Western News

EweTube: Local village takes sheep festival online

  A south Sligo-based virtual sheep festival is set to showcase the creative side of Ireland’s shepherds. Just one year after its successful inaugural run the Cloonacool Sheep Festival in south Sligo is set to go virtual. Set at the...

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Covid fears lead Shrine to close its doors for busiest day of year

August 15 is usually the busiest day in Knock’s calendar but the Shrine will not open to pilgrims this year....

Monday, 10/08/20 - 12:02pm Read More

When Paul Gascoigne went fishing and ended up in Bohola

In the summer of 1989, Paul Gascoigne and his Tottenham Hotspur teammates, including Gary Lineker and Chris Hughton, headed to...

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Boost for builders as Council is awarded housing funding

Mayo County Council is to receive close to half a million euro in funding from the Department of Housing. The...

Monday, 10/08/20 - 5:27am Read More

‘Embarrassed and frustrated’: Hospital staff’s Covid concerns revealed in FOI documents

Documents claim staff members in Mayo University Hospital felt ‘disillusioned, embarrassed and frustrated’ by working conditions during the Covid-19 outbreak...

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Mayo town strikes it lucky in National Lottery

Someone in Mayo is €110,240 richer today after a player came up just one number short of winning last night’s...

Sunday, 09/08/20 - 2:18pm Read More

Safety measures installed on N17 and N5 to thwart illegal driving

A simple addition to the roadway has put an end to illegal manoeuvres on the N17 and N5 at Charlestown,...

Sunday, 09/08/20 - 11:07am Read More

National News

Workers at closing Dublin nursing home facing no redundancy pay

Staff at a Dublin nursing home say they have been told there is no money to pay a previously agreed redundancy package. 64 nurses, care assistants and support staff believe they are being put in the same position as former...

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SIPTU calls for more unannounced inspections at meat factories

The union representing 6,000 meat industry workers says there needs to be more unannounced Covid-19 inspections at factories. This comes...

Monday, 10/08/20 - 8:30pm Read More

TD urges caution as 7,000 flock to Wexford beach

People have been asked to remain cautious when it comes to social distancing after Wexford County Council was forced to...

Monday, 10/08/20 - 7:20pm Read More

Expired driving licences to be extended by seven months

By NONE The validity of driving licences that expired any time after March 1st will be extended by seven months,...

Monday, 10/08/20 - 6:20pm Read More

Coronavirus: 57 new cases and no new deaths

There are 57 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland today, according to the Department of Health. They also announced...

Monday, 10/08/20 - 5:50pm Read More

Western Sport

Group of Death blown wide open following brilliant battle in Castlebar

It is still all to play for in the group of death in the Mayo Senior Football Championship as Breaffy picked up an excellent win over Castlebar Mitchels at Josie Munnelly Park this afternoon. Aidan O’Shea was a standout performer...

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‘Tubber get back on track with championship mainstays on the cusp of elimination

Despite a stuttering start to their defence of the Moclair Cup last weekend, Ballintubber got back on track with an...

Saturday, 08/08/20 - 8:48pm Read More

Mayo clubs to offer another weekend of top notch football

After months of uncertainty and doubt, the Mayo club championships finally returned last Bank Holiday weekend with a full slate...

Saturday, 08/08/20 - 1:22am Read More

Lough Lannagh put on backburner as Mayo GAA considers MacHale Park upgrade

An infrastructure review has also been completed by the County Board. The options considered by the review included the development...

Thursday, 06/08/20 - 12:53pm Read More

Key Mayo duo sign contract extensions with Australian outfit

Two of Mayo LGFA’s key players have signed contract extensions with AFLW side West Coast Eagles. Sisters Grace and Niamh...

Tuesday, 04/08/20 - 11:23am Read More

National Sport

Kildare, Laois, and Offaly GAA pitches can reopen for training

Outdoor GAA facilities in Kildare, Laois, and Offaly can reopen for training. Photo: INPHO/Tommy Grealy Outdoor GAA facilities in Kildare, Laois, and Offaly can reopen for training after the GAA’s Covid-19 advisory group gave the go-ahead this evening. While no...

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Sligo Rovers v Waterford rearranged fafter Covid-19 cancellation

The Sligo Rovers v Waterford FC League of Ireland clash has been given a new date after it was called...

Monday, 10/08/20 - 5:20pm Read More

Former Ireland international Stephen Ward training with Ipswich Town

Former Republic of Ireland international Stephen Ward is training with Ipswich Town for the “next week or so”, according to...

Monday, 10/08/20 - 3:30pm Read More

Champions League and Europa League: State of Play

European football has finally returned and the Champions League and Europa League will come to a conclusion in the next...

Monday, 10/08/20 - 11:10am Read More

Barcelona sink Napoli to reach Champions League quarter-finals

Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona to a 3-1 Champions League win over Napoli that sets up a quarter-final tie with Bayern...

Sunday, 09/08/20 - 3:00pm Read More

Dundalk face difficult trip in Champions League qualifier

Dundalk have been drawn away to Slovenian champions  NK Celje in the first qualifying round of the Champions League –...

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