One person dead following crash in the early hours

Gardaí in Westport are investigating a single vehicle collision at Cartoon, Newport, Co Mayo which happened shortly before 1.30am on Saturday morning.

According to Gardai, upon “arrival at the scene emergency services encountered a car off the road and engulfed in flames. The fire was extinguished and a body was discovered in the car. It is not known at this stage if the body is that of a man or woman.”The area was sealed off and Garda forensic collision investigators carried out an examination of the area. The road remained closed until late on Saturday afternoon. Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was travelling in the area of who may have any information about the incident to contact then at Westport Garda Station on (098) 50230.

 


Sport

Mitchels come out on top in red-top battle

It's not to often that you see a team come out for the second half of a game in different coloured jerseys from the ones the started the contest in, but that's what happened in MacHale Park on Sunday afternoon. Both Castlebar Mitchels and Garrymore were allowed to start the county semi-final in their home red jerseys, despite the only defining difference between the strips, being the yellow piping on the county towns shirts.

Leading the way: Richie Feeney was one of the main men for Castlebar in their win over Garrymore on Sunday. Photo:Sportsfile

News

One person dead following crash in the early hours

Gardaí in Westport are investigating a single vehicle collision at Cartoon, Newport, Co Mayo which happened shortly before 1.30am on Saturday morning.

A  red deer stag that was struck by a car on the N59 between Crossmolina and Bellacorrick, resulting in the death of the deer and also considerable damage to the car involved.

Business

Mayo bloggers finalists in Blog Awards

Five bloggers from Mayo have reached the final stages of the Blog Awards Ireland 2014. Organisers Lorna Sixsmith and Amanda Webb have described the standard of blogs in this year’s shortlist as ‘extremely high’ with the scoring among the finalists as extremely close.

Andrew Maxwell of Future Insurance Claremorris.

Health & Lifestyle

A warm welcome and great food at the Hazel Bar

If you are looking for great, home cooked, traditional, wholesome and warming food in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, within the Mayo area, then look no further than the Hazel Bar and Restaurant in Ballyhaunis. The Hazel is a family run business, established in 1997, and has always had a reputation for the friendliest of welcomes, a warm inviting open fire, and the great locally sourced food


Entertainment

Mayo Gift Grub date is selling fast

Mario Rosenstock’s Gift Grub Live 3 tour, which will hit the Royal Theatre, Castlebar, on Saturday October 4, is selling fast as Mayo audiences are taking advantage of one last chance to catch the live tour, which has already enjoyed a 19 date, sell-out, run in the Olympia Theatre, Dublin.


Motoring

Worldwide sales of Suzuki Swift reach four million

Suzuki 's Swift, which was launched in 2004, has reached cumulative worldwide sales of four million units in August 2014 - nine years and nine months since the start of sales.


Opinion

Do we want reform or do we just not care?

So, the Seanad survived the chop, the people have spoken or to be more exact around 40 per cent of them have. The right to vote and shape the future of our country is something that was struggled for for hundreds of years, but when two questions to shape the future direction of democracy and the legal setup of the nation was asked, 60 per cent of the people didn't even bother to show up and have their say.


Property

More than twenty properties expected to be sold at Connacht Property Auction

The Connacht Property Auction is a partnership of more than 30 established auctioneers across Mayo and Connacht who offer both online and public auctions to their clients.

Connacht Property Auction

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