Western News

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

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  The famine may be a difficult period of Irish history we’d rather forget, but every time I get a blood test the potato-less nightmare floods my mind. Having recently been diagnosed with hereditary haemochromatiosis- a condition I can barely...

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Kerosene found in Galway tap water

Kerosene has been found in the water supply of around 75 houses in Galway. The homes in the Moyola estate...

Thursday, 26/03/15 - 8:55am 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

Nurses vote for industrial action at Galway University Hospital

Nurses at Galway University Hospital’s Emergency Department have voted unanimously in favour of industrial action over overcrowding in the department....

Monday, 12/01/15 - 7:28am Read More

Thousands left without power after strong winds

Strong overnight winds have left thousands of homes without power. Update: 8.10am There are now more than 1,000 homes are...

Monday, 12/01/15 - 6:56am Read More

National News

HSE pay out €67m for childbirth malpractice in hospitals

The HSE paid out €165m to patients and members of the public as a result of incidents in their hospitals over the past five years. Around €67m of that was compensation after claims of medical malpractice during birth procedures. Also,...

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Jury to begin deliberations in Ian Bailey case

The jury in Ian Bailey’s High Court action against An Garda Síochána and the State for alleged conspiracy is expected...

Monday, 30/03/15 - 7:28am Read More

AGSI: Time is right for Govt to give Gardaí pay rise

The head of the AGSI says the public would not raise an eyebrow if Gardaí were given a pay rise....

Monday, 30/03/15 - 7:20am Read More

Group claims legal system is failing domestic violence victims

New research by a domestic abuse support group suggests the Irish legal system is failing women and children. SAFE Ireland...

Monday, 30/03/15 - 7:06am Read More

Egypt postpones Dublin teenager’s trial for fifth time

The trial of Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt has been postponed for a fifth time. The 19-year-old was due to be...

Sunday, 29/03/15 - 4:49pm Read More

Entertainment

Taylor helps out Madonna in awards performance

Taylor Swift cleaned up at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, winning artist of the year and song of the year for Shake It Off – and even assisted Madonna by strumming her guitar on stage while the Material Girl sang a...

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TV stars don’t allow their kids on the internet on weekdays

Screen stars Damian Lewis and his wife Helen McCrory have revealed that they forbid their children from using computers during...

Sunday, 29/03/15 - 4:02pm Read More

Sunday’s TV tips

ART: The Big Painting Challenge (BBC1, 6pm) Una Stubbs and Richard Bacon are not the first duo you’d think of...

Sunday, 29/03/15 - 3:04pm Read More

Top Gear presenters planning to go ahead with live shows in Oz

Jeremy Clarkson plans to make a Top Gear comeback in Australia in a few weeks. The 54-year-old TV presenter, who...

Sunday, 29/03/15 - 2:43pm Read More

BBC put director-general under 24-hr guard after ‘death threats’

Police are investigating threats to kill BBC director-general Tony Hall, reportedly linked to his decision to axe Top Gear presenter...

Sunday, 29/03/15 - 1:19pm Read More

Western Sport

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 to the province for next season. The 23-year-old joins Connacht from ITM Cup side Auckland and has also previously played...

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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

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

GAA supporters fear traffic chaos ahead of replay

The news that Limerick city is hosting a Pride Parade on Saturday in addition to the All-Ireland semi-final replay has...

Friday, 29/08/14 - 1:15pm Read More

National Sport

O’Neill: I told players to ‘keep self-belief’ at half time

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill praised the self-belief of his players after seeing them fight back to snatch a vital Euro 2016 qualifier draw against Poland. Ireland looked to be heading for a damaging defeat as the Group D...

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Ireland leave it late to deserve a point

Republic of Ireland 1 Poland 1 Shane Long came off the bench to keep the Republic of Ireland’s chance of...

Sunday, 29/03/15 - 10:56pm Read More

Scotland pick up easy three points against Gibraltar

Scotland 6 Gibraltar 1 It took the introduction of Barry Bannan to do that. The midfielder first set up Rhodes...

Sunday, 29/03/15 - 9:32pm Read More

Germany pick up three points with win against Georgia

Georgia 0 Germany 2 Germany picked up a comfortable if not impressive 2-0 win over Georgia to move into a...

Sunday, 29/03/15 - 9:26pm Read More

Monaghan defeat Kerry for first time in 27 years

Monaghan 1-11 Kerry 0-10 MONAGHAN defeated Kerry for the first time – in either league or championship – in 27...

Sunday, 29/03/15 - 8:08pm Read More

Deise ease past Galway to book semi-final spot

By Tomás McCarthy Waterford 0-20 Galway 0-12 Waterford booked their place in the league semi-finals as they weathered a Galway...

Sunday, 29/03/15 - 6:58pm Read More