Western News

Get you and your dress into the movies in Ballina

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MAYO author Kate Kerrigan is inviting Mayo women to don their most fabulous dress and get down to Mount Falcon Estate in Ballina for a film shoot next weekend, April 18. “Every woman has a dress that is really important to...

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Mayo’s abandoned pets find Noeline’s Ark

By Tracey May Halloran   I’d heard she gave away her cooker to people in need, and now she uses...

Monday, 13/04/15 - 3:14pm Read More

Win a designer handbag with All She Wants & Marian Duggan

  Win one of Maypo designer Lisa’s limited edition bags Imagine a beautiful Lisa Ryder piece on your arm this...

Friday, 03/04/15 - 11:24am Read More

INTERVIEW: Gordon Buchanan – heir to David Attenborough

Gordon Buchanan relaxes backstage at the TF in Castlebar.
Hailed as the heir of David Attenborourgh, Renowned Wildlife Film-maker, Gordon Buchanan, takes a break from wild bears, wolves and...

Wednesday, 25/03/15 - 11:25am Read More

Me and my celtic gene- Haemochromatosis lives in the west of Ireland

  The famine may be a difficult period of Irish history we’d rather forget, but every time I get a...

Friday, 27/03/15 - 10:52am Read More

National News

Adams believes Sandra McLellan will not run for Independent Alliance in General Election

By Fiachra Ó Cionnaith, Irish Examiner Political Reporter Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has hauled in a sitting party TD subjected to an allegedly bullying campaign earlier this year after it emerged she has held exploratory talks about joining rival...

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SF: Burton’s promise to end ‘baptism barrier’ to schools ‘smacks of desperation’

Sinn Féin has called on the Government to support a Bill that would prevent State-funded schools excluding children from entry...

Tuesday, 01/12/15 - 1:27pm Read More

HPRA ‘does not have authority to withdraw licence for HPV vaccine’

The Health Products Regulatory Authority has said that it does not have the authority to withdraw the licence for a...

Tuesday, 01/12/15 - 1:06pm Read More

Howlin: Government ‘anxious’ to press ahead with IBRC investigation

Minister Brendan Howlin has suggested that the biggest cases faced by the Commission of Investigation into IBRC could be dealt...

Tuesday, 01/12/15 - 12:19pm Read More

Eddie Downey: I’d love it if IFA don’t have to pay Pat Smith a penny

Former IFA President Eddie Downey has said he was following a “legal process” when he approved Pat Smith’s €2m severance...

Tuesday, 01/12/15 - 11:25am Read More


Early bird Indiependence tickets go on sale this Friday

Following last year’s hugely popular festival, Indiependence is back for 2015 – and not only that, early bird tickets go on sale this Friday. [raw][/raw] “We’re delighted to be back in Mitchelstown for Indie16,” says festival organiser, Shane Dunne, “as...

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The Irish charity single that hopes to knock X Factor off the number one Christmas spot

In 2012, A Song For Lily-Mae become the second biggest selling charity single in Irish chart history, second to the...

Tuesday, 01/12/15 - 1:37pm Read More

Late Late Toy Show most-watched TV programme this year

Last Friday night’s The Late Late Toy Show was the most-watched programme on television in Ireland so far this year,...

Monday, 30/11/15 - 5:33pm Read More

Sinead O’Connor cuts ties with oldest children in new Facebook post

Sinead O’Connor has apparently broken ties with two of her four children, and other named individuals, after the events of...

Monday, 30/11/15 - 5:18pm Read More

‘Downton’ star planning backpacking break after series finale

Michelle Dockery is planning to go backpacking now ‘Downton Abbey’ is over. The 33-year-old actress has been busy playing Lady...

Monday, 30/11/15 - 11:17am Read More

Western Sport

Connacht ready to march on Russia

Connacht fans will be travelling to Russia to support their team after the draw for rugby’s European Challenge Cup was made on  Wednesday, June 17, and they will fancy their chances of making it into the European Cup  – formerly...

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All Black centurion to start for Connacht

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100-cap All Black Mils Muliaina  looks likely to start for Connacht when the Pro 12 resumes after a two week break...

Tuesday, 18/11/14 - 1:04pm Read More

McStay and Holmes front-runners to replace Horan

    Kevin McStay and Pat Holmes are in the running to replace James Horan as Mayo GAA manager, the...

Tuesday, 02/09/14 - 10:23am Read More

Historic fourth for Horan’s Mayo

James Horan 8/5/2013
GAA Football Connacht Senior Championship – Final   MAYO 3-14 GALWAY 0-16 Michael Gallagher at Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar  ...

Wednesday, 16/07/14 - 10:26am Read More

Ballina man takes top post at Connacht Rugby

Ballina man and Knockmore resident Willie Ruane has been appointed as the Chief Executive of Connacht Rugby. The Mayo man played rugby...

Friday, 09/05/14 - 12:40pm Read More

Gavin Duffy to leave Connacht

Gavin Duffy 9/12/2010
Connacht have announced they will release eight players from their squad at the end of the season — the biggest...

Monday, 05/05/14 - 2:00pm Read More

National Sport

VIDEO: Ouch! Borussia Mönchengladbach ‘keeper Yann Sommer takes one in the face

Borussia Mönchengladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer suffered a painful-looking injury at the weekend – before the game even kicked off. The Swiss goalie found himself under attack while warming up for a match against Hoffenheim on Saturday. The Bundesliga YouTube account...

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WATCH: Tyson Fury on accusations of homophobia: ‘I’ve a lot of gay friends’

Tyson Fury is the new world heavyweight boxing champion, after defeating Wladmir Klitschko on Saturday, and has been shortlisted for...

Tuesday, 01/12/15 - 4:00pm Read More

Manchester City owners sell large stake to Chinese investors

Manchester City’s owners have sold a 13 per cent stake in the club’s parent company to Chinese investors. The City...

Tuesday, 01/12/15 - 2:48pm Read More

English FA boss: Doubt remains about Qatar hosting the 2022 World Cup

English Football Association chairman Greg Dyke believes significant doubt remains over whether Qatar will actually host the 2022 World Cup,...

Tuesday, 01/12/15 - 1:42pm Read More

Eamon Dunphy: ‘Liverpool have a great chance’ of winning the League

Pundit Eamon Dunphy has delivered the most eye-catching prediction of the Premier League season so far – backing Liverpool for...

Tuesday, 01/12/15 - 12:56pm Read More

VIDEO: Check out electrifying UFC preview of Aldo v McGregor fight

With less than two weeks to go until the much anticipated fight between Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo, the UFC...

Tuesday, 01/12/15 - 1:21pm Read More