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

Unannounced inspection at Aras Attracta reveals ongoing problems

A new report from HIQA into Aras Attracta in Co Mayo has found ongoing problems with standards of care at...

Wednesday, 01/04/15 - 11:36am Read More

Team of nine has five months to review Portiuncula maternity services

A nine-person team has been named to undertake a review of maternity services at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe. The team...

Monday, 30/03/15 - 1:49pm Read More

National News

100 Irish thought to be in Nepal earthquake zone

100 Irish people are now believed to have been caught up in the earthquake that has devastated parts of Nepal. The Department of Foreign Affairs says contact is being made with many of these people however it is warning that...

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Two die in house fires

Two people have died in house fires in Dublin and Kilkenny. Emergency services are at the scene of a blaze...

Sunday, 26/04/15 - 8:06pm Read More

Karen Buckley’s remains flown home to Cork

Two weeks on from her murder Karen Buckley has made her final journey home. The remains of the 24-year-old arrived...

Sunday, 26/04/15 - 5:45pm Read More

Explosive device made safe in Dublin

An Improvised Explosive Device has been discovered in Dublin. The Army Bomb Disposal unit was called to the Macroom Road...

Sunday, 26/04/15 - 5:42pm Read More

Man due in court after robbery used Dublin Bus as escape vehicle

A man is due to appear in court tomorrow charged in connection with a dramatic armed robbery on the southside....

Sunday, 26/04/15 - 4:24pm Read More


Sunday’s TV tips

FILM: ParaNorman (Channel 4, 4.50pm) (2012) “What’s happening?” Grandma (voiced by Elaine Stritch) asks Norman (Kodi Smit-McPhee) as he stares at a zombie tucking into the brains of a hapless female victim on the TV screen. “He’s eating her head,”...

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Saturday’s TV tips

FILM: The Princess and the Frog (BBC One, 5.10pm) (2009) Disney breaks with tradition and casts its first ever African-American...

Saturday, 25/04/15 - 4:03pm Read More

Katie Price is giving a pop career another go

Katie Price is releasing new music with Kavana. The 36-year-old reality TV star has spent today shooting a music video...

Friday, 24/04/15 - 7:05pm Read More

Friday Film Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron As the roaring success of last year’s Guardians Of The Galaxy confirmed, our appetite for films...

Friday, 24/04/15 - 2:01pm Read More

Witherspoon may go into politics

Reese Witherspoon hasn’t ruled out a career in politics. The ‘Hot Pursuit’ actress says she wants to fight for gender...

Friday, 24/04/15 - 9:16am 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

Raheny United win Continental Tyres WNL Cup for first time

Peamount United 2 Raheny United 3 (AET) Raheny United landed the FAI Continental Tyres Women’s National League Cup for the first time with a last minute Katie McCabe winner. A dramatic final was decided in the 120th minute as McCabe...

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McCaffrey says Dublin will not get carried away by today’s victory over Cork

By Peter McNamara Exemplary Jack McCaffrey suggested Dublin will not get carried away by their resounding success in the Allianz...

Sunday, 26/04/15 - 7:02pm Read More

Battle at the Emirates ends in goalless draw

Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas (left) and Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey in action during the Barclays Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium,...

Sunday, 26/04/15 - 6:18pm Read More

Three in a row for Dublin after one-sided contest in Croke Park

26 April 2015; James McCarthy, Dublin, in action against Kevin O’Driscoll, Cork. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Final, Dublin v...

Sunday, 26/04/15 - 5:49pm Read More

Twitter reacts to Coutinho’s place in the PFA team of the year

The Professional Footballers’ Association have announced their Premier League team of the year and one inclusion in particular is getting...

Sunday, 26/04/15 - 5:28pm Read More

Roscommon claim the NFL Division 2 trophy

Niall Carty, Roscommon captain, raises the cup after the Division 2, Final, Down v Roscommon. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit:...

Sunday, 26/04/15 - 5:05pm Read More