Western News

Get you and your dress into the movies in Ballina

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MAYO author Kate Kerrigan is inviting Mayo women to don their most fabulous dress and get down to Mount Falcon Estate in Ballina for a film shoot next weekend, April 18. “Every woman has a dress that is really important to...

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Mayo’s abandoned pets find Noeline’s Ark

By Tracey May Halloran   I’d heard she gave away her cooker to people in need, and now she uses...

Monday, 13/04/15 - 3:14pm Read More

Win a designer handbag with All She Wants & Marian Duggan

  Win one of Maypo designer Lisa’s limited edition bags Imagine a beautiful Lisa Ryder piece on your arm this...

Friday, 03/04/15 - 11:24am Read More

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...

Wednesday, 01/04/15 - 11:36am Read More

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

National News

Ladbrokes calls in examiner; Hundreds of jobs under threat

Hundreds of jobs are on the line at the Irish division of betting giant Ladbrokes after it suffered losses of €5m last year. The company has sought court protection to try to turn around its loss-making venture and secured the...

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Judge sets date in June for actor’s appeal against assault conviction

Actor David Murray will have his appeal heard in June against his conviction for attacking his former partner. Murray, 45,...

Tuesday, 21/04/15 - 3:16pm Read More

Gardaí arrest whistleblower John Wilson in water charges protest

Garda whistleblower John Wilson is among three people who have been arrested at an estate in Cavan town during a...

Tuesday, 21/04/15 - 2:49pm Read More

Belfast to get £10m boost from Tall Ships Race

The Tall Ships Race is to begin in Belfast this summer. The city will be the home port before the...

Tuesday, 21/04/15 - 2:25pm Read More

FF senator claims sugar tax should not apply to ‘aphrodisiac chocolate’

A Fianna Fáil senator who owns a chocolate business says she has no problem with the party’s plans for a...

Tuesday, 21/04/15 - 1:55pm Read More


Tuesday’s TV tips

NATURE: Living the Wildlife (RTÉ One, 7pm) Emmy award winning cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson returns to RTÉ for another exciting season of Living the Wildlife. Now in its seventh year, this inspiring series takes us to the four corners of Ireland...

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WATCH: Ed Sheeran records wedding message for terminally ill fan

We can’t seem to keep up with Ed Sheeran’s acts of kindness these days. Just over a week ago he...

Tuesday, 21/04/15 - 2:09pm Read More

QUIZ: How well do you know your Fr Ted priests?

It’s one of the nation’s favourite programmes, and today it turns 20! That’s 20 years of laughs, 20 years of...

Tuesday, 21/04/15 - 11:57am Read More

Hozier: ‘The upcoming referendum is not simply a gay rights issue’

Grammy-winning singer Hozier released a video yesterday encouraging fans to vote yes in the upcoming marriage equality referendum. “My name...

Tuesday, 21/04/15 - 9:51am Read More

AC/DC drummer facing up to seven years in prison after guilty plea

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court to threatening to kill a man who used...

Tuesday, 21/04/15 - 6:36am Read More

Western Sport

Connacht’s Muliaina had ‘no idea’ he was going to be arrested

Mils Muliaina said he had “no idea” he was about to be arrested after his match on Friday. The New Zealand Herald reports that the Connacht rugby star thought he was being pulled aside for a drugs test, when police...

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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...

Wednesday, 25/03/15 - 3:29pm Read More

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

National Sport

Toulon dismiss O’Connell reports

European champions Toulon have dismissed reports that Ireland captain Paul O’Connell has signed a contract with them. Toulon were heavily linked with 35-year-old O’Connell in the aftermath of Sunday’s European Champions Cup semi-final victory over Leinster in Marseille. At least...

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VIDEO: Goalie saves and then scores bizarre OG

Al-Faisaly goalkeeper Mohammad Shatnawi scored one of the strangest own goals ever seen at the weekend. His side were already...

Tuesday, 21/04/15 - 3:39pm Read More

WATCH: The moment Ding Junhui cost himself £30k with the wrong snooker shot

Ding Junhui had a very costly lapse of concentration today while playing at the Betfred World Championship. The Chinese snooker...

Tuesday, 21/04/15 - 2:53pm Read More

Silva returns to Man City training

Manchester City playmaker has returned to training, the club have reported. Silva looked to have been seriously injured on Sunday...

Tuesday, 21/04/15 - 1:14pm Read More

Grealish senior: Jack has a ‘difficult decision’ to make

Jack Grealish’s dad was interviewed on British radio today and admitted that his son has a difficult decision to make...

Tuesday, 21/04/15 - 12:55pm Read More

Modric targets Champions League final for comeback

Luka Modric has targeted the Champions League final for making his Real Madrid comeback after he was ruled out of...

Tuesday, 21/04/15 - 12:18pm Read More