Western News

Last-minute dashes for Mayo trains to continue at Heuston

Passengers who haven’t reserved seats on trains from Dublin to Mayo will have to continue making last-minute dashes from the platform at Heuston Station to secure a seat. Irish Rail doesn’t confirm the platform from which the Westport/Ballina train will...

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Ballyhaunis students make their own Communion hosts

Children from Scoil Íosa in Ballyhaunis received their First Holy Communion on Saturday and received Communion hosts they made themselves...

Tuesday, 14/05/19 - 10:04am Read More

Claremorris businesses suffer ‘nine months of torture’

Businesses in Claremorris claim they are losing vital trade because their premises are being blocked daily by buses. For the...

Tuesday, 14/05/19 - 9:54am Read More

Kerry company may appeal decision over knotweed processing facility

The Japanese Knotweed Company has not ruled out appealing to An Bord Pleanála the decision by Mayo Co Council to...

Tuesday, 07/05/19 - 9:02am Read More

Hotel project in Pontoon gets planning approval

The redevelopment of the old Healy’s Hotel in Pontoon has been given the green light. The landmark premises has been...

Tuesday, 07/05/19 - 8:59am Read More

National News

No Lotto winner – jackpot heads for €2.5m

There was no winner of tonight’s Lotto Jackpot worth €2m. However, two tickets have won just over €48,000 after matching five numbers plus the Bonus. The winning tickets were sold in the East and the South. The winning numbers were...

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Belfast author makes history by winning three gongs at Children’s Book Ireland awards

Author Kelly McCaughrain has won the prestigious Children’s Book Ireland (CBI) Book of the Year Award with Flying Tips for...

Wednesday, 22/05/19 - 7:05pm Read More

Gardaí charge two men in connection with Tipperary cash and drugs seizure

Two men have been charged in connection with a major drugs seizure in Co Tipperary. On Monday, gardaí seized ecstasy...

Wednesday, 22/05/19 - 6:55pm Read More

Fine Gael forced to ask Limerick constituents to vote for Deirdre Clune to bolster her chances

Fine Gael has been forced to “revise” its division of the Ireland South constituency in order to bolster MEP Deirdre...

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Labour: Govt decision-making could ‘wreck a very good’ National Broadband Plan

Former Communications Minister Alex White has said he is “mystified” by the €3bn cost of providing the National Broadband Plan....

Wednesday, 22/05/19 - 5:45pm 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

FIFA scraps plans for 48-team World Cup in Qatar

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be a 32-team tournament as originally planned, FIFA has announced. The world governing body had considered expanding its showpiece event to 48 teams but has now determined this is not practical. “The FIFA...

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IOC to safeguard boxing at Tokyo Olympics – but suspend governing body

The International Olympic Committee announced the safeguarding of boxing at next year’s Tokyo Games but its executive board has recommended...

Wednesday, 22/05/19 - 5:45pm Read More

Celtic’s Kieran Tierney fit to play in Scottish Cup final

Kieran Tierney boosted Celtic’s triple treble hopes by declaring himself fit for the William Hill Scottish Cup final against Hearts...

Wednesday, 22/05/19 - 5:15pm Read More

Understated performers backbone Cork’s victory over Limerick

When you watch a match back for a second time, you become aware of a million more nuggets of information...

Wednesday, 22/05/19 - 4:15pm Read More

David Nucifora signs three-year deal to stay with the IRFU

The IRFU have secured the services of Performance Director David Nucifora for another three seasons. Nucifora’s original five-year deal had...

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Mike Prendergast appointed Racing 92 attack coach

Mike Prendergast has been appointed as Racing 92’s new attack coach. The former Munster scrum-half, who joins after a year...

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