Western News

Blowing in the wind

Aerial shot of the Oweninny wind farm site taken at dawn on June 28 last.
The ESB sent us this fascinating video of the Oweninny wind farm site in north Mayo as completion of the first phase of the development drew to a close in recent weeks. Blades on the 29 installed turbines should start...

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Mayo beauties contest Miss Universe Ireland final

Mayo women are world class and that’s official. The county is set to be more than well represented in the...

Tuesday, 02/07/19 - 4:13pm Read More

Ballina earmarked for area sludge hub

Irish Water has confirmed that the existing wastewater treatment plant at picturesque Belleek in Ballina is one of five sites...

Monday, 10/06/19 - 12:14pm Read More

Padraig Carney – the star of Mayo’s team of 1950/51 – has passed away

The star of Mayo’s last All-Ireland winning senior football team – and the man who became known to a generation...

Sunday, 09/06/19 - 8:02pm Read More

Local input sought for Moy Estuary plan

Image of the Quay in Ballina, located on the Moy Estuary
A major new study of the commercial, tourism and community/social potential of the Moy Estuary in north Mayo/west Sligo is being undertaken and...

Tuesday, 04/06/19 - 1:20pm Read More

National News

Kildare plane crash investigation shows aircraft rapidly lost height and hit the ground 30 seconds later

A preliminary investigation into a plane crash, that resulted in the deaths of two men in Kildare, shows it rapidly lost height and hit the ground 30 seconds later. Jim Price and Aidan Rowsome died after the plane crashed into...

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Climate change should not have its own department, says Martin

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said he “walks a lot” to bring down his carbon footprint. Hitting out at...

Thursday, 18/07/19 - 1:55pm Read More

Praise for ‘hero’ nurse who came to aid of man, 85, who had heart attack

Francie McClorey with Alice Challoner who his family say saved his life. An off-duty nurse has been praised as a...

Thursday, 18/07/19 - 1:45pm Read More

Gardaí appealing for help finding missing Dublin man

Gardaí are appealing for information on a man missing from Dublin, whose car has been found in Co Meath. Zilvinas...

Thursday, 18/07/19 - 12:30pm Read More

Forty families on Dublin housing list given keys to new homes

File photo Forty families who are on Dublin City’s housing list have been given the keys to their new homes....

Thursday, 18/07/19 - 12:10pm 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

UCD awarded 3-0 win after Bohemians field suspended player

UCD have been awarded a 3-0 victory over Bohemians after Keith Long’s side fielded a suspended player. Daniel Mandroiu, who won the June Player of the Month award last week, played all 90 minutes despite being ineligible for the game,...

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Ireland hopeful Ryan Johansson starts for Bayern Munich in loss to Arsenal

Ireland hopeful Ryan Johansson started for Bayern Munich as they lost 2-1 to Arsenal in a pre-season friendly in the...

Thursday, 18/07/19 - 2:45pm Read More

Open leader Shane Lowry: Bushmills Inn pep talk crucial in battle against uneasiness

Shane Lowry got a few things off his chest in a pub pep talk with his coach on the eve...

Thursday, 18/07/19 - 2:25pm Read More

Watch: Grillo hits hole in one on first morning of the Open

Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo produced the moment of the morning on the first day of the 148th Open Championship at Royal...

Thursday, 18/07/19 - 2:15pm Read More

Birmingham sign Irish-eligible Dan Crowley from Willem II

Birmingham have signed midfielder Dan Crowley from Willem II for an undisclosed fee. The 21-year-old, who was on Aston Villa...

Thursday, 18/07/19 - 2:15pm Read More

Home comforts for Darren Clarke as he lights up Royal Portrush

Darren Clarke stroked home a birdie at the fifth to lead The Open like he was knocking balls around in...

Thursday, 18/07/19 - 2:05pm Read More