Western News

Opinion: Lurking within every voter is a little Healy-Rae

As an electoral contest, Mayo will not be the most compelling of Election 2020. None of them will thank me for the observation but Michael Ring, Dara Calleary and Lisa Chambers look like shoe-ins. The only seat in doubt is...

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Remains found in Enniscrone identified as missing Crossmolina woman

An Garda Síochana has confirmed that a body found on the beach in Enniscrone, Co Sligo on Monday, January 21,...

Friday, 24/01/20 - 2:55pm Read More

Opinion: Overworked priests can blame their bishops

Pope Francis keeps on beating the same drum, but is anyone listening? His Christmas message was that ‘the world has...

Friday, 24/01/20 - 2:45pm Read More

Lack of monitoring of private water supplies is putting people’s health at risk

By Keith Bourke A total of 19 private water supplies in Mayo were not monitored for E.Coli, according to a...

Friday, 24/01/20 - 10:18am Read More

Regional Plan attempts to tackle homelessness

By Keith Bourke Mayo County Council has adopted a new West Regional Homelessness Action plan. The local authority will soon...

Thursday, 23/01/20 - 10:13am Read More

National News

Greens pledge to spend €50bn on retrofitting homes in election manifesto

The Green Party has committed to spending €50bn on retrofitting homes over the next 20 years. The party says it would also look at replacing the social welfare system with a non-means-tested Universal Basic Income if in government. The Green...

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Gardaí believe man missing from Cork may be in Galway

A CCTV image of Christophe on the bus Gardaí have renewed their appeal for information about a man who has...

Saturday, 25/01/20 - 1:30pm Read More

Garda appeal as boy, 14, missing from home in Westmeath

Gardaí are asking for the public’s help to find a boy missing in Co Westmeath. Ronan Quinn, 14, is missing...

Saturday, 25/01/20 - 1:10pm Read More

Boy, 15, stabbed during assault in Dublin

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a serious assault which occurred in Dublin yesterday evening. At 9.30pm a 15-year-old boy...

Saturday, 25/01/20 - 10:40am Read More

Teenage boy dies in Dublin crash

Tallaght Hospital A teenage boy has died following a crash between the car he was driving and a van in...

Saturday, 25/01/20 - 9:30am Read More

Western Sport

Diarmuid O’Connor relishes chance to work with Ciaran McDonald

By Aonghus Ó Maicín As winters go, this one has been harsh in the West. Not only have the denizens of Mayo had to suffer the effects of the annual hangover from yet another arid championship, but the growing tragicomedy...

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Balla native Maria Larkin crowned cyclocross champion

By Tadgh O’Sullivan* On a bitterly cold and damp Sunday earlier this month, the National Cyclocross Championships took place in...

Thursday, 23/01/20 - 6:45pm Read More

Depleted Mayo ladies need new stars to emerge

By Paul O’Malley When the Mayo ladies conquered Donegal at O’Connor Park in Tullamore in July last year, it was...

Thursday, 23/01/20 - 10:36am Read More

Mayo Stages Rally 2020 confirmed for Castlebar

By Mark Higgins The Mayo and District Motorsport Club have confirmed that the 2020 Mayo Stages Rally will be held...

Wednesday, 15/01/20 - 10:15am Read More

Westportif cycling challenge returns for 2020

By Mark Higgins Registration is now open for the 2020 Westportif, the hugely popular West Mayo cycling challenge. This year’s...

Wednesday, 15/01/20 - 10:11am Read More

National Sport

Gerry McAnaney named new FAI President

By Liam Mackey Gerry McAnaney is the new FAI President after defeating rival candidate Martin Heraghty in today’s election to succeed Donal Conway. At the Association’s AGM in July, when Conway was re-elected as President, McAnaney lost out to Paul...

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Henry Shefflin steps down as Ballyhale Shamrocks manager

Henry Shefflin has left his managerial role at Ballyhale Shamrocks. It comes just days after he lead the club to...

Thursday, 23/01/20 - 9:55pm Read More

FAI appoint Niall Quinn as interim Deputy CEO

Niall Quinn has been appointed as interim Deputy CEO of the FAI. He will begin his role immediately and will...

Thursday, 23/01/20 - 4:25pm Read More

New Year, new mindset, as Rory now ready to let loose

His failure to win at home last summer provided Rory McIlroy with a liberating epiphany — he’s playing with house...

Thursday, 23/01/20 - 10:35am Read More