Western News

People are still using local sports facilities against Ballina club’s wishes

Ballina Rugby Club has asked members of the public not to enter or use its club grounds. The club has closed its grounds to the public as part of measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 yet members have found...

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Six prostitution offences recorded in Mayo in late 2019

Gardaí in Mayo recorded six prostitution offences in the last three months of 2019. The figures are contained in a...

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Continued rise in Covid-19 cases in Mayo

There has been another rise in the number of confirmed cases in County Mayo. Six more confirmed cases in the...

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Dublin to Belmullet charity cycle postponed

The annual charity cycle for Brother Kevin Crowley’s Capuchin Day Centre for the Homeless from Dublin City to Belmullet, Mayo...

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Post office closures this Easter weekend

Post offices around the country will be closed this Easter Saturday in order to give staff a break. An Post...

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National News

No winner as €8m Lotto rolls over

There was no winner of tonight’s €8.3m Lotto jackpot. The top prize will now rollover ahead of the weekend’s draw. One player matched five numbers plus the bonus, netting them over €300,000. The numbers drawn were: 10, 13, 24, 32...

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ICA members to make scrubs for frontline workers

By Denise O’Donoghue Members of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association (ICA) are being called upon to make scrubs for frontline workers...

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Three arrested as gardaí seize €550k worth of cannabis and cocaine in Co Laois raid

Three people have been arrested after two searches by gardaí in Co Laois where over half a million euro worth...

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One-off use of Dublin Convention Centre to sit Dáil to cost €160k

Dublin’s Convention Centre The use of Dublin’s Convention Centre to host the Dáil is going to cost around €160,000 for...

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Billionaire Irish tech entrepreneurs pledge funding for Covid-19 research

By Ciarán Sunderland The brothers are donors to the Fast grants research fund. File picture. Patrick and John Collison, brothers...

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Western Sport

Ballina’s Niall has graduated to the frontlines

A newly qualified Ballina doctor said he is rearing to go to work following his virtual graduation from NUI Galway on Monday. Niall Leahy was one of over 300 NUI Galway medical graduates who had their conferring ceremony this week...

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Connacht CoE dome just ‘six weeks away from completion’

By Mark Higgins The much-anticipated indoor playing facility at the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence is expected to be completed...

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Cathal’s marathon fundraiser smashes €50k mark

Tooreen and Mayo hurler Cathal Freeman’s charity marathon to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society and the HSE to...

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Stephenites O’Hora proves a real soldier in epic TV finale

On Monday night, the nation donned their best combat jeans for the finale of Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week on...

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The day a Ballina plough-horse almost won the Aintree Grand National

by James Laffey Yesterday (Saturday, April 4) should have been Aintree Grand National Day, one of the greatest occasions in...

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National Sport

The dawn of a fascinating new chapter for Irish football

By Liam Mackey Even among those who had long been looking forward to the dawn of the Stephen Kenny era, there is bound to be — and most certainly should be — huge sympathy for Mick McCarthy that his second...

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