Western News

Ballyhaunis man collects Euromillions cheque from Lottery HQ

A man who lives in Ballyhaunis Co Mayo collected a cheque worth almost €320,000 from National Lottery Headquarters in Dublin today. The lucky punter managed to match five numbers plus one Lucky Star for last Friday evening’s EuroMillions draw to...

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‘Number of Irish’ among five killed in US balcony collapse

Five people have been killed and eight others injured after a balcony collapsed on an apartment building in Berkeley, California....

Tuesday, 16/06/15 - 2:08pm 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

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

National News

‘Pressure’ needed to ensure Government deliver on homelessness promises

Back Lane Homeless Hostel is marking 100 years of service today in the presence of President Micheal D Higgins. The hostel provides shelter for 60 men a night, 18 of whom are long-term residents. Kerry Anthony is Chief Executive of...

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Two critically injured after Galway crash

By Sean Ryan Two people are in a critical condition at University Hospital Galway following a serious accident on the...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 12:29pm Read More

Sinn Fein accuse Alex White of preventing a 1916 event at the GPO

Sinn Fein has accused a Labour minister of misleading the Dáil and has said he is deliberately interfering to stop...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 11:21am Read More

Supermac’s court case raises questions about trademark law

The EU is being asked to provide guidelines in trademark law, in light of the Supermac’s dispute with McDonald’s. McDonalds...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 11:37am Read More

Public holiday ‘would seriously dilute traditional Easter Rising commemorations’

The Government is continuing to oppose calls for a special public holiday next year for the centenary of 1916. Sinn...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 10:58am Read More


What’s new at the flicks?

The Suffragette In 1912 London, Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan) works long, gruelling hours in a laundry with her husband Sonny (Ben Whishaw), under the glare of manager Norman Taylor (Geoff Bell). Women earn less than men and are denied the...

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Friday’s TV tips

Check is Euro 2016 Qualifier Live on TV3 instead of ITV below. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Film4, 6.55pm)...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 4:37pm Read More

TV3 apologises for 9/11 joke on The Seven O’Clock show

Bosses at TV3 have apologised to viewers for ‘a joke’ concerning 9/11 on The Seven O’Clock Show. The ‘gag’ was...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 3:48pm Read More

5 Seconds of Summer announce Irish tour dates

Brace yourself for fan girl hysteria – 5 seconds of Summer have announced the dates of their UK and Ireland...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 11:56am Read More

Rod Stewart to play Kilkenny next year

Rod Stewart has announced his return to Ireland today, and this time he’s taking his tour to Kilkenny. The music...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 10:30am 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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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...

Sunday, 05/04/15 - 6:23pm Read More

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

National Sport

Walcott and Sterling ensure England victory

England 2 Estonia 0 Theo Walcott bagged his seventh goal of the season as England maintained their 100 per cent qualifying record with a narrow and largely uninspiring 2-0 win over Estonia. Walcott has been in top form for Arsenal,...

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UEFA opens proceedings against Scottish FA for ‘insufficient organisation’ of Euro qualifier

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Scottish Football Association for its handling of Thursday’s Euro 2016 qualifier between Scotland...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 9:23pm Read More

Ireland U21s win 3-0 to keep momentum going

Republic of Ireland Under-21s 3 Lithuania Under-21s 0 Callum O’Dowda and Conor Wilkinson scored in the opening half hour as...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 9:15pm Read More

VIDEO: Rob Kearney: Ireland unaffected by France’s ‘unnecessary noise’

Rob Kearney has brushed off French attempts to destabilise Ireland’s build-up to Sunday’s vital World Cup clash as “unnecessary noise”....

Friday, 09/10/15 - 8:50pm Read More

WATCH: Joe Schmidt hopes for ‘Super Sunday of Irish sport’ after soccer surprise

By Stephen Barry and Shaun Cronin Joe Schmidt is an official Irishman so it was no surprise that he was...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 8:42pm Read More

WATCH: Delight and disappointment as Joe Ward wins but Sean McComb misses out

By Stephen Barry European Games medallist Sean McComb was left disappointed after losing a split decision at the World Championships...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 7:18pm Read More