Western News

Nurses vote for industrial action at Galway University Hospital

Nurses at Galway University Hospital’s Emergency Department have voted unanimously in favour of industrial action over overcrowding in the department. The Irish Nurses and Midwives’ Organisation (INMO) said 100% of those balloted voting in favour of a work to rule...

Read More

Thousands left without power after strong winds

Strong overnight winds have left thousands of homes without power. Update: 8.10am There are now more than 1,000 homes are...

Monday, 12/01/15 - 6:56am Read More

Westport Music Festival moves to Killarney

The organisers of the Westport Festival of Music and Food have confirmed that there will be no festival in Westport...

Wednesday, 03/12/14 - 4:06pm Read More

Businesses evacuated in Castlebar bomb scare

A number of business premises had to be evacuated following the discovery of a suspicious device in Castlebar this morning....

Thursday, 13/11/14 - 2:09pm Read More

Galway garda station remains closed after flooding

Galway’s Mill Street Garda Station remains closed this morning due to flooding last night. The station was evacuated yesterday evening...

Thursday, 30/10/14 - 9:05am Read More

National News

Burton under pressure to block Aer Lingus sale

The Tánaiste Joan Burton is under pressure from Labour TDs to block the sale of Aer Lingus. Party backbenchers are reported to be holding an emergency meeting today to discuss the €1.4bn takeover offer from British Airways owner IAG. A...

Read More

Review of post office network starts today

The process to identify new opportunities for the post office network begins today. The Post Office Development Group meets for...

Wednesday, 28/01/15 - 7:49am Read More

Good summer and crowded beaches made it a busy year for lifeboats

The good summer weather last year resulted in an increase in the number of people rescued by lifeboats. The 45...

Wednesday, 28/01/15 - 7:44am Read More

Up to 3cm of snow on way

There is a snow and ice warning in effect across the country. Met Éireann has a status yellow alert in...

Wednesday, 28/01/15 - 6:50am Read More

Gardaí called in to probe suspected arson attack at Mulherin’s office

Gardaí are investigating a suspected arson attack on the constituency office of Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin. It happened at...

Wednesday, 28/01/15 - 6:42am Read More

Entertainment

Macdonald ‘very, very moved’ to win prize for H Is For Hawk memoir

Helen Macdonald has won this year’s Costa Prize for her memoir H Is For Hawk. She picked up the prestigious prize at a ceremony in central London having beaten bookmaker’s favourite Ali Smith in the process. Bestselling novelist Robert Harris,...

Read More

Oyelowo defends Cumberbatch after ‘coloured’ apology

David Oyelowo has defended his friend Benedict Cumberbatch after he (Cumberbatch) apologised for describing black actors as “coloured” on American...

Wednesday, 28/01/15 - 8:04am Read More

Hozier to partner Lennox as Grammys sets up duets with music’s big names

The Grammy Awards will feature a number of collaborative performances, including Jessie J with Tom Jones, Lady Gaga with Tony...

Wednesday, 28/01/15 - 5:57am Read More

Patsy Kensit has become the third housemate to be evicted from ‘Celebrity Big Brother’

The 46-year-old actress thanked the public for voting her off the Channel 5 series tonight and admitted she was “thrilled”...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 10:36pm Read More

Helen MacDonald wins Costa Prize

Helen Macdonald has won this year’s Costa Prize for her memoir H Is For Hawk. She picked up the prestigious...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 9:02pm Read More

Western Sport

All Black centurion to start for Connacht

All Blacks legend Mils Muliaina smiles d
100-cap All Black Mils Muliaina  looks likely to start for Connacht when the Pro 12 resumes after a two week break next weekend. Muliaina and fellow import Bundi Aki are reported to have been in training all week ahead of the...

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

GAA supporters fear traffic chaos ahead of replay

The news that Limerick city is hosting a Pride Parade on Saturday in addition to the All-Ireland semi-final replay has...

Friday, 29/08/14 - 1:15pm Read More

‘Technicality’ leaves Keegan free to play on Saturday

Mayo’s Lee Keegan is available to play in Saturday’s All-Ireland SFC semi-final replay after his red card from last Sunday...

Friday, 29/08/14 - 1:15pm Read More

Keegan appeals controversial red card

Mayo’s Lee Keegan has appealed the red card he received in the first half of last Sunday’s All-Ireland SFC semi-final...

Wednesday, 27/08/14 - 10:49pm Read More

National Sport

Serena through in Australia, but Venus beaten by childhood fan

Top seed Serena Williams powered into the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Wednesday, but was denied a showdown with elder sister Venus in Melbourne. Serena had to save set points in her second round match and lost the opening...

Read More

Mourinho stands firm over ‘accidental’ Costa stamps

Jose Mourinho insisted Diego Costa’s stamps were “accidental” and criticised Brendan Rodgers after Chelsea beat Liverpool to a place in...

Wednesday, 28/01/15 - 7:16am Read More

Chelsea through to Capital One Cup final after extra time

Chelsea 1 Liverpool 0 (Chelsea win 2-1 on aggregate) Branislav Ivanovic kept his head as Chelsea edged a frenetic, ill-tempered...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 10:26pm Read More

Long facing six-week lay-off

Southampton will be without Shane Long for up to six weeks after he fractured a couple of ribs, it is...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 6:38pm Read More

O’Brien may line out for Irish Wolfhounds

Sean O’Brien remains in contention to end an injury-plagued 14 months by making a comeback for the Irish Wolfhounds against...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 5:31pm Read More

Eto’o seals Sampdoria switch

Samuel Eto’o has completed his move from Everton to Sampdoria. The 33-year-old former Cameroon striker joined the Toffees on a...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 5:01pm Read More