Western News

‘Houdini’ the goat has found a new home

After wandering around Kiltimagh for weeks, the nanny goat aptly named Houdini has found a home and a best friend in an animal sanctuary. Days after the Western People ran the story of Mayo SPCA’s plight as it attempted to...

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Councillors to seek greater involvement in the planning process

Roof truss under construction
Councillors in the Castlebar municipal district have given their support to a motion that will be put before the next...

Monday, 01/03/21 - 11:50am Read More

Bank of Ireland reveals Mayo branch closure locations

Bank of Ireland has revealed the Mayo branches it will be closing with 103 of the bank’s branches in the...

Monday, 01/03/21 - 10:28am Read More

Concerning jump in Covid-19 figures at MUH

Mayo University Hospital has experienced a significant surge of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in recent days. Last Wednesday, the numbers...

Monday, 01/03/21 - 10:06am Read More

Transatlantic cable to make landfall on Mayo beach later this year

A transatlantic fibre optic cable is set to land on the Mayo coastline later this year, in September or October....

Sunday, 28/02/21 - 8:23pm Read More

Covid hooks Christina up to old hobby that’s got her family covered

At 92 years of age, Ballina resident Christina O’Halloran has been the greatest source of inspiration to her six children,...

Sunday, 28/02/21 - 6:06pm Read More

Masterplan offers potential for restoration of a historic Mayo site

Work is ongoing as part of a masterplan which aims to develop a national Nature Reserve for Moorehall, Lough Carra...

Sunday, 28/02/21 - 1:31pm Read More

National News

Transgender woman jailed for assaulting family friend

Isabel Hayes and Sonya McLean A transgender woman who assaulted a family friend who was trying to break up a fight outside a bar has been jailed for a year. Shauna Kavanagh (33), previously known as Sean Kavanagh, has transitioned...

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‘Whiff of xenophobia’ in Irish debate over hotel quarantine, Donnelly says

The Minister for Health has claimed that an element of xenophobia has entered the debate in Ireland surrounding hotel quarantines....

Monday, 01/03/21 - 3:53pm Read More

Stormont minister challenged by colleagues over halting of work on port checks

By David Young, PA A Stormont minister has been challenged by executive colleagues over his controversial decision to halt work...

Monday, 01/03/21 - 2:32pm Read More

Edited footage of anti-lockdown protest ‘used to sow discord’

Vivienne Clarke The Lord Mayor of Dublin has expressed concern about edited footage shared on social media of a violent...

Monday, 01/03/21 - 2:25pm Read More

Rodent activity in Dublin jumps by 25% during pandemic

Rodent activity in Dublin has increased by 25 per cent according to health authorities, with the closure of bars and...

Monday, 01/03/21 - 2:19pm Read More

Western Sport

Young athletes missing out as lockdown wears on

Like clubs across all sporting disciplines around the country, Swinford Athletics Club has the shutters pulled down for the time being, waiting for the latest lockdown restrictions to end so they can get back to the business of running, jumping,...

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Water good idea: New club rows into town

The O’Donovan brothers, Paul and Gary, are almost as famous for what they say as for what they do. Actually,...

Friday, 26/02/21 - 4:02pm Read More

Connacht GAA makes big decision on upcoming fixtures

All Connacht GAA post-primary schools competitions for the 2020-21 academic year have been officially cancelled by the Connacht Council. A...

Thursday, 25/02/21 - 1:27pm Read More

Mayo GAA coach worried for mental and physical health of children

For months on end, the youngest of society have been largely devoid of interaction with their peers in educational, social...

Thursday, 25/02/21 - 9:52am Read More

Ger undertaking a million-step March

Claremorris man Ger Commins is embarking on a daunting endurance challenge over the month of March to raise money for...

Tuesday, 23/02/21 - 5:46pm Read More