Western News

Lionbridge staff sell conscious fashion for good cause

Christmas shopper
By Ciaran Boland If you’re shopping in Ballina today then do a little good with your spending by visiting the conscious fashion pop-up shop in the former ShoeZone premises on O’Rahilly St. This novel initiative has been put in place...

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Orange wind warning for Mayo ahead of Storm Atiyah

Wind gusts of up to 130 km per hour are heading for Mayo and the west coast on Sunday as...

Friday, 06/12/19 - 2:22pm Read More

Johnny Marr and Dermot Kennedy to headline new Westport festival

A new festival will come to Westport for the June bank holiday weekend next year, with Dermot Kennedy and Johnny...

Friday, 06/12/19 - 12:08pm Read More

Questions raised over ‘barbaric’ hedge cutting

Local environmentalists have raised concerns over the “unnecessary destruction” of roadside hedgerows and trees throughout the county. Sinéad Moran, a...

Thursday, 05/12/19 - 3:14pm Read More

Investigation launched after patient falls from Mayo University Hospital window

Security issues have been raised following an incident at Mayo University Hospital after a patient exited a window and fell...

Thursday, 05/12/19 - 1:00pm Read More

National News

Man killed in crash between lorry and car

A man in his 60s has died following a crash between a lorry and a car at Belturbet in Co Cavan. It happened at around 2.20pm today in the Cloverhill area. The driver of the car was pronounced dead at...

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Just in time for Christmas – ONE winner of €6.8m Lotto

There was one winner of tonight’s Lotto jackpot, worth a cool €6,834,410. One player also scopped the second-tier prize of...

Saturday, 07/12/19 - 9:35pm Read More

President recalls true meaning of Christmas – offering shelter – as tree lights turns on at Áras

President Michael D Higgins has reached out to migrants as the Christmas Tree Lights are switched on this evening at...

Saturday, 07/12/19 - 7:45pm Read More

SF’s Pearse Doherty and family have lucky escape as car catches fire

By Stephen Maguire Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty and his family had a lucky escape after their car went on...

Saturday, 07/12/19 - 6:15pm Read More

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to early-morning Cork city robbery and assault

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a robbery and assault in Cork in the early hours of this morning. It...

Saturday, 07/12/19 - 5:55pm Read More

Western Sport

Mayo LGFA Executive Committee voted in at AGM

The members of the executive committee for the Mayo Ladies were voted in at last night’s AGM at the TF in Castlebar. Only two of the positions went to a delegate’s vote, with the rest of the positions filled by...

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Let’s talk about Tooreen

Tooreen hurlers
By Anthony Hennigan The Tooreen hurlers discovered last week who they will face in January’s semi-final of the All-Ireland intermediate club championship. Fr...

Wednesday, 04/12/19 - 10:10am Read More

Foundation pledges €1million to Mayo GAA – on condition

By Anthony Hennigan The Mayo GAA International Supporters Foundation has confirmed to the Western People it has given Mayo County Board a...

Monday, 02/12/19 - 12:22pm Read More

Western People Mayo Sports Star Awards nomination deadline extended to this Friday

The deadline for nominations for the 50th annual Western People Mayo Sports Stars Awards has been extended to this Friday,...

Monday, 02/12/19 - 10:50am Read More

Mitchels seek probe into alleged bullying

Castlebar Mitchels GAA Club has proposed that an external expert be engaged to investigate allegations of bullying that have been...

Monday, 02/12/19 - 10:12am Read More

National Sport

Anthony Joshua wins world heavyweight title rematch against Ruiz Jr

Anthony Joshua has won his world heavyweight title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr by unanimous decision in Saudi Arabia tonight. Early morning muezzins and the salacious beats of shipped-in rap superstars have contributed a cacophonous backdrop to Joshua’s rematch with...

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Peter O’Mahony touches down as Munster see off Sarries

By Press Association Captain Peter O’Mahony claimed a crucial lone try as Munster overcame Saracens 10-3 in a scrappy Heineken...

Saturday, 07/12/19 - 8:00pm Read More

Spurs down Kings in overtime

By Press Association LaMarcus Aldridge scored 19 points and had 13 rebounds in his return from injury to lead the...

Saturday, 07/12/19 - 8:50am Read More

John Delaney made second payment to FAI last year

By Liam Mackey It has emerged that John Delaney made a second payment to the FAI as recently as December...

Saturday, 07/12/19 - 7:10am Read More

Donal Conway: ‘My guilt is not a sin of commission; it is a sin of omission’

By Liam Mackey Outgoing FAI president Donal Conway at a press conference on the association’s annual accounts yesterday. Picture: INPHO/Oisin...

Saturday, 07/12/19 - 7:10am Read More

The FAI owes €62.3m, around half of it related to Lansdowne Road mortgage

By John Fallon Amid the scattergun of figures dished out at the FAI press conference yesterday, some mattered more than...

Saturday, 07/12/19 - 12:10am Read More