Western News

One town’s fight for its name goes all the way to the Dáil

A conflict in legislation continues to frustrate the long-standing campaign for a plebiscite over the correct spelling for the west Sligo town of Enniscrone. The campaign has been run by the Enniscrone community which wants to see the town’s name...

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GROWBox giveaway will get Mayo gardens blooming

Lots of us have been spending more time than usual in the garden thanks to Covid-19 and a protracted spell...

Thursday, 28/05/20 - 2:03pm Read More

Well known Mayo business premises up for sale at worldwide property auction

Auction hammer with money
Hundreds of Irish properties, including three from County Mayo, are going under the hammer in a worldwide online auction in...

Thursday, 28/05/20 - 12:52pm Read More

Westport company had PPE containers seized by Chinese Government

Portwest, the Westport-based safety equipment supplier, had six containers of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) “seized” by the Chinese government in...

Thursday, 28/05/20 - 11:11am Read More

Time to say an emotional goodbye – virtually

2020 grad pic by St Mary's SS in Ballina
The 6th year students of St Mary’s Secondary School in Ballina graduated on Tuesday evening, May 26 last in a...

Thursday, 28/05/20 - 10:21am Read More

Manufacturing work gets underway at eagerly awaited Mayo facility

Meissner Filtration Products announced today that their new manufacturing facility in Castlebar is operational. Validation of the facility was completed...

Thursday, 28/05/20 - 9:00am Read More

Baywatch time – lifeguards set for weekend return to Mayo beaches

This week’s heat wave is well timed as Mayo Co Council confirms that beach lifeguarding will begin on official beaches...

Wednesday, 27/05/20 - 11:49pm Read More

National News

Covid-19 payment will not be taken back from people in receipt of other state supports

By Paul Hosford Outgoing Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty denied that people are “gaming the system”. There will be no clawback of payments made to those on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment who are also in receipt of other state...

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‘Are they working on a plan?’: Cork widower wants clarity on cancer screening services

By Olivia Kelleher The HSE needs to urgently address Covid-19 restrictions as it is unacceptable a woman in this country...

Thursday, 28/05/20 - 2:15pm Read More

HSE does not know number of possible delayed cancer diagnoses

HSE CEO Paul Reid gave the weekly update on Covid-19 response in Ireland today at the UCD O’Brien Centre for...

Thursday, 28/05/20 - 1:05pm Read More

Met Éireann expects hottest day of the year today as temperatures soar

Met Éireann expects today to be the hottest day of the year. Temperatures could reach 28 degrees in some places...

Thursday, 28/05/20 - 12:40pm Read More

Minister Halligan: ‘If I was Fine Gael I’d go back to the country’

By Vivienne Clarke The outgoing Minister also said that the system where he was still a Minister even though he...

Thursday, 28/05/20 - 12:20pm Read More

Western Sport

Higgins no fan of games behind closed doors

Mayo footballer Keith Higgins has said the idea of playing championship games behind closed doors would hold no great appeal to him but accepted that it may be a necessary evil in order for an inter-county championship of some description...

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Four of the best slices of Bekan

By Mark Higgins It’s exactly a decade and a day since the first sod was turned on the Connacht GAA...

Tuesday, 26/05/20 - 11:14am Read More

Few men wore the Mayo jersey with more passion than JJ Cribbin

By Aonghus Ó Maicín Few names transcend generations with the almost-mythical-type status as the late Fr JJ Cribbin did. These...

Monday, 25/05/20 - 7:52pm Read More

Did you hear the one about the 13 Mayo men who decided to cycle to the top of Mount Everest?

No, that isn’t the opening line of a bad joke, more like a little stretch on what is still a...

Monday, 25/05/20 - 5:15pm Read More

Global effort sees GAA club raise staggering amount for charity

A 24-hour Kickathon involving past and present footballing stars of Enniscrone/Kilglass GAA Club reaped a rich dividend over the weekend...

Monday, 25/05/20 - 11:23am Read More

National Sport

13 classic Champions League finals to be shown on Irish television this weekend

By Joel Slattery One of the benefits of the lockdown is the amount of classic sport that has been shown on television over the last few months. Between RTÉ, TG4 and eir Sport digging into the GAA archives, and classic...

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How two basketball legends ended up coaching the Mayo senior football team

by Anthony Hennigan Liam McHale wasn’t a footballer who played basketball. He was a basketballer who played football. The order...

Wednesday, 20/05/20 - 12:30pm Read More