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

One man arrested following €40k drugs seizure in Thurles

A man in his 30s has been arrested after gardaí seized drugs with an estimated street value of €40,000 following a raid on a house in Thurles, Co Tipperary. The raid was carried out yesterday evening by uniformed Gardaí and...

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Govt urged not to rush Moore St regeneration

The Government is being urged not to do a ‘rush job’ in regenerating Dublin’s Moore Street, just to have it...

Wednesday, 30/07/14 - 8:15am Read More

Convicted fraudster O’Brien to be sentenced

Businessman Breifne O’Brien is due to be sentenced today for multimillion-euro fraud offences. The 52-year-old, with an address at Monkstown...

Wednesday, 30/07/14 - 7:18am Read More

Rising rents mean more young people likely to stay with parents – report

A new report indicates that if rents continue to rise young people will be more likely to share accommodation, or...

Wednesday, 30/07/14 - 6:38am Read More

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...

Tuesday, 29/07/14 - 9:01pm Read More


Zac: I was going crazy before rehab

Zac Efron admits he was “going crazy” at home before seeking help in rehab. The ‘That Awkward Moment’ star, who sought treatment for an alleged cocaine addiction twice last year, says he realised he had a problem when he could...

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‘X Factor’ star Rylan bags record deal

Rylan Clark has landed a record deal. The ‘X Factor’ star – who was branded a “joke” by judge Gary...

Wednesday, 30/07/14 - 8:51am Read More

Kate Moss "blags her way onto flight in drunken state"

Kate Moss allegedly “blagged” her way onto a flight from Turkey to London without a ticket on Monday. The supermodel,...

Wednesday, 30/07/14 - 7:41am Read More

Liam: Natasha’s death still not ‘real’

Liam Neeson still hasn’t come to terms with his wife’s death five years ago. The ‘Taken’ star was left heartbroken...

Wednesday, 30/07/14 - 6:55am 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....

Tuesday, 29/07/14 - 5:19pm 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

Gerrard: Liverpool can win title

Steven Gerrard has backed Liverpool to bounce back from last season’s end-of-season heartbreak and mount a serious title challenge once again. The Reds led the Barclays Premier League by five points with three games to go in April, but a...

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Tiger still hungry for Major glory

The last time Valhalla staged the US PGA Championship in 2000, the 18th green witnessed the passing of the torch...

Wednesday, 30/07/14 - 7:23am Read More

Van Gaal praises Shaw display after Utd notch Inter win

Louis van Gaal was impressed with the performance of Luke Shaw, who played the second half of Manchester United’s win...

Wednesday, 30/07/14 - 6:45am Read More

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...

Tuesday, 29/07/14 - 9:13pm Read More

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