Western News

Mayo’s most famous Ford Fiesta returns to the roads

Mayo’s most famous Ford Fiesta is back on the road thanks to the passion and talents of a young car enthusiast. The late John Donegan’s immaculately maintained Ford Fiesta was a common sight in Castlebar for decades. The car was...

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Ballina rallies around families grieving tragic mum and baby

The Ballina community is rallying around the family of the young mother and infant who were found dead in tragic...

Friday, 23/10/20 - 6:09pm Read More

HSE confirms Covid-19 outbreak in north Mayo nursing home

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HSE Community Healthcare West has this evening confirmed that there is an outbreak of Covid-19 in an older person’s residential...

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Council seeks further info on corroded €1.43m pedestrian bridge

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Mayo Co Council has sought further information from the consultants who carried out an assessment of corrosion on Ballina’s Salmon...

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Mayo company offer free sanitizer to schools affected by recall

A Claremorris based cosmetics company is offering free hand sanitizer to schools who have been affected by a product recall....

Friday, 23/10/20 - 1:12pm Read More

Ring issues ultimatum to Government over 5km travel restriction

Mayo Fine Gael TD Michael Ring is on a collision course with his party if he carries through today on...

Friday, 23/10/20 - 8:21am Read More

Ballintubber GAA Club leads tributes to young Ballyglass man

  The death has occurred peacefully of Michael McClintock, Carnahaltor, Ballyglass, Claremorris, aged 26. Michael was a popular member of...

Friday, 23/10/20 - 8:08am Read More

National News

Gardaí raid suspected shebeen in Kildare last night

Digital Desk Staff As part of their ongoing Operation Navigation, officers raided the suspected shebeen in Athy at around 8pm yesterday evening after being alerted through social media. There they found a fully fitted bar with stools, tables, chairs, a...

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Nursing Homes Ireland says staff shortages still a major issue

Digital Desk Staff Nursing Homes Ireland says staffing remains the biggest issue in the fight against Covid-19. It says 40...

Saturday, 24/10/20 - 11:15am Read More

Public advised to stop using all Virapro sanitary products in Ireland

By David Young and Cate McCurry, PA The public has been advised to stop using all Virapro-branded sanitary products after...

Saturday, 24/10/20 - 10:07am Read More

Entire psychiatric ward at Naas General Hospital infected with Covid-19 by one patient

Digital Desk Staff The psychiatric unit at a hospital in the midlands has been locked down after a patient, who...

Saturday, 24/10/20 - 9:45am Read More

Coronavirus: Signs of improvement with drop in positivity rate and close contacts

Digital Desk Staff The head of the HSE, Paul Reid, says a drop in the positivity rate of people with...

Saturday, 24/10/20 - 9:00am Read More

Western Sport

Here is how one of the most iconic sporting images of the year was captured

Following Mayo’s victory over Galway last weekend, the covers of sports sections of national papers were all adorned with the same enthralling, heat of the moment, image of Aidan O’Shea. The Mayo man had his head 12 feet in the...

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Two changes to the Mayo team to play Tyrone with a key player set to make his return

James Horan has made two changes to the starting 15 that beat Galway last weekend, ahead of tomorrow’s crucial game...

Saturday, 24/10/20 - 10:51am Read More

What’s the Irish for Tik-Tok?

By Paul O’Malley Mayo’s first inter-county game of the Covid-19 era was a TV spectacle for the ages, akin to...

Thursday, 22/10/20 - 5:15pm Read More

Two Mayo men in the Ireland rugby match day squad for the Six Nations this weekend

Two Mayo men have been named in the match day squad by the Irish Rugby Coaching Team for the rescheduled...

Wednesday, 21/10/20 - 12:39pm Read More

Why is the top scorer in the Mayo championship training with Sligo?

Knockmore’s Peter Naughton has been brought in to train with the Sligo senior football panel in recent weeks. Naughton was...

Wednesday, 21/10/20 - 7:54am Read More

National Sport

How two basketball legends ended up coaching the Mayo senior football team

by Anthony Hennigan Liam McHale wasn’t a footballer who played basketball. He was a basketballer who played football. The order of things was important in McHale’s world. He never disguised that it would be Mayo’s loss were he ever forced...

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