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

Unannounced inspection at Aras Attracta reveals ongoing problems

A new report from HIQA into Aras Attracta in Co Mayo has found ongoing problems with standards of care at...

Wednesday, 01/04/15 - 11:36am Read More

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...

Monday, 30/03/15 - 1:49pm Read More

National News

Mourners light 1,000 candles in Glasgow for Karen Buckley

A silent vigil has been held by neighbours of Karen Buckley close to where the Cork student lived. Residents of the Garnethill area of Glasgow gathered to remember the 24-year-old, whose body was found at a farm north of the...

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Govt makes promise on state aid spending

The Government is promising to spend at least 50% of state aid in the world’s poorest countries. The Minister for...

Saturday, 18/04/15 - 6:07pm Read More

Higgins: Message of mass non-payment of water bills spreading

Thousands have taken to the streets of Dublin city to bin their water bills. Anti-water charge campaigners are calling for...

Saturday, 18/04/15 - 4:37pm Read More

Reilly: I have to fight my corner for pre-school scheme

The Minister for Children, James Reilly, says a review of the free pre-school scheme will determine whether a second year...

Saturday, 18/04/15 - 3:32pm Read More

Former Taoiseach Cowen admits mistakes over bank guarantee

Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen has accepted that mistakes were made in the handling of the controversial bank guarantee of 2008....

Saturday, 18/04/15 - 2:38pm Read More


Ringo joining Rock Hall of Fame

Ringo Starr will join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight with fellow Beatle Paul McCartney doing the honours of introducing him at the ceremony in the US. Both men are already members as part of the Fab Four,...

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Saturday’s TV tips

CONTEST: Ninja Warrior UK (UTV Ireland, 7pm) Japanese TV has long been the subject of derision, due to its unconventional...

Saturday, 18/04/15 - 3:51pm Read More

Buble defends #beautifulbum photo

Singer Michael Buble has defended a picture he put online of a woman accompanied by the hashtag #beautifulbum, which drew...

Saturday, 18/04/15 - 3:27pm Read More

Malik thanks One D at Asian Awards

Zayn Malik has paid tribute to his former bandmates as he made his first solo appearance since quitting One Direction....

Saturday, 18/04/15 - 2:21pm Read More

Holden happy to continue in BGT judges role

Amanda Holden will be a judge on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ for “as long as it keeps running”. The 44-year-old actress...

Saturday, 18/04/15 - 12:33pm Read More

Western Sport

Connacht’s Muliaina had ‘no idea’ he was going to be arrested

Mils Muliaina said he had “no idea” he was about to be arrested after his match on Friday. The New Zealand Herald reports that the Connacht rugby star thought he was being pulled aside for a drugs test, when police...

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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...

Wednesday, 25/03/15 - 3:29pm Read More

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

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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

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

National Sport

Wenger: We were a bit lucky

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger accepted his side were “a bit lucky” after a fumble from Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici handed them a 2-1 extra-time victory and a place in the FA Cup final. The Gunners will head back to Wembley...

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Goalkeeper mistake lets Arsenal into the FA Cup final

Reading 1 Arsenal 2 (after extra time) A fumble from Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici in extra time handed Arsenal a...

Saturday, 18/04/15 - 8:07pm Read More

Tyrone hold off Roscommon surge to progress to U21 Football final

Tyrone 0-17 Roscommon 0-12 Tyrone reached their first All-Ireland U21 Football Championship final since 2003 with a hard-working win over...

Saturday, 18/04/15 - 7:42pm Read More

Hazard goal separates sides at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 1 Manchester United 0 Chelsea have one hand on the Barclays Premier League title after Eden Hazard knocked Manchester...

Saturday, 18/04/15 - 7:26pm Read More

Tipperary fight back to progress to U21 Football final

By Daragh Ó Conchúir, O’Connor Park, Tullamore Tipperary 0-14 Dublin 0-12 Tipperary showed tremendous composure to finish strongly and book...

Saturday, 18/04/15 - 5:48pm Read More

Hamilton takes Bahrain pole; Rosberg ‘disappointed’ with third

Lewis Hamilton made it pole position for the fourth time in a row for the first time in his Formula...

Saturday, 18/04/15 - 5:35pm Read More