Western News

Woman dies in overnight car accident in Co Mayo

A woman in her 40s has died after being struck by a car in Co Mayo overnight. The crash happened at around 3am on the N60, Castlebar-Claremorris Road, near Breaffy Village, Co Mayo. A female pedestrian, aged 49, suffered fatal...

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Mayo men sue gardaí over alleged brutality at Shell to Sea protest

Three Mayo men are suing for damages over alleged garda brutality at a Shell to Sea protest eight years ago....

Wednesday, 29/04/15 - 3:01pm Read More

Galway teenager rescued after becoming trapped by rising tide

A teenager was rushed to hospital last night after being rescued from an island off Galway. It is believed the...

Thursday, 23/04/15 - 7:54am Read More

Striking psychiatric nurses in Galway agree to return to work

Ten psychiatric nurses at University College Hospital Galway have agreed to go on duty this afternoon. The nurses refused to...

Wednesday, 22/04/15 - 4:21pm 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

National News

Tallies indicate a major Yes vote for Marriage Referendum

Ireland has voted for marriage equality becoming the first country in the world to allow same sex marriage after a vote of the people. The first results are still awaited from constituencies and a formal national declaration in Dublin Castle...

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No group: Media and State didn’t represent third of the population

People are queuing to get into the square of Dublin Castle to witness the referendum result later. The decision will...

Saturday, 23/05/15 - 11:37am Read More

Kelly: Older generation voted in favour because it’s about fairness

By Conor Kane Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has described today as “a fantastic day” and said it was...

Saturday, 23/05/15 - 11:25am Read More

Rural and urban areas showing support for Yes vote

The early tallies in the marriage referendum suggest Ireland has voted Yes. In Dublin and other urban constituencies the votes...

Saturday, 23/05/15 - 11:06am Read More

Norris: Gay people will be equal in this country

Senator David Norris, one of the key figures in having homosexuality decriminalised in the 1990s, has said the result of...

Saturday, 23/05/15 - 10:41am Read More

Entertainment

Clarkson: Alcohol is legal, why not marijuana?

Kelly Clarkson insists she isn’t “a pothead.” The 33-year-old singer, who believes the US should legalise marijuana, claims she knows more people who have died from alcohol-related incidents and illnesses. The ‘Heartbeat Song’ hitmaker said: “I’m not even a pothead,...

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Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield back together

Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield have put their “long and forced separation” behind them. The 26-year-old actress and the 31-year-old...

Friday, 22/05/15 - 8:18pm Read More

Brody proud of Bruce Jenner

Brody Jenner is “very proud” of Bruce Jenner for revealing he is transgender. The 31-year-old reality TV star has admitted...

Friday, 22/05/15 - 6:47pm Read More

Sam Smith using Stephen Hawking style speaking device

Sam Smith is using a female voice app like Stephen Hawking’s speaking device to communicate. The ‘Lay Me Down’ hitmaker...

Friday, 22/05/15 - 6:08pm Read More

Zayn to appear on first post 1D track

Naughty Boy has revealed Zayn Malik’s first post-One Direction release will be on his second album. The producer has been...

Friday, 22/05/15 - 3:44pm 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

Cork give Tóibín freedom of the city

Niall Tóibín has been awarded the freedom of Cork city. The actor and comedian says it’s one of his proudest moments. Mr Tóibín has been given the accolade by Cork City Council to recognise his artistic endeavours and his championing...

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Man continues to be questioned in connection with fatal prison stabbing

A man in his 30’s remains in custody following his arrest in connection with the death of an inmate in...

Saturday, 23/05/15 - 8:01am Read More

Voter turn-out ‘more like election than referendum’ as early birds cast ballots

Polling station staff are saying a “steady stream of voters” mean it is likely turn-out will be high as people...

Friday, 22/05/15 - 11:14am Read More

Cork prison death: No level of prison violence is acceptable, says Fitzgerald

The Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has said no level of violence is acceptable in our prisons, following the death of...

Monday, 18/05/15 - 3:32pm Read More

Prisoner being held in isolation as officers investigate Cork Jail stabbing

The Prison Service is investigating how an inmate with a history of violence obtained a knife before allegedly fatally stabbing...

Monday, 18/05/15 - 9:43am Read More

Cork Prison stab suspect was allowed to work in kitchen as a privilege

A prisoner suspected of the fatal stabbing of an inmate inside Cork Prison had been holding a trusted position within...

Sunday, 17/05/15 - 12:18pm Read More