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

Tourists evacuated from Cliffs of Moher due to high winds

By Pat Flynn The Cliffs of Moher have been evacuated and closed because of dangerously high winds. The cliffs, which welcomed over one million visitors last year, are being pounded by winds gusting up to 150 kilometres an hour. Staff...

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Enda Kenny denies he and James O’Reilly at odds over abortion referendum

By Daniel McConnell, Political Editor Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said his deputy leader Dr James Reilly is entitled to his...

Friday, 27/11/15 - 4:12pm Read More

Electric Ireland customers to save €20 a year with 2.5% price drop

Electric Ireland has announced a 2.5% decrease in its gas prices for homeowners and small businness customers. The company’s plan...

Friday, 27/11/15 - 5:03pm Read More

Pictures show bullet-riddled police car after west Belfast attack

Heavy weaponry was used in a suspected dissident republican gun attack on police officers in west Belfast, a senior officer...

Friday, 27/11/15 - 2:27pm Read More

Legal questions dog €2m settlement with ex-IFA boss Pat Smith

It is not yet clear yet whether former general secretary Pat Smith’s severance package from the IFA stands up legally....

Friday, 27/11/15 - 2:03pm 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

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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

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

FIFA still haven’t cleared Jack Grealish to play for England two months on

Almost two months after pledging his allegiance to England, Jack Grealish is still not eligible to represent the country of his birth, FIFA has confirmed. When Saturday comes, two months will have passed since Solihull-born Grealish declared he wanted to...

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Kyle Edmund’s Davis Cup dream turns sour with David Goffin’s comeback win

Britain’s Kyle Edmund’s Davis Cup debut turned from a dream to a nightmare as David Goffin fought back from two...

Friday, 27/11/15 - 5:48pm Read More

Paula Radcliffe innocent of any blood doping and her treatment was ‘shocking’, says IAAF

Three-times London Marathon winner Paula Radcliffe has been declared innocent of any blood doping by world athletics’ governing body the...

Friday, 27/11/15 - 5:45pm Read More

Mathieu Valbuena ‘more than disappointed’ after Karim Benzema’s arrest in sex-tape scandal

By Darragh Bermingham France midfielder Mathieu Valbuena has revealed his “disappointment” with fellow countryman Karim Benzema after the Real Madrid...

Friday, 27/11/15 - 3:44pm Read More

Katie’s brother to replace dad Pete in her corner

By Darragh Bermingham Katie Taylor will enter the ring tonight without her father, Pete in her corner for the first...

Friday, 27/11/15 - 1:09pm Read More

Kevin Keegan takes swipe at Newcastle’s ‘shrinking’ stars

Former Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan has claimed the club is too big for some of current head coach Steve McClaren’s...

Friday, 27/11/15 - 9:49am Read More