World Meeting of Families - WMOF
Organisers of the World Meeting of Families got a taste of what the music those families gathered for the Closing Mass of WMOF with Pope Francis. Dr John O'Keeffe as Conductor of the Core Choir and Orchestra;; David Grealy she led the choir in Sunday morning liturgies, most recently on RTÉ television. on 30 years playing together ahead of Fleadh Cheoil gig in Drogheda The RTÉ Concert Orchestra featuring soloists Zoë Conway and John. A review into RTÉ's orchestras has found one should become an That review has now concluded and found that neither orchestra be closed but noted .. And orchestra playing together is one of the most emotional things you can witness. IFA willing to meet health minister after he backs idea of Irish.
Over the course of a number of events… Dec 22, Taoiseach says social media posts that incite hatred and violence should be taken down by companies who provide platforms The Taoiseach says social media posts that incite hatred and violence should be taken down by the companies that provide platforms for their publication.
He was speaking this week, following the fallout from the recent farm eviction in Strokestown in County… Dec 22, Tesco staff in Sligo and Carrick-on-Shannon to strike today Tesco staff in Sligo and Carrick-on-Shannon will go on strike today in a row over pay and conditions. This is the third time staff in Sligo have walked off the job this year, while it is the first time in Carrick-on-Shannon.
Ms McGinley will remain in and committed to the position of Chair until a new appointment is made and following that, will continue to… Dec 21, Green Light from An Bord Pleanala for new bridge at Cloongullane on the N26 An Bord Pleanala has confirmed today that it has given the green light to the building of a new bridge and road at Cloongullane, on the N26 Foxford to Swinford road. The long awaited decision was confirmed by An Bord pleanala to local Fine Gael Senator… Dec 21, Two men detained in relation to incident at repossessed house in Strokestown released without charge The two males who had been detained in relation to an incident at a repossessed house at Falsk in Roscommon have this morning been released this morning without charge.
A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions. The men were being… Dec 21, Runway at London Galwick has reopened after a drone closed it down The runway at London Gatwick Airport has reopened - with a limited number of flights due to take off and land this morning. A drone which has forced the airport to shut down since Wednesday night hasn't been seen since late last night.
Christmas can very often be a lonely time for people, especially for older people living alone… Dec 20, Latest crime figures show increase in robberies but fewer burglaries in Mayo Garda division New crime figures show the number of recorded robberies has jumped by almost 23 per cent nationally, with a higher increase in Mayo.
The CSO statistics published today indicate rising crime rates across most categories, in the three months to the end of… Dec 20, Mayo TD concerned by lack of detail in Govt contingency plan for no-deal Brexit The Government's contingency plan for a no-deal Brexit does not contain specific strategies to deal with many of the major issues that will affect Ireland, in the event of the UK crashing out of the European Union without a deal in March.
That's according to… Dec 20, Mayo Gardai are appealing for builders yards, building sites and other commercial premises to be locked up securely over the Christmas holidays. The cancellation is due to the fact that a drone has forced London Gatwick to close. The drone is still flying above the runway and has caused… Dec 20, Draft plan for pyrite remediation scheme will go before meeting of cabinet in January A draft plan for a pyrite remediation scheme will go before a meeting of the cabinet in January.
RTÉ is reviewing its €13 million orchestras but it could have a fight on its hands
A pyrite remediation scheme was… Dec 20, Councillor calls on local authority to assign necessary staff to proposed development at Ballina Military Barracks Mayo county council now needs to assign the necessary staff to ensure that the 7 million euro digital hub and enterprise centre proposed for the former Military barracks in Ballina is progressed efficiently.
Gardai in Westport had applied for the European Arrest warrant when they became… Dec 20, Man due before Castlebar court today charged in connection with the theft of a caravan in the Westport area last May A man is due before Castlebar court today charged in connection with the theft of a caravan and other thefts in the Westport area last May. Yesterday a man in his forties was arrested in the Ronanstown area of Dublin. It has been confirmed that Sligo County Council has received tenders for the main construction project.
All advance works on the road project… Dec 19, Crossmolina Road out of Ballina fully reopen to traffic The Crossmolina road out of Ballina has now fully reopened to traffic following an earlier collision. The road was closed at the turnoff for Moygownagh following a collision earlier.
Two men were arrested this morning in connection with the incident in Falsk near Strokestown. At the Central Criminal Court yesterday, a young mother said someone must have been looking over her the day that her… Dec 19, Westport Councillor says election posters no longer necessary The day of putting up election posters is over, as there are other ways for candidates to carry out their election campaign - that's according to Westport-based Independent Councillor Christy Hyland, who has given a commitment not to erect posters ahead of… Dec 19, New penalties for speeding could be dramatically reduced after an intervention by Fine Gael Cabinet ministers.
Transport Minister Shane Ross has committed to reviewing his proposed speeding laws after he clashed with Fine Gael ministers. A Cabinet… Dec 19, Family involved in Strokestown eviction disappointed with Taoiseach's comments The family at the centre of an eviction in Co Roscommon say they're disappointed with the Taoiseach's comments in the Dail over the matter.
DJ Jenny Greene and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra raises the roof at Cork’s Live at the Marquee
The McGanns believe Leo Varadkar's remarks aimed to deflect attention away from the eviction. Last week, the home of… Dec 18, Inquest into the death of a 52 year old angler who died on the river Moy in Foxford earlier this year returns cause of accidental death A verdict of accidental death has been returned by the Coroner for Mayo, Patrick O'Connor at an inquest into the death of a 52 year-old salmon angler on the River Moy at Foxford last May.
John Newcombe, who lived in Foxford, fished the Moy regularly.
An… Dec 18, Three men taken to hospital after the car they were travelling in entered the River Shannon at Rooskey Three men have been taken to hospital after the car they were travelling in entered the River Shannon in Rooskey, Co. Roscommon this afternoon following a single vehicle road crash. Emergency services attended the scene after the alarm was raised shortly… Dec 18, Former Minister Pat Rabbitte has been appointed Chairperson of the board of Tusla.
The former Labour leader was appointed this morning after cabinet approval.
Orchestral musicians 'living on breadline' - BBC News
The executive will meet on January 7th and 8th to discuss the result and set dates for their hour work stoppages Dec 18, 18 Mayo schools have been approved for significant improvements under Summer Works Scheme. Twelve Primary Schools and six post primary schools will benefit from… Dec 18, 30, passengers expected to pass through Ireland West Airport Knock this Christmas Some 30, people will be welcomed through Ireland West Airport Knock over the Christmas period, making it the busiest festive season in the airport's 32 year history.
This Friday 21st December is set to be the busiest day for arriving passengers, with over… Dec 18, Residents trapped in their homes due to flooding at Belclare, Westport this morning Severe flooding in the Belclare area of Westport is said to have trapped a number of residents in their homes this morning.
Water in excess of 3 foot is reported along a roadway into the houses. One resident told Midwest News this morning that this is a… Dec 18, Welcome news on water supply for Murrisk and new sewerage facility for Newport at yesterday's West Mayo Municipal District meeting Communities in Murrisk and in Newport received welcome news yesterday evening as Mayo county council officials outlined the progress being made on two long awaited projects in west Mayo — a water supply for Murrisk and a new sewerage facility for Newport.
It follows a local campaign for an Educate Together school in the… Dec 18, Brother and sister controversially evicted from Strokestown farmhouse back in possession of the property yesterday evening A sister and one of her brothers evicted from a farmhouse outside Strokestown last week, prompting a violent retaliation by vigilantes against security guards at the home at the weekend, were back in possession of the property last night.
Currently, he works in music ministry at Newman University Church, St. Organist, David Grealy, began his musical training as a chorister in the Galway Boy Singers, and organ scholar of Galway Cathedral from He has held various positions as organist, including at Westminster Cathedral, and is currently the associate organist in St.
Midwest Radio - N17 closed to traffic at Ballindine this evening
As Assistant Director of St. Amy founded and conducts award-winning chamber choir, Cuore. He is currently the Director of Music at St. Dominic also works as a secondary school teacher at Colaiste Muire, Cobh where he teaches Geography and Music.
His choirs at St. Dominic has travelled extensively conducting his choirs from the Cathedral in major venues including St. Next year Dominic will oversee the music for the year celebrations of the Dedication of St.
Throughout his two decade-long career, his songs have been sung by choirs all over the world, have been translated into a number of different languages, and national and international artists have recorded them. For media information contact: