Western News

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. Tonight heavy and intense thundery rain will push onto the south coast around midnight and move gradually northwards accompanied by...

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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

Eirgrid Announces Potential New Underground Route

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Eirgrid admitted it failed to fully investigate the potential for undergrounding the controversial Grid West Project and today announced details...

Monday, 23/06/14 - 8:17pm Read More

National News

Clare residents issued with water warning

Homeowners in Co Clare are being advised that water provided by the Kildysart Public Water Supply is not suitable for drinking until further notice. The HSE – in conjunction with Irish Water and Clare County Council -have issued the precautionary...

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International experts brought in to help choose new Garda Commissioner

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald today announced that the recruitment process for a new Garda Commissioner has begun. Minister Fitzgerald...

Tuesday, 29/07/14 - 6:02pm Read More

Symphisiotomy group seeks meeting with new Health Minister

The group representing women who underwent symphisiotomies during childbirth are seeking a meeting with the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar....

Tuesday, 29/07/14 - 6:01pm Read More

Three jailed for vicious Temple Bar assault on US tourists

Three men have been jailed for a total of 12 years for their parts in a brawl that led to...

Tuesday, 29/07/14 - 5:41pm Read More

Star Wars filming on island ‘totally inappropriate’, says conservationist

Filmmakers shooting the latest Star Wars blockbuster have clashed with conservationists over their occupation of Skellig Michael. As filming started...

Tuesday, 29/07/14 - 4:44pm Read More


Tuesday’s TV tips

DOCUMENTARY: Coast (BBC2, 7pm) What can be said about this gentle series that hasn’t been mentioned before? Probably very little. After all, it’s been on the box for far longer than anybody expected (once Nick Crane and co had exhausted...

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Beyonce is reportedly ‘house-hunting without Jay Z’

The 32-year-old singer has fuelled rumours she and her husband are on the rocks after she was spotted secretly viewing...

Tuesday, 29/07/14 - 4:35pm Read More

WATCH: Justin Bieber honours Make-A-Wish fan at Young Hollywood Awards

Justin Beiber was named the Champ of Charity at the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards and we got to see a...

Tuesday, 29/07/14 - 3:23pm Read More

‘That 70s show’ cast will reunite for wedding

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are planning to get married next July. The couple, who got engaged earlier this year...

Tuesday, 29/07/14 - 2:59pm Read More

Sinead: Sexualisation of young teen pop stars has to stop

Sinead O’Connor has hit out at the sexualisation of young pop stars. The 47-year-old singer blasted the music industry for...

Tuesday, 29/07/14 - 1:09pm 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

Tevez father freed by kidnappers

The father of the former Manchester United and Manchester City player Carlos Tevez has been freed after being kidnapped in Argentina. Lawyer Gustavo Galasso said that Segundo Tevez was in “good shape” after being snatched by unknown assailants when his...

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Welsh rugby star convicted of assaulting ex-girlfriend

Welsh international rugby star Ian Gough was today found guilty of attacking his ex-girlfriend, former Miss Wales Sophia Cahill, just...

Tuesday, 29/07/14 - 6:13pm Read More

Barkley sticks with Toffees

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley has signed a new four-year deal at Goodison Park, the Premier League club have announced. The...

Tuesday, 29/07/14 - 5:39pm Read More

Belgium striker signs for Liverpool

Liverpool have completed the signing of Belgium striker Divock Origi but the 19-year-old will immediately be loaned back to French...

Tuesday, 29/07/14 - 5:31pm Read More

Gold: Jet-lag to blame for my Allardyce Twitter ‘error’

West Ham co-chairman David Gold has blamed jet-lag for a social media mistake that suggested he wanted to see Sam...

Tuesday, 29/07/14 - 12:55pm Read More

United: Luke Shaw not fit enough yet

Manchester United have had to devise a special training programme to get Luke Shaw in shape for the start of...

Tuesday, 29/07/14 - 9:38am Read More