Western News

Team of nine has five months to review Portiuncula maternity services

A nine-person team has been named to undertake a review of maternity services at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe. The team will be chaired by Professor James Walker from the University of Leeds. They will examine all maternity services at the...

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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...

Friday, 27/03/15 - 10:52am Read More

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

National News

Man arrested in connection with Newbridge house fire

Gardaí have arrested a 39-year-old man in connection with the investigation into a house fire which occurred at Millfield Manor estate, Newbridge, County Kildare this afternoon. The man was arrested this evening and is currently detained at Newbridge Garda Station....

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Walsh: Referendum money would be better spent on HIV testing for gay people

A former Fianna Fáil Senator says taxpayers money being spent on the marriage equality and Presidential voting age referendums would...

Tuesday, 31/03/15 - 9:28pm Read More

Major fire at Kildare housing estate

Emergency services are battling a major fire at a housing estate in Newbridge in Co. Kildare. At least four houses...

Tuesday, 31/03/15 - 7:59pm Read More

Water grant will require further registration in August

It has emerged this evening that households claiming the water conservation grant will have to go through a second registration...

Tuesday, 31/03/15 - 7:36pm Read More

Garda association says dispute with commissioner ‘is personal’

The President of the AGSI has launched a stinging attack on the Garda Commissioner, saying she’s treating officers with disdain....

Tuesday, 31/03/15 - 6:46pm Read More

Entertainment

Tuesday’s TV tips

SPORT: Live International Football (ITV, 7.30pm) Italy welcome England to the Juventus Stadium in Turin for a friendly match, as the sides face each other for the first time since last summer’s World Cup. The Italians claimed a 2-1 victory...

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Don’t call me a hunk, says Game of Thrones star

Kit Harington finds it “offensive” when he’s referred to as a hunk. The ‘Game of Thrones’ star – who has...

Tuesday, 31/03/15 - 2:13pm Read More

Johnny Marr: I’m writing a movie

Johnny Marr is penning the screenplay to a movie. The Smiths co-founder – who recently revealed he will release a...

Tuesday, 31/03/15 - 9:20am Read More

Bressie loses a tooth on live television

Nial Breslin, better known as Bressie, lost a tooth on live television last night. The former Blizzards frontman was enjoying...

Monday, 30/03/15 - 5:38pm Read More

Former Home and Away star shares post-chemo snap

In September of last year, former Home and Away star Tessa James – who played Nicole Franklin in the hit...

Monday, 30/03/15 - 4:37pm 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

Townsend rescues England from defeat against Italy

Italy 1 England 1 Andros Townsend came off the bench to rescue England from defeat with a stunning strike in Turin. Harry Kane made a big impact after his introduction from the bench against Lithuania, but on Tuesday night it...

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Holland record friendly victory over Spain

Holland 2 Spain 0 Holland struck two goals in four first-half minutes as they recorded a 2-0 friendly victory over...

Wednesday, 01/04/15 - 12:19am Read More

The Conor McGregor – Jose Aldo circus hits Dublin

You can watch the press conference live here from 6pm. The UFC tour to promote Conor McGregor’s upcoming title fight...

Tuesday, 31/03/15 - 5:30pm Read More

Irish clubs to benefit from UEFA prize money increase

UEFA has announced the detailed financial distribution system for its club competitions for the 2015-18 cycle in the UEFA Champions...

Tuesday, 31/03/15 - 5:21pm Read More

Ross O’Carroll-Kelly is very disappointed with Jamie Heaslip

Rugby super-jock Ross O’Carroll-Kelly is bemoaning the fact that rugby players just ain’t what they used to be. Leinster forward...

Tuesday, 31/03/15 - 4:35pm Read More

WATCH: Dani Alves sings into mic to dodge questions

Brazilian footballer Dani Alves is reportedly set to leave the current club Barcelona in the summer – with Manchester United...

Tuesday, 31/03/15 - 3:24pm Read More