There are 3 electoral areas in Leitrim. Ballinamore, Carrick-on-Shannon and Manorhamilton each elect 6 councilors to Leitrim County Council.
There are 3 electoral areas in Galway County. Athenry-Oranmore (7 Seats), Ballinasloe (6 Seats), Conamara (9 Seats), Loughrea (8 Seats) and Tuam (9 Seats).
There are 3 electoral areas in Galway City. Galway city central (6 Seats), Galway City East (6 Seats) and Galway City West (6 Seats).
Sligo GAA have announced that Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa will continue to be the main supporters of the county, with Sligo IT co-sponsoring the team. The county have become the first team to adopt a new Kit supplier KUKRI Sports Ireland. The jersey is a new design with Radisson Blu on the front with IT Sligo on the back. The new jersey will be launched for the National League Campaign in February.
Craig Clarke and Aly Muldowney have return to training for Connacht, allowing both to be put forward for selection this week. Criag Ronaldson has also return to the squad from his injury. There were no major injury concerns after their victory on Saturday against Zebre. Michael Kearney left the pitch with a shoulder injury but it is hoped that the 22 year old will be available towards the end of next week.
The Mayo Stroke Support Group is an initiative of the HSE and Croí (a Mayo based charity). The group has announced its new schedule with the first meeting being held in Ballina's Newman Institute on Thursday 30th January from 11:30 to 13:00. Regular meetings will take place on the last Thursday of the month until June, the meetings will alternate between Castlebar and Ballina.
Two men were killed when their cars collided on the N26, the Ballina to Foxford road in Ballinahaglish, Co. Mayo. Both men were in their 40s, they were pronounced dead at the scene and they were both travelling alone. The accident took place in the early hours of New Year's Day 2014.
The Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR) have announced that it is to fund a new capital project for TG4. The project was launched by the Minister (Pat Rabbitte, T.D.) at TG4 Headquarters in Baile na hAbhann. The project receive €690,000 from DCENR. The Minister met with the board of TG4 and visited the state of the art studios in the Gaeltach region of Co. Galway.
TG4 and Ollscoil na hÉireann Gaillimh (NUIG) are looking for members of the public to join a new Viewer Panel (Painéal Lucht Féachana) for TG4. The Panel's aim is to capture the viewing habits and preferences of Irish Speakers (Phobal na Gaeilge). Membership of the panel is aimed at Irish speakers through out the country (ar fud na tíre). The researchers are looking for fluent Irish speakers over the age of 15 (15 bliana d’aois nó os a chionn) to take part in The Panel.
Pat Flanagan has been announced as Sligo's football manager. The announcement was made on Monday night (25/11/13) by the Sligo County Board. He takes over from Kevin Walsh after he left the position after a disappointing 2013 season for the county. Pat Flanagan is a former Westmeath manager and he has been given a one year contract.
galwasy Film Centre hosted the second annual meeting on TV Drama with a host of national and international TV Drama Executives and Writers. The event was supported by GMIT, The Arts Council, The BAI, TG4, FAS Screen Training ireland, RTÉ and the IFB/BSÉ. The two day event saw discussions with many of the writers of the top national and international dramas including Hans Rosenfeldt (The Bridge), Tom Farrelly (RAW) and Bryan Cogman (Game of Thrones).