Western News

Ballyhaunis man collects Euromillions cheque from Lottery HQ

A man who lives in Ballyhaunis Co Mayo collected a cheque worth almost €320,000 from National Lottery Headquarters in Dublin today. The lucky punter managed to match five numbers plus one Lucky Star for last Friday evening’s EuroMillions draw to...

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‘Number of Irish’ among five killed in US balcony collapse

Five people have been killed and eight others injured after a balcony collapsed on an apartment building in Berkeley, California....

Tuesday, 16/06/15 - 2:08pm Read More

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...

Wednesday, 15/04/15 - 10:06am Read More

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

National News

Gardaí issues appeal after five youngsters go missing this week

Dan Buckley Gardaí have issued appeals for five young people who have gone missing from their homes in recent days. The most recent appeal concerns Darnel Hayes Price, a 16-year-old from Cork. Gardai in Anglesea Street are leading the investigations...

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Gardaí ‘have serious concerns’ for missing girl’s safety

A 15-year-old girl has gone missing from Drogheda Co. Louth. Shannon Quaide hasn’t been seen since Wednesday and is described...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 10:59pm Read More

Taoiseach refuses to rule out a November election

Tensions are growing between Labour and Fine Gael as the Taoiseach refuses to rule out a November election. Many within...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 10:40pm Read More

Gardaí appeal for help tracing missing teenager from Cork

Gardaí in Cork are appealing for information about a missing Cork teenager. 16-year-old Darnel Hayes Price was last seen on...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 8:46pm Read More

Hundreds gather for Cathriona White removal

By David Raleigh Update at 9.15pm Several hundred mourners attended the removal of Cathriona White, which lasted a little over...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 10:46pm Read More


What’s new at the flicks?

The Suffragette In 1912 London, Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan) works long, gruelling hours in a laundry with her husband Sonny (Ben Whishaw), under the glare of manager Norman Taylor (Geoff Bell). Women earn less than men and are denied the...

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Friday’s TV tips

Check is Euro 2016 Qualifier Live on TV3 instead of ITV below. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Film4, 6.55pm)...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 4:37pm Read More

TV3 apologises for 9/11 joke on The Seven O’Clock show

Bosses at TV3 have apologised to viewers for ‘a joke’ concerning 9/11 on The Seven O’Clock Show. The ‘gag’ was...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 3:48pm Read More

5 Seconds of Summer announce Irish tour dates

Brace yourself for fan girl hysteria – 5 seconds of Summer have announced the dates of their UK and Ireland...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 11:56am Read More

Rod Stewart to play Kilkenny next year

Rod Stewart has announced his return to Ireland today, and this time he’s taking his tour to Kilkenny. The music...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 10:30am Read More

Western Sport

Connacht ready to march on Russia

Connacht fans will be travelling to Russia to support their team after the draw for rugby’s European Challenge Cup was made on  Wednesday, June 17, and they will fancy their chances of making it into the European Cup  – formerly...

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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...

Sunday, 05/04/15 - 6:23pm Read More

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

National Sport

Elliott called into Ireland squad as Given ruled out

Rob Elliot has been called up to the Republic of Ireland squad for their crucial final Euro 2016 qualifying game against Poland in Warsaw on Sunday. Shane Long’s 70th-minute winner, coupled with Poland’s 2-2 draw in Scotland, ensured that the...

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VIDEO: Joe Schmidt keeping one eye on World Cup quarter-final

By Brendan O’Brien Joe Schmidt has opted to attempt a delicate balancing act by tinkering with his choice of personnel...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 5:26pm Read More

FIFA crisis: Exco members push for delay to presidential election

FIFA’s executive committee is being urged to discuss postponing the presidential election at an emergency meeting following the crisis that...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 3:22pm Read More

Unbelievable Jeff! Stelling appointed honorary president of Hartlepool

Hartlepool have appointed Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling as honorary president of the club. Stelling, 60, who hosts Soccer Saturday,...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 3:09pm Read More

VIDEO: Keith Earls remains at outside centre; Devin Toner back in the second row

Keith Earls retains his place in the centre for Ireland’s crucial match against France on Sunday, with Jared Payne absent...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 3:48pm Read More

Barcelona expresses ‘affection and solidarity’ for Messi over fraud case

Barcelona have thrown their “full support” behind star striker Lionel Messi as he continues to face allegations of tax fraud....

Friday, 09/10/15 - 1:27pm Read More