The number of rain days ranged from 15 days at Roches Point in Cork to 29 days at Belmullet in County Mayo. Councillor after councillor spoke of what they termed the “appalling service” that the telecommunications…, Covid-19 case numbers are continuing to fall across Mayo and Roscommon, but the figures for Galway are concerning, according to the HSE West. There are 297 new infections in Dublin, 76 in Cork, 56 in Galway, 46 in Wexford, 37 in…, A new NCT centre is to open in Tuam - possibly next month. 82- year old Edward John Beattie said he was advised by council officials on Monday to leave his house at Ballagh Cross, Rahara as Lough…, Met Eireann is warning that heavy snow could fall next week with temperatures set to drop significantly. The petition to the local authority was started by a group/ individual calling themselves…, The Taoiseach says people should expect tight Covid 19 restrictions to continue until at least early April. Dr Ronan Glynn says he's hopeful people won't have to go through what happened in January, again. Siberian air is forecast to move over the country with heavy snow expected. Mass will be offered online in many churches around the country, with people applying the ashes themselves in their homes. The search for 54 year-old Sean Spellman has been stood down. The Minister of State at the Department of Children, Disability,…, A Status Yellow wind warning has been extended to include Mayo, Galway, Sligo and Donegal. Micheál Martin has told the Dáil the priority next month will be the phased re-opening of schools. A man and woman have been charged after a drugs seizure in County Mayo. He says teachers and SNAs need to know they'll be working in a safe environment. Gardai stopped and searched a man in his 20s on the Main Street in Balla shortly before 7 o'clock…, The Chief Medical Officer says Covid-19 deaths have stabilised and should decline in the coming weeks. He says: "You see how exhausted and overwhelmed the staff are and they are not getting the thanks they deserve. The public…, The cabinet sub-committee on COVID is meeting around now this evening to discuss a date for the re-opening of schools. Marine tourism businesses will be among those eligible to apply for grants of up to €200,000 under a new scheme to help the sector ‘survive to thrive’ during the coronavirus pandemic.. As reports, the €55m Tourism Business Continuity Scheme will be administered by Fáilte Ireland and opens for eligible businesses on Thursday 11 February. Clubforce has announced plans to double its workforce to 40 following a €2.5 million investment in the business. 861 people with the virus are in hospital today, with 151 of these patients in intensive care. While…, Hundreds of homes across Mayo and Galway are without power this morning following strong winds overnight. It will…, The Mother and Baby Homes Commission report has been submitted to a Garda unit specialising in child abuse. The Government will…, Fire crews attended the scene of a blaze which broke out at the Old Cemetery in Castlebar yesterday evening. Met Eireann's weather advisory's due…, An Independent Councillor has called on Mayo County Council to carry out safety works at a notorious junction in Ballinrobe. Schools are expected to return on a phased basis from March 1st, while Level 5 restrictions are expected to be extended beyond March 5th. 47 of these deaths occurred in February, 44 occurred in January, 2 in December and 1 in November. Tommy spoke to two listeners this morning experiencing long Covid. The issue was raised at a meeting yesterday, with the church emphasising the particular importance of a return during Holy Week and…, A Roscommon TD has called on the Government to fully re-open Irish building sites and to end restrictions on people having to view houses via video links. There are also 556 new cases of the virus - including 38 in Galway and 14 in Mayo. Health officials have said the…, There has been a drugs and cash seizure in County Galway. They will…, Normal People is among the programmes nominated for the 2021 Broadcasting Press Guild TV and Streaming Awards. The number of people with the virus in public hospitals fell to 1,239 last night - the lowest level since January 8th. Sabina Trench, LEADER Programme Coordinator for the company working with Mayo Local Action Group and Mayo County Council, says the total…, Telecoms entrepreneur, Galway based business man, Declan Ganley is suing CNN over a report suggesting Donald Trump’s administration pressurised US defence officials to award his company a multi-billion dollar contract without a competitive tender. In 2014, Celyn Eadon, was handed a life sentence for murdering her at their home at Islandeady in…, There was an onslaught of criticism addressed to the Operations Manager of Eir who joined today’s monthly meeting of Mayo County Council, held online. That’s according to retired Ballindine-based GP Dr. Ken Egan, who says the age group should get their first inoculations before the 8th of March. Before the testing of close…, The Organic Farming Scheme will reopen to new entrants in the first week of March. The leading market research company will create two full time jobs at the Belmullet gteic hub initially, followed by a further 30 for a mixture of part and full-time positions in the greater…, The government's updated Living with Covid plan will involve a staggered return of construction and schools but maintain a ban on indoor household visits and hospitality. Galway's 14-day is 334 per…, It's hoped that elective surgery at Mayo University Hospital can resume later this month. The winning quick pick ticket worth €27,310 was sold last Saturday 6th…, Galway RNLI assisted in the recovery of a man's body at Salthill yesterday evening. It’s an incredible turnaround in fortunes and it’s only getting started, unfortunately for the GAA it will only lead to massive change. He was Chief…, The Education Minister Norma Foley has told the Cabinet she's planning for a phased return to school for all students next month. The former Attorney General is part of a three judge panel considering a number of cases that have applied for appeals to the court. A significant snow event is expected later this week, with a weather advisory for cold weather currently in place by Met Eireann. In a statement to Midwest News today, Minister Feighan stressed that the greenway option is…, Ahead of St Valentine's Day this weekend, balloons in the shape of love hearts will be erected at different locations around Co Mayo to remind users to share the love by being considerate to other road users - drivers, passengers,, cyclists, bikers and…, 1,032 people with Covid-19 are in Irish hospitals today, the lowest number since January 7th. The…, Searches are continuing in Galway for a Mayo man missing from the city for nearly two weeks. So far, Ireland has been vaccinating around 40,000 people a week but that's to increase in the coming days. There's also 744 new cases of the virus - the second lowest in a single day this year. That’s according to local councillor John O’Hara, who raised the issue at a recent Municipal District meeting. A Status Yellow Wind warning comes into effect across Mayo, Galway, Sligo and ten other counties at 9 o’clock tonight and lasts until 6 o’clock tomorrow morning. The…, The country's first mass vaccination centre is up and running this morning - with more than a thousand over 85s set to receive their first Covid jab today. 827 new cases have been…, Showers of sleet and snow are expected to fall in the east of the country later today. The Government's expected to make a decision on the options for the exams at Tuesday's cabinet meeting. English paper one is the first exam to take place and will be held at 9:30 that morning. 38-year-old Maura Thornton, from Inverin, Co Galway, was sent back to prison after failing to comply with the terms…, The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly today secured Government approval to expand access to medical cards, making them available to all those who are terminally ill and have a prognosis of up to 24 months. 83 of these deaths occurred last month, and 18 over the past 2 days. In 2010, the Department of Education…, 1,104 people with Covid-19 are in hospitals today. The rollout to all over 70s by the end of March is now in doubt after new advice to give people in that age group the Pfizer or…, A Foxford-based publican is welcoming today’s ruling from the High Court, that four pub owners should be compensated by their insurer for financial losses incurred as a result of the pandemic, with ‘cautious optimism’. The Cabinet also heard…, Forbes Travel Guide has just announced its Star Rating winners for 2021 and, for the second consecutive year, Ashford Castle is the only hotel in Ireland to achieve a Five-Star ranking in the annual honours list, the top rating possible and the ultimate gold…, Mark Jordan is a Supervising Pharmacist in Ballina. However, there's an increase in the number of Covid patients being treated at Mayo…, Sixteen swimming pools in Mayo have been awarded grants today, in the second phase of the Covid-19 swimming pool grant scheme, to help maintain pools while closed. That's according to the hospital's manager Catherine Donohoe, who says pressure on the hospital has eased somewhat since the peak of the third wave of Covid-19. The Sunday Independent reports the Garda National Protective Services Bureau will examine the report for possible criminality. 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