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

Wexford publishing firm to double its staff over five years

A Wexford-based publishing company is set to double its workforce over the next five years. Prim-Ed Publishing has announced a €15m investment agreement, which was signed with an Australian company over the weekend. Forty-six people are currently employed in the...

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David Drumm expected to agree to extradition before Boston court

David Drumm is expected to tell a US court later that he wants to return to Ireland. The former Anglo...

Monday, 08/02/16 - 8:58am Read More

Union of Students in Ireland launches ‘Shag Week’ at six campuses

Students at six campuses around the country are taking part in “Shag Week”. The annual sexual health drive is being...

Monday, 08/02/16 - 7:39am Read More

Aid organisations to get €60m in Government funding

Irish aid organisations are to receive more than €60m in government funding this year. The money will support non governmental...

Monday, 08/02/16 - 7:10am Read More

Research finds fewer than a fifth of parents check their child’s social media

Less than 20% of parents supervise their children’s use of social media, according to findings contained in research released today...

Monday, 08/02/16 - 7:07am 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

The pressure is mounting on Gary Neville after Valencia’s latest loss

Gary Neville’s position as Valencia manager looks increasingly insecure after his struggling side slumped to yet another defeat. Sunday’s 1-0 loss at Real Betis left Valencia just four points clear of the relegation zone, extending the England coach’s wait for...

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Conor Murray: Dark clouds lifted after draw with Wales

Conor Murray believes injury-hit Ireland have reasserted their RBS 6 Nations title credentials by drawing with Wales. The scrum-half claimed...

Monday, 08/02/16 - 7:48am Read More

Peyton Manning to take his time on retirement decision

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning refused to confirm if he is heading for retirement after his Super Bowl 50 victory,...

Monday, 08/02/16 - 6:51am Read More

Louis van Gaal clashes with journalist over Jose Mourinho links

Under-fire Louis van Gaal came out fighting after being questioned about reports Manchester United could bring in Jose Mourinho. The...

Monday, 08/02/16 - 6:36am Read More

Denver Broncos deliver second Super Bowl for Peyton Manning

Denver Broncos 24 Carolina Panthers 10 Veteran Denver quarterback Peyton Manning had the Broncos’ devastating pass rush to thank for...

Monday, 08/02/16 - 6:11am Read More

Warren Gatland ‘not satisfied at all’ with Aviva Stadium draw

Dan Biggar suffered an ankle sprain in Wales’ 16-16 RBS 6 Nations draw with Ireland and will be a doubt...

Sunday, 07/02/16 - 9:07pm Read More