Western News

Ballina fire sees traffic diverted

A fire broke out above McKane’s Pharmacy on O’Rahilly Street in Ballina’s town centre shortly after 1pm today. Firefighters and Gardaí are attending the scene. Workers in the buildings next door to the premises were evacuated and pedestrians told to...

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Mayo local named on Teachers Inspire shortlist

Declan Quinn
Knock resident, Declan Quinn, has been named on the shortlist for the inaugural Teachers Inspire Ireland initiative. The initiative, which...

Friday, 20/09/19 - 1:59pm Read More

Belmullet IWA houses shortlisted for award

The An Fraoch development.
A Belmullet housing development is among 30 nationwide that have been shortlisted for the prestigious Allianz Community Housing Awards 2019....

Friday, 20/09/19 - 1:17pm Read More

Elderly Ballina lady targeted by stone-throwers

Broken window
Ballina locals are being urged to report any incidents of anti-social behaviour they may observe in the French Lane area...

Friday, 20/09/19 - 12:58pm Read More

Elderly man knocked down in alleged Ballina hit and run

Garda sign
Gardaí in Ballina are looking for the public’s assistance in the investigation of an alleged hit and run road traffic...

Thursday, 19/09/19 - 7:16pm Read More

National News

A third of Irish people have lost money to fraud, new survey reveals

The average sum of money stolen in Ireland by fraudsters from older people is €1,320, according to a new survey. A new FraudSMART survey from Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) today reveals that over one-third of Irish people say...

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Hope for ‘new era’ for beef industry as picketing ends across the country

Picketing by beef farmers has ended across the country. It looks like the long-running dispute over cattle prices is reaching...

Monday, 23/09/19 - 7:55am Read More

Yellow rainfall warning for three counties with risk of spot flooding

Met Éireann have issued a status yellow rainfall warning for three counties. The warning, for Cavan, Donegal and Leitrim, is...

Sunday, 22/09/19 - 9:40pm Read More

Winner €5.3m Lotto jackpot urged to ‘stay calm’ and keep ticket in safe place

The winner of last night’s €5.3m Lotto jackpot is being urged to keep their ticket in a safe place. A...

Sunday, 22/09/19 - 9:20pm Read More

Jean-Claude Juncker’s comments on border checks slammed

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett has slammed comments by Jean Claude Juncker on the border. The European Commission...

Sunday, 22/09/19 - 9:10pm Read More

Western Sport

Data review ahead of crunch last eight ties

Knockmore's Shane McHale and Hollymount-Carramore's Michael Sheridan contest the ball
By Paul O’Malley With 36 goals, four converted penalties, 520 points — and 179 of those coming from frees or 45s — the group stages of the Mayo senior football championship were productive for some of the main target men who will aim to...

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Rain stops play at United Park

Ballina Town FC manager, Mick Duffy
By Patrick Hennelly The Mayo League was supposed to have its very own ‘Super Sunday’ yesterday as the Super League...

Monday, 16/09/19 - 11:13am Read More

Aileen’s Australian adventure awaits

Aileen Gilroy in action
By Mark Higgins Just twelve months after rupturing her cruciate ligament, Mayo footballer Aileen Gilroy is preparing to venture to the far side...

Monday, 09/09/19 - 2:22pm Read More

All’s fair in love and Tug of War

Irish team in action at European Tug of War Championships
By Mark Higgins Eight Germans and eight Swiss gripped on either end of a rope and none of them have moved more than...

Monday, 09/09/19 - 2:05pm Read More

Major Bohola land parcel up for auction

Auction hammer with money
    Interest levels in the public auction of a Bohola farm are expected to be high this week if...

Monday, 02/09/19 - 10:42am Read More

National Sport

Healy able to see the greater good as Ireland turn focus to Japan

Cian Healy has no desire to take a breather next weekend, when Ireland face Japan in Shizuoka, but the veteran prop would at least understand Joe Schmidt’s way of thinking were he asked to sit on the bench, or in...

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Clinical champions Mourneabbey march to Cork decider

[score] [team1]Mourneabbey[/team1][score1]4-14[/score1] [team2]St Val’s[/team2][score2]4-4[/score2] [/score] Mourneabbey are through to the Cork ladies SFC final after their win over St Val’s...

Sunday, 22/09/19 - 6:20pm Read More

Problems mount for Manchester United as West Ham seal deserved win

[score] [team1]West Ham[/team1][score1]2[/score1] [team2]Manchester United[/team2][score2]0[/score2] [/score] Manchester United lost Marcus Rashford to injury as they slipped to a demoralising 2-0...

Sunday, 22/09/19 - 4:30pm Read More

Gregor Townsend: "They’re one of the best teams in world rugby"

Gregor Townsend at the International Stadium in Yokohama, Japan. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile Gregor Townsend confessed it “doesn’t look good”...

Sunday, 22/09/19 - 2:20pm Read More

Schmidt: Ireland will have to punch above weight in potential South Africa tie

Joe Schmidt watches on as Ireland overcome Scotland challenge. Credit: Sportsfile Joe Schmidt believes Ireland will have to punch above...

Sunday, 22/09/19 - 2:00pm Read More

O’Mahony, Aki may have to sit out Japan fixture

Peter O’Mahony after coming off in the first half ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan Peter O’Mahony and Bundee Aki face a race against...

Sunday, 22/09/19 - 1:30pm Read More