Western News

50 years on the Marquee rises once more in Killala

Killala Marquee veterans, from left, Seán Hannick, John Murphy, Liam O’Hara, Willie McGregor, Joe Donohoe.     When Seán Hannick was making plans for the marquee dances 50 years ago in Killala, he wrote everything down on the backs of cigarette...

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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....

Thursday, 17/07/14 - 3:57pm Read More

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

National News

Bank-holiday drivers warned of higher points for traffic offences

People taking to the roads over the bank holiday weekend are being warned a number of traffic offences carry tougher penalty points from today. It means that from now on, anyone caught breaking a speed limit, using a mobile phone...

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Cruiser with two on board towed to safety on Lough Derg

Two people aboard a 32-foot cruiser were rescued by Lough Derg Lifeboat last night. The vessel ran aground on Sandy...

Friday, 01/08/14 - 6:11am Read More

15% drop in number of homes in negative equity

The number of homes in negative equity has dropped by around 15%. A report by the ESRI says recent increases...

Friday, 01/08/14 - 6:00am Read More

Cannabis worth €96k seized in Cavan

Cannabis plants with an estimated value of €96,000 were seized in woodland in Co Cavan, gardaí said. The plants and...

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 10:38pm Read More

Flanagan: No plans to expel Israeli ambassador

The Foreign Affairs minister Charlie Flanagan has said he has no plans to expel Israel’s ambassadorto Ireland. Minister Flanagan said...

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 6:51pm Read More


Bridal shower for Amal as she prepares to marry Clooney

Amal Alamuddin enjoyed a bridal shower this week as her wedding date with George Clooney approaches. The British human rights lawyer celebrated her impending marriage to George Clooney with an “intimate” dinner hosted by Ellen Barkin at the actress’ New...

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Thursday’s TV tips

DRAMA: Under the Dome (RTE Two, 8.30pm) The second series of Under The Dome continues on RTÉ Two. The massive...

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 8:22pm Read More

Lorde to curate ‘Mockingjay’ soundtrack

Lorde will curate the soundtrack for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′. The ‘Royals’ hitmaker – who covered the...

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 8:17pm Read More

Electric Picnic sells out

Electric Picnic has sold out in record time. Some 41,000 tickets have now sold, up 10,000 on last year. The...

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 7:04pm Read More

Ledger ‘my best screen kiss’: Hudson

Kate Hudson says Heath Ledger was her best ever on-screen kiss. The 35-year-old actress – who has sons Ryder, 10,...

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 6:37pm 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

All-clear for Commonwealth Games athlete Sesay after Ebola tests

An athlete at the Commonwealth Games has been given the all-clear after spending four days in isolation over fears he may have Ebola. Road cyclist Moses Sesay, 32 and from Sierra Leone, was admitted to a Glasgow hospital last week...

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Evans impressed by Van Gaal methods

Jonny Evans thinks Louis van Gaal has installed a far more impressive and detailed system of analysing his players since...

Friday, 01/08/14 - 6:59am Read More

Steady return for McIlroy

Newly-crowned Open champion Rory McIlroy had to settle for an opening 69 on his return to action in the WGC-Bridgestone...

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 9:01pm Read More

No doubting Thomas at Galway

JP McManus claimed another significant landmark in an esteemed racing career when Thomas Edison gave the powerful owner a first...

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 8:33pm Read More

Dunne calls time on international career

Republic of Ireland defender Richard Dunne has announced his retirement from international football. The 34-year-old QPR player made his debut...

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 8:21pm Read More

Rose signs long-term Spurs deal

Tottenham left-back Danny Rose has signed a new five-year contract with the club. Rose, who moved to Spurs from Leeds...

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 6:50pm Read More