Western News

Nominations open for Mayo Garda Youth Awards

Group at Mayo Garda Youth Awards launch
By Keith Bourke Garda Commissioner Drew Harris launched the second annual Mayo Garda Youth Awards on Friday. The Commissioner was at Breaffy House to launch the awards which showcase the positive contribution young people are making in their communities. The event has also proven successful in...

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West Mayo councillors reject proposed GMA cuts

A Westport councillor has accused Mayo County Council of ‘moving the goalposts’ over the ringfencing of parking charges for the...

Monday, 11/11/19 - 12:07pm Read More

Achill Islanders gather to learn about direct provision system

As a protest continued outside the Achill Head Hotel on Sunday, around 50 people gathered in Keel Hall, Achill Island,...

Monday, 11/11/19 - 11:43am Read More

Five Mayo projects qualify for BT Young Scientist Final

Five Mayo projects have qualified as finalists for the 2020 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. The students will join...

Thursday, 07/11/19 - 4:20pm Read More

Family has spent eight years in Direct Provision limbo

When Agyueiwaa Owusu and her three children entered the direct provision centre in Ballyhaunis, she thought they would stay there...

Thursday, 07/11/19 - 1:44pm Read More

National News

Gardaí seize almost €1.5m of cocaine in Drogheda

Gardaí have seized almost €1.5m worth of cocaine in Co. Louth. The cocaine seized by gardaí today. Pic: Garda Press Office Officers stopped a vehicle at the Donore Road Industrial Estate in Drogheda at around 12.35pm today and searched it....

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President Higgins to attend special screening of climate change film at conference in Cork

President Michael D. Higgins will attend an Intergenerational Conference in Cork on Wednesday to give a keynote address on climate...

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Judge to be appointed ‘by end of week’ on NI abuse compensation panel

By Press Association A judge to lead the panel overseeing compensation payments for institutional abuse victims in Northern Ireland will...

Monday, 11/11/19 - 6:45pm Read More

GoSafe speed camera operators suspend strike action

GoSafe speed camera van operators have suspended their industrial action. Their union SIPTU said it is so talks can take...

Monday, 11/11/19 - 5:55pm Read More

Number of patients of trolleys surpasses 100,000 for 2019

File photo The number of patients waiting for beds on hospital trolleys has surpassed 100,000 for the calendar year, the...

Monday, 11/11/19 - 5:35pm Read More

Western Sport

Nobody should be fooled by cheap swipe at the media

By Anthony Hennigan For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction, reckoned Sir Isaac Newton. Then along came Mayo County Board. The Third Law is no more. Me being of such inferiorintelligence, Mike, you might enlighten me. Please. Pretty please. What was...

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Clubs to vote on sweeping championship reforms tonight

Action shot from Kilmaine Vs Glenamaddy game on Saturday, November 2.
By Mark Higgins Mayo club delegates are set to vote at tonight’s County Board meeting on proposed sweeping changes to the structures of the county junior football championships. The final proposal for...

Monday, 04/11/19 - 1:48pm Read More

Mayo County Board to debate funding row with delegates behind closed doors

By Mark Higgins The Mayo County Board are to hold a ‘behind-closed-doors’ meeting with club delegates next Monday evening with...

Wednesday, 30/10/19 - 10:18pm Read More

What is it that motivates our county board officials?

Millionaire businessman Tim O'Leary has had strong things to say about the Mayo County Board since liaising with them in his role as chairman of the Mayo GAA International Supporters Foundation.
By John Cuffe The years change, punctuated only by the blinding consistent incompetence of the various boards. Like the cuckoo clock...

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Brilliant bronze as Armstrong lasts the pace

By Cóilín Duffy Knockmore native Hugh Armstrong delivered strongly at the KBC Dublin Marathon yesterday (Sunday), to record a personal best and finish as the third Irish...

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National Sport

Higgins, Selby and Murphy progress to second round of Northern Ireland Open

By Press Association John Higgins, Mark Selby and Shaun Murphy safely reached the second round of the Northern Ireland Open in Belfast. World number five Higgins beat Chinese teenager Chang Bingyu 4-2, sixth-ranked Selby overcame Xu Si, also of China,...

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Groin injury rules Aaron Connolly out of November matches

Aaron Connolly has been ruled out of the upcoming games against New Zealand and Denmark due to injury. The Brighton...

Monday, 11/11/19 - 7:45pm Read More

Robbie Henshaw returns to Leinster training ahead of European opener

Robbie Henshaw will return to Leinster training this week ahead of Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup opener with Benetton. The centre...

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Aaron Connolly off injured for Brighton before big week for Republic of Ireland

Aaron Connolly was taken off with a groin injury on club duty ahead of a big week for the Republic...

Sunday, 10/11/19 - 8:25pm Read More

McCarthy hits out at Derby over Keogh sacking

By Steve Neville Mick McCarthy has hit out at Derby’s termination of Richard Keogh’s contract. The Ireland manager was speaking...

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