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

Hundreds of homes repossessed after Limerick court sitting

Hundreds of homes have been repossessed at a sitting of Limerick Circuit Court. Banks and other lending institutions bought 219 applications for possession of family homes. The court heard details of marital breakdown, unemployment and financial loss. Father-of-two Niall Mulligan,...

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NUIG students vote to officially support cannabis legalisation

NUI Galway Student’s Union is now mandated to support the legalisation of cannabis. Students at the university were asked, as...

Friday, 06/03/15 - 2:00pm Read More

Dunnes Stores workers vote to strike

Workers at Dunnes Stores have today voted to strike. A ballot was conducted by the Mandate trade union in which...

Friday, 06/03/15 - 1:59pm Read More

Graham Dwyer trial hears of graphic material found on computer

Graham Dwyer’s murder trial has heard that images, documents and videos describing women being raped or stabbed were found on...

Friday, 06/03/15 - 12:15pm Read More

US military carry weapons through Shannon, TD claims under privilege

A TD has used Dáil privilege to claim that US military personnel have carried weapons on aircraft travelling through Shannon...

Friday, 06/03/15 - 11:05am Read More

Entertainment

Friday Film Reviews: Chappie, Unfinished Business and Still Alice

Still Alice Julianne Moore delivers an Oscar-winning performance as a 40-something mother faced with an early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s in Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s heartfelt drama. Based on the novel by Lisa Genova, Still Alice simply, yet powerfully, conveys...

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Toy Story 4 will be a romantic comedy

Pixar studio president Jim Morris has revealed that the sequel to the animated children’s film will be separate from the...

Friday, 06/03/15 - 12:11pm Read More

Noel Gallagher to play Live at The Marquee in Cork

Having just kicked off their latest tour in Belfast and Dublin earlier this week, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have...

Friday, 06/03/15 - 10:11am Read More

Jenna Coleman was due to leave Doctor Who twice – but kept changing her mind

Jenna Coleman’s ‘Doctor Who’ exit has been scrapped twice. The 28-year-old actress – who plays the Timelord’s assistant Clara –...

Friday, 06/03/15 - 8:40am Read More

Bobbi Kristina Brown ‘still fighting’ for life

Bobbi Kristina Brown is “still fighting the battle of her life.” The 22-year-old beauty’s auntie Patricia Houston updated fans on...

Friday, 06/03/15 - 6:56am 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

Rodgers keeping Mario on his toes

Mario Balotelli’s agent claims manager Brendan Rodgers is pushing the Liverpool striker further than anyone has before in his career. The 24-year-old has worked under the likes of Jose Mourinho and Roberto Mancini but it appears Rodgers is the one...

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Four things to watch for in the NFL this weekend

Mickey Harte brings Tyrone to Croke Park. Peter McNamara looks at what football fans can expect from an intriguing weekend...

Friday, 06/03/15 - 1:16pm Read More

Four Irish athletes progress to European semis

By Will Downing, Prague A blistering opening morning session for the Irish team saw four athletes progress to semi-finals at...

Friday, 06/03/15 - 1:16pm Read More

WATCH: Shocking brawl between Spurs and Chelsea fans after cup final

The footage was apparently filmed after Sunday’s Capital One Cup final – won by Chelsea. A number of Spurs and...

Friday, 06/03/15 - 12:35pm Read More

Grand Prix organisers dismiss boycott rumours

Formula 1 drivers promoting road safety last season. Australian Grand Prix organisers have dismissed suggestions a number of Formula One...

Friday, 06/03/15 - 11:18am Read More

VIDEO: Campaign for change following sexist taunting of Chelsea doctor

Warning: Extremely offensive language quoted in article and heard in footage. Sexist chanting and abuse at football grounds is in...

Friday, 06/03/15 - 10:23am Read More