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

Housing body identifies 800 publicly owned sites ‘suitable for social housing’

A lack of sites for development is the biggest barrier to the construction of social housing, according to the Irish Council for Social Housing. The body is calling for an inventory of sites owned by public bodies. They also want...

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Revenue seizes more than €350k worth of cigarettes hidden in hot tubs in Rosslare

Revenue officers in Rosslare Europort have seized smuggled cigarettes hidden in a number of hot tubs. The cargo, which arrived...

Monday, 30/11/15 - 10:06am Read More

Frances Fitzgerald launches scheme targeting repeat offenders

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is launching a new strategy today targeting repeat offenders. Figures show repeat offenders are responsible...

Monday, 30/11/15 - 9:18am Read More

Report finds many child protection cases feature ethnic minorities and disabled children

Just over one in four child protection cases involves families where at least one parent is an immigrant. The final...

Monday, 30/11/15 - 8:46am Read More

Govt to launch strategy to create 28,000 jobs in five years

The Government is launching a jobs strategy for the North East and North West today, aimed at creating 28,000 jobs...

Monday, 30/11/15 - 7:42am 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

Victor Valdes’s wife hits out at Manchester United over charity snub

Victor Valdes’ wife has hit out at Manchester United for not inviting her husband to a charity function at Old Trafford on Sunday. Manager Louis van Gaal and members of his first-team squad attended the club’s annual dinner for Unicef,...

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Looks like Ireland have another boxer heading for Rio

Irish welterweight Steven Donnelly appears set to qualify for Rio 2016 without throwing a punch. The boxer from Ballymena is...

Monday, 30/11/15 - 4:48pm Read More

Steven Gerrard returns to Liverpool training while on break from LA Galaxy

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard was back in familiar surroundings on Monday as he joined the first-team squad for training....

Monday, 30/11/15 - 3:45pm Read More

French newspaper reports: Ronan O’Gara turned down a return to Ireland

French newspaper Midi Olympique are reporting that Ronan O’Gara has knocked back a move for him by the IRFU. According...

Monday, 30/11/15 - 3:21pm Read More

Jack Grealish has been banished from the Villa first team again

Jack Grealish was due to train with Aston Villa’s under-21 squad on Monday but could return to the first-team fold...

Monday, 30/11/15 - 3:52pm Read More

Messi, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo on Ballon D’Or shortlist

Barcelona duo Lionel Messi and Neymar and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo have been shortlisted for the 2015 FIFA Ballon...

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