Western News

Ballina earmarked for area sludge hub

Irish Water has confirmed that the existing wastewater treatment plant at picturesque Belleek in Ballina is one of five sites nationwide that are being examined as potential sludge hubs. Local Dail Deputy Dara Calleary has vowed to vociferously oppose the...

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Padraig Carney – the star of Mayo’s team of 1950/51 – has passed away

The star of Mayo’s last All-Ireland winning senior football team – and the man who became known to a generation...

Sunday, 09/06/19 - 8:02pm Read More

Local input sought for Moy Estuary plan

Image of the Quay in Ballina, located on the Moy Estuary
A major new study of the commercial, tourism and community/social potential of the Moy Estuary in north Mayo/west Sligo is being undertaken and...

Tuesday, 04/06/19 - 1:20pm Read More

Flanagan, Walsh, and Carthy complete Midlands North West line-up

Independent Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, Fine Gael’s Maria Walsh and Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy completed the Midlands North West European election...

Wednesday, 29/05/19 - 9:34pm Read More

Battle lines drawn for fourth seat in Westport

No candidate has yet been elected in the Westport Local Election Area following the first count. The total poll was...

Sunday, 26/05/19 - 1:43pm Read More

National News

Ireland set for temperatures up to 27C while Europe prepares for ‘exceptional heatwave’

Temperatures in Ireland could rise to the high 20s later in the week. Meanwhile, in Continental Europe, there is the possibility of an ‘exceptional heatwave’ in the coming days. Authorities around Paris have issued an orange alert for intense heat,...

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Courts Service say fine pay option explains drop in speed convictions

The Courts Service has said a new initiative giving motorists a further chance to pay a fine for a road...

Monday, 24/06/19 - 5:20pm Read More

Health workers’ strike to go ahead after WRC talks end without agreement

SIPTU representatives have confirmed today that talks at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) aimed at resolving a dispute on job...

Monday, 24/06/19 - 5:00pm Read More

Call for numbers being sentenced to prison to be ‘urgently reduced’

The number of people being sentenced to prison – in the main for relatively short sentences – needs to be...

Monday, 24/06/19 - 4:45pm Read More

Dublin’s first co-living housing block refused planning permission

Dublin’s first co-living housing block has been refused planning permission. Stock image An Bord Pleanála says the rejected development at...

Monday, 24/06/19 - 4:35pm Read More

Western Sport

What’s rare is beautiful for KFC as Kelsey claims the national title

A week earlier than she had been expected to box, Kelsey Langan made light of the change in schedule to be crowned champion of Ireland on Friday when winning the 39kg Girl 1 final at the National Stadium in Dublin....

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Epic final ends in delight for Moy boys

In taking on Breaffy in last Tuesday’s Division 2 final of the County U16 Football League, Moy Davitts knew they...

Tuesday, 14/05/19 - 10:28am Read More

Ballyhaunis clarify their stance after Cong no show

With no fewer than six of their team involved in the Mayo senior hurling squad which commenced its Nicky Rackard...

Tuesday, 14/05/19 - 10:21am Read More

No excuses from Walsh as he quickly looks to next challenge

It wasn’t the start to the Nicky Rackard Cup campaign that Derek Walsh and his players would have hoped for,...

Tuesday, 14/05/19 - 10:16am Read More

Thousands turn out for Western People mini-marathon

The 10th annual Western People West of Ireland Women’s Mini-Marathon was bathed in glorious sunshine last Sunday. The starting point...

Tuesday, 07/05/19 - 9:35am Read More

National Sport

Ireland international Andy Boyle rejoins Dundalk

Andy Boyle has rejoined Dundalk. The centre-half left the Lilywhites for Preston in January 2017 but was loaned out on three separate occasions by the Championship club, to Doncaster Rovers, Dundee and Ross County. Boyle, who received an Ireland cap...

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Ireland’s Walker and Walsh progress in boxing, but Gardiner leaves European Games

Another positive day so far for Irish boxers at the European Games in Minsk, with assured victories for Kurt Walker,...

Monday, 24/06/19 - 4:40pm Read More

IRFU sanction Sean O’Brien over pub incident

The IRFU have sanctioned Sean O’Brien in connection with an incident in a bar in Dublin. The Ireland flanker, who...

Monday, 24/06/19 - 2:45pm Read More

GAA podcast: Should Kerry sweep? Cork binning excuses. The adoration of Michael Murphy. Tripping Dublin

Mike Quirke reviews the GAA weekend with Oisín McConville, Donncha O’Connor and Tony Leen. [media=scloud-auto]https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/641315199[/media] [marketing=iesportpodcast] Where have all the...

Monday, 24/06/19 - 2:25pm Read More

GAA confirm throw-in times for football qualifiers

The CCCC have confirmed the throw-in times for this Saturday’s third-round qualifiers in the All-Ireland senior football championship. Kildare will...

Monday, 24/06/19 - 2:15pm Read More

Rafa Benitez to leave Newcastle when contract expires on June 30

Rafael Benitez will leave Newcastle when his contract expires on June 30, the club have announced.

Monday, 24/06/19 - 12:35pm Read More