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A study conducted by Michelin has found Irish motorists could be needlessly wasting more than €18 million a year on fuel, and putting lives at risk, by driving on dangerously underinflated tyres, if figures from a UK-wide study were applied here.
A delegation of GPs from rural communities throughout the country, including Noreen Lineen-Curtis based in Mayo, met with the Fine Gael Health Committee recently to give its views on the crisis facing general practice in rural Ireland. The delegation highlighted the pressing need for resources in rural general practice, the lack of which has plunged the service into a crisis not seen in Ireland since the mid-80s.
The Mayo GAA County Board in partnership with the Health Service Executive and Mindspace launched a positive mental health promotion partnership with the unveiling of a sign at MacHale Park. The aim of this initiative under the #littlethings campaign aims to encourage and facilitate people to develop and maintain positive mental health.
Mayo University Hospital wins two awards at the Saolta University Health Care Group Staff Achievement Awards
Staff at Mayo University Hospital received two awards at the recent Saolta University Health Care Group Staff Recognition Awards which took place on Friday November 13 at an event in the Sligo Park Hotel. A group of staff from A Ward in the hospital who dealt with a fire earlier this year and ensured the safety of patients and staff received the Unsung Hero Award.
Pauline Cawley has exclusively brought to the west of Ireland a medical grade Apilus xCell electrolysis machine, which she has sourced directly from Canada.
The recently restored Ashford Castle has unveiled a stunning new spa and gym, firmly securing its place as Ireland’s most luxurious year-round destination hotel. The new spa marks the completion of the two-year restoration and enhancement programme at the castle, which reopened in April 2015 and was recently named the Best Hotel in the World by luxury travel advisor Virtuoso. With its fairytale setting, range of relaxing treatments, state-of-the-art facilities, and magnificent views over Lough Corrib, The Spa at Ashford Castle provides a sanctuary of calm and serenity inspired by the location and history of this iconic building, parts of which date back to the 13th century.
An excited Eleanor Shanley is looking forward to playing at The Town Hall Theatre Westport tonight, November 20, with doors opening at 7.30pm. “I’m looking forward to Westport big time! The Mayo audiences are super and playing in the new Town Hall is all part of the excitement,” said Eleanor in the build up to the show.
One of Ireland’s foremost and most prolific poets, Paul Durcan, returns to the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar for one of his legendary readings on Thursday December 3 at 8pm.
The senior Connacht club final has pitted two of the heavyweights of club football against each other when Castlebar Mitchels take on current Connacht and All-Ireland champions Corofin on Sunday in Tuam in what promises to be a mouth watering clash. The Mitchels will need a near perfect ten out of ten performance to dethrone the Galway kingpins.
Two years ago Castlebar Mitchels travelled to Tuam Stadium as rank underdogs against a Corofin side that were expected to see them off with ease and set up a Connacht final with the then All Ireland champions St Brigid's. But football doesn't always go along expected lines and a dogged and fearless Castlebar Mitchels side, who rode their luck at times early on in that game, ground out a deserved victory to kick-start a journey that went all the way to St Patrick's Day.