Western News

Ballyhaunis man collects Euromillions cheque from Lottery HQ

A man who lives in Ballyhaunis Co Mayo collected a cheque worth almost €320,000 from National Lottery Headquarters in Dublin today. The lucky punter managed to match five numbers plus one Lucky Star for last Friday evening’s EuroMillions draw to...

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‘Number of Irish’ among five killed in US balcony collapse

Five people have been killed and eight others injured after a balcony collapsed on an apartment building in Berkeley, California....

Tuesday, 16/06/15 - 2:08pm Read More

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...

Wednesday, 15/04/15 - 10:06am Read More

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

National News

PSNI recruitment events taking place today

The PSNI says recruitment events are taking place today in Belfast and Omagh, after security alerts ended. Police say nothing untoward was found at Belfast Metropolitan College or Strule Arts Centre. However a third event planned for Derry has been...

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Shatter calls on Criminal Assets Bureau to deal with rural crime

Former Justice Minister Alan Shatter has said the Criminal Assets Bureau has a greater role to play in dealing with...

Saturday, 10/10/15 - 10:39am Read More

Four people taken to hospital and a number dead after South Dublin fire

A number of people have died in a fire in Carrickmines in South Dublin. The blaze broke out at a...

Saturday, 10/10/15 - 11:08am Read More

Human trafficking a ‘concern’ for refugees coming to Europe

Concern is being raised about the level of human trafficking involved in the recent surge of refugees moving towards Europe....

Saturday, 10/10/15 - 10:16am Read More

Mental Health Ireland CEO asks everyone to treat mental health issues with dignity

We are being asked to treat people with mental health issues with dignity and respect. Today marks World Mental Health...

Saturday, 10/10/15 - 8:08am Read More


PPI Radio Awards winners were announced last night

The 2015 Phonographic Performance Ireland (PPI) Radio Awards winners were announced last night at a ceremony in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway. Attended by over 700 guests and presented by comedian Barry Murphy a great night was had by all....

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What’s new at the flicks?

The Suffragette In 1912 London, Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan) works long, gruelling hours in a laundry with her husband Sonny...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 7:06pm Read More

Friday’s TV tips

Check is Euro 2016 Qualifier Live on TV3 instead of ITV below. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Film4, 6.55pm)...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 4:37pm Read More

TV3 apologises for 9/11 joke on The Seven O’Clock show

Bosses at TV3 have apologised to viewers for ‘a joke’ concerning 9/11 on The Seven O’Clock Show. The ‘gag’ was...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 3:48pm Read More

5 Seconds of Summer announce Irish tour dates

Brace yourself for fan girl hysteria – 5 seconds of Summer have announced the dates of their UK and Ireland...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 11:56am 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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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...

Sunday, 05/04/15 - 6:23pm Read More

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

National Sport

Sunderland hire Sam Allardyce as manager on a two-year deal

Sunderland have named Sam Allardyce as their new manager on a two-year deal. The Premier League club announced the news on Friday evening, having opened talks with him in a bid to replace Dick Advocaat, who left his post last...

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WATCH: Peter O’Mahony ‘We’ve a game plan we’re going to stick to’ against France

By Grainne McGuinness and Shaun Cronin Ireland flanker Peter O’Mahony believes it’s do-or-die time for this Irish team as they...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 5:25pm Read More

WATCH: Schmidt: Earls and Henshaw will show ‘limitless courage’ against Bastareaud

By Grainne McGuinness and Shaun Cronin Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt is backing his centre partnership against the might of...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 4:46pm Read More

Elliott called into Ireland squad as Given ruled out

Rob Elliot has been called up to the Republic of Ireland squad for their crucial final Euro 2016 qualifying game...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 4:02pm Read More

VIDEO: Joe Schmidt keeping one eye on World Cup quarter-final

By Brendan O’Brien Joe Schmidt has opted to attempt a delicate balancing act by tinkering with his choice of personnel...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 5:26pm Read More

FIFA crisis: Exco members push for delay to presidential election

FIFA’s executive committee is being urged to discuss postponing the presidential election at an emergency meeting following the crisis that...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 3:22pm Read More