Western News

Unannounced inspection at Aras Attracta reveals ongoing problems

A new report from HIQA into Aras Attracta in Co Mayo has found ongoing problems with standards of care at the facility. The watchdog body inspected the centre for people with intellectual disabilities in Swinford, Co Mayo, in January after...

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Team of nine has five months to review Portiuncula maternity services

A nine-person team has been named to undertake a review of maternity services at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe. The team...

Monday, 30/03/15 - 1:49pm Read More

Me and my celtic gene- Haemochromatosis lives in the west of Ireland

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  The famine may be a difficult period of Irish history we’d rather forget, but every time I get a...

Friday, 27/03/15 - 10:52am Read More

Kerosene found in Galway tap water

Kerosene has been found in the water supply of around 75 houses in Galway. The homes in the Moyola estate...

Thursday, 26/03/15 - 8:55am Read More

INTERVIEW: Gordon Buchanan – heir to David Attenborough

Gordon Buchanan relaxes backstage at the TF in Castlebar.
Hailed as the heir of David Attenborourgh, Renowned Wildlife Film-maker, Gordon Buchanan, takes a break from wild bears, wolves and...

Wednesday, 25/03/15 - 11:25am Read More

National News

Government is undermining its plan to save post offices says junior minister

A junior minister says the government is undermining its own plan to save Irish post offices. Joe McHugh says the entire government has to be on the same page if rural post offices are to be saved. Last month the...

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HIQA report uncovers further problems with Aras Attracta

A new report published following an unannounced HIQA inspection in Aras Attracta has found further problems with the facility. The...

Wednesday, 01/04/15 - 7:33pm Read More

Labour TD Ferris ordered to withdraw Auschwitz comment

Labour TD Anne Ferris has been told to withdraw comments where she compared the views of an anti-immigration group to...

Wednesday, 01/04/15 - 5:33pm Read More

Minister: Having to register twice for water grant ‘not unexpected’

Environment Minister Alan Kelly has said that households having to go through two registrations to receive the water conservation grant...

Wednesday, 01/04/15 - 3:05pm Read More

Adams offers support to Dunnes workers ahead of tomorrow’s strike

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has today expressed Sinn Féin’s “firm and unequivocal support for the Dunnes Stores workers...

Wednesday, 01/04/15 - 2:26pm Read More

Entertainment

Big news from The Coronas?

It seems everyone from RTÉ to Centra is having soon April Fool’s Day fun – even The Coronas … well we hope. In a bid to “foster diversity in the vocal offerings of Irish Musicians”, The Coronas announced a “lead...

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Zayn Malik’s bodyguard tweets about being out of work

Zayn Malik’s bodyguard is looking for a new job. The 22-year-old singer quit One Direction last week, and as a...

Wednesday, 01/04/15 - 3:30pm Read More

Avril Lavigne talks about her struggle with Lyme disease

Avril Lavigne has opened up about her struggle with Lyme disease, admitting she thought she was “dying” when she couldn’t...

Wednesday, 01/04/15 - 3:25pm Read More

Wednesday’s TV tips

FILM: The Golden Compass (Film4, 6.50pm) (2007) It follows Lyra, a feisty youngster living in a parallel universe version of...

Wednesday, 01/04/15 - 2:44pm Read More

UPDATE: Joni Mitchell is awake and in good spirits

Joni Mitchell is “awake and in good spirits”. As reported eariler this morning, the 71-year-old singer is currently in intensive...

Wednesday, 01/04/15 - 12:18pm Read More

Western Sport

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 to the province for next season. The 23-year-old joins Connacht from ITM Cup side Auckland and has also previously played...

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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

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

National Sport

Raheem Sterling: I’m not a money-grabber

Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling insists he is not “a money-grabbing 20-year-old” as his contract wrangle rumbles on. The England international has rejected what manager Brendan Rodgers described as an “incredible offer” – believed to be £100,000-a-week – as the club...

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England fans heard singing anti-IRA songs again

England fans sang anti-IRA songs during Tuesday’s friendly in Italy despite efforts from the Football Association to stamp the chants...

Wednesday, 01/04/15 - 3:16pm Read More

Ulster sign All Blacks star Charles Piutau

Ulster have announced the signing of New Zealand international Charles Piutau. Piutau, who can play full-back, wing or centre, has...

Wednesday, 01/04/15 - 3:16pm Read More

Lucas Leiva ready to step up for Liverpool

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is looking to recapture what he considers his best form in two years after recovering from...

Wednesday, 01/04/15 - 11:15am Read More

Stoke keen to extend Begovic deal

Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes is hopeful they can keep hold of Asmir Begovic as the goalkeeper approaches the final...

Wednesday, 01/04/15 - 11:11am Read More

Tiger Woods practises at Augusta

Tiger Woods reportedly played 18 holes at the Augusta National Golf Club on Tuesday, but it remains unclear if he...

Wednesday, 01/04/15 - 9:30am Read More