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

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

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

  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

National News

Half of Irish pre-teens on social media ‘have lied about their age’

A new survey for Internet Safety Day reveals that more than half of Irish pre-teens who use social media sites have lied about their age online. Cyber Safety Ireland said that 26% of pre-teens have social media accounts, and half...

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Green Party: We will not seek injunction against RTÉ debate

The Green Party said it will not attempt to stop an RTÉ leaders’ debate from going ahead – regardless of...

Tuesday, 09/02/16 - 8:24am Read More

Parties to focus on wages and health as campaign enters day seven

Political parties are expected to focus on workers’ payments and health policies on the General Election campaign today. After a...

Tuesday, 09/02/16 - 7:36am Read More

Last chance to register to vote in general election

Today is the last opportunity members of the public have to get on the electoral register for the General Election....

Tuesday, 09/02/16 - 8:03am Read More

Legal action aimed at preserving Moore St buildings begins today

A legal action aimed at preventing a number of buildings on Dublin’s Moore Street from being demolished is due to...

Tuesday, 09/02/16 - 6:39am Read More


Beyonce is coming to Croke Park

Beyonce is going on a world tour and she’s stopping off in Ireland. The American star, who performed at the Super Bowl, will play Croke Park on July 9, it was confirmed today. [raw][/raw] She will kick off the European...

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Bourne filmmakers reveal name of new movie

The latest Bourne movie will be called ‘Jason Bourne’. The first trailer for Matt Damon’s return as the super spy...

Monday, 08/02/16 - 10:42am Read More

Tuam musical group to stage Broadway classic

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  Musical lovers are in for a special treat this week as Tuam’s Marian Choral Society get ready to stage...

Tuesday, 28/10/14 - 10:24am Read More

Olwyn’s star is rising

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A recent graduate of Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Mayo singer and songwriter Olwyn Murray is to launch...

Tuesday, 20/05/14 - 9:50am Read More

Girls’ Night Out in Claremorris

Ladies, if you’re looking for a fabulous night of fashion and fun, then look no further than the Girls’ Night...

Wednesday, 20/11/13 - 11:50am 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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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

Historic fourth for Horan’s Mayo

James Horan 8/5/2013
GAA Football Connacht Senior Championship – Final   MAYO 3-14 GALWAY 0-16 Michael Gallagher at Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar  ...

Wednesday, 16/07/14 - 10:26am 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

Gavin Duffy to leave Connacht

Gavin Duffy 9/12/2010
Connacht have announced they will release eight players from their squad at the end of the season — the biggest...

Monday, 05/05/14 - 2:00pm Read More

National Sport

Tennis ace Andy Murray and wife Kim Sears ‘welcome baby girl’

Andy Murray has become a father after his wife Kim Sears gave birth to a girl, according to reports. The Dunblane tennis star’s wife is understood to have given birth on Sunday night, the BBC reported. The couple married in...

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Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma out for six months

Kurt Zouma will almost certainly miss the rest of the season and Euro 2016 with a knee injury which could...

Tuesday, 09/02/16 - 11:26am Read More

Rugby says farewell to ‘superman’ Paul O’Connell

The rugby world and beyond are paying tribute to Paul O’Connell after today’s announcement that he was retiring from rugby...

Tuesday, 09/02/16 - 11:21am Read More

Paul O’Connell announces rugby retirement

The IRFU have announced that Ireland’s talismanic leader Paul O’Connell has retired from rugby. [raw] We said it before, we'll...

Tuesday, 09/02/16 - 10:29am Read More

Schmidt wary of ‘audacious’ French challenge

Ireland Head Coach Joe Schmidt has admitted his side will have to rethink their defensive strategy for their second Six...

Monday, 08/02/16 - 10:22pm Read More

Watch as the Scottish Cup draw goes terribly wrong

Things really didn’t go well for officials as they attempted to make the William Hill Scottish Cup quarter-final live on...

Monday, 08/02/16 - 10:16pm Read More