass Coast Guard Unit were tasked with a callout this morning by MRSC Malin following a request from NAC. A hill walker had fallen ill while walking along the coastline between Blacksod lighthouse and Faulmore. Once on scene the local HSE paramedics and; Gardaí are appealing to people heading to the Mayo coastline this afternoon to avoid Keem Bay. Heavy traffic has been reported in the area since mid-morning and Gardaí have closed the road at Dooagh for safety reasons. It is expected the road will remain; A demonstration will be held in Newport tomorrow calling for the redistribution of Common Agricultural Policy funds to small farmers. The Rural Ireland Organisation, formerly Ireland's Future have organised the meeting for 11:30am on Monday morning, with; Last night's Lotto jackpot has been won by a player in Galway. They scooped the 2.4 million euro prize by playing online. The National Lottery says they've notified the user's online account and sent them a separate email. It's the third week in a row that; Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Loughrea this morning. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the collision on Gort Road at approximately 2.10am. The collision involved a motorcycle and another vehicle. A public health expert says the Government needs to act now to prevent the Delta variant from taking hold here. A small number of suspected cases of the strain have been identified in the North. People in Kilkeel, Co Down are being urged to get tested. It; The World Health Organisation says being in crowded areas outdoors still puts people at risk of getting Covid-19. Pubs and restaurants will re-open for outdoor service tomorrow for the first time in months. The easing of restrictions will also see gyms; The Agriculture Minister says the size of the national dairy herd must stabilise to ensure climate action targets are met. Charlie McConalogue's told the Business Post he'll only consider a cap as a last resort. He says the sector's made progress in reducing; Religious orders still haven't committed to contributing to the redress scheme for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. The Children's Minister wrote to the orders in January after the commission of investigation's report was published. Roderic O'Gorman has; Over 60,000 homes and businesses who were due to get high-speed broadband this year could miss out. The rollout of the National Broadband Plan has only reached 4 thousand premises so far this year - out of a target of 115,000 by the end of the year. The; 19 people have been arrested in Dublin after large groups of young people threw bottles at gardai. A number of streets were sealed off and the public order unit cleared crowds for a second night in a row. Two gardai were injured and a patrol car was also; Day-trippers and holiday makers are being urged to leave no trace when eating outdoors this weekend. MyWaste.ie says over 2 million single-use cups and plastic bottles will be used over the bank holiday weekend. The waste management resource is asking people; Graham Norton and Paul Mescal will be flying the flag for Ireland at tonight's Bafta awards. Cork's Graham Norton is in the running for the entertainment performer award. Kildare's Paul Mescal is up for the leading actor prize for his role in Normal People. Health officials have confirmed 416 new cases of covid-19. There are currently 74 patients in hospital being treated with the virus. 29 are in intensive care. Meanwhile, Stephen Donnelly has received his first dose of a Covid vaccine. The Health Minister, Plans for a village enhancement scheme in Bohola was revealed at the recent meeting of the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District. The aim is to enhance the village green, enticing passing visitors to stop, and to have a pedestrian/cycling friendly route; There is no point in holding meetings of the Beef Taskforce if the real problems facing the industry are not examined thoroughly. That’s the view of Independent Roscommon-Galway Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, who was reacting to Thursday’s meeting. The; Belmullet Tidy Towns have launched a campaign aimed at tackling the persistent problem of dog fouling around the town. The purpose of the campaign is to highlight to dog owners the importance of cleaning up after their pets. The initiative includes the; The Health Minister says he'd like to see the Pfizer vaccine rolled out to 12-15 year olds with underlying conditions as quickly as possible. The European Medicines Agency has approved the jab for children of that age after a trial found it was safe to use. The Government's set to consider proposals on redress for survivors of mother and baby homes in the next few weeks. The Irish Times reports the Children's Minister will bring a memo to Cabinet at either the end of this month or the start of July. The paper; There are 529 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 86 patients are in hospital with the virus. 28 Covid patients are in intensive care - which is the lowest figure since before Christmas. The green light has been given to reduce the time between administering doses of the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine from 12 to 8 weeks. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says there will be a gradual reduction in the interval between the first and second doses in; A new road safety campaign involving wheelie bins and life-sized child stickers in Achill are an attempt to make Mayo roads safer as we head into a busy bank holiday weekend. The stickers shaped to look like a child about to run out on the road have been; The President of GMIT says she is confident that they can welcome back all students and staff on Campus in September. Dr. Orla Flynn was commenting after the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said he expects students and staff to be; This bank holiday weekend, Mayo County Council is calling on everyone to be responsible when enjoying the outdoors and to leave no trace. People visiting beaches, amenity areas and beauty spots over the weekend, enjoying the outdoors, are urged to take home; Clerical changes in the Diocese of Achonry haven been announced this afternoon by Bishop Paul Dempsey. Fr Vincent Sherlock, Parish Priest of Kilmovee is appointed Parish Priest of Tubbercurry Fr Joseph Gavigan, the Parish Priest of Ballaghaderreen is; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a calf missing from the Mulranny area since Wednesday. The white charolais calf was reported missing from Bunnahowna Hill. Anyone who may have seen the animal or who has any information is asked to; The supplier of the item that caused social media controversy for the Foxford Woollen Mills last weekend, is adamant that the Foxford store is completely innocent and never buys animal fur items from him. For the last 60 years, internationally renowned Dublin; 14 jobs have been approved for the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea this year. That’s according to Senator Eugene Murphy, who says €1.4M in revenue is allocated for 2021. The Fianna Fail Senator says that the release of funding is imminent, adding that local; Ballyhaunis Community School has been approved temporary modular accommodation. This news has been confirmed by Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary who says these units were required as a direct result of Covid. Three prefabs have been approved for; Meat processors have attended a meeting of the Beef Taskforce with future challenges and opportunities topping the agenda. The Agriculture Minister says a third report on prices along the supply chain will be published later this week. He says strong; There are calls for the Government to reject a Commission of Investigation report into Mother and Baby Homes after it emerged 100s of people's testimony was discounted as it didn't meet a legal standard of evidence. Commission member Mary Daly told a seminar; The national five-day moving average of Covid-19 cases has dropped by three percent over the past week to 392. 465 new cases were confirmed last night by the Department of Health. In hospitals there are 84 patients with the virus - down 16 percent on a week; A Sligo-Leitrim TD has been forced to clarify after tweeting a photo of a cornered off bench in Strandhill, after it turned out the seat was simply being repainted. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry tweeted a photo of a wooden bench yesterday, which was; Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a vehicle on fire in Galway yesterday evening. The incident occurred at Carnmore Cross near Galway Airport and resulted in significant delays to traffic during rush hour. No further information available at; There are 465 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 84 patients are in hospital with the virus this evening. That's the lowest number in over eight months. 30 Covid patients are in intensive care , which is the lowest figure this year. There are no county; Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for thunderstorms in 4 counties. Residents of Mayo, Galway, Limerick and Clare are being advised of heavy downpours. That rain may also result in spot flooding. Forecaster Linda Hughes expects them to pass; 6,000 euro worth of drugs were seized late last night by gardai in Ballinrobe. Members of the Divisional Drugs Task force assisted by local gardai searched a house in Ballinrobe town just before midnight last night (Wed). They recovered 6,000 euro worth of; Presentation College Headford has been approved for a large-scale capital programme. It involves the demolition and refurbishment of existing buildings and a new school extension. When completed, the school will be able to cater for more of 1000 students. Two significant changes could be on the way to the vaccine rollout programme. The HSE is considering reducing the weeks between doses of the AstraZeneca jab from 12 to 8. While a large number of people under the age of 50 may only need one dose of a jab. It's; Sinn Féin's calling for a review into the cost of direct-provision centres, after its been revealed today that the fees paid to such centres rose to 175 million euro last year. The money was paid by government to private firms for running nearly 50 centres; Irish owned pet-retailer, Petmania is to create 30 new jobs this year with an expansion spanning three locations in the North West. Petmania Sligo, the new pet super-store and grooming studio in Sligo town, officially opened its doors today. It has emerged that hundreds of survivors’ testimony was not used by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, and this is further heartache for survivors and their families, according to Tuam historian Catherine Corless. Yesterday, at an; Funding of over €1.1 million has been allocated for road improvement measures across Co Mayo, where severe weather events have damaged local and regional roads. It will allow for flood alleviation measures, bridge repairs, road protection works and the; A limited number of services are being resumed at Mayo University Hospital following the recent HSE cyber attack. While all systems have not yet been restored, management say they are in a position to resume a limited number of services this week, on a; Tributes are being paid to former Sligo Fine Gael Councillor Paul Conmy from Culleens who passed away yesterday. He was elected to Sligo County Council in the Dromore area in 1979 and held his seat until 2009. The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Dara; The National Lottery is continuing to appeal to Lotto players in the Castlebar and Athlone areas to check their tickets carefully, as the latest Lotto millionaires have yet to make contact. On Saturday 22nd May, the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million was; A company owned by Roscommon-born property developer Sean Mulryan has created a suspended swimming pool, 35 metres in the air, between two apartment blocks in London. The Sky Pool allows residents to swim in the unique pool, which spans 15 metres, is; Many hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and hostels reopened yesterday, as the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on the tourism and hospitality sector begins. The Ice House Hotel in Ballina will open their doors tomorrow (Friday) after being; An increase in water safety incidents involving jet skis has led to a joint appeal for responsibility being issued by multiple water safety agencies. It's urging jet ski users to be careful of their own safety as well as "respect the safety and wellbeing of; The HSE is warning people to expect 'significant interruption' to health services again next week. It says the situation has improved a little, with some computer systems working again after the ransomware attack, but many services remain cancelled. Up to; The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has advised reducing the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It has recommended 8 week intervals instead of the current 12 weeks. The advice could see thousands of people who've had a first dose fully; The World Health Organisation says there could be a fourth wave of Covid-19 in Ireland - if people socialise too much. The warning comes ahead of the Bank Holiday Weekend, with large crowds gathering in Dublin, Cork and Galway last weekend. The Taoiseach says; The Chief Medical Officer says the Indian variant of Covid could easily become the dominant strain, if people aren't careful. There have been 115 cases of the variant, now known as Delta - up from 97 last Friday. The strain has sparked an increase in cases; A Castlebar woman has been selected as the Social Democrats candidate for the Dublin Bay South by-election. Sarah Durcan was chosen at a selection convention last night. Sarah is daughter of former Castlebar-based Independent Councillor Frank Durcan, and has; The leaving cert results will be out on Friday September 3rd. They are expected to be issued directly to candidates through the Candidate Self Service Portal. In any subject where a student sits the exam and opts to receive Accredited Grades, they will be; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 70 year old John Joyce. John was last seen in the Rahoon Road area of Galway at approximately 10pm on Monday 31st May. John is described as being 6’ 2” External link

mwir Friday, June 11, 2021 5:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring stated : “I am delighted to note that funding under these schemes has increased for 2021. "The funding will improve housing conditions for those with disabilities and for people whose homes require works to enable them to continue living there,” External link

con-telegraph Friday, May 7, 2021 11:59:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring said : “Now that lockdown has been lifted to movement within counties, it is vital that public facilities in our towns and at our amenities are opened,” “I wish to compliment the service stations around the country who opened up their facilities and made them available. I want to compliment them as they are were frontline workers as well and I want to thank them for keeping their facilities open” External link

MayoNews Monday, May 3, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “To me, this was wrong. I am calling on the State and on local authorities to immediately open up all public toilets. It is terrible for people who are travelling in the county, yet there are no public toilets available. As we are being advised that being outdoors is safer, public toilets should never have been closed as they are essential. The toilets should be opened and left open,” External link

MayoNews Monday, May 3, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring said : “People know more now, they have masks, they will be more careful,” “We’re not ready for the major sporting events, but a lot of retail, the hairdressers, will have to be allowed open. I would be in favour of letting hospitality open — they need to open before June to get some sort of a season out of it” External link

independent-ie Sunday, April 25, 2021 5:31:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring commented : “I am sure these additional classrooms will be a very welcome boost to Davitt College, Castlebar, as it will assist the school in expanding capacity” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added : “I am hoping that the Department of Education will finalise the new school for Holy Trinity National School in Westport at the Altamount Street site too” External link

westernpeople Monday, April 19, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring concluded ( about Peter Flynn ) : “When completed, this will be a fabulous development for the town of Westport. It will rejuvenate this area of the town and will result in excellent usage of Council lands. I would also like to acknowledge the representations made to me by Councillor Peter Flynn in relation to this project” External link

westernpeople Monday, April 19, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring said : “We must also remember there are Bank of Ireland employees and their families who are left reeling with today’s news. They live amongst us, they are our neighbours and friends. They must be offered full support by Bank of Ireland for their future,” External link

finegael Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:32:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “Filling these additional places, as well as those arising from existing vacancies will be an absolute priority for Government, once the economy and society begins to move beyond COVID and public health restrictions ease. The Department would like to re-assure participants of CE and TÚS projects that contracts due to end post 2 nd July 2021, will be done on a planned and phased basis” External link

mwir Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:35:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “In 2018, when I was Minister for Rural and Community Development, I was delighted to be in a position to allocate over €400,000 to the Belmullet digital hubs under the Rural Regeneration Development Fund. "I am pleased to see that this funding has proven to be very beneficial to the Belmullet area” External link

con-telegraph Monday, February 15, 2021 4:17:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring stated : “Firms researching or manufacturing PPE, sanitisers, tests, equipment or other medicinal products which are relevant to Covid-19 are eligible for funding of up to 50% of their capital costs. "A new €60 million Scheme, called the Covid-19 Business Aid Scheme (CBAS) is being developed to provide grants to businesses ineligible for the Government’s other existing schemes designed to help with fixed costs. "Wholesalers, suppliers, caterers and events companies down 75% or more in turnover will benefit” External link

con-telegraph Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:59:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “This is very welcome news for the Bangor Erris area and its surrounding areas. There is a huge need for a primary care centre in the Bangor Erris area,” External link

con-telegraph Tuesday, February 2, 2021 3:25:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring stated : “The Trading Online Voucher Scheme is designed to help support small and micro-business to develop their online presence. "As part of this there is a grant available of up to €2,500 to help them develop or enhance their ability to trade online” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:36:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring stated : "He now faces a very tough job leading a very divided US and I certainly wish him well with the many challenges ahead of him" External link

mwir Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:56:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring stated ( about Cancer Care ) : “The vehicles will be used to provide essential transport services for people with mobility issues. "The funding is provided under the Mobility and Cancer Care Transport Measure of the CLÁR Programme. "The CLÁR Programme is helping to improve the quality of life in rural communities” External link

con-telegraph Friday, December 11, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “I am delighted that contracts have been signed and the contractors are due to commence works on site this Thursday 5th November at Bellass Road, Foxford. Cllr. Neil Cruise had made representation to me in relation to funding for these works and I commend him on his input to this project” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, November 4, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I welcome this progress on the Special Needs Unit for Glencastle N.S.,” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, November 4, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring told : “It’s wrong and it’s cruel legislation and I’m not voting for it,” External link

westernpeople Friday, October 23, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring said : “It’s wrong and it’s cruel legislation and I’m not voting for it,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, October 22, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring told : “How can you close down a county like Mayo that has, in the last 14 days, had the lowest Covid incidence in Ireland and put them under the highest level of close down again? I don’t think people can take that now,” External link

MayoNews Thursday, October 8, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I am pleased that the allocated funding has been used and the majority of the gteic hubs in Mayo are now operational,” External link

con-telegraph Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring concluded ( about Dara Calleary ) : “On a personal note, I want to wish Dara and his family the very best of luck and every success as he embarks on his new role” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring concluded ( about Dara Calleary ) : “On a personal note- I want to wish Dara and his family the very best of luck and every success as he embarks on his new role” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, July 15, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring stated : “I wish to take this opportunity to warmly congratulate Dara on his appointment as Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine. I am delighted to see that the Government have addressed the regional imbalance which existed with regards to senior ministerial posts in Government whereby the West of Ireland were left without a Senior Minister” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, July 15, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring stated : “I will look after Mayo and I make no apologies for looking after Mayo. The people of Mayo gave me 15,000 votes and elected me on the first count, the only Fine Gael TD in the country that was elected on the first count. Leo Varadkar got 8,000 votes and it took him five counts to get elected. Between himself and Paschal Donoghue, they got 12,000 votes and I beat the two of them put together. So I make no apology for representing the people,” External link

westernpeople Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring admitted : “I have to be honest, having no senior minister in Connacht, in Clare, in Donegal, it doesn’t send out a good message for Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil,” External link

westernpeople Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring says : “This is great news for the ten rural communities in Mayo in which these BCPs will be located,” External link

westernpeople Friday, June 26, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added : “The National Broadband Plan will ensure that there is equal and fair access to reliable high-speed broadband for everyone in the State. It will take time to reach all premises, but the BCP project will provide a head-start, and a much needed interim solution for communities with little or no connectivity,” External link

westernpeople Friday, June 26, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “The Rural Regeneration and Development Fund represents an unprecedented opportunity to deliver the scale of investment necessary to allow rural communities to further develop and prosper. This investment is more important than ever to help address the challenges arising from the COVID-19 crisis and to drive economic recovery and sustainable development in rural areas,” “The Category 2 funding I am announcing today is for projects that require further development to make them ready for construction. There can be significant work and expense involved in getting projects to the point where they are ready to be delivered. This support is critical to ensure that a pipeline of ambitious regeneration projects are ready to hit the ground running in the future” External link

longfordleader Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “The Rural Regeneration and Development Fund represents an unprecedented opportunity to deliver the scale of investment necessary to allow rural communities to further develop and prosper. This investment is more important than ever to help address the challenges arising from the COVID-19 crisis and to drive economic recovery and sustainable development in rural areas,” “The Category 2 funding I am announcing today is for projects that require further development to make them ready for construction. There can be significant work and expense involved in getting projects to the point where they are ready to be delivered. This support is critical to ensure that a pipeline of ambitious regeneration projects are ready to hit the ground running in the future” External link

offalyexpress Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “Each project has wonderful potential and I have no doubt that when brought to fruition they will bring great benefits to the local communities in Newport and Ballyhaunis,” External link

westernpeople Thursday, June 25, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added : “This level of funding for rural communities is quite simply unprecedented and I have no doubt that the projects delivered through the fund will enable rural communities throughout Ireland to grow and prosper,” “I believe that it is vital that we continue to build resilience in our rural communities in Mayo and make them vibrant places for families to live” External link

westernpeople Thursday, June 25, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said ( about Great Western Greenway ) : “Mulranny is one of the gems of the Great Western Greenway which, along with the Wild Atlantic Way, has brought many new visitors to the village. The Old Irish Goat Sanctuary and Visitor Centre will represent” External link

mwir Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I am pleased to announce the launch of the third call for proposals under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund. The impact of the funding allocated under previous call to the Fund has been transformative for rural communities,” “Since the conclusion of the first call in late 2018, this Fund has provided €148 million in support for over 100 projects, located all across the country, worth a combined total of €212 million. The funding of these projects was very well timed, as they are right now delivering an immediate and much needed economic stimulus in rural Ireland. The assistance provided by this Fund has meant that businesses and communities have benefitted from the activity and jobs provided in delivering these projects, at precisely the time they have been most needed” External link

leinsterexpress Sunday, June 21, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I am pleased to announce the launch of the third call for proposals under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund. The impact of the funding allocated under previous call to the Fund has been transformative for rural communities,” “Since the conclusion of the first call in late 2018, this Fund has provided €148 million in support for over 100 projects, located all across the country, worth a combined total of €212 million. The funding of these projects was very well timed, as they are right now delivering an immediate and much needed economic stimulus in rural Ireland. The assistance provided by this Fund has meant that businesses and communities have benefitted from the activity and jobs provided in delivering these projects, at precisely the time they have been most needed” External link

kilkennypeople Saturday, June 20, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I am pleased to announce the launch of the third call for proposals under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund. The impact of the funding allocated under previous call to the Fund has been transformative for rural communities,” “Since the conclusion of the first call in late 2018, this Fund has provided €148 million in support for over 100 projects, located all across the country, worth a combined total of €212 million. The funding of these projects was very well timed, as they are right now delivering an immediate and much needed economic stimulus in rural Ireland. The assistance provided by this Fund has meant that businesses and communities have benefitted from the activity and jobs provided in delivering these projects, at precisely the time they have been most needed” External link

leinsterleader Saturday, June 20, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I am pleased to announce the launch of the third call for proposals under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund. The impact of the funding allocated under previous call to the Fund has been transformative for rural communities,” “Since the conclusion of the first call in late 2018, this Fund has provided €148 million in support for over 100 projects, located all across the country, worth a combined total of €212 million. The funding of these projects was very well timed, as they are right now delivering an immediate and much needed economic stimulus in rural Ireland. The assistance provided by this Fund has meant that businesses and communities have benefitted from the activity and jobs provided in delivering these projects, at precisely the time they have been most needed” External link

longfordleader Friday, June 19, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I am pleased to announce the launch of the third call for proposals under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund. The impact of the funding allocated under previous call to the Fund has been transformative for rural communities,” “Since the conclusion of the first call in late 2018, this Fund has provided €148 million in support for over 100 projects, located all across the country, worth a combined total of €212 million. The funding of these projects was very well timed, as they are right now delivering an immediate and much needed economic stimulus in rural Ireland. The assistance provided by this Fund has meant that businesses and communities have benefitted from the activity and jobs provided in delivering these projects, at precisely the time they have been most needed” External link

leitrimobserver Friday, June 19, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “As we continue to face the challenges presented by COVID 19, this Government will continue to invest in our seafood sector in order to help seafood businesses develop and grow. This announcement is evidence of this,” “This major investment in a prominent employer in the Killala area is a great boost for the local economy. There are significant opportunities for quality Irish seafood products and the Government and European Union are supporting ambitious seafood businesses to avail of those opportunities,” External link

westernpeople Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “Under the Scheme, small businesses can claim up to €5,000 in two grants worth €2,500 each. The Scheme also facilitates subscriptions to low-cost online retailing platform solutions to quickly establish a retailing presence online,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “The Naíonra is an excellent pre-school facility for the community and also hosts a breakfast club, an after-school service and a mother and toddler group. As such it is a vitally important place for children of all ages in the area and their parents. These services are currently run from an old prefab building so this investment will provide for a vastly improved learning and working environment,” External link

westernpeople Sunday, June 7, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added ( about Sean Kyne ) : “This is a really welcome development and is something the Government is keen to support. I’m glad to have been able to play a role in supporting the delivery of this funding. I commend my colleague Sean Kyne, the Minister for the Gaeltacht for his support of this project through his Department’s Clár Tacaíochtaí Pobail agus Teanga programme,” External link

westernpeople Sunday, June 7, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “That is a disgraceful way to treat rural Ireland, given that it helped pay the bills that those banks left behind. We need to make it very clear today, across this House, that we will not stand for withdrawal of any services from rural Ireland using Covid-19 as a cover” External link

westernpeople Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring told : “I’ve raised that issue. There’s a difference between 5km in an urban area and a rural area and I hope that now that we’re coming into phase two of the lockdown that we’ll see changes,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring told : “I’ve raised that issue. There’s a difference between 5km in an urban area and a rural area and I hope that now that we’re coming into phase two of the lockdown that we’ll see changes,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “Since the public libraries closed on 12 March the levels of usage of our online library services has soared and is at unprecedented levels,” External link

thejournal Monday, June 1, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added : “I am also delighted to support adult literacy by providing funding for the provision of a collection of EasyReaders which are an accessible format of books designed for emerging adult readers and people with literacy needs. The EasyReader format is easy to understand because it uses simple jargon-free language and shorter sentences. This initative has been developed in collaboration with the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) and is being rolled out as part of our national Right to Read Programme” External link

longfordleader Monday, June 1, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I would like to express my deep appreciation for the invaluable work being carried out by volunteers during the Covid-19 emergency,” External link

agriland Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : "I would like to express my deep appreciation for the invaluable work being carried out by volunteers during the Covid-19 emergency. " External link

leinsterexpress Monday, May 25, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : "I would like to express my deep appreciation for the invaluable work being carried out by volunteers during the Covid-19 emergency. " External link

leitrimobserver Monday, May 25, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I am very happy to be in a position to provide the necessary supports to underpin this important work through my Department’s collaboration with Volunteer Ireland and the network of Volunteer Centres. Together, we will ensure that the work of these volunteers results in a permanent legacy for the benefit of our communities” External link

longfordleader Monday, May 25, 2020 9:31:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “The response to the Covid crisis shows once again what a fantastic resource we have in our volunteers. We need to build on this momentum for the future development of volunteering. I urge people who are in a position to help out to contact their local volunteer Centre. It’s really important to remember that volunteering should be done in a safe way so that neither volunteers nor those in need are put at risk” External link

longfordleader Monday, May 25, 2020 9:31:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring explained : “I want to assure TidyTowns groups throughout the country that although the SuperValu TidyTowns competition has had to be cancelled for 2020, they will not lose out on the funding which I earmarked for them this year. Any groups who have already spent the funds they received should retain their records of expenditure in the normal way,” “Any groups who have not yet spent the funding they received can continue to use this funding in the coming months to assist with activities they might undertake as the COVID-19 restrictions are eased, or in preparing for the 2021 competition” External link

leinsterleader Wednesday, May 20, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “Any groups who have already spent the funds they received should retain their records of expenditure in the normal way,” “Any groups who have not yet spent the funding they received can continue to use this funding in the coming months to assist with activities they might undertake as the Covid-19 restrictions are eased, or in preparing for the 2021 competition” External link

thejournal Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring explained : “I want to assure TidyTowns groups throughout the country that although the SuperValu TidyTowns competition has had to be cancelled for 2020, they will not lose out on the funding which I earmarked for them this year. Any groups who have already spent the funds they received should retain their records of expenditure in the normal way,” “Any groups who have not yet spent the funding they received can continue to use this funding in the coming months to assist with activities they might undertake as the COVID-19 restrictions are eased, or in preparing for the 2021 competition” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:56:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring explained : “I want to assure TidyTowns groups throughout the country that although the SuperValu TidyTowns competition has had to be cancelled for 2020, they will not lose out on the funding which I earmarked for them this year. Any groups who have already spent the funds they received should retain their records of expenditure in the normal way,” “Any groups who have not yet spent the funding they received can continue to use this funding in the coming months to assist with activities they might undertake as the COVID-19 restrictions are eased, or in preparing for the 2021 competition” External link

leinsterexpress Wednesday, May 20, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring says : “These piers and harbours play an important social and economic role in their localities by contributing to the ongoing development of fishing related activities,” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, May 19, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring confirmed ( about Association ) : “Due to the extraordinary circumstances that we are experiencing at this time, in cases where an affiliated show is cancelled this year, I have asked the Irish Shows Association to hold the funding allocated for that show in trust, so that it can be used in 2021 if the show goes ahead,” “Any agricultural shows that can safely take place later in 2020 as restrictions are lifted, and in line with public health advice, can continue to utilise the funding available to them in 2020,” External link

agriland Monday, May 18, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring remarked : “Many shows have experienced disruption before and have bounced back through the efforts and resilience of local organisers. I have no doubt that this will be the case again when the Covid-19 pandemic has passed and we can gather safely in our communities once more in line with public health advice,” External link

agriland Monday, May 18, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring commented : “I am extremely pleased that St. Colman’s College have been approved these much-needed facilities. They will result in a significant facility upgrade for the school” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, May 14, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added : “I commend the chief executive, Tomás O’Síocháin, and the board for their ongoing work. The role of the WDC will be vital in helping our region to develop and our businesses to bounce back from the challenges presented by Covid-19” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, May 14, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “Our community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises in Mayo do fantastic work to support those most in need. This has never been more apparent than during the current crisis. This Stability Fund will assist charities, social enterprises and community and voluntary organisations to weather the crisis and allow them to maintain their valuable services,” External link

westernpeople Monday, May 11, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : "Today's announcement shows that Government has heard the concerns of the sector. However, it should be said that while the funding provided will be very welcome...I recognise that significant challenges remain for community and voluntary groups and charities during this time. " External link

RTERadio Friday, May 8, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “For over 60 years the TidyTowns competition has captured the imagination of communities the length and breadth of the country. Generation after generation of local volunteers have given their time generously to make the TidyTowns competition the success it is today. "The whole ethos of the competition is that people come together within the community and work collaboratively to make their areas attractive and welcoming. It involves people of all ages working together outdoors in groups to enhance the environment in which they work and live. "I know that many TidyTowns Committees have been wondering if the competition will proceed this year and I believe it is important to provide certainty to all of the Committees around the country at this stage. "For me, the health and welfare of the volunteers on the TidyTowns Committees is paramount. Given the current restrictions around public gatherings, travel, and adherence to social distancing, it would not be appropriate to ask voluntary groups to work on TidyTowns projects in their communities at this time. "I have therefore decided that the TidyTowns competition will not go ahead this year. "My Department will look at initiatives, including through the use of social media, to help sustain and maintain the spirit and ethos of TidyTowns during these difficult times. Hopefully, if restrictions are eased, there may be an opportunity for the TidyTowns Committees to undertake some work when it is safe to do so and in a way that is manageable later in the year. But I want to stress, this will not form part of any competition for 2020. "In the meantime, I would urge all TidyTowns Committees to follow the advice of the HSE – stay at home, don’t travel except for essential purposes, and practice social distancing. "My Department will be contacting each group directly by letter advising them of the situation and the rationale for the decision. "Finally, I want to thank the main competition sponsors, SuperValu, for their understanding of the situation we find ourselves in at this time. I know that they, too, will look forward to being able to celebrate the return of the competition in 2021” External link

longfordleader Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : "The type of work undertaken could evolve as the public health advice evolves; this may even mean a cessation of work in the event that restrictions were removed and then reintroduced," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, April 21, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring stated : “The extension to the existing ferry and bus service for Inisbiggle will last until the 30 th September 2020. This extension will give the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht time to complete the procurement process to ensure that this service is maintained long-term” External link

westernpeople Friday, April 17, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “This service has proved to be of great benefit to the islanders” External link

westernpeople Friday, April 17, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “This increase in usage of our online library services shows the benefits that people are getting from our libraries during this crisis. While the doors of our public libraries are temporarily closed, it’s great to see that people are availing of the vast array of reading and educational material online,” “I am really heartened by the increase in membership and usage of our online libraries and I urge more people to sign up and avail of the wonderful content and services available. This is your library service, it is completely free and there is so much to be gained from it” External link

westernpeople Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “We have invested significantly in our online library service in recent years and it has really come into its own in recent weeks. This has been made possible by our library staff and management who in a very short time period have re-purposed the library service so as to enable the public to get the best out of our libraries during this time” External link

westernpeople Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT



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Michael Ring says : “these supports will ensure the schemes can fully re-commence in; Castlebar councillors are to consider closing Tucker Street in the town to traffic, each evening, to facilitate an outdoor dining area for local businesses. The proposal that will be discussed next week in detail by elected councillors and council officials; Electricity supplier Energia has announced that it is partnering with Intersport Elverys to supply 100% green electricity to all their sports stores across Ireland. Intersport Elverys now has 50 stores nationwide. The Intersport Elverys brand is one of the; Plans are still on track to apply for planning permission for the proposed IDA Ireland industrial park in Ballina in the third-quarter of this year. That's according to Minister of State Robert Troy, who was responding to queries from Mayo TD Dara Calleary on; The number of people who arrived into Dublin Airport rose by nearly 36 per cent last week - despite mandatory hotel quarantine for over 50 countries. Over 21,100 people flew into the facility - compared to 15,600 the previous week. Nearly 12,000 were Irish; Today will mark the return of fans to sports events - with crowds of about 1,000 attending three matches. They're the first of 16 trial events taking place during June and July. Leinster Rugby are playing the Dragons at the RDS, while two League of Ireland; The number of people being treated in intensive care for coronavirus is at its lowest level this year. 23 patients with covid 19 are currently in ICU, while 59 people are in hospital - the lowest in nearly 9 months. 398 new cases of the disease have been; Farmers will take to the streets in towns across the country today for a nationwide rally. They'll be highlighting the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy and will warn against the dangers of current CAP proposals. The IFA says the current; Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in County Galway. It happened at a junction on the N84 at Grange, Corandulla at around a quarter past 9 on Wednesday night. Two cars collided and one of them veered off course and collided with a third; There are 398 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 23 Covid patients are in intensive care units nationally and that is the lowest number of such patients this year. A total of 70 patients are in hospital with the virus. As of Tuesday, the country's 14-day; Patients attending the Emergency Department, outpatient and other appointments at University Hospital Galway are facing significant delays as the impact of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to affect the delivery of hospital services. In a; Mayo Arts Service in partnership with Creative Ireland is presenting I am What I am, an exhibition celebrating gender and identity in Ballina Arts Centre I Am What I Am is a nuanced celebration of artists who work with gender, sexuality, identity and politics; The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) is contesting the narrative that the current CAP proposals will undermine the income of Irish farmers. Mayo Chair Seamus Cosgrave argues that nationally, under a full flattening of payments, 72,710 farmers; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens towards its development as a world-class visitor attraction. A key element of the investment will be in the "Wild Realms" project, which will allow visitors to; Gardai in Mayo seized more than 16,000 euro worth of drugs and one man was arrested, following searches of a number of houses in Castlebar, Ballina and Westport over the last number of days. The searches were all carried out under warrant by the members of; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens. It's part of a €73 million euro investment in four major projects in Mayo, Cavan, Donegal and Dublin. The largest allocation - €20.2 million - goes to Westport; The Rural Ireland Organisation, formally known as Ireland’s Future claims the IFA CAP reform protest planned for Mayo tomorrow (Fri) is against equality and against 72,000 small farmers getting any increase in their payments. Chairperson of The Rural Ireland; The final report has been issued into an aircraft accident in Co Galway last Summer. On 11th July 2020, the Cessna aircraft with one crew member and one passenger on board was en route from Rathcoole Aerodrome in Co Cork to the Tibohine Airfield in Co; A section of the N84 Headford road, which was closed to traffic following a collision last night, has just reopened within the past few minutes. Two vehicles were involved in a collision at about 9pm last night, which caused one vehicle to veer off path and; The Irish Farmers Association will hold a demonstration in Ballina tomorrow morning (Friday), as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy. In the first large-scale demonstration by the IFA since the; The devastation and stress for homeowners caused by pyrite damage is not being under-estimated or ignored by Government. That's according to the Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien who gave an update to the Cabinet yesterday in relation to the Defective Concrete; The trial of a man accused of murdering a Co Galway pensioner will go ahead at the Central Criminal Court next year. 55-year old Michael Scott from Gortanumera, Portumna is charged with the murder of Chrissie Treacy, also from Portumna, on April 27th, 2018. People in their 30s are set to be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine next week. The HSE says it expects registration for 30 to 39 year olds to open online shortly. Over 3.1 million vaccines have been administered so far - with registration still open; Gardai are renewing their appeal for information following the discovery of a pipe bomb in Tuam last month. Members of the Army bomb disposal team from Athlone attended the scene on the morning of May 12, and made the area safe. However, it was established; The N60 road between Ballyhaunis and Claremorris has reopened to traffic following a collision yesterday evening. A car overturned at Ballygowan bridge, and Midwest News understands one person was taken to hospital from the scene. The accident occurred; The lowest number of Covid-19 cases this year has been recorded today. NPHET has reported 259 new cases this evening - the lowest since December 12th. There are 76 Covid patients in hospital, with 27 in intensive care. Galway GP, Dr Martin Daly, a former; The emergency services are attending a road collision on the Headford road out of Galway city this evening ( 5.15pm) , about 10 miles from the city. There are significant traffic delays along this busy route as a result. There are no further details; Pharmacies will start administering COVID vaccines from next week. It's expected around one-thousand community pharmacies will begin issuing Johnson and Johnson vaccines to the remaining over-50s from next Monday. Around 350 pharmacies will be issuing Pfizer; People are being urged not to look directly at the partial solar eclipse tomorrow. The cosmic event will be visible from Ireland between 10am and 12:30pm tomorrow. During those few hours, nearly half of the sun will be blocked out by the moon. David Moore; Circle K, Ireland’s largest forecourt and convenience retailer, has opened a new franchise Circle K on Achill Island. The family-run business, currently operated by Margaret Lavelle, has been on Achill Island for over 35 years. The grand opening took place at; The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, has announced that the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project has been approved by Cabinet today and will now progress to the construction phase. The project involves the construction of 34km of new single; The first exam of Leaving Cert 2021 is over. Students sat English Paper One this morning, while those studying Home Economics will have another exam this afternoon. It's a very different Leaving Cert this year, as candidates had the option of choosing; Ashford Castle and sister hotel, The Lodge at Ashford are the first hotels in Ireland where guests can avail of an onsite Covid-19 PCR test, with results available within 12 hours. Working in partnership with Communicare Medical Supplies and available now, Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance PRO Breeda Murphy insists the Commission of Investigation Report into Mother and Baby Homes needs to be rejected as invalid. She says the lack of respect for survivors’ testimony in the Report, makes it an invalid record of; A walk-in test centre for Covid-19 will open in Ballina tomorrow morning, and will be available on Thursday and Friday. No appointment is necessary for people to attend the testing facility at the Stephenites Ground on Lord Edward Street, which will be open; Over 100 complaints were made to the Ombudsman last year from people in Mayo. The 2020 report shows that, nationally, complaints to the Ombudsman about public services fell by 6% last year compared to the previous year. 3,418 complaints were made in 2020, a; Two people on paddleboards were rescued after they had drifted out to sea in Co Sligo yesterday. The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was requested to launch on Tuesday evening after reports that two paddleboarders had been blown out to sea off Mermaid's Cove. Government Ministers will be told today that the cost of fixing defects in houses in the West and northwest caused by pyrite could go beyond €1 billion. Housing Minster Darragh O'Brien is expected to brief Cabinet colleagues on the Government's support scheme; Twin sisters from Co Roscommon, who've been separated for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, met up yesterday to celebrate their 90th birthdays, by travelling from Dublin to Galway by train for a short holiday. Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna nee; €187,000 in funding has been approved for Mayo sporting projects under Dormant Accounts Funding. Mayo Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers has welcomed the investment package for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in the county. Just under; NUI Galway is one of four of Ireland's universities that have slipped down in the latest world university rankings. The new QS World University Rankings for 2022 saw NUI Galway drop 20 places to 258th overall, University College Cork (UCC) drop 12 places to; A leading immunologist says the rise of the Delta variant of Covid-19 on the island of Ireland is worrying. There have been at least 115 confirmed cases of the variant sequenced in the republic. It comes as the latest daily figures from the Department of; Gardai on patrol in Sligo on Monday night stopped a vehicle for road traffic offences. Following a search, a siphoning pump and drums were located. Gardai believe that stopping the vehicle and its male occupants prevented a crime that was about to take place, Over 1,500 students across Co Mayo will sit their first Leaving Cert exam today. 1,605 candidates in Mayo applied for accredited grades this year, while 1,424 are sitting the exams - the figures indicate that the majority of students in the county opted for; 271 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland this evening. It's the second lowest daily tally this year. 77 patients are currently in hospital with the virus - with 27 in intensive care. A Westport Councillor has defended those who enjoyed outdoor drinking and dining facilities in the town over the bank holiday weekend. Pubs and restaurants with outdoor facilities enjoyed a bumper weekend, as the town was very busy with tourists. However, a; Irish Water and Roscommon County Council have today commenced upgrade works for water services in Ballaghadereen. Local TD Claire Kerrane says work is starting on a 2 km stretch of problematic old water mains between Lung River and Cooneys in Tibohine. This; Outpatient clinics at Mayo University Hospital have restarted, following the recent cyber attack on the HSE's IT systems, which resulted in the widespread cancellation of services. The HSE says outpatient clinics have resumed, with a combination of; Mayo Leisure Point is an indoor entertainment complex in Castlebar, with a bowling alley, a cinema that re-opened yesterday , a Leisure Club including a swimming pool that opened today, restaurants/ diners and Hogs Heaven Sports Bar among it facilities. Cora; The Tara Café is located in the Penneys / Supervalu shopping centre in Castlebar and is open for takeaway only at present, but looking forward to reopening for indoor dining next month. Owner Fiona Ryan has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa about the; Breaffy House Resort on the outskirts of Castlebar is looking forward to a very busy Summer, and has opened new outdoor food and drink facilities for customers on it over 100 acre site. The hotel fully reopened for residents last Wednesday, in line with; While theatres and concert halls are still awaiting clarification on the numbers that can attend individual concerts, Kodaline has today announced details of an acoustic nationwide tour in November and December, including a concert at the TF Royal Theatre in; Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision outside Swinford this morning. The two car crash occurred on the Swinford junction of the N5 at around 8:45am. Two people were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening; Tens of thousands of Leaving Cert students are spending their last day studying ahead of the exams getting underway tomorrow. The class of 2021 have had the option of sitting the exams, accepting calculated grades or choosing both. This year's results won't; Temperatures could hit as high as 24 degrees in parts this week. The good conditions over the past couple of days are set to continue, however there's the chance of some patchy showers in places. The best of the weather is expected to hit the country from; In-person driver theory tests resume today at the 40 testing centres across the country. The Road Safety Authority says it'll initially do 25,000 theory tests per month, increasing to 50,000 over time. More than 120,000 people are currently waiting to take; A Galway Councillor is calling for designated public spaces for outdoor drinking to be piloted this summer. Fianna Fail Councillor Alan Cheevers argues that a lot of public drinking is currently happening in green spaces and is taking away from city; The number of Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals has fallen to its lowest point since mid-September last year. There are 69 people with the virus on wards, down 29 percent on last week. In ICU there's a similar trend - last night there were 26 patients - 25; Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the N59 near Clifden yesterday at approximately 12 noon. A woman, in her 30s, was air lifted to University Hospital Galway to be treated for serious yet non-life threatening; The Department of Health has reported an additional 377 cases of Covid 19.69 people are receiving treatment in hospital for the disease, of which 26 are in ICU.The Chief Medical Officer is asking people to continue to work from home unless it's necessary to; The HSE is continuing with its programme of COVID-19 walk-in test centres which enable people in those communities local to the centre get a free COVID-19 test without having to make an appointment in advance. These test centres are an important part of the; Gardaí have located a 64-year-old man who has been missing from the Salthill area of Galway since the middle of May. Billy Hill has been located safe and well. Gardaí have thanked the public and the media for their assistance in this matter. Health officials have confirmed 313 new cases of covid-19. 70 people are currently in hospital with the virus. 27 are being treated in ICU. The Health Minister says 3 million Covid vaccine doses will be given this bank holiday weekend. Stephen Donnelly says; Ballyglass Coast Guard Unit were tasked with a callout this morning by MRSC Malin following a request from NAC. A hill walker had fallen ill while walking along the coastline between Blacksod lighthouse and Faulmore. Once on scene the local HSE paramedics and; Gardaí are appealing to people heading to the Mayo coastline this afternoon to avoid Keem Bay. Heavy traffic has been reported in the area since mid-morning and Gardaí have closed the road at Dooagh for safety reasons. It is expected the road will remain; A demonstration will be held in Newport tomorrow calling for the redistribution of Common Agricultural Policy funds to small farmers. The Rural Ireland Organisation, formerly Ireland's Future have organised the meeting for 11:30am on Monday morning, with; Last night's Lotto jackpot has been won by a player in Galway. They scooped the 2.4 million euro prize by playing online. The National Lottery says they've notified the user's online account and sent them a separate email. It's the third week in a row that; Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Loughrea this morning. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the collision on Gort Road at approximately 2.10am. The collision involved a motorcycle and another vehicle. A public health expert says the Government needs to act now to prevent the Delta variant from taking hold here. A small number of suspected cases of the strain have been identified in the North. People in Kilkeel, Co Down are being urged to get tested. It; The World Health Organisation says being in crowded areas outdoors still puts people at risk of getting Covid-19. Pubs and restaurants will re-open for outdoor service tomorrow for the first time in months. The easing of restrictions will also see gyms; The Agriculture Minister says the size of the national dairy herd must stabilise to ensure climate action targets are met. Charlie McConalogue's told the Business Post he'll only consider a cap as a last resort. He says the sector's made progress in reducing; Religious orders still haven't committed to contributing to the redress scheme for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. The Children's Minister wrote to the orders in January after the commission of investigation's report was published. Roderic O'Gorman has; Over 60,000 homes and businesses who were due to get high-speed broadband this year could miss out. The rollout of the National Broadband Plan has only reached 4 thousand premises so far this year - out of a target of 115,000 by the end of the year. The; 19 people have been arrested in Dublin after large groups of young people threw bottles at gardai. A number of streets were sealed off and the public order unit cleared crowds for a second night in a row. Two gardai were injured and a patrol car was also; Day-trippers and holiday makers are being urged to leave no trace when eating outdoors this weekend. MyWaste.ie says over 2 million single-use cups and plastic bottles will be used over the bank holiday weekend. The waste management resource is asking people; Graham Norton and Paul Mescal will be flying the flag for Ireland at tonight's Bafta awards. Cork's Graham Norton is in the running for the entertainment performer award. Kildare's Paul Mescal is up for the leading actor prize for his role in Normal People. Health officials have confirmed 416 new cases of covid-19. There are currently 74 patients in hospital being treated with the virus. 29 are in intensive care. Meanwhile, Stephen Donnelly has received his first dose of a Covid vaccine. The Health Minister, Plans for a village enhancement scheme in Bohola was revealed at the recent meeting of the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District. The aim is to enhance the village green, enticing passing visitors to stop, and to have a pedestrian/cycling friendly route; There is no point in holding meetings of the Beef Taskforce if the real problems facing the industry are not examined thoroughly. That’s the view of Independent Roscommon-Galway Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, who was reacting to Thursday’s meeting. The; Belmullet Tidy Towns have launched a campaign aimed at tackling the persistent problem of dog fouling around the town. The purpose of the campaign is to highlight to dog owners the importance of cleaning up after their pets. The initiative includes the; The Health Minister says he'd like to see the Pfizer vaccine rolled out to 12-15 year olds with underlying conditions as quickly as possible. The European Medicines Agency has approved the jab for children of that age after a trial found it was safe to use. The Government's set to consider proposals on redress for survivors of mother and baby homes in the next few weeks. The Irish Times reports the Children's Minister will bring a memo to Cabinet at either the end of this month or the start of July. The paper; There are 529 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 86 patients are in hospital with the virus. 28 Covid patients are in intensive care - which is the lowest figure since before Christmas. The green light has been given to reduce the time between administering doses of the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine from 12 to 8 weeks. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says there will be a gradual reduction in the interval between the first and second doses in; A new road safety campaign involving wheelie bins and life-sized child stickers in Achill are an attempt to make Mayo roads safer as we head into a busy bank holiday weekend. The stickers shaped to look like a child about to run out on the road have been; The President of GMIT says she is confident that they can welcome back all students and staff on Campus in September. Dr. Orla Flynn was commenting after the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said he expects students and staff to be; This bank holiday weekend, Mayo County Council is calling on everyone to be responsible when enjoying the outdoors and to leave no trace. People visiting beaches, amenity areas and beauty spots over the weekend, enjoying the outdoors, are urged to take home; Clerical changes in the Diocese of Achonry haven been announced this afternoon by Bishop Paul Dempsey. Fr Vincent Sherlock, Parish Priest of Kilmovee is appointed Parish Priest of Tubbercurry Fr Joseph Gavigan, the Parish Priest of Ballaghaderreen is; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a calf missing from the Mulranny area since Wednesday. The white charolais calf was reported missing from Bunnahowna Hill. Anyone who may have seen the animal or who has any information is asked to; The supplier of the item that caused social media controversy for the Foxford Woollen Mills last weekend, is adamant that the Foxford store is completely innocent and never buys animal fur items from him. For the last 60 years, internationally renowned Dublin; 14 jobs have been approved for the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea this year. That’s according to Senator Eugene Murphy, who says €1.4M in revenue is allocated for 2021. The Fianna Fail Senator says that the release of funding is imminent, adding that local; Ballyhaunis Community School has been approved temporary modular accommodation. This news has been confirmed by Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary who says these units were required as a direct result of Covid. Three prefabs have been approved for; Meat processors have attended a meeting of the Beef Taskforce with future challenges and opportunities topping the agenda. The Agriculture Minister says a third report on prices along the supply chain will be published later this week. He says strong; There are calls for the Government to reject a Commission of Investigation report into Mother and Baby Homes after it emerged 100s of people's testimony was discounted as it didn't meet a legal standard of evidence. Commission member Mary Daly told a seminar; The national five-day moving average of Covid-19 cases has dropped by three percent over the past week to 392. 465 new cases were confirmed last night by the Department of Health. In hospitals there are 84 patients with the virus - down 16 percent on a week; A Sligo-Leitrim TD has been forced to clarify after tweeting a photo of a cornered off bench in Strandhill, after it turned out the seat was simply being repainted. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry tweeted a photo of a wooden bench yesterday, which was; Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a vehicle on fire in Galway yesterday evening. The incident occurred at Carnmore Cross near Galway Airport and resulted in significant delays to traffic during rush hour. No further information available at; There are 465 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 84 patients are in hospital with the virus this evening. That's the lowest number in over eight months. 30 Covid patients are in intensive care , which is the lowest figure this year. There are no county; Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for thunderstorms in 4 counties. Residents of Mayo, Galway, Limerick and Clare are being advised of heavy downpours. That rain may also result in spot flooding. Forecaster Linda Hughes expects them to pass; 6,000 euro worth of drugs were seized late last night by gardai in Ballinrobe. Members of the Divisional Drugs Task force assisted by local gardai searched a house in Ballinrobe town just before midnight last night (Wed). They recovered 6,000 euro worth of; Presentation College Headford has been approved for a large-scale capital programme. It involves the demolition and refurbishment of existing buildings and a new school extension. When completed, the school will be able to cater for more of 1000 students. Two significant changes could be on the way to the vaccine rollout programme. The HSE is considering reducing the weeks between doses of the AstraZeneca jab from 12 to 8. While a large number of people under the age of 50 may only need one dose of a jab. It's; Sinn Féin's calling for a review into the cost of direct-provision centres, after its been revealed today that the fees paid to such centres rose to 175 million euro last year. The money was paid by government to private firms for running nearly 50 centres; Irish owned pet-retailer, Petmania is to create 30 new jobs this year with an expansion spanning three locations in the North West. Petmania Sligo, the new pet super-store and grooming studio in Sligo town, officially opened its doors today. It has emerged that hundreds of survivors’ testimony was not used by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, and this is further heartache for survivors and their families, according to Tuam historian Catherine Corless. Yesterday, at an; Funding of over €1.1 million has been allocated for road improvement measures across Co Mayo, where severe weather events have damaged local and regional roads. It will allow for flood alleviation measures, bridge repairs, road protection works and the; A limited number of services are being resumed at Mayo University Hospital following the recent HSE cyber attack. While all systems have not yet been restored, management say they are in a position to resume a limited number of services this week, on a; Tributes are being paid to former Sligo Fine Gael Councillor Paul Conmy from Culleens who passed away yesterday. He was elected to Sligo County Council in the Dromore area in 1979 and held his seat until 2009. The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Dara; The National Lottery is continuing to appeal to Lotto players in the Castlebar and Athlone areas to check their tickets carefully, as the latest Lotto millionaires have yet to make contact. On Saturday 22nd May, the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million was; A company owned by Roscommon-born property developer Sean Mulryan has created a suspended swimming pool, 35 metres in the air, between two apartment blocks in London. The Sky Pool allows residents to swim in the unique pool, which spans 15 metres, is; Many hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and hostels reopened yesterday, as the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on the tourism and hospitality sector begins. The Ice House Hotel in Ballina will open their doors tomorrow (Friday) after being; An increase in water safety incidents involving jet skis has led to a joint appeal for responsibility being issued by multiple water safety agencies. It's urging jet ski users to be careful of their own safety as well as "respect the safety and wellbeing of; The HSE is warning people to expect 'significant interruption' to health services again next week. It says the situation has improved a little, with some computer systems working again after the ransomware attack, but many services remain cancelled. Up to; The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has advised reducing the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It has recommended 8 week intervals instead of the current 12 weeks. The advice could see thousands of people who've had a first dose fully; The World Health Organisation says there could be a fourth wave of Covid-19 in Ireland - if people socialise too much. The warning comes ahead of the Bank Holiday Weekend, with large crowds gathering in Dublin, Cork and Galway last weekend. The Taoiseach says; The Chief Medical Officer says the Indian variant of Covid could easily become the dominant strain, if people aren't careful. There have been 115 cases of the variant, now known as Delta - up from 97 last Friday. The strain has sparked an increase in cases; A Castlebar woman has been selected as the Social Democrats candidate for the Dublin Bay South by-election. Sarah Durcan was chosen at a selection convention last night. Sarah is daughter of former Castlebar-based Independent Councillor Frank Durcan, and has; The leaving cert results will be out on Friday September 3rd. They are expected to be issued directly to candidates through the Candidate Self Service Portal. In any subject where a student sits the exam and opts to receive Accredited Grades, they will be; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 70 year old John Joyce. John was last seen in the Rahoon Road area of Galway at approximately 10pm on Monday 31st May. John is described as being 6’ 2” External link

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Michael Ring says : “these supports will ensure the schemes can fully re-commence in; Castlebar councillors are to consider closing Tucker Street in the town to traffic, each evening, to facilitate an outdoor dining area for local businesses. The proposal that will be discussed next week in detail by elected councillors and council officials; Electricity supplier Energia has announced that it is partnering with Intersport Elverys to supply 100% green electricity to all their sports stores across Ireland. Intersport Elverys now has 50 stores nationwide. The Intersport Elverys brand is one of the; Plans are still on track to apply for planning permission for the proposed IDA Ireland industrial park in Ballina in the third-quarter of this year. That's according to Minister of State Robert Troy, who was responding to queries from Mayo TD Dara Calleary on; The number of people who arrived into Dublin Airport rose by nearly 36 per cent last week - despite mandatory hotel quarantine for over 50 countries. Over 21,100 people flew into the facility - compared to 15,600 the previous week. Nearly 12,000 were Irish; Today will mark the return of fans to sports events - with crowds of about 1,000 attending three matches. They're the first of 16 trial events taking place during June and July. Leinster Rugby are playing the Dragons at the RDS, while two League of Ireland; The number of people being treated in intensive care for coronavirus is at its lowest level this year. 23 patients with covid 19 are currently in ICU, while 59 people are in hospital - the lowest in nearly 9 months. 398 new cases of the disease have been; Farmers will take to the streets in towns across the country today for a nationwide rally. They'll be highlighting the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy and will warn against the dangers of current CAP proposals. The IFA says the current; Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in County Galway. It happened at a junction on the N84 at Grange, Corandulla at around a quarter past 9 on Wednesday night. Two cars collided and one of them veered off course and collided with a third; There are 398 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 23 Covid patients are in intensive care units nationally and that is the lowest number of such patients this year. A total of 70 patients are in hospital with the virus. As of Tuesday, the country's 14-day; Patients attending the Emergency Department, outpatient and other appointments at University Hospital Galway are facing significant delays as the impact of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to affect the delivery of hospital services. In a; Mayo Arts Service in partnership with Creative Ireland is presenting I am What I am, an exhibition celebrating gender and identity in Ballina Arts Centre I Am What I Am is a nuanced celebration of artists who work with gender, sexuality, identity and politics; The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) is contesting the narrative that the current CAP proposals will undermine the income of Irish farmers. Mayo Chair Seamus Cosgrave argues that nationally, under a full flattening of payments, 72,710 farmers; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens towards its development as a world-class visitor attraction. A key element of the investment will be in the "Wild Realms" project, which will allow visitors to; Gardai in Mayo seized more than 16,000 euro worth of drugs and one man was arrested, following searches of a number of houses in Castlebar, Ballina and Westport over the last number of days. The searches were all carried out under warrant by the members of; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens. It's part of a €73 million euro investment in four major projects in Mayo, Cavan, Donegal and Dublin. The largest allocation - €20.2 million - goes to Westport; The Rural Ireland Organisation, formally known as Ireland’s Future claims the IFA CAP reform protest planned for Mayo tomorrow (Fri) is against equality and against 72,000 small farmers getting any increase in their payments. Chairperson of The Rural Ireland; The final report has been issued into an aircraft accident in Co Galway last Summer. On 11th July 2020, the Cessna aircraft with one crew member and one passenger on board was en route from Rathcoole Aerodrome in Co Cork to the Tibohine Airfield in Co; A section of the N84 Headford road, which was closed to traffic following a collision last night, has just reopened within the past few minutes. Two vehicles were involved in a collision at about 9pm last night, which caused one vehicle to veer off path and; The Irish Farmers Association will hold a demonstration in Ballina tomorrow morning (Friday), as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy. In the first large-scale demonstration by the IFA since the; The devastation and stress for homeowners caused by pyrite damage is not being under-estimated or ignored by Government. That's according to the Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien who gave an update to the Cabinet yesterday in relation to the Defective Concrete; The trial of a man accused of murdering a Co Galway pensioner will go ahead at the Central Criminal Court next year. 55-year old Michael Scott from Gortanumera, Portumna is charged with the murder of Chrissie Treacy, also from Portumna, on April 27th, 2018. People in their 30s are set to be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine next week. The HSE says it expects registration for 30 to 39 year olds to open online shortly. Over 3.1 million vaccines have been administered so far - with registration still open; Gardai are renewing their appeal for information following the discovery of a pipe bomb in Tuam last month. Members of the Army bomb disposal team from Athlone attended the scene on the morning of May 12, and made the area safe. However, it was established; The N60 road between Ballyhaunis and Claremorris has reopened to traffic following a collision yesterday evening. A car overturned at Ballygowan bridge, and Midwest News understands one person was taken to hospital from the scene. The accident occurred; The lowest number of Covid-19 cases this year has been recorded today. NPHET has reported 259 new cases this evening - the lowest since December 12th. There are 76 Covid patients in hospital, with 27 in intensive care. Galway GP, Dr Martin Daly, a former; The emergency services are attending a road collision on the Headford road out of Galway city this evening ( 5.15pm) , about 10 miles from the city. There are significant traffic delays along this busy route as a result. There are no further details; Pharmacies will start administering COVID vaccines from next week. It's expected around one-thousand community pharmacies will begin issuing Johnson and Johnson vaccines to the remaining over-50s from next Monday. Around 350 pharmacies will be issuing Pfizer; People are being urged not to look directly at the partial solar eclipse tomorrow. The cosmic event will be visible from Ireland between 10am and 12:30pm tomorrow. During those few hours, nearly half of the sun will be blocked out by the moon. David Moore; Circle K, Ireland’s largest forecourt and convenience retailer, has opened a new franchise Circle K on Achill Island. The family-run business, currently operated by Margaret Lavelle, has been on Achill Island for over 35 years. The grand opening took place at; The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, has announced that the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project has been approved by Cabinet today and will now progress to the construction phase. The project involves the construction of 34km of new single; The first exam of Leaving Cert 2021 is over. Students sat English Paper One this morning, while those studying Home Economics will have another exam this afternoon. It's a very different Leaving Cert this year, as candidates had the option of choosing; Ashford Castle and sister hotel, The Lodge at Ashford are the first hotels in Ireland where guests can avail of an onsite Covid-19 PCR test, with results available within 12 hours. Working in partnership with Communicare Medical Supplies and available now, Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance PRO Breeda Murphy insists the Commission of Investigation Report into Mother and Baby Homes needs to be rejected as invalid. She says the lack of respect for survivors’ testimony in the Report, makes it an invalid record of; A walk-in test centre for Covid-19 will open in Ballina tomorrow morning, and will be available on Thursday and Friday. No appointment is necessary for people to attend the testing facility at the Stephenites Ground on Lord Edward Street, which will be open; Over 100 complaints were made to the Ombudsman last year from people in Mayo. The 2020 report shows that, nationally, complaints to the Ombudsman about public services fell by 6% last year compared to the previous year. 3,418 complaints were made in 2020, a; Two people on paddleboards were rescued after they had drifted out to sea in Co Sligo yesterday. The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was requested to launch on Tuesday evening after reports that two paddleboarders had been blown out to sea off Mermaid's Cove. Government Ministers will be told today that the cost of fixing defects in houses in the West and northwest caused by pyrite could go beyond €1 billion. Housing Minster Darragh O'Brien is expected to brief Cabinet colleagues on the Government's support scheme; Twin sisters from Co Roscommon, who've been separated for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, met up yesterday to celebrate their 90th birthdays, by travelling from Dublin to Galway by train for a short holiday. Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna nee; €187,000 in funding has been approved for Mayo sporting projects under Dormant Accounts Funding. Mayo Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers has welcomed the investment package for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in the county. Just under; NUI Galway is one of four of Ireland's universities that have slipped down in the latest world university rankings. The new QS World University Rankings for 2022 saw NUI Galway drop 20 places to 258th overall, University College Cork (UCC) drop 12 places to; A leading immunologist says the rise of the Delta variant of Covid-19 on the island of Ireland is worrying. There have been at least 115 confirmed cases of the variant sequenced in the republic. It comes as the latest daily figures from the Department of; Gardai on patrol in Sligo on Monday night stopped a vehicle for road traffic offences. Following a search, a siphoning pump and drums were located. Gardai believe that stopping the vehicle and its male occupants prevented a crime that was about to take place, Over 1,500 students across Co Mayo will sit their first Leaving Cert exam today. 1,605 candidates in Mayo applied for accredited grades this year, while 1,424 are sitting the exams - the figures indicate that the majority of students in the county opted for; 271 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland this evening. It's the second lowest daily tally this year. 77 patients are currently in hospital with the virus - with 27 in intensive care. A Westport Councillor has defended those who enjoyed outdoor drinking and dining facilities in the town over the bank holiday weekend. Pubs and restaurants with outdoor facilities enjoyed a bumper weekend, as the town was very busy with tourists. However, a; Irish Water and Roscommon County Council have today commenced upgrade works for water services in Ballaghadereen. Local TD Claire Kerrane says work is starting on a 2 km stretch of problematic old water mains between Lung River and Cooneys in Tibohine. This; Outpatient clinics at Mayo University Hospital have restarted, following the recent cyber attack on the HSE's IT systems, which resulted in the widespread cancellation of services. The HSE says outpatient clinics have resumed, with a combination of; Mayo Leisure Point is an indoor entertainment complex in Castlebar, with a bowling alley, a cinema that re-opened yesterday , a Leisure Club including a swimming pool that opened today, restaurants/ diners and Hogs Heaven Sports Bar among it facilities. Cora; The Tara Café is located in the Penneys / Supervalu shopping centre in Castlebar and is open for takeaway only at present, but looking forward to reopening for indoor dining next month. Owner Fiona Ryan has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa about the; Breaffy House Resort on the outskirts of Castlebar is looking forward to a very busy Summer, and has opened new outdoor food and drink facilities for customers on it over 100 acre site. The hotel fully reopened for residents last Wednesday, in line with; While theatres and concert halls are still awaiting clarification on the numbers that can attend individual concerts, Kodaline has today announced details of an acoustic nationwide tour in November and December, including a concert at the TF Royal Theatre in; Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision outside Swinford this morning. The two car crash occurred on the Swinford junction of the N5 at around 8:45am. Two people were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening; Tens of thousands of Leaving Cert students are spending their last day studying ahead of the exams getting underway tomorrow. The class of 2021 have had the option of sitting the exams, accepting calculated grades or choosing both. This year's results won't; Temperatures could hit as high as 24 degrees in parts this week. The good conditions over the past couple of days are set to continue, however there's the chance of some patchy showers in places. The best of the weather is expected to hit the country from; In-person driver theory tests resume today at the 40 testing centres across the country. The Road Safety Authority says it'll initially do 25,000 theory tests per month, increasing to 50,000 over time. More than 120,000 people are currently waiting to take; A Galway Councillor is calling for designated public spaces for outdoor drinking to be piloted this summer. Fianna Fail Councillor Alan Cheevers argues that a lot of public drinking is currently happening in green spaces and is taking away from city; The number of Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals has fallen to its lowest point since mid-September last year. There are 69 people with the virus on wards, down 29 percent on last week. In ICU there's a similar trend - last night there were 26 patients - 25; Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the N59 near Clifden yesterday at approximately 12 noon. A woman, in her 30s, was air lifted to University Hospital Galway to be treated for serious yet non-life threatening; The Department of Health has reported an additional 377 cases of Covid 19.69 people are receiving treatment in hospital for the disease, of which 26 are in ICU.The Chief Medical Officer is asking people to continue to work from home unless it's necessary to; The HSE is continuing with its programme of COVID-19 walk-in test centres which enable people in those communities local to the centre get a free COVID-19 test without having to make an appointment in advance. These test centres are an important part of the; Gardaí have located a 64-year-old man who has been missing from the Salthill area of Galway since the middle of May. Billy Hill has been located safe and well. Gardaí have thanked the public and the media for their assistance in this matter. Health officials have confirmed 313 new cases of covid-19. 70 people are currently in hospital with the virus. 27 are being treated in ICU. The Health Minister says 3 million Covid vaccine doses will be given this bank holiday weekend. Stephen Donnelly says; Ballyglass Coast Guard Unit were tasked with a callout this morning by MRSC Malin following a request from NAC. A hill walker had fallen ill while walking along the coastline between Blacksod lighthouse and Faulmore. Once on scene the local HSE paramedics and; Gardaí are appealing to people heading to the Mayo coastline this afternoon to avoid Keem Bay. Heavy traffic has been reported in the area since mid-morning and Gardaí have closed the road at Dooagh for safety reasons. It is expected the road will remain; A demonstration will be held in Newport tomorrow calling for the redistribution of Common Agricultural Policy funds to small farmers. The Rural Ireland Organisation, formerly Ireland's Future have organised the meeting for 11:30am on Monday morning, with; Last night's Lotto jackpot has been won by a player in Galway. They scooped the 2.4 million euro prize by playing online. The National Lottery says they've notified the user's online account and sent them a separate email. It's the third week in a row that; Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Loughrea this morning. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the collision on Gort Road at approximately 2.10am. The collision involved a motorcycle and another vehicle. A public health expert says the Government needs to act now to prevent the Delta variant from taking hold here. A small number of suspected cases of the strain have been identified in the North. People in Kilkeel, Co Down are being urged to get tested. It; The World Health Organisation says being in crowded areas outdoors still puts people at risk of getting Covid-19. Pubs and restaurants will re-open for outdoor service tomorrow for the first time in months. The easing of restrictions will also see gyms; The Agriculture Minister says the size of the national dairy herd must stabilise to ensure climate action targets are met. Charlie McConalogue's told the Business Post he'll only consider a cap as a last resort. He says the sector's made progress in reducing; Religious orders still haven't committed to contributing to the redress scheme for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. The Children's Minister wrote to the orders in January after the commission of investigation's report was published. Roderic O'Gorman has; Over 60,000 homes and businesses who were due to get high-speed broadband this year could miss out. The rollout of the National Broadband Plan has only reached 4 thousand premises so far this year - out of a target of 115,000 by the end of the year. The; 19 people have been arrested in Dublin after large groups of young people threw bottles at gardai. A number of streets were sealed off and the public order unit cleared crowds for a second night in a row. Two gardai were injured and a patrol car was also; Day-trippers and holiday makers are being urged to leave no trace when eating outdoors this weekend. MyWaste.ie says over 2 million single-use cups and plastic bottles will be used over the bank holiday weekend. The waste management resource is asking people; Graham Norton and Paul Mescal will be flying the flag for Ireland at tonight's Bafta awards. Cork's Graham Norton is in the running for the entertainment performer award. Kildare's Paul Mescal is up for the leading actor prize for his role in Normal People. Health officials have confirmed 416 new cases of covid-19. There are currently 74 patients in hospital being treated with the virus. 29 are in intensive care. Meanwhile, Stephen Donnelly has received his first dose of a Covid vaccine. The Health Minister, Plans for a village enhancement scheme in Bohola was revealed at the recent meeting of the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District. The aim is to enhance the village green, enticing passing visitors to stop, and to have a pedestrian/cycling friendly route; There is no point in holding meetings of the Beef Taskforce if the real problems facing the industry are not examined thoroughly. That’s the view of Independent Roscommon-Galway Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, who was reacting to Thursday’s meeting. The; Belmullet Tidy Towns have launched a campaign aimed at tackling the persistent problem of dog fouling around the town. The purpose of the campaign is to highlight to dog owners the importance of cleaning up after their pets. The initiative includes the; The Health Minister says he'd like to see the Pfizer vaccine rolled out to 12-15 year olds with underlying conditions as quickly as possible. The European Medicines Agency has approved the jab for children of that age after a trial found it was safe to use. The Government's set to consider proposals on redress for survivors of mother and baby homes in the next few weeks. The Irish Times reports the Children's Minister will bring a memo to Cabinet at either the end of this month or the start of July. The paper; There are 529 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 86 patients are in hospital with the virus. 28 Covid patients are in intensive care - which is the lowest figure since before Christmas. The green light has been given to reduce the time between administering doses of the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine from 12 to 8 weeks. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says there will be a gradual reduction in the interval between the first and second doses in; A new road safety campaign involving wheelie bins and life-sized child stickers in Achill are an attempt to make Mayo roads safer as we head into a busy bank holiday weekend. The stickers shaped to look like a child about to run out on the road have been; The President of GMIT says she is confident that they can welcome back all students and staff on Campus in September. Dr. Orla Flynn was commenting after the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said he expects students and staff to be; This bank holiday weekend, Mayo County Council is calling on everyone to be responsible when enjoying the outdoors and to leave no trace. People visiting beaches, amenity areas and beauty spots over the weekend, enjoying the outdoors, are urged to take home; Clerical changes in the Diocese of Achonry haven been announced this afternoon by Bishop Paul Dempsey. Fr Vincent Sherlock, Parish Priest of Kilmovee is appointed Parish Priest of Tubbercurry Fr Joseph Gavigan, the Parish Priest of Ballaghaderreen is; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a calf missing from the Mulranny area since Wednesday. The white charolais calf was reported missing from Bunnahowna Hill. Anyone who may have seen the animal or who has any information is asked to; The supplier of the item that caused social media controversy for the Foxford Woollen Mills last weekend, is adamant that the Foxford store is completely innocent and never buys animal fur items from him. For the last 60 years, internationally renowned Dublin; 14 jobs have been approved for the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea this year. That’s according to Senator Eugene Murphy, who says €1.4M in revenue is allocated for 2021. The Fianna Fail Senator says that the release of funding is imminent, adding that local; Ballyhaunis Community School has been approved temporary modular accommodation. This news has been confirmed by Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary who says these units were required as a direct result of Covid. Three prefabs have been approved for; Meat processors have attended a meeting of the Beef Taskforce with future challenges and opportunities topping the agenda. The Agriculture Minister says a third report on prices along the supply chain will be published later this week. He says strong; There are calls for the Government to reject a Commission of Investigation report into Mother and Baby Homes after it emerged 100s of people's testimony was discounted as it didn't meet a legal standard of evidence. Commission member Mary Daly told a seminar; The national five-day moving average of Covid-19 cases has dropped by three percent over the past week to 392. 465 new cases were confirmed last night by the Department of Health. In hospitals there are 84 patients with the virus - down 16 percent on a week; A Sligo-Leitrim TD has been forced to clarify after tweeting a photo of a cornered off bench in Strandhill, after it turned out the seat was simply being repainted. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry tweeted a photo of a wooden bench yesterday, which was; Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a vehicle on fire in Galway yesterday evening. The incident occurred at Carnmore Cross near Galway Airport and resulted in significant delays to traffic during rush hour. No further information available at; There are 465 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 84 patients are in hospital with the virus this evening. That's the lowest number in over eight months. 30 Covid patients are in intensive care , which is the lowest figure this year. There are no county; Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for thunderstorms in 4 counties. Residents of Mayo, Galway, Limerick and Clare are being advised of heavy downpours. That rain may also result in spot flooding. Forecaster Linda Hughes expects them to pass; 6,000 euro worth of drugs were seized late last night by gardai in Ballinrobe. Members of the Divisional Drugs Task force assisted by local gardai searched a house in Ballinrobe town just before midnight last night (Wed). They recovered 6,000 euro worth of; Presentation College Headford has been approved for a large-scale capital programme. It involves the demolition and refurbishment of existing buildings and a new school extension. When completed, the school will be able to cater for more of 1000 students. Two significant changes could be on the way to the vaccine rollout programme. The HSE is considering reducing the weeks between doses of the AstraZeneca jab from 12 to 8. While a large number of people under the age of 50 may only need one dose of a jab. It's; Sinn Féin's calling for a review into the cost of direct-provision centres, after its been revealed today that the fees paid to such centres rose to 175 million euro last year. The money was paid by government to private firms for running nearly 50 centres; Irish owned pet-retailer, Petmania is to create 30 new jobs this year with an expansion spanning three locations in the North West. Petmania Sligo, the new pet super-store and grooming studio in Sligo town, officially opened its doors today. It has emerged that hundreds of survivors’ testimony was not used by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, and this is further heartache for survivors and their families, according to Tuam historian Catherine Corless. Yesterday, at an; Funding of over €1.1 million has been allocated for road improvement measures across Co Mayo, where severe weather events have damaged local and regional roads. It will allow for flood alleviation measures, bridge repairs, road protection works and the; A limited number of services are being resumed at Mayo University Hospital following the recent HSE cyber attack. While all systems have not yet been restored, management say they are in a position to resume a limited number of services this week, on a; Tributes are being paid to former Sligo Fine Gael Councillor Paul Conmy from Culleens who passed away yesterday. He was elected to Sligo County Council in the Dromore area in 1979 and held his seat until 2009. The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Dara; The National Lottery is continuing to appeal to Lotto players in the Castlebar and Athlone areas to check their tickets carefully, as the latest Lotto millionaires have yet to make contact. On Saturday 22nd May, the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million was; A company owned by Roscommon-born property developer Sean Mulryan has created a suspended swimming pool, 35 metres in the air, between two apartment blocks in London. The Sky Pool allows residents to swim in the unique pool, which spans 15 metres, is; Many hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and hostels reopened yesterday, as the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on the tourism and hospitality sector begins. The Ice House Hotel in Ballina will open their doors tomorrow (Friday) after being; An increase in water safety incidents involving jet skis has led to a joint appeal for responsibility being issued by multiple water safety agencies. It's urging jet ski users to be careful of their own safety as well as "respect the safety and wellbeing of; The HSE is warning people to expect 'significant interruption' to health services again next week. It says the situation has improved a little, with some computer systems working again after the ransomware attack, but many services remain cancelled. Up to; The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has advised reducing the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It has recommended 8 week intervals instead of the current 12 weeks. The advice could see thousands of people who've had a first dose fully; The World Health Organisation says there could be a fourth wave of Covid-19 in Ireland - if people socialise too much. The warning comes ahead of the Bank Holiday Weekend, with large crowds gathering in Dublin, Cork and Galway last weekend. The Taoiseach says; The Chief Medical Officer says the Indian variant of Covid could easily become the dominant strain, if people aren't careful. There have been 115 cases of the variant, now known as Delta - up from 97 last Friday. The strain has sparked an increase in cases; A Castlebar woman has been selected as the Social Democrats candidate for the Dublin Bay South by-election. Sarah Durcan was chosen at a selection convention last night. Sarah is daughter of former Castlebar-based Independent Councillor Frank Durcan, and has; The leaving cert results will be out on Friday September 3rd. They are expected to be issued directly to candidates through the Candidate Self Service Portal. In any subject where a student sits the exam and opts to receive Accredited Grades, they will be; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 70 year old John Joyce. John was last seen in the Rahoon Road area of Galway at approximately 10pm on Monday 31st May. John is described as being 6’ 2” External link

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Michael Ring says : “these supports will ensure the schemes can fully re-commence in; Castlebar councillors are to consider closing Tucker Street in the town to traffic, each evening, to facilitate an outdoor dining area for local businesses. The proposal that will be discussed next week in detail by elected councillors and council officials; Electricity supplier Energia has announced that it is partnering with Intersport Elverys to supply 100% green electricity to all their sports stores across Ireland. Intersport Elverys now has 50 stores nationwide. The Intersport Elverys brand is one of the; Plans are still on track to apply for planning permission for the proposed IDA Ireland industrial park in Ballina in the third-quarter of this year. That's according to Minister of State Robert Troy, who was responding to queries from Mayo TD Dara Calleary on; The number of people who arrived into Dublin Airport rose by nearly 36 per cent last week - despite mandatory hotel quarantine for over 50 countries. Over 21,100 people flew into the facility - compared to 15,600 the previous week. Nearly 12,000 were Irish; Today will mark the return of fans to sports events - with crowds of about 1,000 attending three matches. They're the first of 16 trial events taking place during June and July. Leinster Rugby are playing the Dragons at the RDS, while two League of Ireland; The number of people being treated in intensive care for coronavirus is at its lowest level this year. 23 patients with covid 19 are currently in ICU, while 59 people are in hospital - the lowest in nearly 9 months. 398 new cases of the disease have been; Farmers will take to the streets in towns across the country today for a nationwide rally. They'll be highlighting the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy and will warn against the dangers of current CAP proposals. The IFA says the current; Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in County Galway. It happened at a junction on the N84 at Grange, Corandulla at around a quarter past 9 on Wednesday night. Two cars collided and one of them veered off course and collided with a third; There are 398 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 23 Covid patients are in intensive care units nationally and that is the lowest number of such patients this year. A total of 70 patients are in hospital with the virus. As of Tuesday, the country's 14-day; Patients attending the Emergency Department, outpatient and other appointments at University Hospital Galway are facing significant delays as the impact of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to affect the delivery of hospital services. In a; Mayo Arts Service in partnership with Creative Ireland is presenting I am What I am, an exhibition celebrating gender and identity in Ballina Arts Centre I Am What I Am is a nuanced celebration of artists who work with gender, sexuality, identity and politics; The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) is contesting the narrative that the current CAP proposals will undermine the income of Irish farmers. Mayo Chair Seamus Cosgrave argues that nationally, under a full flattening of payments, 72,710 farmers; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens towards its development as a world-class visitor attraction. A key element of the investment will be in the "Wild Realms" project, which will allow visitors to; Gardai in Mayo seized more than 16,000 euro worth of drugs and one man was arrested, following searches of a number of houses in Castlebar, Ballina and Westport over the last number of days. The searches were all carried out under warrant by the members of; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens. It's part of a €73 million euro investment in four major projects in Mayo, Cavan, Donegal and Dublin. The largest allocation - €20.2 million - goes to Westport; The Rural Ireland Organisation, formally known as Ireland’s Future claims the IFA CAP reform protest planned for Mayo tomorrow (Fri) is against equality and against 72,000 small farmers getting any increase in their payments. Chairperson of The Rural Ireland; The final report has been issued into an aircraft accident in Co Galway last Summer. On 11th July 2020, the Cessna aircraft with one crew member and one passenger on board was en route from Rathcoole Aerodrome in Co Cork to the Tibohine Airfield in Co; A section of the N84 Headford road, which was closed to traffic following a collision last night, has just reopened within the past few minutes. Two vehicles were involved in a collision at about 9pm last night, which caused one vehicle to veer off path and; The Irish Farmers Association will hold a demonstration in Ballina tomorrow morning (Friday), as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy. In the first large-scale demonstration by the IFA since the; The devastation and stress for homeowners caused by pyrite damage is not being under-estimated or ignored by Government. That's according to the Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien who gave an update to the Cabinet yesterday in relation to the Defective Concrete; The trial of a man accused of murdering a Co Galway pensioner will go ahead at the Central Criminal Court next year. 55-year old Michael Scott from Gortanumera, Portumna is charged with the murder of Chrissie Treacy, also from Portumna, on April 27th, 2018. People in their 30s are set to be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine next week. The HSE says it expects registration for 30 to 39 year olds to open online shortly. Over 3.1 million vaccines have been administered so far - with registration still open; Gardai are renewing their appeal for information following the discovery of a pipe bomb in Tuam last month. Members of the Army bomb disposal team from Athlone attended the scene on the morning of May 12, and made the area safe. However, it was established; The N60 road between Ballyhaunis and Claremorris has reopened to traffic following a collision yesterday evening. A car overturned at Ballygowan bridge, and Midwest News understands one person was taken to hospital from the scene. The accident occurred; The lowest number of Covid-19 cases this year has been recorded today. NPHET has reported 259 new cases this evening - the lowest since December 12th. There are 76 Covid patients in hospital, with 27 in intensive care. Galway GP, Dr Martin Daly, a former; The emergency services are attending a road collision on the Headford road out of Galway city this evening ( 5.15pm) , about 10 miles from the city. There are significant traffic delays along this busy route as a result. There are no further details; Pharmacies will start administering COVID vaccines from next week. It's expected around one-thousand community pharmacies will begin issuing Johnson and Johnson vaccines to the remaining over-50s from next Monday. Around 350 pharmacies will be issuing Pfizer; People are being urged not to look directly at the partial solar eclipse tomorrow. The cosmic event will be visible from Ireland between 10am and 12:30pm tomorrow. During those few hours, nearly half of the sun will be blocked out by the moon. David Moore; Circle K, Ireland’s largest forecourt and convenience retailer, has opened a new franchise Circle K on Achill Island. The family-run business, currently operated by Margaret Lavelle, has been on Achill Island for over 35 years. The grand opening took place at; The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, has announced that the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project has been approved by Cabinet today and will now progress to the construction phase. The project involves the construction of 34km of new single; The first exam of Leaving Cert 2021 is over. Students sat English Paper One this morning, while those studying Home Economics will have another exam this afternoon. It's a very different Leaving Cert this year, as candidates had the option of choosing; Ashford Castle and sister hotel, The Lodge at Ashford are the first hotels in Ireland where guests can avail of an onsite Covid-19 PCR test, with results available within 12 hours. Working in partnership with Communicare Medical Supplies and available now, Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance PRO Breeda Murphy insists the Commission of Investigation Report into Mother and Baby Homes needs to be rejected as invalid. She says the lack of respect for survivors’ testimony in the Report, makes it an invalid record of; A walk-in test centre for Covid-19 will open in Ballina tomorrow morning, and will be available on Thursday and Friday. No appointment is necessary for people to attend the testing facility at the Stephenites Ground on Lord Edward Street, which will be open; Over 100 complaints were made to the Ombudsman last year from people in Mayo. The 2020 report shows that, nationally, complaints to the Ombudsman about public services fell by 6% last year compared to the previous year. 3,418 complaints were made in 2020, a; Two people on paddleboards were rescued after they had drifted out to sea in Co Sligo yesterday. The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was requested to launch on Tuesday evening after reports that two paddleboarders had been blown out to sea off Mermaid's Cove. Government Ministers will be told today that the cost of fixing defects in houses in the West and northwest caused by pyrite could go beyond €1 billion. Housing Minster Darragh O'Brien is expected to brief Cabinet colleagues on the Government's support scheme; Twin sisters from Co Roscommon, who've been separated for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, met up yesterday to celebrate their 90th birthdays, by travelling from Dublin to Galway by train for a short holiday. Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna nee; €187,000 in funding has been approved for Mayo sporting projects under Dormant Accounts Funding. Mayo Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers has welcomed the investment package for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in the county. Just under; NUI Galway is one of four of Ireland's universities that have slipped down in the latest world university rankings. The new QS World University Rankings for 2022 saw NUI Galway drop 20 places to 258th overall, University College Cork (UCC) drop 12 places to; A leading immunologist says the rise of the Delta variant of Covid-19 on the island of Ireland is worrying. There have been at least 115 confirmed cases of the variant sequenced in the republic. It comes as the latest daily figures from the Department of; Gardai on patrol in Sligo on Monday night stopped a vehicle for road traffic offences. Following a search, a siphoning pump and drums were located. Gardai believe that stopping the vehicle and its male occupants prevented a crime that was about to take place, Over 1,500 students across Co Mayo will sit their first Leaving Cert exam today. 1,605 candidates in Mayo applied for accredited grades this year, while 1,424 are sitting the exams - the figures indicate that the majority of students in the county opted for; 271 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland this evening. It's the second lowest daily tally this year. 77 patients are currently in hospital with the virus - with 27 in intensive care. A Westport Councillor has defended those who enjoyed outdoor drinking and dining facilities in the town over the bank holiday weekend. Pubs and restaurants with outdoor facilities enjoyed a bumper weekend, as the town was very busy with tourists. However, a; Irish Water and Roscommon County Council have today commenced upgrade works for water services in Ballaghadereen. Local TD Claire Kerrane says work is starting on a 2 km stretch of problematic old water mains between Lung River and Cooneys in Tibohine. This; Outpatient clinics at Mayo University Hospital have restarted, following the recent cyber attack on the HSE's IT systems, which resulted in the widespread cancellation of services. The HSE says outpatient clinics have resumed, with a combination of; Mayo Leisure Point is an indoor entertainment complex in Castlebar, with a bowling alley, a cinema that re-opened yesterday , a Leisure Club including a swimming pool that opened today, restaurants/ diners and Hogs Heaven Sports Bar among it facilities. Cora; The Tara Café is located in the Penneys / Supervalu shopping centre in Castlebar and is open for takeaway only at present, but looking forward to reopening for indoor dining next month. Owner Fiona Ryan has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa about the; Breaffy House Resort on the outskirts of Castlebar is looking forward to a very busy Summer, and has opened new outdoor food and drink facilities for customers on it over 100 acre site. The hotel fully reopened for residents last Wednesday, in line with; While theatres and concert halls are still awaiting clarification on the numbers that can attend individual concerts, Kodaline has today announced details of an acoustic nationwide tour in November and December, including a concert at the TF Royal Theatre in; Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision outside Swinford this morning. The two car crash occurred on the Swinford junction of the N5 at around 8:45am. Two people were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening; Tens of thousands of Leaving Cert students are spending their last day studying ahead of the exams getting underway tomorrow. The class of 2021 have had the option of sitting the exams, accepting calculated grades or choosing both. This year's results won't; Temperatures could hit as high as 24 degrees in parts this week. The good conditions over the past couple of days are set to continue, however there's the chance of some patchy showers in places. The best of the weather is expected to hit the country from; In-person driver theory tests resume today at the 40 testing centres across the country. The Road Safety Authority says it'll initially do 25,000 theory tests per month, increasing to 50,000 over time. More than 120,000 people are currently waiting to take; A Galway Councillor is calling for designated public spaces for outdoor drinking to be piloted this summer. Fianna Fail Councillor Alan Cheevers argues that a lot of public drinking is currently happening in green spaces and is taking away from city; The number of Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals has fallen to its lowest point since mid-September last year. There are 69 people with the virus on wards, down 29 percent on last week. In ICU there's a similar trend - last night there were 26 patients - 25; Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the N59 near Clifden yesterday at approximately 12 noon. A woman, in her 30s, was air lifted to University Hospital Galway to be treated for serious yet non-life threatening; The Department of Health has reported an additional 377 cases of Covid 19.69 people are receiving treatment in hospital for the disease, of which 26 are in ICU.The Chief Medical Officer is asking people to continue to work from home unless it's necessary to; The HSE is continuing with its programme of COVID-19 walk-in test centres which enable people in those communities local to the centre get a free COVID-19 test without having to make an appointment in advance. These test centres are an important part of the; Gardaí have located a 64-year-old man who has been missing from the Salthill area of Galway since the middle of May. Billy Hill has been located safe and well. Gardaí have thanked the public and the media for their assistance in this matter. Health officials have confirmed 313 new cases of covid-19. 70 people are currently in hospital with the virus. 27 are being treated in ICU. The Health Minister says 3 million Covid vaccine doses will be given this bank holiday weekend. Stephen Donnelly says; Ballyglass Coast Guard Unit were tasked with a callout this morning by MRSC Malin following a request from NAC. A hill walker had fallen ill while walking along the coastline between Blacksod lighthouse and Faulmore. Once on scene the local HSE paramedics and; Gardaí are appealing to people heading to the Mayo coastline this afternoon to avoid Keem Bay. Heavy traffic has been reported in the area since mid-morning and Gardaí have closed the road at Dooagh for safety reasons. It is expected the road will remain; A demonstration will be held in Newport tomorrow calling for the redistribution of Common Agricultural Policy funds to small farmers. The Rural Ireland Organisation, formerly Ireland's Future have organised the meeting for 11:30am on Monday morning, with; Last night's Lotto jackpot has been won by a player in Galway. They scooped the 2.4 million euro prize by playing online. The National Lottery says they've notified the user's online account and sent them a separate email. It's the third week in a row that; Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Loughrea this morning. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the collision on Gort Road at approximately 2.10am. The collision involved a motorcycle and another vehicle. A public health expert says the Government needs to act now to prevent the Delta variant from taking hold here. A small number of suspected cases of the strain have been identified in the North. People in Kilkeel, Co Down are being urged to get tested. It; The World Health Organisation says being in crowded areas outdoors still puts people at risk of getting Covid-19. Pubs and restaurants will re-open for outdoor service tomorrow for the first time in months. The easing of restrictions will also see gyms; The Agriculture Minister says the size of the national dairy herd must stabilise to ensure climate action targets are met. Charlie McConalogue's told the Business Post he'll only consider a cap as a last resort. He says the sector's made progress in reducing; Religious orders still haven't committed to contributing to the redress scheme for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. The Children's Minister wrote to the orders in January after the commission of investigation's report was published. Roderic O'Gorman has; Over 60,000 homes and businesses who were due to get high-speed broadband this year could miss out. The rollout of the National Broadband Plan has only reached 4 thousand premises so far this year - out of a target of 115,000 by the end of the year. The; 19 people have been arrested in Dublin after large groups of young people threw bottles at gardai. A number of streets were sealed off and the public order unit cleared crowds for a second night in a row. Two gardai were injured and a patrol car was also; Day-trippers and holiday makers are being urged to leave no trace when eating outdoors this weekend. MyWaste.ie says over 2 million single-use cups and plastic bottles will be used over the bank holiday weekend. The waste management resource is asking people; Graham Norton and Paul Mescal will be flying the flag for Ireland at tonight's Bafta awards. Cork's Graham Norton is in the running for the entertainment performer award. Kildare's Paul Mescal is up for the leading actor prize for his role in Normal People. Health officials have confirmed 416 new cases of covid-19. There are currently 74 patients in hospital being treated with the virus. 29 are in intensive care. Meanwhile, Stephen Donnelly has received his first dose of a Covid vaccine. The Health Minister, Plans for a village enhancement scheme in Bohola was revealed at the recent meeting of the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District. The aim is to enhance the village green, enticing passing visitors to stop, and to have a pedestrian/cycling friendly route; There is no point in holding meetings of the Beef Taskforce if the real problems facing the industry are not examined thoroughly. That’s the view of Independent Roscommon-Galway Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, who was reacting to Thursday’s meeting. The; Belmullet Tidy Towns have launched a campaign aimed at tackling the persistent problem of dog fouling around the town. The purpose of the campaign is to highlight to dog owners the importance of cleaning up after their pets. The initiative includes the; The Health Minister says he'd like to see the Pfizer vaccine rolled out to 12-15 year olds with underlying conditions as quickly as possible. The European Medicines Agency has approved the jab for children of that age after a trial found it was safe to use. The Government's set to consider proposals on redress for survivors of mother and baby homes in the next few weeks. The Irish Times reports the Children's Minister will bring a memo to Cabinet at either the end of this month or the start of July. The paper; There are 529 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 86 patients are in hospital with the virus. 28 Covid patients are in intensive care - which is the lowest figure since before Christmas. The green light has been given to reduce the time between administering doses of the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine from 12 to 8 weeks. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says there will be a gradual reduction in the interval between the first and second doses in; A new road safety campaign involving wheelie bins and life-sized child stickers in Achill are an attempt to make Mayo roads safer as we head into a busy bank holiday weekend. The stickers shaped to look like a child about to run out on the road have been; The President of GMIT says she is confident that they can welcome back all students and staff on Campus in September. Dr. Orla Flynn was commenting after the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said he expects students and staff to be; This bank holiday weekend, Mayo County Council is calling on everyone to be responsible when enjoying the outdoors and to leave no trace. People visiting beaches, amenity areas and beauty spots over the weekend, enjoying the outdoors, are urged to take home; Clerical changes in the Diocese of Achonry haven been announced this afternoon by Bishop Paul Dempsey. Fr Vincent Sherlock, Parish Priest of Kilmovee is appointed Parish Priest of Tubbercurry Fr Joseph Gavigan, the Parish Priest of Ballaghaderreen is; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a calf missing from the Mulranny area since Wednesday. The white charolais calf was reported missing from Bunnahowna Hill. Anyone who may have seen the animal or who has any information is asked to; The supplier of the item that caused social media controversy for the Foxford Woollen Mills last weekend, is adamant that the Foxford store is completely innocent and never buys animal fur items from him. For the last 60 years, internationally renowned Dublin; 14 jobs have been approved for the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea this year. That’s according to Senator Eugene Murphy, who says €1.4M in revenue is allocated for 2021. The Fianna Fail Senator says that the release of funding is imminent, adding that local; Ballyhaunis Community School has been approved temporary modular accommodation. This news has been confirmed by Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary who says these units were required as a direct result of Covid. Three prefabs have been approved for; Meat processors have attended a meeting of the Beef Taskforce with future challenges and opportunities topping the agenda. The Agriculture Minister says a third report on prices along the supply chain will be published later this week. He says strong; There are calls for the Government to reject a Commission of Investigation report into Mother and Baby Homes after it emerged 100s of people's testimony was discounted as it didn't meet a legal standard of evidence. Commission member Mary Daly told a seminar; The national five-day moving average of Covid-19 cases has dropped by three percent over the past week to 392. 465 new cases were confirmed last night by the Department of Health. In hospitals there are 84 patients with the virus - down 16 percent on a week; A Sligo-Leitrim TD has been forced to clarify after tweeting a photo of a cornered off bench in Strandhill, after it turned out the seat was simply being repainted. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry tweeted a photo of a wooden bench yesterday, which was; Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a vehicle on fire in Galway yesterday evening. The incident occurred at Carnmore Cross near Galway Airport and resulted in significant delays to traffic during rush hour. No further information available at; There are 465 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 84 patients are in hospital with the virus this evening. That's the lowest number in over eight months. 30 Covid patients are in intensive care , which is the lowest figure this year. There are no county; Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for thunderstorms in 4 counties. Residents of Mayo, Galway, Limerick and Clare are being advised of heavy downpours. That rain may also result in spot flooding. Forecaster Linda Hughes expects them to pass; 6,000 euro worth of drugs were seized late last night by gardai in Ballinrobe. Members of the Divisional Drugs Task force assisted by local gardai searched a house in Ballinrobe town just before midnight last night (Wed). They recovered 6,000 euro worth of; Presentation College Headford has been approved for a large-scale capital programme. It involves the demolition and refurbishment of existing buildings and a new school extension. When completed, the school will be able to cater for more of 1000 students. Two significant changes could be on the way to the vaccine rollout programme. The HSE is considering reducing the weeks between doses of the AstraZeneca jab from 12 to 8. While a large number of people under the age of 50 may only need one dose of a jab. It's; Sinn Féin's calling for a review into the cost of direct-provision centres, after its been revealed today that the fees paid to such centres rose to 175 million euro last year. The money was paid by government to private firms for running nearly 50 centres; Irish owned pet-retailer, Petmania is to create 30 new jobs this year with an expansion spanning three locations in the North West. Petmania Sligo, the new pet super-store and grooming studio in Sligo town, officially opened its doors today. It has emerged that hundreds of survivors’ testimony was not used by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, and this is further heartache for survivors and their families, according to Tuam historian Catherine Corless. Yesterday, at an; Funding of over €1.1 million has been allocated for road improvement measures across Co Mayo, where severe weather events have damaged local and regional roads. It will allow for flood alleviation measures, bridge repairs, road protection works and the; A limited number of services are being resumed at Mayo University Hospital following the recent HSE cyber attack. While all systems have not yet been restored, management say they are in a position to resume a limited number of services this week, on a; Tributes are being paid to former Sligo Fine Gael Councillor Paul Conmy from Culleens who passed away yesterday. He was elected to Sligo County Council in the Dromore area in 1979 and held his seat until 2009. The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Dara; The National Lottery is continuing to appeal to Lotto players in the Castlebar and Athlone areas to check their tickets carefully, as the latest Lotto millionaires have yet to make contact. On Saturday 22nd May, the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million was; A company owned by Roscommon-born property developer Sean Mulryan has created a suspended swimming pool, 35 metres in the air, between two apartment blocks in London. The Sky Pool allows residents to swim in the unique pool, which spans 15 metres, is; Many hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and hostels reopened yesterday, as the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on the tourism and hospitality sector begins. The Ice House Hotel in Ballina will open their doors tomorrow (Friday) after being; An increase in water safety incidents involving jet skis has led to a joint appeal for responsibility being issued by multiple water safety agencies. It's urging jet ski users to be careful of their own safety as well as "respect the safety and wellbeing of; The HSE is warning people to expect 'significant interruption' to health services again next week. It says the situation has improved a little, with some computer systems working again after the ransomware attack, but many services remain cancelled. Up to; The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has advised reducing the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It has recommended 8 week intervals instead of the current 12 weeks. The advice could see thousands of people who've had a first dose fully; The World Health Organisation says there could be a fourth wave of Covid-19 in Ireland - if people socialise too much. The warning comes ahead of the Bank Holiday Weekend, with large crowds gathering in Dublin, Cork and Galway last weekend. The Taoiseach says; The Chief Medical Officer says the Indian variant of Covid could easily become the dominant strain, if people aren't careful. There have been 115 cases of the variant, now known as Delta - up from 97 last Friday. The strain has sparked an increase in cases; A Castlebar woman has been selected as the Social Democrats candidate for the Dublin Bay South by-election. Sarah Durcan was chosen at a selection convention last night. Sarah is daughter of former Castlebar-based Independent Councillor Frank Durcan, and has; The leaving cert results will be out on Friday September 3rd. They are expected to be issued directly to candidates through the Candidate Self Service Portal. In any subject where a student sits the exam and opts to receive Accredited Grades, they will be; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 70 year old John Joyce. John was last seen in the Rahoon Road area of Galway at approximately 10pm on Monday 31st May. John is described as being 6’ 2” External link

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Michael Ring says : “these supports will ensure the schemes can fully re-commence in; Castlebar councillors are to consider closing Tucker Street in the town to traffic, each evening, to facilitate an outdoor dining area for local businesses. The proposal that will be discussed next week in detail by elected councillors and council officials; Electricity supplier Energia has announced that it is partnering with Intersport Elverys to supply 100% green electricity to all their sports stores across Ireland. Intersport Elverys now has 50 stores nationwide. The Intersport Elverys brand is one of the; Plans are still on track to apply for planning permission for the proposed IDA Ireland industrial park in Ballina in the third-quarter of this year. That's according to Minister of State Robert Troy, who was responding to queries from Mayo TD Dara Calleary on; The number of people who arrived into Dublin Airport rose by nearly 36 per cent last week - despite mandatory hotel quarantine for over 50 countries. Over 21,100 people flew into the facility - compared to 15,600 the previous week. Nearly 12,000 were Irish; Today will mark the return of fans to sports events - with crowds of about 1,000 attending three matches. They're the first of 16 trial events taking place during June and July. Leinster Rugby are playing the Dragons at the RDS, while two League of Ireland; The number of people being treated in intensive care for coronavirus is at its lowest level this year. 23 patients with covid 19 are currently in ICU, while 59 people are in hospital - the lowest in nearly 9 months. 398 new cases of the disease have been; Farmers will take to the streets in towns across the country today for a nationwide rally. They'll be highlighting the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy and will warn against the dangers of current CAP proposals. The IFA says the current; Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in County Galway. It happened at a junction on the N84 at Grange, Corandulla at around a quarter past 9 on Wednesday night. Two cars collided and one of them veered off course and collided with a third; There are 398 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 23 Covid patients are in intensive care units nationally and that is the lowest number of such patients this year. A total of 70 patients are in hospital with the virus. As of Tuesday, the country's 14-day; Patients attending the Emergency Department, outpatient and other appointments at University Hospital Galway are facing significant delays as the impact of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to affect the delivery of hospital services. In a; Mayo Arts Service in partnership with Creative Ireland is presenting I am What I am, an exhibition celebrating gender and identity in Ballina Arts Centre I Am What I Am is a nuanced celebration of artists who work with gender, sexuality, identity and politics; The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) is contesting the narrative that the current CAP proposals will undermine the income of Irish farmers. Mayo Chair Seamus Cosgrave argues that nationally, under a full flattening of payments, 72,710 farmers; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens towards its development as a world-class visitor attraction. A key element of the investment will be in the "Wild Realms" project, which will allow visitors to; Gardai in Mayo seized more than 16,000 euro worth of drugs and one man was arrested, following searches of a number of houses in Castlebar, Ballina and Westport over the last number of days. The searches were all carried out under warrant by the members of; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens. It's part of a €73 million euro investment in four major projects in Mayo, Cavan, Donegal and Dublin. The largest allocation - €20.2 million - goes to Westport; The Rural Ireland Organisation, formally known as Ireland’s Future claims the IFA CAP reform protest planned for Mayo tomorrow (Fri) is against equality and against 72,000 small farmers getting any increase in their payments. Chairperson of The Rural Ireland; The final report has been issued into an aircraft accident in Co Galway last Summer. On 11th July 2020, the Cessna aircraft with one crew member and one passenger on board was en route from Rathcoole Aerodrome in Co Cork to the Tibohine Airfield in Co; A section of the N84 Headford road, which was closed to traffic following a collision last night, has just reopened within the past few minutes. Two vehicles were involved in a collision at about 9pm last night, which caused one vehicle to veer off path and; The Irish Farmers Association will hold a demonstration in Ballina tomorrow morning (Friday), as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy. In the first large-scale demonstration by the IFA since the; The devastation and stress for homeowners caused by pyrite damage is not being under-estimated or ignored by Government. That's according to the Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien who gave an update to the Cabinet yesterday in relation to the Defective Concrete; The trial of a man accused of murdering a Co Galway pensioner will go ahead at the Central Criminal Court next year. 55-year old Michael Scott from Gortanumera, Portumna is charged with the murder of Chrissie Treacy, also from Portumna, on April 27th, 2018. People in their 30s are set to be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine next week. The HSE says it expects registration for 30 to 39 year olds to open online shortly. Over 3.1 million vaccines have been administered so far - with registration still open; Gardai are renewing their appeal for information following the discovery of a pipe bomb in Tuam last month. Members of the Army bomb disposal team from Athlone attended the scene on the morning of May 12, and made the area safe. However, it was established; The N60 road between Ballyhaunis and Claremorris has reopened to traffic following a collision yesterday evening. A car overturned at Ballygowan bridge, and Midwest News understands one person was taken to hospital from the scene. The accident occurred; The lowest number of Covid-19 cases this year has been recorded today. NPHET has reported 259 new cases this evening - the lowest since December 12th. There are 76 Covid patients in hospital, with 27 in intensive care. Galway GP, Dr Martin Daly, a former; The emergency services are attending a road collision on the Headford road out of Galway city this evening ( 5.15pm) , about 10 miles from the city. There are significant traffic delays along this busy route as a result. There are no further details; Pharmacies will start administering COVID vaccines from next week. It's expected around one-thousand community pharmacies will begin issuing Johnson and Johnson vaccines to the remaining over-50s from next Monday. Around 350 pharmacies will be issuing Pfizer; People are being urged not to look directly at the partial solar eclipse tomorrow. The cosmic event will be visible from Ireland between 10am and 12:30pm tomorrow. During those few hours, nearly half of the sun will be blocked out by the moon. David Moore; Circle K, Ireland’s largest forecourt and convenience retailer, has opened a new franchise Circle K on Achill Island. The family-run business, currently operated by Margaret Lavelle, has been on Achill Island for over 35 years. The grand opening took place at; The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, has announced that the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project has been approved by Cabinet today and will now progress to the construction phase. The project involves the construction of 34km of new single; The first exam of Leaving Cert 2021 is over. Students sat English Paper One this morning, while those studying Home Economics will have another exam this afternoon. It's a very different Leaving Cert this year, as candidates had the option of choosing; Ashford Castle and sister hotel, The Lodge at Ashford are the first hotels in Ireland where guests can avail of an onsite Covid-19 PCR test, with results available within 12 hours. Working in partnership with Communicare Medical Supplies and available now, Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance PRO Breeda Murphy insists the Commission of Investigation Report into Mother and Baby Homes needs to be rejected as invalid. She says the lack of respect for survivors’ testimony in the Report, makes it an invalid record of; A walk-in test centre for Covid-19 will open in Ballina tomorrow morning, and will be available on Thursday and Friday. No appointment is necessary for people to attend the testing facility at the Stephenites Ground on Lord Edward Street, which will be open; Over 100 complaints were made to the Ombudsman last year from people in Mayo. The 2020 report shows that, nationally, complaints to the Ombudsman about public services fell by 6% last year compared to the previous year. 3,418 complaints were made in 2020, a; Two people on paddleboards were rescued after they had drifted out to sea in Co Sligo yesterday. The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was requested to launch on Tuesday evening after reports that two paddleboarders had been blown out to sea off Mermaid's Cove. Government Ministers will be told today that the cost of fixing defects in houses in the West and northwest caused by pyrite could go beyond €1 billion. Housing Minster Darragh O'Brien is expected to brief Cabinet colleagues on the Government's support scheme; Twin sisters from Co Roscommon, who've been separated for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, met up yesterday to celebrate their 90th birthdays, by travelling from Dublin to Galway by train for a short holiday. Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna nee; €187,000 in funding has been approved for Mayo sporting projects under Dormant Accounts Funding. Mayo Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers has welcomed the investment package for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in the county. Just under; NUI Galway is one of four of Ireland's universities that have slipped down in the latest world university rankings. The new QS World University Rankings for 2022 saw NUI Galway drop 20 places to 258th overall, University College Cork (UCC) drop 12 places to; A leading immunologist says the rise of the Delta variant of Covid-19 on the island of Ireland is worrying. There have been at least 115 confirmed cases of the variant sequenced in the republic. It comes as the latest daily figures from the Department of; Gardai on patrol in Sligo on Monday night stopped a vehicle for road traffic offences. Following a search, a siphoning pump and drums were located. Gardai believe that stopping the vehicle and its male occupants prevented a crime that was about to take place, Over 1,500 students across Co Mayo will sit their first Leaving Cert exam today. 1,605 candidates in Mayo applied for accredited grades this year, while 1,424 are sitting the exams - the figures indicate that the majority of students in the county opted for; 271 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland this evening. It's the second lowest daily tally this year. 77 patients are currently in hospital with the virus - with 27 in intensive care. A Westport Councillor has defended those who enjoyed outdoor drinking and dining facilities in the town over the bank holiday weekend. Pubs and restaurants with outdoor facilities enjoyed a bumper weekend, as the town was very busy with tourists. However, a; Irish Water and Roscommon County Council have today commenced upgrade works for water services in Ballaghadereen. Local TD Claire Kerrane says work is starting on a 2 km stretch of problematic old water mains between Lung River and Cooneys in Tibohine. This; Outpatient clinics at Mayo University Hospital have restarted, following the recent cyber attack on the HSE's IT systems, which resulted in the widespread cancellation of services. The HSE says outpatient clinics have resumed, with a combination of; Mayo Leisure Point is an indoor entertainment complex in Castlebar, with a bowling alley, a cinema that re-opened yesterday , a Leisure Club including a swimming pool that opened today, restaurants/ diners and Hogs Heaven Sports Bar among it facilities. Cora; The Tara Café is located in the Penneys / Supervalu shopping centre in Castlebar and is open for takeaway only at present, but looking forward to reopening for indoor dining next month. Owner Fiona Ryan has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa about the; Breaffy House Resort on the outskirts of Castlebar is looking forward to a very busy Summer, and has opened new outdoor food and drink facilities for customers on it over 100 acre site. The hotel fully reopened for residents last Wednesday, in line with; While theatres and concert halls are still awaiting clarification on the numbers that can attend individual concerts, Kodaline has today announced details of an acoustic nationwide tour in November and December, including a concert at the TF Royal Theatre in; Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision outside Swinford this morning. The two car crash occurred on the Swinford junction of the N5 at around 8:45am. Two people were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening; Tens of thousands of Leaving Cert students are spending their last day studying ahead of the exams getting underway tomorrow. The class of 2021 have had the option of sitting the exams, accepting calculated grades or choosing both. This year's results won't; Temperatures could hit as high as 24 degrees in parts this week. The good conditions over the past couple of days are set to continue, however there's the chance of some patchy showers in places. The best of the weather is expected to hit the country from; In-person driver theory tests resume today at the 40 testing centres across the country. The Road Safety Authority says it'll initially do 25,000 theory tests per month, increasing to 50,000 over time. More than 120,000 people are currently waiting to take; A Galway Councillor is calling for designated public spaces for outdoor drinking to be piloted this summer. Fianna Fail Councillor Alan Cheevers argues that a lot of public drinking is currently happening in green spaces and is taking away from city; The number of Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals has fallen to its lowest point since mid-September last year. There are 69 people with the virus on wards, down 29 percent on last week. In ICU there's a similar trend - last night there were 26 patients - 25; Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the N59 near Clifden yesterday at approximately 12 noon. A woman, in her 30s, was air lifted to University Hospital Galway to be treated for serious yet non-life threatening; The Department of Health has reported an additional 377 cases of Covid 19.69 people are receiving treatment in hospital for the disease, of which 26 are in ICU.The Chief Medical Officer is asking people to continue to work from home unless it's necessary to; The HSE is continuing with its programme of COVID-19 walk-in test centres which enable people in those communities local to the centre get a free COVID-19 test without having to make an appointment in advance. These test centres are an important part of the; Gardaí have located a 64-year-old man who has been missing from the Salthill area of Galway since the middle of May. Billy Hill has been located safe and well. Gardaí have thanked the public and the media for their assistance in this matter. Health officials have confirmed 313 new cases of covid-19. 70 people are currently in hospital with the virus. 27 are being treated in ICU. The Health Minister says 3 million Covid vaccine doses will be given this bank holiday weekend. Stephen Donnelly says; Ballyglass Coast Guard Unit were tasked with a callout this morning by MRSC Malin following a request from NAC. A hill walker had fallen ill while walking along the coastline between Blacksod lighthouse and Faulmore. Once on scene the local HSE paramedics and; Gardaí are appealing to people heading to the Mayo coastline this afternoon to avoid Keem Bay. Heavy traffic has been reported in the area since mid-morning and Gardaí have closed the road at Dooagh for safety reasons. It is expected the road will remain; A demonstration will be held in Newport tomorrow calling for the redistribution of Common Agricultural Policy funds to small farmers. The Rural Ireland Organisation, formerly Ireland's Future have organised the meeting for 11:30am on Monday morning, with; Last night's Lotto jackpot has been won by a player in Galway. They scooped the 2.4 million euro prize by playing online. The National Lottery says they've notified the user's online account and sent them a separate email. It's the third week in a row that; Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Loughrea this morning. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the collision on Gort Road at approximately 2.10am. The collision involved a motorcycle and another vehicle. A public health expert says the Government needs to act now to prevent the Delta variant from taking hold here. A small number of suspected cases of the strain have been identified in the North. People in Kilkeel, Co Down are being urged to get tested. It; The World Health Organisation says being in crowded areas outdoors still puts people at risk of getting Covid-19. Pubs and restaurants will re-open for outdoor service tomorrow for the first time in months. The easing of restrictions will also see gyms; The Agriculture Minister says the size of the national dairy herd must stabilise to ensure climate action targets are met. Charlie McConalogue's told the Business Post he'll only consider a cap as a last resort. He says the sector's made progress in reducing; Religious orders still haven't committed to contributing to the redress scheme for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. The Children's Minister wrote to the orders in January after the commission of investigation's report was published. Roderic O'Gorman has; Over 60,000 homes and businesses who were due to get high-speed broadband this year could miss out. The rollout of the National Broadband Plan has only reached 4 thousand premises so far this year - out of a target of 115,000 by the end of the year. The; 19 people have been arrested in Dublin after large groups of young people threw bottles at gardai. A number of streets were sealed off and the public order unit cleared crowds for a second night in a row. Two gardai were injured and a patrol car was also; Day-trippers and holiday makers are being urged to leave no trace when eating outdoors this weekend. MyWaste.ie says over 2 million single-use cups and plastic bottles will be used over the bank holiday weekend. The waste management resource is asking people; Graham Norton and Paul Mescal will be flying the flag for Ireland at tonight's Bafta awards. Cork's Graham Norton is in the running for the entertainment performer award. Kildare's Paul Mescal is up for the leading actor prize for his role in Normal People. Health officials have confirmed 416 new cases of covid-19. There are currently 74 patients in hospital being treated with the virus. 29 are in intensive care. Meanwhile, Stephen Donnelly has received his first dose of a Covid vaccine. The Health Minister, Plans for a village enhancement scheme in Bohola was revealed at the recent meeting of the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District. The aim is to enhance the village green, enticing passing visitors to stop, and to have a pedestrian/cycling friendly route; There is no point in holding meetings of the Beef Taskforce if the real problems facing the industry are not examined thoroughly. That’s the view of Independent Roscommon-Galway Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, who was reacting to Thursday’s meeting. The; Belmullet Tidy Towns have launched a campaign aimed at tackling the persistent problem of dog fouling around the town. The purpose of the campaign is to highlight to dog owners the importance of cleaning up after their pets. The initiative includes the; The Health Minister says he'd like to see the Pfizer vaccine rolled out to 12-15 year olds with underlying conditions as quickly as possible. The European Medicines Agency has approved the jab for children of that age after a trial found it was safe to use. The Government's set to consider proposals on redress for survivors of mother and baby homes in the next few weeks. The Irish Times reports the Children's Minister will bring a memo to Cabinet at either the end of this month or the start of July. The paper; There are 529 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 86 patients are in hospital with the virus. 28 Covid patients are in intensive care - which is the lowest figure since before Christmas. The green light has been given to reduce the time between administering doses of the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine from 12 to 8 weeks. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says there will be a gradual reduction in the interval between the first and second doses in; A new road safety campaign involving wheelie bins and life-sized child stickers in Achill are an attempt to make Mayo roads safer as we head into a busy bank holiday weekend. The stickers shaped to look like a child about to run out on the road have been; The President of GMIT says she is confident that they can welcome back all students and staff on Campus in September. Dr. Orla Flynn was commenting after the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said he expects students and staff to be; This bank holiday weekend, Mayo County Council is calling on everyone to be responsible when enjoying the outdoors and to leave no trace. People visiting beaches, amenity areas and beauty spots over the weekend, enjoying the outdoors, are urged to take home; Clerical changes in the Diocese of Achonry haven been announced this afternoon by Bishop Paul Dempsey. Fr Vincent Sherlock, Parish Priest of Kilmovee is appointed Parish Priest of Tubbercurry Fr Joseph Gavigan, the Parish Priest of Ballaghaderreen is; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a calf missing from the Mulranny area since Wednesday. The white charolais calf was reported missing from Bunnahowna Hill. Anyone who may have seen the animal or who has any information is asked to; The supplier of the item that caused social media controversy for the Foxford Woollen Mills last weekend, is adamant that the Foxford store is completely innocent and never buys animal fur items from him. For the last 60 years, internationally renowned Dublin; 14 jobs have been approved for the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea this year. That’s according to Senator Eugene Murphy, who says €1.4M in revenue is allocated for 2021. The Fianna Fail Senator says that the release of funding is imminent, adding that local; Ballyhaunis Community School has been approved temporary modular accommodation. This news has been confirmed by Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary who says these units were required as a direct result of Covid. Three prefabs have been approved for; Meat processors have attended a meeting of the Beef Taskforce with future challenges and opportunities topping the agenda. The Agriculture Minister says a third report on prices along the supply chain will be published later this week. He says strong; There are calls for the Government to reject a Commission of Investigation report into Mother and Baby Homes after it emerged 100s of people's testimony was discounted as it didn't meet a legal standard of evidence. Commission member Mary Daly told a seminar; The national five-day moving average of Covid-19 cases has dropped by three percent over the past week to 392. 465 new cases were confirmed last night by the Department of Health. In hospitals there are 84 patients with the virus - down 16 percent on a week; A Sligo-Leitrim TD has been forced to clarify after tweeting a photo of a cornered off bench in Strandhill, after it turned out the seat was simply being repainted. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry tweeted a photo of a wooden bench yesterday, which was; Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a vehicle on fire in Galway yesterday evening. The incident occurred at Carnmore Cross near Galway Airport and resulted in significant delays to traffic during rush hour. No further information available at; There are 465 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 84 patients are in hospital with the virus this evening. That's the lowest number in over eight months. 30 Covid patients are in intensive care , which is the lowest figure this year. There are no county; Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for thunderstorms in 4 counties. Residents of Mayo, Galway, Limerick and Clare are being advised of heavy downpours. That rain may also result in spot flooding. Forecaster Linda Hughes expects them to pass; 6,000 euro worth of drugs were seized late last night by gardai in Ballinrobe. Members of the Divisional Drugs Task force assisted by local gardai searched a house in Ballinrobe town just before midnight last night (Wed). They recovered 6,000 euro worth of; Presentation College Headford has been approved for a large-scale capital programme. It involves the demolition and refurbishment of existing buildings and a new school extension. When completed, the school will be able to cater for more of 1000 students. Two significant changes could be on the way to the vaccine rollout programme. The HSE is considering reducing the weeks between doses of the AstraZeneca jab from 12 to 8. While a large number of people under the age of 50 may only need one dose of a jab. It's; Sinn Féin's calling for a review into the cost of direct-provision centres, after its been revealed today that the fees paid to such centres rose to 175 million euro last year. The money was paid by government to private firms for running nearly 50 centres; Irish owned pet-retailer, Petmania is to create 30 new jobs this year with an expansion spanning three locations in the North West. Petmania Sligo, the new pet super-store and grooming studio in Sligo town, officially opened its doors today. It has emerged that hundreds of survivors’ testimony was not used by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, and this is further heartache for survivors and their families, according to Tuam historian Catherine Corless. Yesterday, at an; Funding of over €1.1 million has been allocated for road improvement measures across Co Mayo, where severe weather events have damaged local and regional roads. It will allow for flood alleviation measures, bridge repairs, road protection works and the; A limited number of services are being resumed at Mayo University Hospital following the recent HSE cyber attack. While all systems have not yet been restored, management say they are in a position to resume a limited number of services this week, on a; Tributes are being paid to former Sligo Fine Gael Councillor Paul Conmy from Culleens who passed away yesterday. He was elected to Sligo County Council in the Dromore area in 1979 and held his seat until 2009. The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Dara; The National Lottery is continuing to appeal to Lotto players in the Castlebar and Athlone areas to check their tickets carefully, as the latest Lotto millionaires have yet to make contact. On Saturday 22nd May, the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million was; A company owned by Roscommon-born property developer Sean Mulryan has created a suspended swimming pool, 35 metres in the air, between two apartment blocks in London. The Sky Pool allows residents to swim in the unique pool, which spans 15 metres, is; Many hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and hostels reopened yesterday, as the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on the tourism and hospitality sector begins. The Ice House Hotel in Ballina will open their doors tomorrow (Friday) after being; An increase in water safety incidents involving jet skis has led to a joint appeal for responsibility being issued by multiple water safety agencies. It's urging jet ski users to be careful of their own safety as well as "respect the safety and wellbeing of; The HSE is warning people to expect 'significant interruption' to health services again next week. It says the situation has improved a little, with some computer systems working again after the ransomware attack, but many services remain cancelled. Up to; The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has advised reducing the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It has recommended 8 week intervals instead of the current 12 weeks. The advice could see thousands of people who've had a first dose fully; The World Health Organisation says there could be a fourth wave of Covid-19 in Ireland - if people socialise too much. The warning comes ahead of the Bank Holiday Weekend, with large crowds gathering in Dublin, Cork and Galway last weekend. The Taoiseach says; The Chief Medical Officer says the Indian variant of Covid could easily become the dominant strain, if people aren't careful. There have been 115 cases of the variant, now known as Delta - up from 97 last Friday. The strain has sparked an increase in cases; A Castlebar woman has been selected as the Social Democrats candidate for the Dublin Bay South by-election. Sarah Durcan was chosen at a selection convention last night. Sarah is daughter of former Castlebar-based Independent Councillor Frank Durcan, and has; The leaving cert results will be out on Friday September 3rd. They are expected to be issued directly to candidates through the Candidate Self Service Portal. In any subject where a student sits the exam and opts to receive Accredited Grades, they will be; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 70 year old John Joyce. John was last seen in the Rahoon Road area of Galway at approximately 10pm on Monday 31st May. John is described as being 6’ 2” External link

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Michael Ring says : “these supports will ensure the schemes can fully re-commence in; Castlebar councillors are to consider closing Tucker Street in the town to traffic, each evening, to facilitate an outdoor dining area for local businesses. The proposal that will be discussed next week in detail by elected councillors and council officials; Electricity supplier Energia has announced that it is partnering with Intersport Elverys to supply 100% green electricity to all their sports stores across Ireland. Intersport Elverys now has 50 stores nationwide. The Intersport Elverys brand is one of the; Plans are still on track to apply for planning permission for the proposed IDA Ireland industrial park in Ballina in the third-quarter of this year. That's according to Minister of State Robert Troy, who was responding to queries from Mayo TD Dara Calleary on; The number of people who arrived into Dublin Airport rose by nearly 36 per cent last week - despite mandatory hotel quarantine for over 50 countries. Over 21,100 people flew into the facility - compared to 15,600 the previous week. Nearly 12,000 were Irish; Today will mark the return of fans to sports events - with crowds of about 1,000 attending three matches. They're the first of 16 trial events taking place during June and July. Leinster Rugby are playing the Dragons at the RDS, while two League of Ireland; The number of people being treated in intensive care for coronavirus is at its lowest level this year. 23 patients with covid 19 are currently in ICU, while 59 people are in hospital - the lowest in nearly 9 months. 398 new cases of the disease have been; Farmers will take to the streets in towns across the country today for a nationwide rally. They'll be highlighting the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy and will warn against the dangers of current CAP proposals. The IFA says the current; Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in County Galway. It happened at a junction on the N84 at Grange, Corandulla at around a quarter past 9 on Wednesday night. Two cars collided and one of them veered off course and collided with a third; There are 398 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 23 Covid patients are in intensive care units nationally and that is the lowest number of such patients this year. A total of 70 patients are in hospital with the virus. As of Tuesday, the country's 14-day; Patients attending the Emergency Department, outpatient and other appointments at University Hospital Galway are facing significant delays as the impact of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to affect the delivery of hospital services. In a; Mayo Arts Service in partnership with Creative Ireland is presenting I am What I am, an exhibition celebrating gender and identity in Ballina Arts Centre I Am What I Am is a nuanced celebration of artists who work with gender, sexuality, identity and politics; The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) is contesting the narrative that the current CAP proposals will undermine the income of Irish farmers. Mayo Chair Seamus Cosgrave argues that nationally, under a full flattening of payments, 72,710 farmers; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens towards its development as a world-class visitor attraction. A key element of the investment will be in the "Wild Realms" project, which will allow visitors to; Gardai in Mayo seized more than 16,000 euro worth of drugs and one man was arrested, following searches of a number of houses in Castlebar, Ballina and Westport over the last number of days. The searches were all carried out under warrant by the members of; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens. It's part of a €73 million euro investment in four major projects in Mayo, Cavan, Donegal and Dublin. The largest allocation - €20.2 million - goes to Westport; The Rural Ireland Organisation, formally known as Ireland’s Future claims the IFA CAP reform protest planned for Mayo tomorrow (Fri) is against equality and against 72,000 small farmers getting any increase in their payments. Chairperson of The Rural Ireland; The final report has been issued into an aircraft accident in Co Galway last Summer. On 11th July 2020, the Cessna aircraft with one crew member and one passenger on board was en route from Rathcoole Aerodrome in Co Cork to the Tibohine Airfield in Co; A section of the N84 Headford road, which was closed to traffic following a collision last night, has just reopened within the past few minutes. Two vehicles were involved in a collision at about 9pm last night, which caused one vehicle to veer off path and; The Irish Farmers Association will hold a demonstration in Ballina tomorrow morning (Friday), as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy. In the first large-scale demonstration by the IFA since the; The devastation and stress for homeowners caused by pyrite damage is not being under-estimated or ignored by Government. That's according to the Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien who gave an update to the Cabinet yesterday in relation to the Defective Concrete; The trial of a man accused of murdering a Co Galway pensioner will go ahead at the Central Criminal Court next year. 55-year old Michael Scott from Gortanumera, Portumna is charged with the murder of Chrissie Treacy, also from Portumna, on April 27th, 2018. People in their 30s are set to be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine next week. The HSE says it expects registration for 30 to 39 year olds to open online shortly. Over 3.1 million vaccines have been administered so far - with registration still open; Gardai are renewing their appeal for information following the discovery of a pipe bomb in Tuam last month. Members of the Army bomb disposal team from Athlone attended the scene on the morning of May 12, and made the area safe. However, it was established; The N60 road between Ballyhaunis and Claremorris has reopened to traffic following a collision yesterday evening. A car overturned at Ballygowan bridge, and Midwest News understands one person was taken to hospital from the scene. The accident occurred; The lowest number of Covid-19 cases this year has been recorded today. NPHET has reported 259 new cases this evening - the lowest since December 12th. There are 76 Covid patients in hospital, with 27 in intensive care. Galway GP, Dr Martin Daly, a former; The emergency services are attending a road collision on the Headford road out of Galway city this evening ( 5.15pm) , about 10 miles from the city. There are significant traffic delays along this busy route as a result. There are no further details; Pharmacies will start administering COVID vaccines from next week. It's expected around one-thousand community pharmacies will begin issuing Johnson and Johnson vaccines to the remaining over-50s from next Monday. Around 350 pharmacies will be issuing Pfizer; People are being urged not to look directly at the partial solar eclipse tomorrow. The cosmic event will be visible from Ireland between 10am and 12:30pm tomorrow. During those few hours, nearly half of the sun will be blocked out by the moon. David Moore; Circle K, Ireland’s largest forecourt and convenience retailer, has opened a new franchise Circle K on Achill Island. The family-run business, currently operated by Margaret Lavelle, has been on Achill Island for over 35 years. The grand opening took place at; The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, has announced that the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project has been approved by Cabinet today and will now progress to the construction phase. The project involves the construction of 34km of new single; The first exam of Leaving Cert 2021 is over. Students sat English Paper One this morning, while those studying Home Economics will have another exam this afternoon. It's a very different Leaving Cert this year, as candidates had the option of choosing; Ashford Castle and sister hotel, The Lodge at Ashford are the first hotels in Ireland where guests can avail of an onsite Covid-19 PCR test, with results available within 12 hours. Working in partnership with Communicare Medical Supplies and available now, Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance PRO Breeda Murphy insists the Commission of Investigation Report into Mother and Baby Homes needs to be rejected as invalid. She says the lack of respect for survivors’ testimony in the Report, makes it an invalid record of; A walk-in test centre for Covid-19 will open in Ballina tomorrow morning, and will be available on Thursday and Friday. No appointment is necessary for people to attend the testing facility at the Stephenites Ground on Lord Edward Street, which will be open; Over 100 complaints were made to the Ombudsman last year from people in Mayo. The 2020 report shows that, nationally, complaints to the Ombudsman about public services fell by 6% last year compared to the previous year. 3,418 complaints were made in 2020, a; Two people on paddleboards were rescued after they had drifted out to sea in Co Sligo yesterday. The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was requested to launch on Tuesday evening after reports that two paddleboarders had been blown out to sea off Mermaid's Cove. Government Ministers will be told today that the cost of fixing defects in houses in the West and northwest caused by pyrite could go beyond €1 billion. Housing Minster Darragh O'Brien is expected to brief Cabinet colleagues on the Government's support scheme; Twin sisters from Co Roscommon, who've been separated for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, met up yesterday to celebrate their 90th birthdays, by travelling from Dublin to Galway by train for a short holiday. Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna nee; €187,000 in funding has been approved for Mayo sporting projects under Dormant Accounts Funding. Mayo Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers has welcomed the investment package for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in the county. Just under; NUI Galway is one of four of Ireland's universities that have slipped down in the latest world university rankings. The new QS World University Rankings for 2022 saw NUI Galway drop 20 places to 258th overall, University College Cork (UCC) drop 12 places to; A leading immunologist says the rise of the Delta variant of Covid-19 on the island of Ireland is worrying. There have been at least 115 confirmed cases of the variant sequenced in the republic. It comes as the latest daily figures from the Department of; Gardai on patrol in Sligo on Monday night stopped a vehicle for road traffic offences. Following a search, a siphoning pump and drums were located. Gardai believe that stopping the vehicle and its male occupants prevented a crime that was about to take place, Over 1,500 students across Co Mayo will sit their first Leaving Cert exam today. 1,605 candidates in Mayo applied for accredited grades this year, while 1,424 are sitting the exams - the figures indicate that the majority of students in the county opted for; 271 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland this evening. It's the second lowest daily tally this year. 77 patients are currently in hospital with the virus - with 27 in intensive care. A Westport Councillor has defended those who enjoyed outdoor drinking and dining facilities in the town over the bank holiday weekend. Pubs and restaurants with outdoor facilities enjoyed a bumper weekend, as the town was very busy with tourists. However, a; Irish Water and Roscommon County Council have today commenced upgrade works for water services in Ballaghadereen. Local TD Claire Kerrane says work is starting on a 2 km stretch of problematic old water mains between Lung River and Cooneys in Tibohine. This; Outpatient clinics at Mayo University Hospital have restarted, following the recent cyber attack on the HSE's IT systems, which resulted in the widespread cancellation of services. The HSE says outpatient clinics have resumed, with a combination of; Mayo Leisure Point is an indoor entertainment complex in Castlebar, with a bowling alley, a cinema that re-opened yesterday , a Leisure Club including a swimming pool that opened today, restaurants/ diners and Hogs Heaven Sports Bar among it facilities. Cora; The Tara Café is located in the Penneys / Supervalu shopping centre in Castlebar and is open for takeaway only at present, but looking forward to reopening for indoor dining next month. Owner Fiona Ryan has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa about the; Breaffy House Resort on the outskirts of Castlebar is looking forward to a very busy Summer, and has opened new outdoor food and drink facilities for customers on it over 100 acre site. The hotel fully reopened for residents last Wednesday, in line with; While theatres and concert halls are still awaiting clarification on the numbers that can attend individual concerts, Kodaline has today announced details of an acoustic nationwide tour in November and December, including a concert at the TF Royal Theatre in; Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision outside Swinford this morning. The two car crash occurred on the Swinford junction of the N5 at around 8:45am. Two people were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening; Tens of thousands of Leaving Cert students are spending their last day studying ahead of the exams getting underway tomorrow. The class of 2021 have had the option of sitting the exams, accepting calculated grades or choosing both. This year's results won't; Temperatures could hit as high as 24 degrees in parts this week. The good conditions over the past couple of days are set to continue, however there's the chance of some patchy showers in places. The best of the weather is expected to hit the country from; In-person driver theory tests resume today at the 40 testing centres across the country. The Road Safety Authority says it'll initially do 25,000 theory tests per month, increasing to 50,000 over time. More than 120,000 people are currently waiting to take; A Galway Councillor is calling for designated public spaces for outdoor drinking to be piloted this summer. Fianna Fail Councillor Alan Cheevers argues that a lot of public drinking is currently happening in green spaces and is taking away from city; The number of Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals has fallen to its lowest point since mid-September last year. There are 69 people with the virus on wards, down 29 percent on last week. In ICU there's a similar trend - last night there were 26 patients - 25; Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the N59 near Clifden yesterday at approximately 12 noon. A woman, in her 30s, was air lifted to University Hospital Galway to be treated for serious yet non-life threatening; The Department of Health has reported an additional 377 cases of Covid 19.69 people are receiving treatment in hospital for the disease, of which 26 are in ICU.The Chief Medical Officer is asking people to continue to work from home unless it's necessary to; The HSE is continuing with its programme of COVID-19 walk-in test centres which enable people in those communities local to the centre get a free COVID-19 test without having to make an appointment in advance. These test centres are an important part of the; Gardaí have located a 64-year-old man who has been missing from the Salthill area of Galway since the middle of May. Billy Hill has been located safe and well. Gardaí have thanked the public and the media for their assistance in this matter. Health officials have confirmed 313 new cases of covid-19. 70 people are currently in hospital with the virus. 27 are being treated in ICU. The Health Minister says 3 million Covid vaccine doses will be given this bank holiday weekend. Stephen Donnelly says; Ballyglass Coast Guard Unit were tasked with a callout this morning by MRSC Malin following a request from NAC. A hill walker had fallen ill while walking along the coastline between Blacksod lighthouse and Faulmore. Once on scene the local HSE paramedics and; Gardaí are appealing to people heading to the Mayo coastline this afternoon to avoid Keem Bay. Heavy traffic has been reported in the area since mid-morning and Gardaí have closed the road at Dooagh for safety reasons. It is expected the road will remain; A demonstration will be held in Newport tomorrow calling for the redistribution of Common Agricultural Policy funds to small farmers. The Rural Ireland Organisation, formerly Ireland's Future have organised the meeting for 11:30am on Monday morning, with; Last night's Lotto jackpot has been won by a player in Galway. They scooped the 2.4 million euro prize by playing online. The National Lottery says they've notified the user's online account and sent them a separate email. It's the third week in a row that; Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Loughrea this morning. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the collision on Gort Road at approximately 2.10am. The collision involved a motorcycle and another vehicle. A public health expert says the Government needs to act now to prevent the Delta variant from taking hold here. A small number of suspected cases of the strain have been identified in the North. People in Kilkeel, Co Down are being urged to get tested. It; The World Health Organisation says being in crowded areas outdoors still puts people at risk of getting Covid-19. Pubs and restaurants will re-open for outdoor service tomorrow for the first time in months. The easing of restrictions will also see gyms; The Agriculture Minister says the size of the national dairy herd must stabilise to ensure climate action targets are met. Charlie McConalogue's told the Business Post he'll only consider a cap as a last resort. He says the sector's made progress in reducing; Religious orders still haven't committed to contributing to the redress scheme for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. The Children's Minister wrote to the orders in January after the commission of investigation's report was published. Roderic O'Gorman has; Over 60,000 homes and businesses who were due to get high-speed broadband this year could miss out. The rollout of the National Broadband Plan has only reached 4 thousand premises so far this year - out of a target of 115,000 by the end of the year. The; 19 people have been arrested in Dublin after large groups of young people threw bottles at gardai. A number of streets were sealed off and the public order unit cleared crowds for a second night in a row. Two gardai were injured and a patrol car was also; Day-trippers and holiday makers are being urged to leave no trace when eating outdoors this weekend. MyWaste.ie says over 2 million single-use cups and plastic bottles will be used over the bank holiday weekend. The waste management resource is asking people; Graham Norton and Paul Mescal will be flying the flag for Ireland at tonight's Bafta awards. Cork's Graham Norton is in the running for the entertainment performer award. Kildare's Paul Mescal is up for the leading actor prize for his role in Normal People. Health officials have confirmed 416 new cases of covid-19. There are currently 74 patients in hospital being treated with the virus. 29 are in intensive care. Meanwhile, Stephen Donnelly has received his first dose of a Covid vaccine. The Health Minister, Plans for a village enhancement scheme in Bohola was revealed at the recent meeting of the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District. The aim is to enhance the village green, enticing passing visitors to stop, and to have a pedestrian/cycling friendly route; There is no point in holding meetings of the Beef Taskforce if the real problems facing the industry are not examined thoroughly. That’s the view of Independent Roscommon-Galway Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, who was reacting to Thursday’s meeting. The; Belmullet Tidy Towns have launched a campaign aimed at tackling the persistent problem of dog fouling around the town. The purpose of the campaign is to highlight to dog owners the importance of cleaning up after their pets. The initiative includes the; The Health Minister says he'd like to see the Pfizer vaccine rolled out to 12-15 year olds with underlying conditions as quickly as possible. The European Medicines Agency has approved the jab for children of that age after a trial found it was safe to use. The Government's set to consider proposals on redress for survivors of mother and baby homes in the next few weeks. The Irish Times reports the Children's Minister will bring a memo to Cabinet at either the end of this month or the start of July. The paper; There are 529 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 86 patients are in hospital with the virus. 28 Covid patients are in intensive care - which is the lowest figure since before Christmas. The green light has been given to reduce the time between administering doses of the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine from 12 to 8 weeks. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says there will be a gradual reduction in the interval between the first and second doses in; A new road safety campaign involving wheelie bins and life-sized child stickers in Achill are an attempt to make Mayo roads safer as we head into a busy bank holiday weekend. The stickers shaped to look like a child about to run out on the road have been; The President of GMIT says she is confident that they can welcome back all students and staff on Campus in September. Dr. Orla Flynn was commenting after the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said he expects students and staff to be; This bank holiday weekend, Mayo County Council is calling on everyone to be responsible when enjoying the outdoors and to leave no trace. People visiting beaches, amenity areas and beauty spots over the weekend, enjoying the outdoors, are urged to take home; Clerical changes in the Diocese of Achonry haven been announced this afternoon by Bishop Paul Dempsey. Fr Vincent Sherlock, Parish Priest of Kilmovee is appointed Parish Priest of Tubbercurry Fr Joseph Gavigan, the Parish Priest of Ballaghaderreen is; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a calf missing from the Mulranny area since Wednesday. The white charolais calf was reported missing from Bunnahowna Hill. Anyone who may have seen the animal or who has any information is asked to; The supplier of the item that caused social media controversy for the Foxford Woollen Mills last weekend, is adamant that the Foxford store is completely innocent and never buys animal fur items from him. For the last 60 years, internationally renowned Dublin; 14 jobs have been approved for the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea this year. That’s according to Senator Eugene Murphy, who says €1.4M in revenue is allocated for 2021. The Fianna Fail Senator says that the release of funding is imminent, adding that local; Ballyhaunis Community School has been approved temporary modular accommodation. This news has been confirmed by Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary who says these units were required as a direct result of Covid. Three prefabs have been approved for; Meat processors have attended a meeting of the Beef Taskforce with future challenges and opportunities topping the agenda. The Agriculture Minister says a third report on prices along the supply chain will be published later this week. He says strong; There are calls for the Government to reject a Commission of Investigation report into Mother and Baby Homes after it emerged 100s of people's testimony was discounted as it didn't meet a legal standard of evidence. Commission member Mary Daly told a seminar; The national five-day moving average of Covid-19 cases has dropped by three percent over the past week to 392. 465 new cases were confirmed last night by the Department of Health. In hospitals there are 84 patients with the virus - down 16 percent on a week; A Sligo-Leitrim TD has been forced to clarify after tweeting a photo of a cornered off bench in Strandhill, after it turned out the seat was simply being repainted. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry tweeted a photo of a wooden bench yesterday, which was; Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a vehicle on fire in Galway yesterday evening. The incident occurred at Carnmore Cross near Galway Airport and resulted in significant delays to traffic during rush hour. No further information available at; There are 465 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 84 patients are in hospital with the virus this evening. That's the lowest number in over eight months. 30 Covid patients are in intensive care , which is the lowest figure this year. There are no county; Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for thunderstorms in 4 counties. Residents of Mayo, Galway, Limerick and Clare are being advised of heavy downpours. That rain may also result in spot flooding. Forecaster Linda Hughes expects them to pass; 6,000 euro worth of drugs were seized late last night by gardai in Ballinrobe. Members of the Divisional Drugs Task force assisted by local gardai searched a house in Ballinrobe town just before midnight last night (Wed). They recovered 6,000 euro worth of; Presentation College Headford has been approved for a large-scale capital programme. It involves the demolition and refurbishment of existing buildings and a new school extension. When completed, the school will be able to cater for more of 1000 students. Two significant changes could be on the way to the vaccine rollout programme. The HSE is considering reducing the weeks between doses of the AstraZeneca jab from 12 to 8. While a large number of people under the age of 50 may only need one dose of a jab. It's; Sinn Féin's calling for a review into the cost of direct-provision centres, after its been revealed today that the fees paid to such centres rose to 175 million euro last year. The money was paid by government to private firms for running nearly 50 centres; Irish owned pet-retailer, Petmania is to create 30 new jobs this year with an expansion spanning three locations in the North West. Petmania Sligo, the new pet super-store and grooming studio in Sligo town, officially opened its doors today. It has emerged that hundreds of survivors’ testimony was not used by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, and this is further heartache for survivors and their families, according to Tuam historian Catherine Corless. Yesterday, at an; Funding of over €1.1 million has been allocated for road improvement measures across Co Mayo, where severe weather events have damaged local and regional roads. It will allow for flood alleviation measures, bridge repairs, road protection works and the; A limited number of services are being resumed at Mayo University Hospital following the recent HSE cyber attack. While all systems have not yet been restored, management say they are in a position to resume a limited number of services this week, on a; Tributes are being paid to former Sligo Fine Gael Councillor Paul Conmy from Culleens who passed away yesterday. He was elected to Sligo County Council in the Dromore area in 1979 and held his seat until 2009. The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Dara; The National Lottery is continuing to appeal to Lotto players in the Castlebar and Athlone areas to check their tickets carefully, as the latest Lotto millionaires have yet to make contact. On Saturday 22nd May, the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million was; A company owned by Roscommon-born property developer Sean Mulryan has created a suspended swimming pool, 35 metres in the air, between two apartment blocks in London. The Sky Pool allows residents to swim in the unique pool, which spans 15 metres, is; Many hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and hostels reopened yesterday, as the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on the tourism and hospitality sector begins. The Ice House Hotel in Ballina will open their doors tomorrow (Friday) after being; An increase in water safety incidents involving jet skis has led to a joint appeal for responsibility being issued by multiple water safety agencies. It's urging jet ski users to be careful of their own safety as well as "respect the safety and wellbeing of; The HSE is warning people to expect 'significant interruption' to health services again next week. It says the situation has improved a little, with some computer systems working again after the ransomware attack, but many services remain cancelled. Up to; The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has advised reducing the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It has recommended 8 week intervals instead of the current 12 weeks. The advice could see thousands of people who've had a first dose fully; The World Health Organisation says there could be a fourth wave of Covid-19 in Ireland - if people socialise too much. The warning comes ahead of the Bank Holiday Weekend, with large crowds gathering in Dublin, Cork and Galway last weekend. The Taoiseach says; The Chief Medical Officer says the Indian variant of Covid could easily become the dominant strain, if people aren't careful. There have been 115 cases of the variant, now known as Delta - up from 97 last Friday. The strain has sparked an increase in cases; A Castlebar woman has been selected as the Social Democrats candidate for the Dublin Bay South by-election. Sarah Durcan was chosen at a selection convention last night. Sarah is daughter of former Castlebar-based Independent Councillor Frank Durcan, and has; The leaving cert results will be out on Friday September 3rd. They are expected to be issued directly to candidates through the Candidate Self Service Portal. In any subject where a student sits the exam and opts to receive Accredited Grades, they will be; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 70 year old John Joyce. John was last seen in the Rahoon Road area of Galway at approximately 10pm on Monday 31st May. John is described as being 6’ 2” External link

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Michael Ring says : “these supports will ensure the schemes can fully re-commence in; Castlebar councillors are to consider closing Tucker Street in the town to traffic, each evening, to facilitate an outdoor dining area for local businesses. The proposal that will be discussed next week in detail by elected councillors and council officials; Electricity supplier Energia has announced that it is partnering with Intersport Elverys to supply 100% green electricity to all their sports stores across Ireland. Intersport Elverys now has 50 stores nationwide. The Intersport Elverys brand is one of the; Plans are still on track to apply for planning permission for the proposed IDA Ireland industrial park in Ballina in the third-quarter of this year. That's according to Minister of State Robert Troy, who was responding to queries from Mayo TD Dara Calleary on; The number of people who arrived into Dublin Airport rose by nearly 36 per cent last week - despite mandatory hotel quarantine for over 50 countries. Over 21,100 people flew into the facility - compared to 15,600 the previous week. Nearly 12,000 were Irish; Today will mark the return of fans to sports events - with crowds of about 1,000 attending three matches. They're the first of 16 trial events taking place during June and July. Leinster Rugby are playing the Dragons at the RDS, while two League of Ireland; The number of people being treated in intensive care for coronavirus is at its lowest level this year. 23 patients with covid 19 are currently in ICU, while 59 people are in hospital - the lowest in nearly 9 months. 398 new cases of the disease have been; Farmers will take to the streets in towns across the country today for a nationwide rally. They'll be highlighting the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy and will warn against the dangers of current CAP proposals. The IFA says the current; Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in County Galway. It happened at a junction on the N84 at Grange, Corandulla at around a quarter past 9 on Wednesday night. Two cars collided and one of them veered off course and collided with a third; There are 398 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 23 Covid patients are in intensive care units nationally and that is the lowest number of such patients this year. A total of 70 patients are in hospital with the virus. As of Tuesday, the country's 14-day; Patients attending the Emergency Department, outpatient and other appointments at University Hospital Galway are facing significant delays as the impact of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to affect the delivery of hospital services. In a; Mayo Arts Service in partnership with Creative Ireland is presenting I am What I am, an exhibition celebrating gender and identity in Ballina Arts Centre I Am What I Am is a nuanced celebration of artists who work with gender, sexuality, identity and politics; The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) is contesting the narrative that the current CAP proposals will undermine the income of Irish farmers. Mayo Chair Seamus Cosgrave argues that nationally, under a full flattening of payments, 72,710 farmers; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens towards its development as a world-class visitor attraction. A key element of the investment will be in the "Wild Realms" project, which will allow visitors to; Gardai in Mayo seized more than 16,000 euro worth of drugs and one man was arrested, following searches of a number of houses in Castlebar, Ballina and Westport over the last number of days. The searches were all carried out under warrant by the members of; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens. It's part of a €73 million euro investment in four major projects in Mayo, Cavan, Donegal and Dublin. The largest allocation - €20.2 million - goes to Westport; The Rural Ireland Organisation, formally known as Ireland’s Future claims the IFA CAP reform protest planned for Mayo tomorrow (Fri) is against equality and against 72,000 small farmers getting any increase in their payments. Chairperson of The Rural Ireland; The final report has been issued into an aircraft accident in Co Galway last Summer. On 11th July 2020, the Cessna aircraft with one crew member and one passenger on board was en route from Rathcoole Aerodrome in Co Cork to the Tibohine Airfield in Co; A section of the N84 Headford road, which was closed to traffic following a collision last night, has just reopened within the past few minutes. Two vehicles were involved in a collision at about 9pm last night, which caused one vehicle to veer off path and; The Irish Farmers Association will hold a demonstration in Ballina tomorrow morning (Friday), as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy. In the first large-scale demonstration by the IFA since the; The devastation and stress for homeowners caused by pyrite damage is not being under-estimated or ignored by Government. That's according to the Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien who gave an update to the Cabinet yesterday in relation to the Defective Concrete; The trial of a man accused of murdering a Co Galway pensioner will go ahead at the Central Criminal Court next year. 55-year old Michael Scott from Gortanumera, Portumna is charged with the murder of Chrissie Treacy, also from Portumna, on April 27th, 2018. People in their 30s are set to be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine next week. The HSE says it expects registration for 30 to 39 year olds to open online shortly. Over 3.1 million vaccines have been administered so far - with registration still open; Gardai are renewing their appeal for information following the discovery of a pipe bomb in Tuam last month. Members of the Army bomb disposal team from Athlone attended the scene on the morning of May 12, and made the area safe. However, it was established; The N60 road between Ballyhaunis and Claremorris has reopened to traffic following a collision yesterday evening. A car overturned at Ballygowan bridge, and Midwest News understands one person was taken to hospital from the scene. The accident occurred; The lowest number of Covid-19 cases this year has been recorded today. NPHET has reported 259 new cases this evening - the lowest since December 12th. There are 76 Covid patients in hospital, with 27 in intensive care. Galway GP, Dr Martin Daly, a former; The emergency services are attending a road collision on the Headford road out of Galway city this evening ( 5.15pm) , about 10 miles from the city. There are significant traffic delays along this busy route as a result. There are no further details; Pharmacies will start administering COVID vaccines from next week. It's expected around one-thousand community pharmacies will begin issuing Johnson and Johnson vaccines to the remaining over-50s from next Monday. Around 350 pharmacies will be issuing Pfizer; People are being urged not to look directly at the partial solar eclipse tomorrow. The cosmic event will be visible from Ireland between 10am and 12:30pm tomorrow. During those few hours, nearly half of the sun will be blocked out by the moon. David Moore; Circle K, Ireland’s largest forecourt and convenience retailer, has opened a new franchise Circle K on Achill Island. The family-run business, currently operated by Margaret Lavelle, has been on Achill Island for over 35 years. The grand opening took place at; The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, has announced that the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project has been approved by Cabinet today and will now progress to the construction phase. The project involves the construction of 34km of new single; The first exam of Leaving Cert 2021 is over. Students sat English Paper One this morning, while those studying Home Economics will have another exam this afternoon. It's a very different Leaving Cert this year, as candidates had the option of choosing; Ashford Castle and sister hotel, The Lodge at Ashford are the first hotels in Ireland where guests can avail of an onsite Covid-19 PCR test, with results available within 12 hours. Working in partnership with Communicare Medical Supplies and available now, Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance PRO Breeda Murphy insists the Commission of Investigation Report into Mother and Baby Homes needs to be rejected as invalid. She says the lack of respect for survivors’ testimony in the Report, makes it an invalid record of; A walk-in test centre for Covid-19 will open in Ballina tomorrow morning, and will be available on Thursday and Friday. No appointment is necessary for people to attend the testing facility at the Stephenites Ground on Lord Edward Street, which will be open; Over 100 complaints were made to the Ombudsman last year from people in Mayo. The 2020 report shows that, nationally, complaints to the Ombudsman about public services fell by 6% last year compared to the previous year. 3,418 complaints were made in 2020, a; Two people on paddleboards were rescued after they had drifted out to sea in Co Sligo yesterday. The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was requested to launch on Tuesday evening after reports that two paddleboarders had been blown out to sea off Mermaid's Cove. Government Ministers will be told today that the cost of fixing defects in houses in the West and northwest caused by pyrite could go beyond €1 billion. Housing Minster Darragh O'Brien is expected to brief Cabinet colleagues on the Government's support scheme; Twin sisters from Co Roscommon, who've been separated for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, met up yesterday to celebrate their 90th birthdays, by travelling from Dublin to Galway by train for a short holiday. Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna nee; €187,000 in funding has been approved for Mayo sporting projects under Dormant Accounts Funding. Mayo Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers has welcomed the investment package for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in the county. Just under; NUI Galway is one of four of Ireland's universities that have slipped down in the latest world university rankings. The new QS World University Rankings for 2022 saw NUI Galway drop 20 places to 258th overall, University College Cork (UCC) drop 12 places to; A leading immunologist says the rise of the Delta variant of Covid-19 on the island of Ireland is worrying. There have been at least 115 confirmed cases of the variant sequenced in the republic. It comes as the latest daily figures from the Department of; Gardai on patrol in Sligo on Monday night stopped a vehicle for road traffic offences. Following a search, a siphoning pump and drums were located. Gardai believe that stopping the vehicle and its male occupants prevented a crime that was about to take place, Over 1,500 students across Co Mayo will sit their first Leaving Cert exam today. 1,605 candidates in Mayo applied for accredited grades this year, while 1,424 are sitting the exams - the figures indicate that the majority of students in the county opted for; 271 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland this evening. It's the second lowest daily tally this year. 77 patients are currently in hospital with the virus - with 27 in intensive care. A Westport Councillor has defended those who enjoyed outdoor drinking and dining facilities in the town over the bank holiday weekend. Pubs and restaurants with outdoor facilities enjoyed a bumper weekend, as the town was very busy with tourists. However, a; Irish Water and Roscommon County Council have today commenced upgrade works for water services in Ballaghadereen. Local TD Claire Kerrane says work is starting on a 2 km stretch of problematic old water mains between Lung River and Cooneys in Tibohine. This; Outpatient clinics at Mayo University Hospital have restarted, following the recent cyber attack on the HSE's IT systems, which resulted in the widespread cancellation of services. The HSE says outpatient clinics have resumed, with a combination of; Mayo Leisure Point is an indoor entertainment complex in Castlebar, with a bowling alley, a cinema that re-opened yesterday , a Leisure Club including a swimming pool that opened today, restaurants/ diners and Hogs Heaven Sports Bar among it facilities. Cora; The Tara Café is located in the Penneys / Supervalu shopping centre in Castlebar and is open for takeaway only at present, but looking forward to reopening for indoor dining next month. Owner Fiona Ryan has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa about the; Breaffy House Resort on the outskirts of Castlebar is looking forward to a very busy Summer, and has opened new outdoor food and drink facilities for customers on it over 100 acre site. The hotel fully reopened for residents last Wednesday, in line with; While theatres and concert halls are still awaiting clarification on the numbers that can attend individual concerts, Kodaline has today announced details of an acoustic nationwide tour in November and December, including a concert at the TF Royal Theatre in; Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision outside Swinford this morning. The two car crash occurred on the Swinford junction of the N5 at around 8:45am. Two people were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening; Tens of thousands of Leaving Cert students are spending their last day studying ahead of the exams getting underway tomorrow. The class of 2021 have had the option of sitting the exams, accepting calculated grades or choosing both. This year's results won't; Temperatures could hit as high as 24 degrees in parts this week. The good conditions over the past couple of days are set to continue, however there's the chance of some patchy showers in places. The best of the weather is expected to hit the country from; In-person driver theory tests resume today at the 40 testing centres across the country. The Road Safety Authority says it'll initially do 25,000 theory tests per month, increasing to 50,000 over time. More than 120,000 people are currently waiting to take; A Galway Councillor is calling for designated public spaces for outdoor drinking to be piloted this summer. Fianna Fail Councillor Alan Cheevers argues that a lot of public drinking is currently happening in green spaces and is taking away from city; The number of Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals has fallen to its lowest point since mid-September last year. There are 69 people with the virus on wards, down 29 percent on last week. In ICU there's a similar trend - last night there were 26 patients - 25; Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the N59 near Clifden yesterday at approximately 12 noon. A woman, in her 30s, was air lifted to University Hospital Galway to be treated for serious yet non-life threatening; The Department of Health has reported an additional 377 cases of Covid 19.69 people are receiving treatment in hospital for the disease, of which 26 are in ICU.The Chief Medical Officer is asking people to continue to work from home unless it's necessary to; The HSE is continuing with its programme of COVID-19 walk-in test centres which enable people in those communities local to the centre get a free COVID-19 test without having to make an appointment in advance. These test centres are an important part of the; Gardaí have located a 64-year-old man who has been missing from the Salthill area of Galway since the middle of May. Billy Hill has been located safe and well. Gardaí have thanked the public and the media for their assistance in this matter. Health officials have confirmed 313 new cases of covid-19. 70 people are currently in hospital with the virus. 27 are being treated in ICU. The Health Minister says 3 million Covid vaccine doses will be given this bank holiday weekend. Stephen Donnelly says; Ballyglass Coast Guard Unit were tasked with a callout this morning by MRSC Malin following a request from NAC. A hill walker had fallen ill while walking along the coastline between Blacksod lighthouse and Faulmore. Once on scene the local HSE paramedics and; Gardaí are appealing to people heading to the Mayo coastline this afternoon to avoid Keem Bay. Heavy traffic has been reported in the area since mid-morning and Gardaí have closed the road at Dooagh for safety reasons. It is expected the road will remain; A demonstration will be held in Newport tomorrow calling for the redistribution of Common Agricultural Policy funds to small farmers. The Rural Ireland Organisation, formerly Ireland's Future have organised the meeting for 11:30am on Monday morning, with; Last night's Lotto jackpot has been won by a player in Galway. They scooped the 2.4 million euro prize by playing online. The National Lottery says they've notified the user's online account and sent them a separate email. It's the third week in a row that; Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Loughrea this morning. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the collision on Gort Road at approximately 2.10am. The collision involved a motorcycle and another vehicle. A public health expert says the Government needs to act now to prevent the Delta variant from taking hold here. A small number of suspected cases of the strain have been identified in the North. People in Kilkeel, Co Down are being urged to get tested. It; The World Health Organisation says being in crowded areas outdoors still puts people at risk of getting Covid-19. Pubs and restaurants will re-open for outdoor service tomorrow for the first time in months. The easing of restrictions will also see gyms; The Agriculture Minister says the size of the national dairy herd must stabilise to ensure climate action targets are met. Charlie McConalogue's told the Business Post he'll only consider a cap as a last resort. He says the sector's made progress in reducing; Religious orders still haven't committed to contributing to the redress scheme for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. The Children's Minister wrote to the orders in January after the commission of investigation's report was published. Roderic O'Gorman has; Over 60,000 homes and businesses who were due to get high-speed broadband this year could miss out. The rollout of the National Broadband Plan has only reached 4 thousand premises so far this year - out of a target of 115,000 by the end of the year. The; 19 people have been arrested in Dublin after large groups of young people threw bottles at gardai. A number of streets were sealed off and the public order unit cleared crowds for a second night in a row. Two gardai were injured and a patrol car was also; Day-trippers and holiday makers are being urged to leave no trace when eating outdoors this weekend. MyWaste.ie says over 2 million single-use cups and plastic bottles will be used over the bank holiday weekend. The waste management resource is asking people; Graham Norton and Paul Mescal will be flying the flag for Ireland at tonight's Bafta awards. Cork's Graham Norton is in the running for the entertainment performer award. Kildare's Paul Mescal is up for the leading actor prize for his role in Normal People. Health officials have confirmed 416 new cases of covid-19. There are currently 74 patients in hospital being treated with the virus. 29 are in intensive care. Meanwhile, Stephen Donnelly has received his first dose of a Covid vaccine. The Health Minister, Plans for a village enhancement scheme in Bohola was revealed at the recent meeting of the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District. The aim is to enhance the village green, enticing passing visitors to stop, and to have a pedestrian/cycling friendly route; There is no point in holding meetings of the Beef Taskforce if the real problems facing the industry are not examined thoroughly. That’s the view of Independent Roscommon-Galway Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, who was reacting to Thursday’s meeting. The; Belmullet Tidy Towns have launched a campaign aimed at tackling the persistent problem of dog fouling around the town. The purpose of the campaign is to highlight to dog owners the importance of cleaning up after their pets. The initiative includes the; The Health Minister says he'd like to see the Pfizer vaccine rolled out to 12-15 year olds with underlying conditions as quickly as possible. The European Medicines Agency has approved the jab for children of that age after a trial found it was safe to use. The Government's set to consider proposals on redress for survivors of mother and baby homes in the next few weeks. The Irish Times reports the Children's Minister will bring a memo to Cabinet at either the end of this month or the start of July. The paper; There are 529 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 86 patients are in hospital with the virus. 28 Covid patients are in intensive care - which is the lowest figure since before Christmas. The green light has been given to reduce the time between administering doses of the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine from 12 to 8 weeks. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says there will be a gradual reduction in the interval between the first and second doses in; A new road safety campaign involving wheelie bins and life-sized child stickers in Achill are an attempt to make Mayo roads safer as we head into a busy bank holiday weekend. The stickers shaped to look like a child about to run out on the road have been; The President of GMIT says she is confident that they can welcome back all students and staff on Campus in September. Dr. Orla Flynn was commenting after the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said he expects students and staff to be; This bank holiday weekend, Mayo County Council is calling on everyone to be responsible when enjoying the outdoors and to leave no trace. People visiting beaches, amenity areas and beauty spots over the weekend, enjoying the outdoors, are urged to take home; Clerical changes in the Diocese of Achonry haven been announced this afternoon by Bishop Paul Dempsey. Fr Vincent Sherlock, Parish Priest of Kilmovee is appointed Parish Priest of Tubbercurry Fr Joseph Gavigan, the Parish Priest of Ballaghaderreen is; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a calf missing from the Mulranny area since Wednesday. The white charolais calf was reported missing from Bunnahowna Hill. Anyone who may have seen the animal or who has any information is asked to; The supplier of the item that caused social media controversy for the Foxford Woollen Mills last weekend, is adamant that the Foxford store is completely innocent and never buys animal fur items from him. For the last 60 years, internationally renowned Dublin; 14 jobs have been approved for the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea this year. That’s according to Senator Eugene Murphy, who says €1.4M in revenue is allocated for 2021. The Fianna Fail Senator says that the release of funding is imminent, adding that local; Ballyhaunis Community School has been approved temporary modular accommodation. This news has been confirmed by Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary who says these units were required as a direct result of Covid. Three prefabs have been approved for; Meat processors have attended a meeting of the Beef Taskforce with future challenges and opportunities topping the agenda. The Agriculture Minister says a third report on prices along the supply chain will be published later this week. He says strong; There are calls for the Government to reject a Commission of Investigation report into Mother and Baby Homes after it emerged 100s of people's testimony was discounted as it didn't meet a legal standard of evidence. Commission member Mary Daly told a seminar; The national five-day moving average of Covid-19 cases has dropped by three percent over the past week to 392. 465 new cases were confirmed last night by the Department of Health. In hospitals there are 84 patients with the virus - down 16 percent on a week; A Sligo-Leitrim TD has been forced to clarify after tweeting a photo of a cornered off bench in Strandhill, after it turned out the seat was simply being repainted. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry tweeted a photo of a wooden bench yesterday, which was; Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a vehicle on fire in Galway yesterday evening. The incident occurred at Carnmore Cross near Galway Airport and resulted in significant delays to traffic during rush hour. No further information available at; There are 465 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 84 patients are in hospital with the virus this evening. That's the lowest number in over eight months. 30 Covid patients are in intensive care , which is the lowest figure this year. There are no county; Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for thunderstorms in 4 counties. Residents of Mayo, Galway, Limerick and Clare are being advised of heavy downpours. That rain may also result in spot flooding. Forecaster Linda Hughes expects them to pass; 6,000 euro worth of drugs were seized late last night by gardai in Ballinrobe. Members of the Divisional Drugs Task force assisted by local gardai searched a house in Ballinrobe town just before midnight last night (Wed). They recovered 6,000 euro worth of; Presentation College Headford has been approved for a large-scale capital programme. It involves the demolition and refurbishment of existing buildings and a new school extension. When completed, the school will be able to cater for more of 1000 students. Two significant changes could be on the way to the vaccine rollout programme. The HSE is considering reducing the weeks between doses of the AstraZeneca jab from 12 to 8. While a large number of people under the age of 50 may only need one dose of a jab. It's; Sinn Féin's calling for a review into the cost of direct-provision centres, after its been revealed today that the fees paid to such centres rose to 175 million euro last year. The money was paid by government to private firms for running nearly 50 centres; Irish owned pet-retailer, Petmania is to create 30 new jobs this year with an expansion spanning three locations in the North West. Petmania Sligo, the new pet super-store and grooming studio in Sligo town, officially opened its doors today. It has emerged that hundreds of survivors’ testimony was not used by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, and this is further heartache for survivors and their families, according to Tuam historian Catherine Corless. Yesterday, at an; Funding of over €1.1 million has been allocated for road improvement measures across Co Mayo, where severe weather events have damaged local and regional roads. It will allow for flood alleviation measures, bridge repairs, road protection works and the; A limited number of services are being resumed at Mayo University Hospital following the recent HSE cyber attack. While all systems have not yet been restored, management say they are in a position to resume a limited number of services this week, on a; Tributes are being paid to former Sligo Fine Gael Councillor Paul Conmy from Culleens who passed away yesterday. He was elected to Sligo County Council in the Dromore area in 1979 and held his seat until 2009. The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Dara; The National Lottery is continuing to appeal to Lotto players in the Castlebar and Athlone areas to check their tickets carefully, as the latest Lotto millionaires have yet to make contact. On Saturday 22nd May, the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million was; A company owned by Roscommon-born property developer Sean Mulryan has created a suspended swimming pool, 35 metres in the air, between two apartment blocks in London. The Sky Pool allows residents to swim in the unique pool, which spans 15 metres, is; Many hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and hostels reopened yesterday, as the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on the tourism and hospitality sector begins. The Ice House Hotel in Ballina will open their doors tomorrow (Friday) after being; An increase in water safety incidents involving jet skis has led to a joint appeal for responsibility being issued by multiple water safety agencies. It's urging jet ski users to be careful of their own safety as well as "respect the safety and wellbeing of; The HSE is warning people to expect 'significant interruption' to health services again next week. It says the situation has improved a little, with some computer systems working again after the ransomware attack, but many services remain cancelled. Up to; The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has advised reducing the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It has recommended 8 week intervals instead of the current 12 weeks. The advice could see thousands of people who've had a first dose fully; The World Health Organisation says there could be a fourth wave of Covid-19 in Ireland - if people socialise too much. The warning comes ahead of the Bank Holiday Weekend, with large crowds gathering in Dublin, Cork and Galway last weekend. The Taoiseach says; The Chief Medical Officer says the Indian variant of Covid could easily become the dominant strain, if people aren't careful. There have been 115 cases of the variant, now known as Delta - up from 97 last Friday. The strain has sparked an increase in cases; A Castlebar woman has been selected as the Social Democrats candidate for the Dublin Bay South by-election. Sarah Durcan was chosen at a selection convention last night. Sarah is daughter of former Castlebar-based Independent Councillor Frank Durcan, and has; The leaving cert results will be out on Friday September 3rd. They are expected to be issued directly to candidates through the Candidate Self Service Portal. In any subject where a student sits the exam and opts to receive Accredited Grades, they will be; Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 70 year old John Joyce. John was last seen in the Rahoon Road area of Galway at approximately 10pm on Monday 31st May. John is described as being 6’ 2” External link

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Michael Ring says : “these supports will ensure the schemes can fully re-commence in; Castlebar councillors are to consider closing Tucker Street in the town to traffic, each evening, to facilitate an outdoor dining area for local businesses. The proposal that will be discussed next week in detail by elected councillors and council officials; Electricity supplier Energia has announced that it is partnering with Intersport Elverys to supply 100% green electricity to all their sports stores across Ireland. Intersport Elverys now has 50 stores nationwide. The Intersport Elverys brand is one of the; Plans are still on track to apply for planning permission for the proposed IDA Ireland industrial park in Ballina in the third-quarter of this year. That's according to Minister of State Robert Troy, who was responding to queries from Mayo TD Dara Calleary on; The number of people who arrived into Dublin Airport rose by nearly 36 per cent last week - despite mandatory hotel quarantine for over 50 countries. Over 21,100 people flew into the facility - compared to 15,600 the previous week. Nearly 12,000 were Irish; Today will mark the return of fans to sports events - with crowds of about 1,000 attending three matches. They're the first of 16 trial events taking place during June and July. Leinster Rugby are playing the Dragons at the RDS, while two League of Ireland; The number of people being treated in intensive care for coronavirus is at its lowest level this year. 23 patients with covid 19 are currently in ICU, while 59 people are in hospital - the lowest in nearly 9 months. 398 new cases of the disease have been; Farmers will take to the streets in towns across the country today for a nationwide rally. They'll be highlighting the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy and will warn against the dangers of current CAP proposals. The IFA says the current; Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in County Galway. It happened at a junction on the N84 at Grange, Corandulla at around a quarter past 9 on Wednesday night. Two cars collided and one of them veered off course and collided with a third; There are 398 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 23 Covid patients are in intensive care units nationally and that is the lowest number of such patients this year. A total of 70 patients are in hospital with the virus. As of Tuesday, the country's 14-day; Patients attending the Emergency Department, outpatient and other appointments at University Hospital Galway are facing significant delays as the impact of the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to affect the delivery of hospital services. In a; Mayo Arts Service in partnership with Creative Ireland is presenting I am What I am, an exhibition celebrating gender and identity in Ballina Arts Centre I Am What I Am is a nuanced celebration of artists who work with gender, sexuality, identity and politics; The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) is contesting the narrative that the current CAP proposals will undermine the income of Irish farmers. Mayo Chair Seamus Cosgrave argues that nationally, under a full flattening of payments, 72,710 farmers; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens towards its development as a world-class visitor attraction. A key element of the investment will be in the "Wild Realms" project, which will allow visitors to; Gardai in Mayo seized more than 16,000 euro worth of drugs and one man was arrested, following searches of a number of houses in Castlebar, Ballina and Westport over the last number of days. The searches were all carried out under warrant by the members of; Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens. It's part of a €73 million euro investment in four major projects in Mayo, Cavan, Donegal and Dublin. The largest allocation - €20.2 million - goes to Westport; The Rural Ireland Organisation, formally known as Ireland’s Future claims the IFA CAP reform protest planned for Mayo tomorrow (Fri) is against equality and against 72,000 small farmers getting any increase in their payments. Chairperson of The Rural Ireland; The final report has been issued into an aircraft accident in Co Galway last Summer. On 11th July 2020, the Cessna aircraft with one crew member and one passenger on board was en route from Rathcoole Aerodrome in Co Cork to the Tibohine Airfield in Co; A section of the N84 Headford road, which was closed to traffic following a collision last night, has just reopened within the past few minutes. Two vehicles were involved in a collision at about 9pm last night, which caused one vehicle to veer off path and; The Irish Farmers Association will hold a demonstration in Ballina tomorrow morning (Friday), as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy. In the first large-scale demonstration by the IFA since the; The devastation and stress for homeowners caused by pyrite damage is not being under-estimated or ignored by Government. That's according to the Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien who gave an update to the Cabinet yesterday in relation to the Defective Concrete; The trial of a man accused of murdering a Co Galway pensioner will go ahead at the Central Criminal Court next year. 55-year old Michael Scott from Gortanumera, Portumna is charged with the murder of Chrissie Treacy, also from Portumna, on April 27th, 2018. People in their 30s are set to be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine next week. The HSE says it expects registration for 30 to 39 year olds to open online shortly. Over 3.1 million vaccines have been administered so far - with registration still open; Gardai are renewing their appeal for information following the discovery of a pipe bomb in Tuam last month. Members of the Army bomb disposal team from Athlone attended the scene on the morning of May 12, and made the area safe. However, it was established; The N60 road between Ballyhaunis and Claremorris has reopened to traffic following a collision yesterday evening. A car overturned at Ballygowan bridge, and Midwest News understands one person was taken to hospital from the scene. The accident occurred; The lowest number of Covid-19 cases this year has been recorded today. NPHET has reported 259 new cases this evening - the lowest since December 12th. There are 76 Covid patients in hospital, with 27 in intensive care. Galway GP, Dr Martin Daly, a former; The emergency services are attending a road collision on the Headford road out of Galway city this evening ( 5.15pm) , about 10 miles from the city. There are significant traffic delays along this busy route as a result. There are no further details; Pharmacies will start administering COVID vaccines from next week. It's expected around one-thousand community pharmacies will begin issuing Johnson and Johnson vaccines to the remaining over-50s from next Monday. Around 350 pharmacies will be issuing Pfizer; People are being urged not to look directly at the partial solar eclipse tomorrow. The cosmic event will be visible from Ireland between 10am and 12:30pm tomorrow. During those few hours, nearly half of the sun will be blocked out by the moon. David Moore; Circle K, Ireland’s largest forecourt and convenience retailer, has opened a new franchise Circle K on Achill Island. The family-run business, currently operated by Margaret Lavelle, has been on Achill Island for over 35 years. The grand opening took place at; The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, has announced that the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project has been approved by Cabinet today and will now progress to the construction phase. The project involves the construction of 34km of new single; The first exam of Leaving Cert 2021 is over. Students sat English Paper One this morning, while those studying Home Economics will have another exam this afternoon. It's a very different Leaving Cert this year, as candidates had the option of choosing; Ashford Castle and sister hotel, The Lodge at Ashford are the first hotels in Ireland where guests can avail of an onsite Covid-19 PCR test, with results available within 12 hours. Working in partnership with Communicare Medical Supplies and available now, Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance PRO Breeda Murphy insists the Commission of Investigation Report into Mother and Baby Homes needs to be rejected as invalid. She says the lack of respect for survivors’ testimony in the Report, makes it an invalid record of; A walk-in test centre for Covid-19 will open in Ballina tomorrow morning, and will be available on Thursday and Friday. No appointment is necessary for people to attend the testing facility at the Stephenites Ground on Lord Edward Street, which will be open; Over 100 complaints were made to the Ombudsman last year from people in Mayo. The 2020 report shows that, nationally, complaints to the Ombudsman about public services fell by 6% last year compared to the previous year. 3,418 complaints were made in 2020, a; Two people on paddleboards were rescued after they had drifted out to sea in Co Sligo yesterday. The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was requested to launch on Tuesday evening after reports that two paddleboarders had been blown out to sea off Mermaid's Cove. Government Ministers will be told today that the cost of fixing defects in houses in the West and northwest caused by pyrite could go beyond €1 billion. Housing Minster Darragh O'Brien is expected to brief Cabinet colleagues on the Government's support scheme; Twin sisters from Co Roscommon, who've been separated for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, met up yesterday to celebrate their 90th birthdays, by travelling from Dublin to Galway by train for a short holiday. Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna nee; €187,000 in funding has been approved for Mayo sporting projects under Dormant Accounts Funding. Mayo Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers has welcomed the investment package for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in the county. Just under; NUI Galway is one of four of Ireland's universities that have slipped down in the latest world university rankings. The new QS World University Rankings for 2022 saw NUI Galway drop 20 places to 258th overall, University College Cork (UCC) drop 12 places to; A leading immunologist says the rise of the Delta variant of Covid-19 on the island of Ireland is worrying. There have been at least 115 confirmed cases of the variant sequenced in the republic. It comes as the latest daily figures from the Department of; Gardai on patrol in Sligo on Monday night stopped a vehicle for road traffic offences. Following a search, a siphoning pump and drums were located. Gardai believe that stopping the vehicle and its male occupants prevented a crime that was about to take place, Over 1,500 students across Co Mayo will sit their first Leaving Cert exam today. 1,605 candidates in Mayo applied for accredited grades this year, while 1,424 are sitting the exams - the figures indicate that the majority of students in the county opted for; 271 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland this evening. It's the second lowest daily tally this year. 77 patients are currently in hospital with the virus - with 27 in intensive care. A Westport Councillor has defended those who enjoyed outdoor drinking and dining facilities in the town over the bank holiday weekend. Pubs and restaurants with outdoor facilities enjoyed a bumper weekend, as the town was very busy with tourists. However, a; Irish Water and Roscommon County Council have today commenced upgrade works for water services in Ballaghadereen. Local TD Claire Kerrane says work is starting on a 2 km stretch of problematic old water mains between Lung River and Cooneys in Tibohine. This; Outpatient clinics at Mayo University Hospital have restarted, following the recent cyber attack on the HSE's IT systems, which resulted in the widespread cancellation of services. The HSE says outpatient clinics have resumed, with a combination of; Mayo Leisure Point is an indoor entertainment complex in Castlebar, with a bowling alley, a cinema that re-opened yesterday , a Leisure Club including a swimming pool that opened today, restaurants/ diners and Hogs Heaven Sports Bar among it facilities. Cora; The Tara Café is located in the Penneys / Supervalu shopping centre in Castlebar and is open for takeaway only at present, but looking forward to reopening for indoor dining next month. Owner Fiona Ryan has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa about the; Breaffy House Resort on the outskirts of Castlebar is looking forward to a very busy Summer, and has opened new outdoor food and drink facilities for customers on it over 100 acre site. The hotel fully reopened for residents last Wednesday, in line with; While theatres and concert halls are still awaiting clarification on the numbers that can attend individual concerts, Kodaline has today announced details of an acoustic nationwide tour in November and December, including a concert at the TF Royal Theatre in; Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision outside Swinford this morning. The two car crash occurred on the Swinford junction of the N5 at around 8:45am. Two people were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening; Tens of thousands of Leaving Cert students are spending their last day studying ahead of the exams getting underway tomorrow. The class of 2021 have had the option of sitting the exams, accepting calculated grades or choosing both. This year's results won't; Temperatures could hit as high as 24 degrees in parts this week. The good conditions over the past couple of days are set to continue, however there's the chance of some patchy showers in places. The best of the weather is expected to hit the country from; In-person driver theory tests resume today at the 40 testing centres across the country. The Road Safety Authority says it'll initially do 25,000 theory tests per month, increasing to 50,000 over time. More than 120,000 people are currently waiting to take; A Galway Councillor is calling for designated public spaces for outdoor drinking to be piloted this summer. Fianna Fail Councillor Alan Cheevers argues that a lot of public drinking is currently happening in green spaces and is taking away from city; The number of Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals has fallen to its lowest point since mid-September last year. There are 69 people with the virus on wards, down 29 percent on last week. In ICU there's a similar trend - last night there were 26 patients - 25; Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the N59 near Clifden yesterday at approximately 12 noon. A woman, in her 30s, was air lifted to University Hospital Galway to be treated for serious yet non-life threatening; The Department of Health has reported an additional 377 cases of Covid 19.69 people are receiving treatment in hospital for the disease, of which 26 are in ICU.The Chief Medical Officer is asking people to continue to work from home unless it's necessary to; The HSE is continuing with its programme of COVID-19 walk-in test centres which enable people in those communities local to the centre get a free COVID-19 test without having to make an appointment in advance. These test centres are an important part of the; Gardaí have located a 64-year-old man who has been missing from the Salthill area of Galway since the middle of May. Billy Hill has been located safe and well. Gardaí have thanked the public and the media for their assistance in this matter. Health officials have confirmed 313 new cases of covid-19. 70 people are currently in hospital with the virus. 27 are being treated in ICU. The Health Minister says 3 million Covid vaccine doses will be given this bank holiday weekend. Stephen Donnelly says; Ballyglass Coast Guard Unit were tasked with a callout this morning by MRSC Malin following a request from NAC. A hill walker had fallen ill while walking along the coastline between Blacksod lighthouse and Faulmore. Once on scene the local HSE paramedics and; Gardaí are appealing to people heading to the Mayo coastline this afternoon to avoid Keem Bay. Heavy traffic has been reported in the area since mid-morning and Gardaí have closed the road at Dooagh for safety reasons. It is expected the road will remain; A demonstration will be held in Newport tomorrow calling for the redistribution of Common Agricultural Policy funds to small farmers. The Rural Ireland Organisation, formerly Ireland's Future have organised the meeting for 11:30am on Monday morning, with; Last night's Lotto jackpot has been won by a player in Galway. They scooped the 2.4 million euro prize by playing online. The National Lottery say