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

Husbands to meet Minister over death of wives at Sligo Regional Hospital

The husbands of two women who died after giving birth at Sligo Regional Hospital, are due to meet the Health Minister Leo Varadkar today. Michael Kivlehan and Sean Rowlette will meet Mr Varadkar to discuss the care their wives received....

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Coastguard rescues man from Howth Head cliff

The coastguard has come to the rescue of a tourist who became trapped on a cliff edge on Howth Head....

Sunday, 25/01/15 - 6:45pm Read More

Adrian Donohoe’s wife and two children attend memorial Mass two years after murder

It is exactly two years to the day since Garda Adrian Donohoe was shot dead. The detective was 41 years...

Sunday, 25/01/15 - 6:20pm Read More

Sex-trafficker convictions double in five years

Convictions for sex trafficking in Ireland have doubled over the last five years – new statistics from the Immigrant Council...

Sunday, 25/01/15 - 4:57pm Read More

Two held after attempted machete hijacking in Belfast

Two teenagers have been arrested after a taxi driver was threatened with a machete in an attempted hijacking in Belfast....

Sunday, 25/01/15 - 3:15pm Read More

Entertainment

Birdman flies off with SAG award

Birdman topped the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, winning best ensemble cast, even though star Michael Keaton was upset by Eddie Redmayne in the most outstanding actor category. Oscar favourites Julianne Moore, Patricia Arquette and JK Simmons cemented their...

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Sunday’s TV tips

COMEDY: Still Open All Hours (BBC1, 7.30pm) For many of us who grew up in the 1970s, sitcoms were a...

Sunday, 25/01/15 - 5:25pm Read More

J Lo has Friday night sleepovers with her twins

Jennifer Lopez has weekly sleepovers with her twins. The 45-year-old singer-and-actress lets six-year-old Max and Emme – who she has...

Sunday, 25/01/15 - 3:50pm Read More

1D’s Harry VERY excited about turning 21

Harry Styles “can’t wait” to turn 21. The 20-year-old One Direction singer is reportedly excited to reach the milestone so...

Sunday, 25/01/15 - 3:47pm Read More

Mel B: Someone’s trying to wreck my marriage

Mel B thinks someone is trying to “wreck her marriage”. An allegation was made to the police that the former...

Sunday, 25/01/15 - 3:21pm 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

Murray relishing Kyrgios clash

Andy Murray looked back with satisfaction on a near-perfect first week of the Australian Open as he prepared to end home hopes of glory in Melbourne. Murray secured another grand slam quarter-final appearance yesterday with a roller coaster victory over...

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FA Cup: Arsenal and Villa win through

Arsenal held off a spirited Brighton at Amex Stadium to claim a 3-2 victory and a place in the FA...

Sunday, 25/01/15 - 6:04pm Read More

Villa avoid upset with 2-1 win over Bournemouth

Aston Villa 2 Bournemouth 1 Carles Gil helped fire Aston Villa into the FA Cup fifth round as they avoided...

Sunday, 25/01/15 - 5:59pm Read More

Fitzgerald: Clubs fear Leinster

Luke Fitzgerald believes Europe’s big guns will fear facing Leinster in the Champions Cup knockout phase after Matt O’Connor’s side...

Sunday, 25/01/15 - 5:57pm Read More

Munster dominate Sale with emphatic win

Munster 65 Sale 10 Simon Zebo and Andrew Conway both crossed twice as Munster dominated their Champions Cup dead rubber...

Sunday, 25/01/15 - 5:50pm Read More

It’s Laois v Dublin and Galway v Carlow for Walsh Cup semis after wins today

Laois will host Dublin and Galway will take on Carlow in the Bord na Móna Walsh Cup semi-finals, after wins...

Sunday, 25/01/15 - 5:39pm Read More