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

Rising economy sees increase in cocaine use

Cocaine is the third most-used illegal drug in Ireland after opiates and cannabis. 17% of all people treated for drug addiction had a problem with cocaine. Those addicted to opiates remained the largest group at 45%, while one in four...

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447 people waiting for beds in hospitals around the country

There are 447 admitted patients waiting for beds this morning, according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch. 317 are waiting in...

Monday, 22/07/19 - 10:40am Read More

Investment fund lanched to create Ireland’s largest residential care group

A new healthcare investment fund has been launched which will result in the creation of Ireland’s largest residential care group....

Monday, 22/07/19 - 10:10am Read More

Fewer students travelling to US with J1 visas

Changes in regulations could be having a ‘massive impact’ on the number of students getting J1 visas, according to the...

Monday, 22/07/19 - 10:00am Read More

Gardaí investigating car robberies in Dublin

Gardaí are investigating a number of car thefts in the Lucan area. Last Wednesday and Thursday night, two vehicles were...

Monday, 22/07/19 - 9:45am 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

John O’Shea joins Reading coaching staff

John O’Shea has returned to Reading as a first-team coach. O’Shea, who retired as a player after Reading’s final game last season, will work alongside manager Jose Gomes and his backroom staff. The Royals signed the former Manchester United and...

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Offaly renames Open trophy the ‘Clara’ jug as Shane Lowry’s local club shows off his record scorecard

The Claret Jug has been renamed the Clara Jug in Shane Lowry’s native Offaly. He has climbed to 17th in...

Monday, 22/07/19 - 10:45am Read More

‘We have a lot of work to do’ – Tipperary Camogie boss Niamh Lillis after their win over Meath

It wasn’t pretty but Tipperary manager Niamh Lillis was pleased that her charges hit the last five points to register...

Monday, 22/07/19 - 10:05am Read More

‘We were a bit sloppy’ – Cork Ladies Football manager’s estimation of his side’s 20-point win

Cork blasted out an ominous statement of intent during their first fixture in the 2019 TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championships. The...

Monday, 22/07/19 - 9:45am Read More

Shane Lowry: ‘We’re going to have one hell of a few days’ after Open win

“I’d say there were people watching golf today that never watched before,” Open winner Shane Lowry said in an interview...

Monday, 22/07/19 - 8:05am Read More

Ireland u-19s secure spot in Euro semi-finals with won over Czech Republic

Barry Coffey of Republic of Ireland celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the 2019 UEFA U19 European Championship...

Sunday, 21/07/19 - 10:35pm Read More