Western News

50 years on the Marquee rises once more in Killala

Killala Marquee veterans, from left, Seán Hannick, John Murphy, Liam O’Hara, Willie McGregor, Joe Donohoe.     When Seán Hannick was making plans for the marquee dances 50 years ago in Killala, he wrote everything down on the backs of cigarette...

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Met Éireann issues flood warning

Met Éireann has issued a weather warning for theentire  country with a possibility of heavy thundery showers and localised flooding....

Thursday, 17/07/14 - 3:57pm Read More

Govt to reveal who will lead mother and baby home inquiry

The Government will today announce who will lead the inquiry into Ireland’s mother and baby homes. They came back under...

Wednesday, 16/07/14 - 10:09am Read More

Ballina Heritage edition on sale at this week’s Salmon Fstival

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  This years’s 50th anniversary Ballina Salmon Festival will have the added attraction of a bumper Ballina Heritage edition of...

Monday, 07/07/14 - 3:35pm Read More

Pikemen required for battle in Ballina

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The town of Ballina has put out a call for experienced and aspiring pikemen and pikewomen. Make history in the...

Wednesday, 25/06/14 - 5:49pm Read More

National News

Cannabis worth €96k seized in Cavan

Cannabis plants with an estimated value of €96,000 were seized in woodland in Co Cavan, gardaí said. The plants and associated paraphernalia were found on Tuesday during a planned search of a wooded area at Drumgill. No arrests have been...

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Flanagan: No plans to expel Israeli ambassador

The Foreign Affairs minister Charlie Flanagan has said he has no plans to expel Israel’s ambassadorto Ireland. Minister Flanagan said...

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 6:51pm Read More

Ireland accused over women’s rights

The Government has been accused of allowing Ireland to fall even further behind European nations in defending women’s rights and...

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 6:48pm Read More

No sense asking people to pay for water they can’t drink: FF

There has been criticism of plans to charge people for water they can’t drink. The energy regulator has published its...

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 5:56pm Read More

Air corps crew capture impressive antics of two fin whales off Cork coast

One of the rarest and most impressive sights in the natural world has been captured off the coast of Ireland....

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 5:00pm Read More


Thursday’s TV tips

DRAMA: Under the Dome (RTE Two, 8.30pm) The second series of Under The Dome continues on RTÉ Two. The massive US drama is based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel about a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off...

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Lorde to curate ‘Mockingjay’ soundtrack

Lorde will curate the soundtrack for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′. The ‘Royals’ hitmaker – who covered the...

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 8:17pm Read More

Electric Picnic sells out

Electric Picnic has sold out in record time. Some 41,000 tickets have now sold, up 10,000 on last year. The...

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 7:04pm Read More

Ledger ‘my best screen kiss’: Hudson

Kate Hudson says Heath Ledger was her best ever on-screen kiss. The 35-year-old actress – who has sons Ryder, 10,...

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 6:37pm Read More

Diaz and Benji ‘already talking marriage’

Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden have “already discussed marriage”. Although the 41-year-old actress and the 35-year-old musician have only been...

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 6:35pm Read More

Western Sport

Historic fourth for Horan’s Mayo

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GAA Football Connacht Senior Championship – Final   MAYO 3-14 GALWAY 0-16 Michael Gallagher at Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar   WE stood in the sun in Castlebar last Sunday and looked towards the heavens. Not since the days of the...

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Guinness become PRO12 sponsors as Connacht fixtures released

Guinness are the new sponsors of the rugby PRO12. The brand take over sponsorship of the competition from RaboDirect, who...

Thursday, 10/07/14 - 1:47pm Read More

Connacht’s McFrland leads Emerging Ireland to IRB Nations Cup

Emerging Ireland 31 Romania 10 By Barry Coughlan Connacht coach Dan McFarland led Emerging Ireland to their first IRB Nations Cup...

Monday, 23/06/14 - 4:15pm Read More

Ireland missing Henshaw for summer tour

Hand surgery has denied Robbie Henshaw first refusal on Brian O’Driscoll’s Ireland berth after the Connacht centre was ruled out...

Thursday, 29/05/14 - 6:06pm Read More

Former Connacht captain Duffy training with Mayo footballers

By Peter O’ Dwyer Former Connacht and Ireland fullback Gavin Duffy is training with the Mayo senior footballers, and stood...

Wednesday, 14/05/14 - 10:20pm 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

National Sport

Steady return for McIlroy

Newly-crowned Open champion Rory McIlroy had to settle for an opening 69 on his return to action in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron today. Playing his first event since claiming his third major title at Royal Liverpool, McIlroy played his...

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No doubting Thomas at Galway

JP McManus claimed another significant landmark in an esteemed racing career when Thomas Edison gave the powerful owner a first...

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 8:33pm Read More

Dunne calls time on international career

Republic of Ireland defender Richard Dunne has announced his retirement from international football. The 34-year-old QPR player made his debut...

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 8:21pm Read More

Rose signs long-term Spurs deal

Tottenham left-back Danny Rose has signed a new five-year contract with the club. Rose, who moved to Spurs from Leeds...

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 6:50pm Read More

Mourinho: Torres going nowhere

Jose Mourinho insists Fernando Torres is to remain at Chelsea next season as one of the club’s three strikers. Torres...

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 6:48pm Read More

Munster stars out in force on day two of team race

Six groups of Munster rugby players continued their journeys toward Kerry, spending plenty of time with fans along the way....

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 5:32pm Read More