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...

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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 promises to bring back full employment

The leader of the Labour Party Joan Burton has vowed to bring full employment back to Ireland in three years. The Tánaiste told delegates at her party’s conference in Killarney that everyone who wants a job will have the opportunity...

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Labour TDs draft motion calling for Aer Lingus jobs to be protected

By Juno McEnroe, Political Reporter Labour TDs concerned about any sale of Aer Lingus have drafted a Labour Party motion...

Saturday, 28/02/15 - 4:05pm Read More

Protesters descend on Labour conference

A crowd of water charges protesters gathered outside the venue of Labour’s annual conference today, accompanied by a heavy garda...

Saturday, 28/02/15 - 2:28pm Read More

Two arrested in cannabis seizure in the North

Two men, aged 43 and 39, have been arrested in the North, after the seizure of suspected cannabis in Magherafelt....

Saturday, 28/02/15 - 1:01pm Read More

Minister declares he will end ‘scandalous’ rent

The Environment Minister said he intends to bring an end to what he calls “the scandalous increases in rent”. It...

Saturday, 28/02/15 - 12:50pm Read More

Entertainment

Madonna: I paved the way for Miley

Madonna thinks she “paved the way” for Miley Cyrus. The ‘Living for Love’ hitmaker voluntarily “objectified” herself when she was younger by releasing a book featuring intimate photographs of herself and sees no reason why the ‘We Can’t Stop’ singer...

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Martin rumoured to be working on winning Paltrow back

Chris Martin has been writing “love songs” for Gwyneth Paltrow. The Coldplay frontman separated from his wife of nine years...

Saturday, 28/02/15 - 4:58pm Read More

Saturday’s TV tips

LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT: Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (TV3, 7pm) The world would be a much duller place without Richard...

Saturday, 28/02/15 - 4:44pm Read More

Cranston hooked on Finding Neverland musical

Broadway musical Finding Neverland has found a new producer to join its ranks – Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston. Lead...

Saturday, 28/02/15 - 9:37am Read More

This is Ireland’s Eurovision song, ‘Playing with Numbers’

A schoolgirl from Nenagh, Co Tipperary, will represent Ireland at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. Molly Sterling won...

Saturday, 28/02/15 - 8:58am 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...

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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

Munster go top after win over Glasgow

Munster 22 Glasgow 10 Munster moved above Glasgow to the top of the Guinness PRO12 after defeating the under-strength Scots in Cork in a 22-10 bonus point win. Anthony Foley’s men stormed out of the blocks but had nothing to...

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Four late Tyrone points ensure share of the spoils with Derry

Tyrone 0-11 Derry 1-8 Derry were denied a first NFL win of the season by Tyrone’s late surge at Healy...

Saturday, 28/02/15 - 9:27pm Read More

Late WIT point means Fitzgibbon Cup final goes to replay

By Eoghan Cormican, Gaelic Grounds UL 3-12 WIT 0-21Corner-back Tom Fox’s point on 80 minutes ensured this dramtic Fitzgibbon Cup...

Saturday, 28/02/15 - 9:23pm Read More

Carlow claim dramatic win

By Tomás McCarthy Carlow 0-11 Waterford 0-9 Carlow maintained their unbeaten run in Division 4 with a dramatic away win...

Saturday, 28/02/15 - 8:54pm Read More

Activists disrupt IOC’s Rio meeting

Environmental activists have burst into the lobby of a luxury hotel on Rio’s Copacabana Beach where IOC officials were meeting...

Saturday, 28/02/15 - 7:48pm Read More

Ref explains Brown red card

Referee Roger East has told the body responsible for officiating standards in English football it was not a case of...

Saturday, 28/02/15 - 7:09pm Read More