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

Cutting bankruptcy period to one year may get Labour party backing today

A senior Labour figure has said proposals on cutting the bankruptcy period could get party backing later. Deputy Willie Penrose has been working on plans to bring the bankruptcy period down to one year after it was already cut to...

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Spending watchdog criticises HSE hotel spending; report lists €500-a-night Milan hotel

The HSE has been criticised by the Government spending watchdog for excessive spending on hotels. A 42-page report by the...

Wednesday, 04/03/15 - 10:18am Read More

Cliffs of Moher overtake Dublin Zoo for tourists

By Pat Flynn The Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare have overtaken Dublin Zoo to take second place in the...

Wednesday, 04/03/15 - 9:42am Read More

Lenihan’s special advisor to address banking inquiry

The Oireachtas Banking Inquiry will today hear from Dr Peter Bacon and from the former special advisor to Brian Lenihan...

Wednesday, 04/03/15 - 9:14am Read More

Gardaí release man in Dean Johnson shooting probe

Gardaí have released a man they were questioning in connection with the murder of Dean Johnson in Dublin. The 21-year-old...

Wednesday, 04/03/15 - 7:55am Read More

Entertainment

Taylor Swift grants four-year-old Jalene’s last wish

Taylor Swift granted four-year-old Jalene’s last wish by speaking to her on the phone for 20 minutes. The 25-year-old singer made a surprise FaceTime call to Jalene Salinas, who is suffering from an aggressive form of terminal brain cancer, on...

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Rod Stewart starts filming family reality show

Rod Stewart has landed his own reality TV show. The 70-year-old rocker and his 43-year-old wife Penny Lancaster – with...

Wednesday, 04/03/15 - 9:21am Read More

Gallagher his out at ‘f**kwits’ Maroon 5

Noel Gallagher believes Maroon 5 have tattoos to distract people from their music. The outspoken rocker has taken aim at...

Tuesday, 03/03/15 - 6:00pm Read More

Katie Ritchie shares vintage photo to congratulate fellow Home and Away star

Katie Ritchie who plays Sally Fletcher, and Emily Symons (Marilyn) have been friends since 1989 after meeting on the set...

Tuesday, 03/03/15 - 3:24pm Read More

Tuesday’s TV tips

REALITY: My Big Fat Gypsy: Luck of the Irish (TV3, 9pm) This special episode celebrates the Irish travelling community, exploring...

Tuesday, 03/03/15 - 3:11pm 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

Ireland revive Pakistan tour talks

Ireland’s quest to cure their chronic lack of games against full-member nations could take them to Pakistan after confirmation talks have re-opened over a possible tour of the strife-torn nation. Cricket Ireland chief executive Warren Deutrom has revealed that contact...

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Fighting talk from Pellegrini

Under-fire Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini wants to be judged at the end of the season – and does not...

Wednesday, 04/03/15 - 6:19am Read More

Hull and Sunderland draw in bitter encounter

Hull 1 Sunderland 1 Steve Bruce and Gus Poyet were involved in a furious touchline exchange as relegation rivals Hull...

Tuesday, 03/03/15 - 11:06pm Read More

Southampton close in on Champions League place

Southampton 1 Crystal Palace 0 Sadio Mane gave Southampton’s top-four ambitions a timely shot in the arm, ending their 387-minute...

Tuesday, 03/03/15 - 11:01pm Read More

Benteke strikes late to lift Villa out of relegation zone

Aston Villa 2 West Brom 1 Christian Benteke’s last-gasp penalty clinched a crucial 2-1 win for Aston Villa over West...

Tuesday, 03/03/15 - 10:55pm Read More

Paul Galvin returns to Kerry panel

By John Fogarty, Irish Examiner Four-time All-Ireland winner Paul Galvin has made a shock return to the Kerry panel, it...

Tuesday, 03/03/15 - 7:03pm Read More