Western News

Celebrating Ballina’s thriving arts scene

Pianist Finghin Collins
The 2019 Ballina Fringe Festival will be staged from October 4-20 next featuring top music, fine art, theatre, dance and film events. Some great musical treats are in store and will no doubt attract capacity audiences to the north Mayo...

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Cannonball Quay Festival will generate €1.5m

A Lotus car arrives in Ballina's Quay Village during the 2014 Cannonball Ireland event.
  Zorbing, Ireland’s largest climbing wall, kick darts, circus workshops, arts and crafts, food and street entertainment are just some...

Thursday, 22/08/19 - 5:44pm Read More

Exciting film production opportunities in Mayo

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An exciting opportunity has presented itself for anyone in Mayo or the surrounding counties that aspires to a career in...

Thursday, 22/08/19 - 11:03am Read More

A little bit of heaven in Lahardane

Cosmopolitan is not a word that might be readily associated with the village of Lahardane but local resident, Patrick Higgins,...

Tuesday, 20/08/19 - 12:59pm Read More

Ireland West gets €19m less than Kerry Airport

  Ireland West Airport Knock has received €17.9 million in direct state funding over the last seven years but the...

Monday, 19/08/19 - 2:53pm Read More

National News

Man, 34, suffers serious head injuries after assault in Tallaght

An incident room has been established at Tallaght garda station. Gardaí are investigating after a man was critically injured following a “serious assault” in Tallaght. The 34-year-old was found with serious head injuries shortly after 11pm at the Killinarden Estate....

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Great-grandfather left fighting for his life following an unprovoked attack outside his home

Paddy Hansard at a recent family event. Photo: MAXPIX Doctors are attempting to wean a great grandfather off a respirator...

Sunday, 25/08/19 - 10:40am Read More

Fianna Fáil: Government should be ‘upfront’ over future delays to plans for new schools

The government is being challenged to be “upfront” about any further delays to plans for new schools. Fianna Fáil’s education...

Sunday, 25/08/19 - 9:50am Read More

Lucky Lotto player scoops €250,000 in Saturday night’s draw

A lucky Lotto player is €250,000 richer after scooping last night’s Plus 2 draw. The winning ticket was sold in...

Sunday, 25/08/19 - 9:10am Read More

Man, 70s, dies after single-vehicle road collision in west Cork

An elderly man has died following an incident in west Cork yesterday evening. The man in his 70s was involved...

Sunday, 25/08/19 - 8:20am Read More

Western Sport

Mayo Senior Football Championship Round 2: Preview & Throw-in times

Moy Davitts v Davitts (Group 1) This is a must-win clash for the home side if they are to make the knockout rounds after their narrow loss to Kiltane back in April. The side from Bohola will be delighted to...

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Covies are crushed by goal-hungry Knockmore

  Mayo SFL Division 1 – Round 7 Knockmore 4-12 Westport 1-10 The highest-scoring team in Division 1, Knockmore brought...

Tuesday, 30/07/19 - 3:03pm Read More

Underdogs… but you just never know with this Mayo team

Here they are, this year’s National Football League Division 1 champions, bidding to reach an eighth All-Ireland semi-final in nine...

Tuesday, 30/07/19 - 2:58pm Read More

Hoping for some highwire heroics from Mayo

The permutations ahead of this Saturday evening’s crutch fixture in MacHale Park have been left so brutally simple as to...

Tuesday, 30/07/19 - 2:51pm Read More

David Brady is special guest at Ronan Clarke Run

The fifth annual Ronan Clarke road races will take place in Killala on Sunday next, July 28. Funds raised from...

Thursday, 25/07/19 - 12:22pm Read More

National Sport

Schmidt blasts ‘dishevelled’ performance in humiliating defeat to England

Ireland’s head coach Joe Schmidt during the warm-up. (©INPHO/Dan Sheridan) Joe Schmidt blasted Ireland’s performance as “dishevelled” after his side suffered a 57-15 humiliation at the hands of a rampant England at Twickenham on Saturday. Ireland has started the day...

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Harry Kenny leaves St Pat’s ‘by mutual consent’

Harry Kenny has left St Patrick’s Athletic by mutual consent. The former Bray Wanderers boss took over from Liam Buckley...

Saturday, 24/08/19 - 7:10pm Read More

Ronan O’Gara faces stern test in first game as Top 14 head coach

Ronan O’Gara faces a stern test of his head coaching credentials on the opening weekend of the Top 14 season....

Friday, 23/08/19 - 5:55pm Read More

One change for Cork ahead of semi-final clash at Croke Park

Cork manager Ephie Fitzgerald has opted for one change in personnel ahead of Sunday’s mouth-watering TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Senior Football...

Friday, 23/08/19 - 1:35pm Read More

Ireland will top World Rankings for first time ever if they beat England

A win over England tomorrow would put Ireland on top of the World Rankings for the first time ever. Last...

Friday, 23/08/19 - 12:55pm Read More

Munster face back-to-back games against Saracens as Champions Cup fixtures released

The importance of Munster getting a good start to their Champions Cup campaign was underlined by the release of the...

Friday, 23/08/19 - 12:35pm Read More