Western News

Ballyhaunis man collects Euromillions cheque from Lottery HQ

A man who lives in Ballyhaunis Co Mayo collected a cheque worth almost €320,000 from National Lottery Headquarters in Dublin today. The lucky punter managed to match five numbers plus one Lucky Star for last Friday evening’s EuroMillions draw to...

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‘Number of Irish’ among five killed in US balcony collapse

Five people have been killed and eight others injured after a balcony collapsed on an apartment building in Berkeley, California....

Tuesday, 16/06/15 - 2:08pm Read More

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

National News

Same-sex marriage legislation passed by the Dail

Historic legislation to allow same-sex marriage has been passed by the Dáil. The Marriage Bill 2015 will give legal effect to the decision in last May’s referendum on marriage equality. TDs from all sides broke into spontaneous applause as the...

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Positive feedback vital for keeping children from disadvantaged areas in school

Teachers giving positive feedback to students is a key part of keeping children from disadvantaged areas in school. That was...

Wednesday, 07/10/15 - 2:01pm Read More

Health Minister says people need to look after themselves better

The Health Minister Leo Varadkar has said problems in the health service will never be solved unless people look after...

Wednesday, 07/10/15 - 1:34pm Read More

Criminal justice system a ‘problem’ for sex abuse victims

The One in Four charity has said the big problem facing sex abuse victims is the criminal justice system. One...

Wednesday, 07/10/15 - 2:04pm Read More

Protesters to end show-home takeover today

Some homeless families who took over a house in Hansfield, near Ongar in Dublin have promised to leave before the...

Wednesday, 07/10/15 - 1:09pm Read More


Kerry Katona getting divorce after husband allegedly assaults her

Kerry Katona is divorcing George Kay. The 35-year-old star has announced she is ending her marriage to her husband of 11 months after he was allegedly arrested for assaulting her and possessing a taser gun. Her spokesperson confirmed in a...

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Tuesday’s TV tips

The Taste of Success (RTE One, 8.30pm) It’s round two of The Taste of Success and tonight contestants from North,...

Tuesday, 06/10/15 - 3:15pm Read More

Sam Bailey slams Beyonce: ‘Who does she think she is?’

Sam Bailey has lashed out at Beyonce today saying she had a “lack of decency” when they performed together. The...

Tuesday, 06/10/15 - 1:26pm Read More

‘An Emmy! An Emmy!’: 50 ways to Kill Your Mammy has been nominated for an Emmy

Dubliner Baz Ashmawy and his show 50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy has been nominated for an International Emmy Award....

Tuesday, 06/10/15 - 12:01pm Read More

Robbie Keane and wife Claudine announce birth of second child

Robbie Keane and model wife Claudine have welcomed their second child today six years after the birth of their first....

Tuesday, 06/10/15 - 10:33am 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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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...

Sunday, 05/04/15 - 6:23pm Read More

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

National Sport

Fifa president Blatter faces 90-day suspension

Sepp Blatter has been told he is facing a 90-day provisional suspension from FIFA’s ethics committee – a move which wound finally spell the end of his time as Fifa president. Fifa’s ethics committee has been meeting this week to...

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Carlo Ancelotti: Jose Mourinho will stay at Chelsea

Carlo Ancelotti expects Chelsea to keep faith in manager Jose Mourinho and has ruled out returning to work this season....

Wednesday, 07/10/15 - 6:13pm Read More

Martin O’Neill wants to see self-belief Ireland side

Martin O’Neill admits he would settle for a Euro 2016 play-off place now as he prepares to send his Republic...

Wednesday, 07/10/15 - 5:31pm Read More

Easterby wary of threat to Ireland posed by French star Louis Picamoles

Ireland must beware Louis Picamoles’ broadened horizons in Sunday’s pivotal World Cup clash with France, according to Simon Easterby. Forwards...

Wednesday, 07/10/15 - 4:47pm Read More

Jonny Evans ruled out of Northern Ireland Euro 2016 qualifier against Greece

Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans will miss Thursday’s crunch Euro 2016 qualifier against Greece, but could yet feature against Finland....

Wednesday, 07/10/15 - 4:37pm Read More

Devin Toner: Johnny Sexton’s no Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Ireland “couldn’t even fathom” French characterisation of Johnny Sexton as a “big-time” personality in the Zlatan Ibrahimovic mould, according to...

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