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

Fine Gael TDs ‘will have free vote on abortion’

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told Fine Gael TDs they will have a free vote on any future changes to Ireland’s abortion laws. In a major policy change, the Taoiseach said the matter would first be referred to a public convention....

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Dustin the Turkey and Al Porter to switch on O’Connell Street Christmas tree lights

Dustin the Turkey and comedian Al Porter will be turning on the Christmas tree lights on Dublin’s O’Connell Street this...

Thursday, 26/11/15 - 8:09am Read More

Government failed to take ‘prudent financial path’ in Budget 2016, says FAC

The Fiscal Advisory Council has criticised the Government’s Budget for 2016. Its latest assessment report stated that the decision to...

Thursday, 26/11/15 - 8:23am Read More

IFA to elect new president after 17-hour meeting overnight

The Executive Council of the Irish Farmer’s Association has given the go-ahead to elect a new president after the resignation...

Thursday, 26/11/15 - 6:42am Read More

Irish Water set to confirm plans to use River Shannon to deal with Dublin shortages

Irish Water is expected to confirm plans to store water from the River Shannon in a reservoir in Tipperary to...

Thursday, 26/11/15 - 7:46am Read More


Tuam musical group to stage Broadway classic

The cast
  Musical lovers are in for a special treat this week as Tuam’s Marian Choral Society get ready to stage the Broadway classic, Hairspray. The show will be performed in St Jarlath’s College Hall at 8.30pm nightly from Tuesday to...

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Olwyn’s star is rising

Olwyn Murray 2014
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

Duffys continue to turn on the heat

Adrian Duffy, etc
When they were youngsters, the Duffy Brothers used to spend a lot of time backstage with the likes of Tammy...

Thursday, 17/10/13 - 3:42pm Read More

Brendan Courtney to host Style Gathering in Claremorris

Style guru Brendan Courtney will host the Style Gathering in Claremorris this Saturday night.
Off the Rails star Brendan Courtney will be in Claremorris this Saturday night, September 29, to host a fashion extravaganza....

Tuesday, 24/09/13 - 12:04pm 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

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

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

Champions League round-up: Nervous end for Rafa Benitez as Real Madrid edge seven-goal thriller

Rafael Benitez was subjected to a nerve-jangling climax at Lviv Arena as Real Madrid conceded three late goals in their 4-3 Champions League victory over Shakhtar Donetsk. Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice while Luka Modric and Dani Carvajal also scored to...

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Paul Scholes criticises United attack: ‘They don’t look good enough’

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes does not believe his old club have the quality up front to be a...

Wednesday, 25/11/15 - 10:40pm Read More

Manchester United’s Champions League hopes in doubt after scoreless draw

Manchester United’s chances of making the last 16 of the Champions League were left in the balance following a frustrating...

Wednesday, 25/11/15 - 10:15pm Read More

Juve leapfrog Man City to secure group-stage progression

Juventus 1 Manchester City 0 Mario Mandzukic scored the only goal as Juventus leapfrogged Manchester City in Champions League Group...

Wednesday, 25/11/15 - 10:01pm Read More

Monaghan minor hurlers dismayed by unequal treatment after jersey dispute

By Stephen Barry The Monaghan minor hurling panel have expressed their anger and disappointment at their unequal treatment by the...

Wednesday, 25/11/15 - 9:37pm Read More

Under-12s Truce Tournament called off due to safety concerns

The Premier League has cancelled its annual Truce Tournament which was due to take place in Ypres, Belgium, from December...

Wednesday, 25/11/15 - 7:05pm Read More