Michael Ring

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Michael Ring said ( about Leo Varadkar ) : “There will be no decision agreed by Fine Gael on this issue until our parliamentary party, our ministers, TDs, senators and MEPs, have an opportunity to meet in person and discuss it. This is the position of our party leader, Leo Varadkar, and we fully back him on it,” External link

con-telegraph Sunday, July 3, 2022 2:53:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “People have been cutting, selling, and buying turf for generations. It is an integral part of our way of life in many areas of rural Ireland,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, July 3, 2022 2:29:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “There will be no decision agreed by Fine Gael on this issue until our parliamentary party, our ministers, TDs, senators and MEPs, have an opportunity to meet in person and discuss it,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, July 3, 2022 2:29:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring commented : “I am pleased that these works at Ballinrobe Community School have now been approved. I look forward to the works being completed and I’m sure that the teachers and students will benefit from the additional accommodation in their school” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, June 30, 2022 10:46:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring said : “There certainly is [price fixing going on in Mayo], because there is no way that on the first of May there was no price increase, and yet all the petrol pumps around the country put it up,” External link

MayoNews Wednesday, June 29, 2022 9:40:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I am pleased that additional funding has now been provided and I hope that these works can be completed as soon as possible for the people of Carrowholly, Westport,” External link

westernpeople Monday, June 20, 2022 5:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “The Sports Capital and Equipment Programme is an essential grant scheme for providing suitable sports facilities around the country. It is a vital scheme as the government encourage as many people as possible to participate in sport,” “I am delighted that a further six Mayo groups have received funding under this programme” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, May 31, 2022 3:40:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring stated : "Up to 95% of the funding allocated by the Arts Council goes to the Dublin area. " External link

con-telegraph Saturday, May 28, 2022 8:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I welcome this funding for projects in Mayo. Our health system continually requires investment in capital projects to meet the needs of the people of Mayo. In fact, our greatest asset in the Mayo health system is the staff who have worked tirelessly to treat people with dignity, respect and the best care possible” External link

westernpeople Thursday, May 26, 2022 1:07:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “The department is going out all over the world opening embassies in countries we’ve never heard of and they won’t give passports to their own people” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, May 25, 2022 10:46:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added : “I am delighted that funding has been secured for these works. "The people of Cleragh, Kiltimagh, have been waiting for quite some time to get a proper water supply and I am pleased to see that funding has been secured to enable this matter to be finally resolved,” External link

con-telegraph Friday, May 20, 2022 8:17:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added : “The Glencorrib/Kilroe area always made the most of the funding allocations and they worked hard to deliver worthwhile projects to their area. "I have no doubt that this Community Walkway will provide many happy years of enjoyment for locals and visitors alike,” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, May 5, 2022 8:19:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added : “The Glencorrib/Kilroe area always made the most of the funding allocations and they worked hard to deliver worthwhile projects to their area. "I have no doubt that this Community Walkway will provide many happy years of enjoyment for locals and visitors alike,” External link

con-telegraph Tuesday, May 3, 2022 8:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “They want it every way apart from having to make hard decisions. They are the definition of hypocrites,” External link

agriland Tuesday, May 3, 2022 10:39:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring said : "We want them to be able to continue on at present to be able to cut turf, and anybody that's cutting turf at the moment needs it now and in the future," External link

eecho Monday, May 2, 2022 1:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “We want them to be able to continue on at present to be able to cut turf, and anybody that’s cutting turf at the moment needs it now and in the future,” External link

westernpeople Monday, May 2, 2022 1:22:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I fully understand the stress and worry this issue has caused many people, and we are doing everything we can to resolve it,” “Myself and my colleagues are fully committed to ensuring there will be no end to ­traditional turf practices” External link

independent-ie Monday, May 2, 2022 9:48:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring stated : “This programme is very positive in that it further supports the schools in their efforts to promote the Irish language” External link

con-telegraph Friday, April 8, 2022 3:19:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I look forward to the works being completed as quickly as possible for the health and safety of the pupils and teachers in this school” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, March 9, 2022 5:56:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “I look forward to the works being completed as quickly as possible for the Health & Safety of the pupils and teachers in this school,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, March 9, 2022 4:06:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “Scoil Acla offers excellent teaching in a range of disciplines for young people and older people and people with a diverse ability” External link

con-telegraph Saturday, March 5, 2022 11:23:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring commented : “This major school building projects for Mayo is very welcome news for teachers, pupils and their parents. A lot of the above mentioned schools have been waiting a long time for this announcement and I am delighted with the commitment which has been given by government for the new school building programme. In order for students to thrive and reach their full potential it is important that the facilities they have modern and up to date, and these new schools will fulfill this requirement” External link

con-telegraph Tuesday, March 1, 2022 3:29:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring stated ( about Martin Keane ) : "Martin was a truly wonderful man. " External link

con-telegraph Friday, February 25, 2022 7:49:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring stated : “I am truly delighted to confirm that Holy Trinity National School will proceed as a single school project on the site at Altamount Street, Westport. I worked consistently on this issue to ensure that Holy Trinity School would be the only new school build on this site” External link

westernpeople Friday, February 18, 2022 5:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “I raised this matter on the floor of the Dáil and continued to raise it at every opportunity. I am very pleased that official confirmation has now been issued to Holy Trinity National School” External link

westernpeople Friday, February 18, 2022 5:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “This funding will make a difference to our road network in Mayo,” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, February 15, 2022 3:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring stated : “Forty-five Active Travel projects in Mayo will receive funding. "This funding will bring a renewed vibrancy to our regional towns and villages. "It is vital that we continue to fund active travel projects. This funding is aimed at making walking and cycling in our villages and towns safe and sustainable” External link

con-telegraph Monday, January 24, 2022 6:44:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring stated : “Forty-five Active Travel projects in Mayo will receive funding. "This funding will bring a renewed vibrancy to our regional towns and villages. "It is vital that we continue to fund active travel projects. This funding is aimed at making walking and cycling in our villages and towns safe and sustainable” External link

con-telegraph Monday, January 24, 2022 4:35:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring explained : "The strain on Irish hospitals is no different this year to any other year of the pandemic. “Exactly this time two years ago, we were fighting a general election and the biggest issue at the time was the overflow of hospitals. " External link

con-telegraph Tuesday, January 18, 2022 2:20:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “We need to give people hope,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, January 18, 2022 3:16:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring said : "Growing food this way is honest work," External link

gazette Saturday, January 8, 2022 6:35:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : "I watched the whole industry just collapse from a very, very intimate level," "I had friends in there that were losing their farms" External link

gazette Saturday, January 8, 2022 6:35:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : "It's something that people can eat, they can consume healthy nutrition, all sorts of good things," "And this platform is perfect for them" External link

gazette Saturday, January 8, 2022 6:35:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : "There's about 12 good reasons why semitrailers are a win for agriculture platforms," "Being legally declared machines and being zoning compatible is a major reason why I selected them. You can put them any place you can put a tractor, so it opens up a bigger world" External link

gazette Saturday, January 8, 2022 6:35:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said ( about Chevy Tahoe ) : "We have a solar panel supercapacitor, fuel cells and a deep cycle battery bank that is grid charged by the utility grid, that makes a burnable fuel that is sent to my engine," "This Tahoe gets 33 to 36 miles to the gallon, using this system for about six hours give or take. Without it, it gets 14 or 15" External link

gazette Saturday, January 8, 2022 6:35:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I hope that this funding will ensure disability participation and awareness can be increased in Mayo” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, December 22, 2021 3:01:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “I am delighted to see initial approval issuing for these works at Barnacarroll N.S. and I look forward to the project being completed in the coming months. I am sure that the teachers and students will benefit from the additional accommodation in their school,” External link

westernpeople Thursday, December 16, 2021 9:42:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “The palliative care services provided by Mayo Hospice are excellent and the support they provide to people in Mayo are second to none” External link

con-telegraph Friday, December 10, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I will be talking to the County Manager. I was disappointed that he didn’t ring to let me know what had happened. I will be speaking to him and meeting him shortly,” External link

westernpeople Friday, December 10, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “At 81 years of age, Sean remains active in athletics and can regularly be seen in the indoor stadium mentoring, encouraging and coaching young athletes and coaches alike,” External link

independent-ie Friday, November 12, 2021 8:41:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “This has been an extremely difficult time for community groups in Mayo that have stepped up to the plate in providing essential services and activities. I am urging Mayo community groups to apply for funding from the Community Activities Fund” External link

mwir Thursday, November 11, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “This investment is about gaining access to new markets in Asia and North America in particular, with a specific focus on moving up the value chain by increasing sales of higher value-add products and it is a welcome investment to Mayo,” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, November 9, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added : “This funding will further enhance Mayo’s natural amenities and promote Mayo as a tourism adventure location. "This will assist in supporting our rural economy to rebuild as more people make rural Ireland a destination of choice,” External link

con-telegraph Friday, October 22, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “This funding will further enhance Mayo’s natural amenities and promote Mayo as a tourism adventure location. This will assist in supporting our rural economy to rebuild as more people make rural Ireland a destination of choice,” External link

mwir Friday, October 22, 2021 12:20:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “I’m sure that the teachers and students will benefit from the additional accommodation in their school,” External link

westernpeople Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : "If we are going to start penalising farming, I want to see what's going to be there to subsidise their income. I want to see what Government are putting at the table first. I want to see the horse before the cart," "I have always had a problem that this is going to have a major effect on rural Ireland. We are depending on farming to keep a few jobs in rural Ireland and I don't want to see these people wiped off the land" External link

RTERadio Tuesday, October 19, 2021 10:44:00 AM EAT

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; 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



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Michael Ring said ( about Leo Varadkar ) : “There will be no decision agreed by Fine Gael on this issue until our parliamentary party, our ministers, TDs, senators and MEPs, have an opportunity to meet in person and discuss it. This is the position of our party leader, Leo Varadkar, and we fully back him on it,” External link

con-telegraph Sunday, July 3, 2022 2:53:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “People have been cutting, selling, and buying turf for generations. It is an integral part of our way of life in many areas of rural Ireland,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, July 3, 2022 2:29:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “There will be no decision agreed by Fine Gael on this issue until our parliamentary party, our ministers, TDs, senators and MEPs, have an opportunity to meet in person and discuss it,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, July 3, 2022 2:29:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring commented : “I am pleased that these works at Ballinrobe Community School have now been approved. I look forward to the works being completed and I’m sure that the teachers and students will benefit from the additional accommodation in their school” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, June 30, 2022 10:46:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring said : “There certainly is [price fixing going on in Mayo], because there is no way that on the first of May there was no price increase, and yet all the petrol pumps around the country put it up,” External link

MayoNews Wednesday, June 29, 2022 9:40:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I am pleased that additional funding has now been provided and I hope that these works can be completed as soon as possible for the people of Carrowholly, Westport,” External link

westernpeople Monday, June 20, 2022 5:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “The Sports Capital and Equipment Programme is an essential grant scheme for providing suitable sports facilities around the country. It is a vital scheme as the government encourage as many people as possible to participate in sport,” “I am delighted that a further six Mayo groups have received funding under this programme” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, May 31, 2022 3:40:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring stated : "Up to 95% of the funding allocated by the Arts Council goes to the Dublin area. " External link

con-telegraph Saturday, May 28, 2022 8:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I welcome this funding for projects in Mayo. Our health system continually requires investment in capital projects to meet the needs of the people of Mayo. In fact, our greatest asset in the Mayo health system is the staff who have worked tirelessly to treat people with dignity, respect and the best care possible” External link

westernpeople Thursday, May 26, 2022 1:07:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “The department is going out all over the world opening embassies in countries we’ve never heard of and they won’t give passports to their own people” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, May 25, 2022 10:46:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added : “I am delighted that funding has been secured for these works. "The people of Cleragh, Kiltimagh, have been waiting for quite some time to get a proper water supply and I am pleased to see that funding has been secured to enable this matter to be finally resolved,” External link

con-telegraph Friday, May 20, 2022 8:17:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added : “The Glencorrib/Kilroe area always made the most of the funding allocations and they worked hard to deliver worthwhile projects to their area. "I have no doubt that this Community Walkway will provide many happy years of enjoyment for locals and visitors alike,” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, May 5, 2022 8:19:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added : “The Glencorrib/Kilroe area always made the most of the funding allocations and they worked hard to deliver worthwhile projects to their area. "I have no doubt that this Community Walkway will provide many happy years of enjoyment for locals and visitors alike,” External link

con-telegraph Tuesday, May 3, 2022 8:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “They want it every way apart from having to make hard decisions. They are the definition of hypocrites,” External link

agriland Tuesday, May 3, 2022 10:39:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring said : "We want them to be able to continue on at present to be able to cut turf, and anybody that's cutting turf at the moment needs it now and in the future," External link

eecho Monday, May 2, 2022 1:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “We want them to be able to continue on at present to be able to cut turf, and anybody that’s cutting turf at the moment needs it now and in the future,” External link

westernpeople Monday, May 2, 2022 1:22:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I fully understand the stress and worry this issue has caused many people, and we are doing everything we can to resolve it,” “Myself and my colleagues are fully committed to ensuring there will be no end to ­traditional turf practices” External link

independent-ie Monday, May 2, 2022 9:48:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring stated : “This programme is very positive in that it further supports the schools in their efforts to promote the Irish language” External link

con-telegraph Friday, April 8, 2022 3:19:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I look forward to the works being completed as quickly as possible for the health and safety of the pupils and teachers in this school” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, March 9, 2022 5:56:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “I look forward to the works being completed as quickly as possible for the Health & Safety of the pupils and teachers in this school,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, March 9, 2022 4:06:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “Scoil Acla offers excellent teaching in a range of disciplines for young people and older people and people with a diverse ability” External link

con-telegraph Saturday, March 5, 2022 11:23:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring commented : “This major school building projects for Mayo is very welcome news for teachers, pupils and their parents. A lot of the above mentioned schools have been waiting a long time for this announcement and I am delighted with the commitment which has been given by government for the new school building programme. In order for students to thrive and reach their full potential it is important that the facilities they have modern and up to date, and these new schools will fulfill this requirement” External link

con-telegraph Tuesday, March 1, 2022 3:29:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring stated ( about Martin Keane ) : "Martin was a truly wonderful man. " External link

con-telegraph Friday, February 25, 2022 7:49:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring stated : “I am truly delighted to confirm that Holy Trinity National School will proceed as a single school project on the site at Altamount Street, Westport. I worked consistently on this issue to ensure that Holy Trinity School would be the only new school build on this site” External link

westernpeople Friday, February 18, 2022 5:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “I raised this matter on the floor of the Dáil and continued to raise it at every opportunity. I am very pleased that official confirmation has now been issued to Holy Trinity National School” External link

westernpeople Friday, February 18, 2022 5:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “This funding will make a difference to our road network in Mayo,” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, February 15, 2022 3:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring stated : “Forty-five Active Travel projects in Mayo will receive funding. "This funding will bring a renewed vibrancy to our regional towns and villages. "It is vital that we continue to fund active travel projects. This funding is aimed at making walking and cycling in our villages and towns safe and sustainable” External link

con-telegraph Monday, January 24, 2022 6:44:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring stated : “Forty-five Active Travel projects in Mayo will receive funding. "This funding will bring a renewed vibrancy to our regional towns and villages. "It is vital that we continue to fund active travel projects. This funding is aimed at making walking and cycling in our villages and towns safe and sustainable” External link

con-telegraph Monday, January 24, 2022 4:35:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring explained : "The strain on Irish hospitals is no different this year to any other year of the pandemic. “Exactly this time two years ago, we were fighting a general election and the biggest issue at the time was the overflow of hospitals. " External link

con-telegraph Tuesday, January 18, 2022 2:20:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “We need to give people hope,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, January 18, 2022 3:16:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring said : "Growing food this way is honest work," External link

gazette Saturday, January 8, 2022 6:35:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : "I watched the whole industry just collapse from a very, very intimate level," "I had friends in there that were losing their farms" External link

gazette Saturday, January 8, 2022 6:35:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : "It's something that people can eat, they can consume healthy nutrition, all sorts of good things," "And this platform is perfect for them" External link

gazette Saturday, January 8, 2022 6:35:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : "There's about 12 good reasons why semitrailers are a win for agriculture platforms," "Being legally declared machines and being zoning compatible is a major reason why I selected them. You can put them any place you can put a tractor, so it opens up a bigger world" External link

gazette Saturday, January 8, 2022 6:35:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said ( about Chevy Tahoe ) : "We have a solar panel supercapacitor, fuel cells and a deep cycle battery bank that is grid charged by the utility grid, that makes a burnable fuel that is sent to my engine," "This Tahoe gets 33 to 36 miles to the gallon, using this system for about six hours give or take. Without it, it gets 14 or 15" External link

gazette Saturday, January 8, 2022 6:35:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I hope that this funding will ensure disability participation and awareness can be increased in Mayo” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, December 22, 2021 3:01:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “I am delighted to see initial approval issuing for these works at Barnacarroll N.S. and I look forward to the project being completed in the coming months. I am sure that the teachers and students will benefit from the additional accommodation in their school,” External link

westernpeople Thursday, December 16, 2021 9:42:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “The palliative care services provided by Mayo Hospice are excellent and the support they provide to people in Mayo are second to none” External link

con-telegraph Friday, December 10, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I will be talking to the County Manager. I was disappointed that he didn’t ring to let me know what had happened. I will be speaking to him and meeting him shortly,” External link

westernpeople Friday, December 10, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “At 81 years of age, Sean remains active in athletics and can regularly be seen in the indoor stadium mentoring, encouraging and coaching young athletes and coaches alike,” External link

independent-ie Friday, November 12, 2021 8:41:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “This has been an extremely difficult time for community groups in Mayo that have stepped up to the plate in providing essential services and activities. I am urging Mayo community groups to apply for funding from the Community Activities Fund” External link

mwir Thursday, November 11, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “This investment is about gaining access to new markets in Asia and North America in particular, with a specific focus on moving up the value chain by increasing sales of higher value-add products and it is a welcome investment to Mayo,” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, November 9, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added : “This funding will further enhance Mayo’s natural amenities and promote Mayo as a tourism adventure location. "This will assist in supporting our rural economy to rebuild as more people make rural Ireland a destination of choice,” External link

con-telegraph Friday, October 22, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “This funding will further enhance Mayo’s natural amenities and promote Mayo as a tourism adventure location. This will assist in supporting our rural economy to rebuild as more people make rural Ireland a destination of choice,” External link

mwir Friday, October 22, 2021 12:20:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “I’m sure that the teachers and students will benefit from the additional accommodation in their school,” External link

westernpeople Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : "If we are going to start penalising farming, I want to see what's going to be there to subsidise their income. I want to see what Government are putting at the table first. I want to see the horse before the cart," "I have always had a problem that this is going to have a major effect on rural Ireland. We are depending on farming to keep a few jobs in rural Ireland and I don't want to see these people wiped off the land" External link

RTERadio Tuesday, October 19, 2021 10:44:00 AM EAT

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