Western News

Woman dies in overnight car accident in Co Mayo

A woman in her 40s has died after being struck by a car in Co Mayo overnight. The crash happened at around 3am on the N60, Castlebar-Claremorris Road, near Breaffy Village, Co Mayo. A female pedestrian, aged 49, suffered fatal...

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Mayo men sue gardaí over alleged brutality at Shell to Sea protest

Three Mayo men are suing for damages over alleged garda brutality at a Shell to Sea protest eight years ago....

Wednesday, 29/04/15 - 3:01pm Read More

Galway teenager rescued after becoming trapped by rising tide

A teenager was rushed to hospital last night after being rescued from an island off Galway. It is believed the...

Thursday, 23/04/15 - 7:54am Read More

Striking psychiatric nurses in Galway agree to return to work

Ten psychiatric nurses at University College Hospital Galway have agreed to go on duty this afternoon. The nurses refused to...

Wednesday, 22/04/15 - 4:21pm Read More

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...

Wednesday, 15/04/15 - 10:06am Read More

National News

Ban Ki-moon praises Ireland on marriage equality vote

United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has declared Ireland’s overwhelming support for gay marriage is a message to the world. In the country to mark its 60-year membership of the UN and tradition of international peacekeeping, Ban praised Irish voters for...

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Two dead after light aircraft crashes in Wexford

Two men, one in his mid-60s, the other in his early 50s, have died after their light aircraft crashed in...

Sunday, 24/05/15 - 7:43pm Read More

Light aircraft reported to have crashed on Mount Leinster

Reports are coming in that a light aircraft has crashed on Mount Leinster. Emergency services were alerted after a hillwalker...

Sunday, 24/05/15 - 5:37pm Read More

Gilmore: Ireland should advocate for LGBT rights around the world

Ireland should become the international advocate for gay rights, a key figure in spearheading the country’s vote for same-sex marriage...

Sunday, 24/05/15 - 3:29pm Read More

Country missed chance to remove ‘constitutional barring order’ in Presidential Age vote

A charity that works with young people says it is extremely disappointed that Ireland voted against lowering the age of...

Sunday, 24/05/15 - 2:42pm Read More

Entertainment

TV couple tie the knot

Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan have tied the knot. The ex-‘Coronation Street’ beauty and the former ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ star have officially become Mr and Mrs Wright after getting married at St Mary’s Church in Bury St Edmunds,...

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Sunday’s TV tips

Spirited Away (Film4, 5.00pm) (2002) Spirited Away was a deserving winner of an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in...

Sunday, 24/05/15 - 3:06pm Read More

Bono dedicates song to gay marriage vote

U2 frontman Bono has celebrated Ireland’s vote for gay marriage. At the second night of the latest tour in Phoenix,...

Sunday, 24/05/15 - 11:07am Read More

More cheers than tears as bluesman BB King is buried

A standing ovation and fond reminiscences marked a family-and-friends memorial to the late blues great BB King’s life and legacy....

Sunday, 24/05/15 - 10:14am Read More

Sweden wins Eurovision

Sweden’s Mans Zelmerlow has won the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Heroes. It is the sixth time Sweden...

Saturday, 23/05/15 - 11:52pm Read More

Western Sport

Connacht’s Muliaina had ‘no idea’ he was going to be arrested

Mils Muliaina said he had “no idea” he was about to be arrested after his match on Friday. The New Zealand Herald reports that the Connacht rugby star thought he was being pulled aside for a drugs test, when police...

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Connacht sign New Zealand flanker

Connacht boss Pat Lam has welcomed the signing. Connacht Rugby and the IRFU have recruited back row forward Nepia Fox-Matamua...

Wednesday, 25/03/15 - 3:29pm Read More

Henshaw hails ‘ultimate leader’ O’Connell after Six Nations win

Ireland and Connacht centre Robbie Henshaw is basking in the delight of a Six Nations victory and credits captain Paul...

Wednesday, 25/03/15 - 11:38am Read More

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

Horan steps down as Mayo boss

James Horan has stepped down as Mayo Senior Football Manager following his side’s defeat to Kerry on Saturday evening. The news...

Sunday, 31/08/14 - 8:41am Read More

National Sport

Woman airlifted off Carrauntwohil with neck and back injuries

A woman has been airlifted to hospital in Cork after suffering head and back injuries in a fall on Ireland’s highest mountain this afternoon. The woman in her 50s fell on the higher reaches of O’Shea’s gully around 3pm as...

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And that’s official – Ireland votes for marriage equality

Ireland has now – officially – voted to enshrine marriage equality in the Constitution. The country voted by a 2:1...

Saturday, 23/05/15 - 6:55pm Read More

Toddler in hospital after farm accident in Cork

A toddler has been airlifted to Cork University Hospital after a farm accident in West Cork earlier. It is understood...

Saturday, 23/05/15 - 3:04pm Read More

Yes Equality: A silence has been broken forever

Yes Equality Cork has said its members always knew today’s vote would end in tears, and today they know “what...

Saturday, 23/05/15 - 1:24pm Read More

Cork give Tóibín freedom of the city

Niall Tóibín has been awarded the freedom of Cork city. The actor and comedian says it’s one of his proudest...

Saturday, 23/05/15 - 8:19am Read More

Man continues to be questioned in connection with fatal prison stabbing

A man in his 30’s remains in custody following his arrest in connection with the death of an inmate in...

Saturday, 23/05/15 - 8:01am Read More