Western News

HSE ‘hopeful’ of resolution to Mayo care home issues

The HSE says it is hopeful a resolution can be found concerning the Aras Attracta care home in Swinford Co. Mayo, before the residents are affected. It comes after HIQA issued a proposal to cancel registration for part of the...

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Teenage girl in serious condition after Mayo road accident

Update at 7.41am: *** A teenager is in a serious condition in hospital following a crash in Mayo. The 18-year-old...

Friday, 31/07/15 - 10:21am Read More

Man jailed in Perth for one-punch assault that killed Galway man

By Sean Ryan A 24-year-old Australian man has been jailed for nine years for the one-punch attack that killed Irishman...

Monday, 20/07/15 - 11:34am Read More

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...

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

‘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

National News

Bob Geldof’s refugee offer ‘pie in the sky’, says British councillor

Bob Geldof’s offer to give a home to Syrian refugees is “pie in the sky” and councils need more resources from the British Government to house those fleeing the conflict, a council chief has warned. Geldof said he felt “profound...

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Mother who lost three children in Cork murder-suicide says: ”There is help there’

By Kelly O’Brien A broken-hearted Cork mother who lost three children in a murder-suicide has made an emotional appeal for...

Saturday, 05/09/15 - 2:10pm Read More

Irish ‘My door’s open’ video captures sentiment on day of solidarity with refugees

A national day of action is being held at famine memorials across Ireland to show solidarity with refugees. An event...

Saturday, 05/09/15 - 2:11pm Read More

Motor insurance costs ‘could rise by €40 due to Setanta ruling’

There are fears that motor insurance costs could rise by over €40 for every motorist because of a High Court...

Saturday, 05/09/15 - 11:07am Read More

Events held to mark national emergency services day

Events are being held across Dublin today to mark national emergency services day. More than 1,000 members of 18 state...

Saturday, 05/09/15 - 9:35am Read More


Clouds clear at Stradbally as Electric Picnic gears up again

By Des O’Driscoll By lunchtime at Stradbally, the clouds had cleared, both literally and metaphorically as hangovers and sleep deprivation gave way to the promise of sunshine and another day of serious fun at the Electric Picnic. Some eased themselves...

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Larry Mullen Jr: U2 needs to be smaller

Larry Mullen Jr thinks U2 need to get smaller. The 53-year-old rocker thinks it would be “so cool” if the...

Saturday, 05/09/15 - 2:02pm Read More

Three Irish films to premiere at Colorado festival

The world premiere of three much-anticipated Irish films will take place at the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado this weekend....

Saturday, 05/09/15 - 1:03pm Read More

Weather looking good for Electric Picknickers

The 50,000 people waking up at Electric Picnic this morning are in for a bright day with some sunshine. The...

Saturday, 05/09/15 - 9:59am Read More

Pattison and FKA twigs’ wedding ‘off the agenda’

Robert Pattinson and FKA twigs’ wedding is reportedly “off the agenda.” The 29-year-old actor and the ‘Two Weeks’ hitmaker, who...

Saturday, 05/09/15 - 8:54am Read More

Western Sport

Mayo footballer Darragh Doherty killed in overnight road accident

The man who died in a Mayo road accident last night has been named as footballer Darragh Doherty. The 19-year-old from Kilmaine, Co Mayo, died after the car he was driving struck a wall on the N84 at Carrowmore, near...

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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...

Wednesday, 17/06/15 - 1:42pm Read More

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

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...

Tuesday, 18/11/14 - 1:04pm Read More

National Sport

Lewis Hamilton takes pole in Italy, Nico rosberg fourth

Lewis Hamilton held off the challenge from Ferrari to claim his 49th career pole position for Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix. The world champion, who has topped every session so far this weekend, will be joined on the front row by...

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Live updates: England v Ireland and Dublin v Mayo

It’s a busy day of sport with international rugby and an All-Ireland Football semi-final replay on the cards. First off,...

Saturday, 05/09/15 - 2:22pm Read More

Lewis Hamilton sets pace ahead of qualifying at Italian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton completed a practice hat-trick to lay down another impressive marker to his Formula One rivals. The world champion,...

Saturday, 05/09/15 - 1:51pm Read More

Cyrus Christie unfazed by prospect of start for Ireland

Cyrus Christie did not lose any sleep after being put on red alert by Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill....

Saturday, 05/09/15 - 1:27pm Read More

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Real Madrid to donate €1m to aid refugees taken in by Spain

Real Madrid are to donate €1m to aid refugees taken in by Spain, the Primera Division club have announced. Real...

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