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

No Lotto winner – jackpot heads for €4m

There was no winner of tonight’s Lotto Jackpot, worth €3,670,604. The numbers drawn were 3, 4, 14, 25, 42 and 45. The bonus number was 17. More than 45,000 players won prizes in tonight’s draw, including two winners of €97,174....

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At least six thought to be involved in shooting with ‘massive guns’ that left dead man ‘riddled with bullets’

Detectives believe that at least six men, including some who were dressed in women’s clothes and Swat team uniforms, were...

Saturday, 06/02/16 - 8:58pm Read More

Third opinion poll shows fall in support for Coalition while independents rise

A third opinion poll of the weekend shows a narrowing lead for Fine Gael over its main rival parties. The...

Saturday, 06/02/16 - 8:25pm Read More

Scuffles break out as anti-Islamisation group Pegida launches in Dublin

Scuffles broke out in central Dublin at the launch of the anti-Islamisation group Pegida. Hundreds of campaigners, from a number...

Saturday, 06/02/16 - 8:01pm Read More

Mixed messages for Fine Gael in two opinion polls

There is mixed news for Fine Gael in two new opinion polls this evening. Enda Kenny’s party has gained two...

Saturday, 06/02/16 - 6:09pm Read More


The voice of Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny, Joe Alaskey, has died

Voice artist Joe Alaskey has died at the age of 63. Joe was the voice of several Looney Tunes characters from 1990 to1995, although he was best known for his work as Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Sylvester and Tweety Bird....

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The one where there’s a Friends reunion trailer

Ok, so we know that it’s not an OFFICIAL Friends reunion, as Mr. Bing is not in attendance, BUT it...

Thursday, 04/02/16 - 10:53am Read More

The Boss is coming! Bruce to play Croker in May

Bruce Springsteen is set to play Croke Park in May, it has been confirmed. The Boss will play the Dublin...

Thursday, 04/02/16 - 8:54am 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

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

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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

Jamie Vardy shut down Piers Morgan on Twitter in the best possible way

Arsenal fan Piers Morgan is understandably nervous about his team facing Premier League table toppers Leicester and in-form striker Jamie Vardy next weekend. So nervous, that he greeted news of Vardy’s new deal with the Foxes slightly differently to everyone...

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Dublin inflict Mayo’s second league defeat in fiery encounter

By Declan Rooney Dublin 0-9 Mayo 0-7 Stephen Rochford’s Mayo fell to their second defeat of their Division 1 season...

Saturday, 06/02/16 - 9:23pm Read More

Jamie Vardy signs new deal with Leicester

Leicester have announced Jamie Vardy has signed a new deal until 2019. The Barclays Premier League leaders have tied down...

Saturday, 06/02/16 - 8:32pm Read More

Saints hold on for win despite having Victor Wanyama sent off

Southampton 1 West Ham 0 Southampton held on to an early goal from Maya Yoshida to edge out West Ham...

Saturday, 06/02/16 - 7:38pm Read More

England edge past Scots in Six Nations opener

Scotland 9 England 15 England launched the Eddie Jones era by emerging from a tricky RBS 6 Nations opener against...

Saturday, 06/02/16 - 7:04pm Read More

Jurgen Klopp has had his appendix removed

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has undergone a successful operation to remove his appendix, it is understood. The German was taken...

Saturday, 06/02/16 - 6:41pm Read More