Western News

Met Éireann issues flood warning

Met Éireann has issued a weather warning for theentire  country with a possibility of heavy thundery showers and localised flooding. Tonight heavy and intense thundery rain will push onto the south coast around midnight and move gradually northwards accompanied by...

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Govt to reveal who will lead mother and baby home inquiry

The Government will today announce who will lead the inquiry into Ireland’s mother and baby homes. They came back under...

Wednesday, 16/07/14 - 10:09am Read More

Ballina Heritage edition on sale at this week’s Salmon Fstival

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  This years’s 50th anniversary Ballina Salmon Festival will have the added attraction of a bumper Ballina Heritage edition of...

Monday, 07/07/14 - 3:35pm Read More

Pikemen required for battle in Ballina

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The town of Ballina has put out a call for experienced and aspiring pikemen and pikewomen. Make history in the...

Wednesday, 25/06/14 - 5:49pm Read More

Eirgrid Announces Potential New Underground Route

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Eirgrid admitted it failed to fully investigate the potential for undergrounding the controversial Grid West Project and today announced details...

Monday, 23/06/14 - 8:17pm Read More

National News

Companies with tax base here cost Ireland money, Minister claims

Companies declaring their headquarters in Ireland for tax purposes are actually costing us money, the Minister for Jobs has said. Richard Bruton said Ireland doesn’t want foreign companies coming here for tax-only purposes. Bruton was responding to comments from US...

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Cork truck driver jailed for three years after paralysing cyclist on road

A truck driver has been jailed for three years for hitting a cyclist and leaving him paralysed in Co Cork....

Wednesday, 30/07/14 - 5:06pm Read More

Gardaí charge three over burglaries, recover stolen jewellery

Three men have appeared in court charged in connection with burglaries in Dublin. They were arrested yesterday, after Gardaí from...

Wednesday, 30/07/14 - 4:44pm Read More

Avoid Dingle, gardaí say, after truck smashes into shop

Traffic is at a standstill in one of the country’s most popular tourist towns after a lorry lost control and...

Wednesday, 30/07/14 - 4:08pm Read More

Minister: New junior cycle will go ahead, and I’ll meet teachers later

The Education Minister said the new revised Junior Cert will go ahead in September and she intends to hold talks...

Wednesday, 30/07/14 - 3:55pm Read More


Moby turns to movies

Moby has signed up to appear in new movie ‘Intruder’. The singer/songwriter – whose real name is Richard Melville Hall – will star as a music teacher to a wannabe classical musician, who will be portrayed by Scottish actress Louise...

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Wednesday’s TV tips

DOCUMENTARY: Art of China (BBC4, 9pm) No trip to China is complete without a visit to the Terracotta Army. First...

Wednesday, 30/07/14 - 4:19pm Read More

33 dead after stampede in Guinea capital

At least 33 people are dead following a stampede at a rap concert in the capital of Guinea. Donka Hospital...

Wednesday, 30/07/14 - 4:06pm Read More

Drew Barrymore’s sister has been found dead in her car

Drew Barrymore’s sister has been found dead in her car on the eve of her 48th birthday. The half-sibling of...

Wednesday, 30/07/14 - 3:54pm Read More

Nervous Rita ‘kept forgetting Fifty Shades lines’

Rita Ora kept forgetting her lines whilst filming her scenes in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’ The 23-year-old singer – who...

Wednesday, 30/07/14 - 1:15pm Read More

Western Sport

Historic fourth for Horan’s Mayo

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GAA Football Connacht Senior Championship – Final   MAYO 3-14 GALWAY 0-16 Michael Gallagher at Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar   WE stood in the sun in Castlebar last Sunday and looked towards the heavens. Not since the days of the...

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Guinness become PRO12 sponsors as Connacht fixtures released

Guinness are the new sponsors of the rugby PRO12. The brand take over sponsorship of the competition from RaboDirect, who...

Thursday, 10/07/14 - 1:47pm Read More

Connacht’s McFrland leads Emerging Ireland to IRB Nations Cup

Emerging Ireland 31 Romania 10 By Barry Coughlan Connacht coach Dan McFarland led Emerging Ireland to their first IRB Nations Cup...

Monday, 23/06/14 - 4:15pm Read More

Ireland missing Henshaw for summer tour

Hand surgery has denied Robbie Henshaw first refusal on Brian O’Driscoll’s Ireland berth after the Connacht centre was ruled out...

Thursday, 29/05/14 - 6:06pm Read More

Former Connacht captain Duffy training with Mayo footballers

By Peter O’ Dwyer Former Connacht and Ireland fullback Gavin Duffy is training with the Mayo senior footballers, and stood...

Wednesday, 14/05/14 - 10:20pm 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

National Sport

Magic spray coming to Premier League

Referees in Premier League matches next season will use the vanishing spray that came to prominence in the recent World Cup in Brazil, it has been announced. The ‘magic spray’ will be used at free-kicks to mark out where the...

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Peculiar claims opening honours

Most Peculiar held off the late challenge of Draco to claim the €100,000 Tote Pick6 Guarantee Maiden Hurdle, the opening...

Wednesday, 30/07/14 - 5:05pm Read More

Everton close in on Lukaku

Everton appear to be closing in on a club-record transfer for striker Romelu Lukaku. Reports in the Belgium international’s homeland...

Wednesday, 30/07/14 - 4:58pm Read More

Did you see a Munster player today?

A team-building exercise that started this morning and continues until tomorrow evening saw six groups of Munster players undertake tasks...

Wednesday, 30/07/14 - 3:27pm Read More

Van Gaal channels his inner Ferguson with sideline rant

Louis Van Gaal reminded us of a certain other manager with this side-line rant. Last night’s match against Inter Milan...

Wednesday, 30/07/14 - 3:22pm Read More

Edison set to light up Galway

Ante-post favourite Thomas Edison heads owner JP McManus’ assault on the Guinness Galway Hurdle at the Ballybrit track on Thursday....

Wednesday, 30/07/14 - 1:41pm Read More