Western News

Gardaí search for missing woman Margaret Berry

Gardaí have asked for the public’s help to find missing Galway woman Margaret (Mags) Berry. Margaret was last seen on Wednesday, February 3. She is described as 35 years old, 5’3” in height, slim build and sallow skin with freckles...

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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

INTERVIEW: Gordon Buchanan – heir to David Attenborough

Gordon Buchanan relaxes backstage at the TF in Castlebar.
Hailed as the heir of David Attenborourgh, Renowned Wildlife Film-maker, Gordon Buchanan, takes a break from wild bears, wolves and...

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

National News

Strike action announced at Ireland’s 999 call centres

Workers at Ireland’s 999 call centres have announced strike action. The 12 hour work stoppage is set to take place within the coming weeks – and is expected to happen before the election. Members of the Communication Workers’ Union voted...

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Day eight of the General Election campaign

Day eight of the General Election campaign sees party leaders continue to criss-cross the country. This morning the Social Democrats...

Wednesday, 10/02/16 - 6:39am Read More

New road safety campaign ‘Give up your bad driving habits for Lent’

A west of Ireland road safety campaign is asking to motorists to give up their bad habits for Lent. The...

Wednesday, 10/02/16 - 6:39am Read More

Gardaí considering terrorism following two fatal shootings in Dublin

The Garda Commissioner has said they are considering terrorism as one of many lines of inquiry following two fatal shootings...

Wednesday, 10/02/16 - 6:01am Read More

TG4 opinion poll in Donegal shows FF may thwart SF’s Dáil hopes

A new opinion poll carried out for TG4 shows that Fianna Fáil is poised to win two seats in Donegal...

Tuesday, 09/02/16 - 10:44pm Read More


A ‘vampire’ breast lift, a sex toy and a walking tour of Japan – the 2016 Oscar goodie bag revealed

A ‘vampire’ breast lift, a sex toy and a walking tour of Japan – yes, you read that right. These are only some of the ridiculous items attendees of this year’s Oscars will receive. Each bag is worth a whopping...

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Ryan Reynolds surprised a fan with the help of the tooth fairy

Ryan Reynolds has taken a well deserved break from saving the world in his new movie Deadpool, to fill in...

Tuesday, 09/02/16 - 4:11pm Read More

Beyonce is coming to Croke Park

Beyonce is going on a world tour and she’s stopping off in Ireland. The American star, who performed at the...

Monday, 08/02/16 - 1:23pm Read More

Bourne filmmakers reveal name of new movie

The latest Bourne movie will be called ‘Jason Bourne’. The first trailer for Matt Damon’s return as the super spy...

Monday, 08/02/16 - 10:42am Read More

Tuam musical group to stage Broadway classic

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  Musical lovers are in for a special treat this week as Tuam’s Marian Choral Society get ready to stage...

Tuesday, 28/10/14 - 10:24am 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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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

Historic fourth for Horan’s Mayo

James Horan 8/5/2013
GAA Football Connacht Senior Championship – Final   MAYO 3-14 GALWAY 0-16 Michael Gallagher at Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar  ...

Wednesday, 16/07/14 - 10:26am Read More

Ballina man takes top post at Connacht Rugby

Ballina man and Knockmore resident Willie Ruane has been appointed as the Chief Executive of Connacht Rugby. The Mayo man played rugby...

Friday, 09/05/14 - 12:40pm Read More

Gavin Duffy to leave Connacht

Gavin Duffy 9/12/2010
Connacht have announced they will release eight players from their squad at the end of the season — the biggest...

Monday, 05/05/14 - 2:00pm Read More

National Sport

West Ham’s 121st-minute winner ends Liverpool’s FA Cup hopes

West Ham 2 Liverpool 1 (After Extra Time) Angelo Ogbonna struck in the last minute of extra time as West Ham secured a dramatic 2-1 FA Cup win over Liverpool. The fourth-round replay was heading for a penalty shoot-out when...

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Paris commuter who was racially abused by Chelsea fans accepts invite to PSG rematch

The commuter racially abused and blocked by Chelsea supporters from boarding a Paris Metro train has accepted an invitation from...

Tuesday, 09/02/16 - 9:42pm Read More

Ireland unlikely to call on recovering front-rowers for French battle

Ireland are unlikely to call on Cian Healy and Mike Ross to shore up their scrum in Saturday’s RBS 6...

Tuesday, 09/02/16 - 8:49pm Read More

Northern Ireland fans get extra tickets after Euro 2016 allocation mix-up

UEFA has released extra Euro 2016 tickets to Northern Ireland fans after a furore over the original allocation process. Some...

Tuesday, 09/02/16 - 10:32pm Read More

Richie Murphy tackles Sexton concerns

By Brendan O’Brien, Irish Examiner Suggestions that Jonathan Sexton should radically alter his tackling technique, or even reduce his exposure...

Tuesday, 09/02/16 - 6:00pm Read More

Bereft rugby fans will get to see Paul O’Connell this weekend – as a pundit

Rugby fans are coming to terms with the news today that Paul O’Connell has retired, but they will get to...

Tuesday, 09/02/16 - 4:56pm Read More