Western News

Mayo Lotto player scoops incredible prize worth over half a million euro

A National Lottery ticket has been sold in Turlough Stores XL with its lucky owner bagging a cool €595,521. The lucky Lotto player won the incredible sum in the Match 5+ bonus prize draw and was one of two winners...

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Exciting drama festival finals take place in Ballina next month

Following a much-regretted but unavoidable absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ballina One-Act Drama Festival makes a welcome return...

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Massive jobs boost for Mayo following company takeover

Ballina is the subject of a welcome boost earlier this week with confirmation that Lionbridge AI on Emmett St has...

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Applicants sought for Eden suicide prevention programme

A ground-breaking suicide prevention programme will be delivered in Mayo, Roscommon, and Galway in the coming months, offering hope to...

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School pays tribute to long-serving member of staff on her retirement

St Joseph’s Secondary School in Foxford has paid tribute to their School Secretary on her final day at work. Patricia...

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Ballina mum-of-three raises funds for breast cancer with 5km run/walk

Mum-of-three Debbie Duffy (nee McCole) completed a 5km fundraising run/walk in her hometown of Ballina on Sunday last. She might...

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National Lottery reveals location where bumper prize was won in Mayo

The National Lottery are continuing to urge Lotto players all over the country to check their tickets from Wednesday night’s...

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National News

Man arrested as gardaí seize almost half a million euros worth of cannabis in Carlow

Gardaí have arrested one man and seized close to half a million euros worth of cannabis in Carlow. The drugs with an estimated value upwards of €460,000 were seized on Saturday as part of ongoing investigations into the sale and...

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Social media: Education rather than restriction is key to children’s online safety

Danielle Walsh Ronan With the recent revelations about the way Instagram affects the mental health of teenage girls, more concerns...

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North’s Health Minister concerned about ‘confusion’ over face masks

By Jonathan McCambridge, PA Northern Ireland’s Minister for Health has said he is concerned about public confusion over what ministers...

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Man charged over Co Derry murder

By Jonathan McCambridge, PA Detectives have charged a suspect with the murder of a 62-year-old man in Co Derry, Northern...

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Photos: Swimmers brave Dublin city centre waters for 101st Liffey Swim

More than 500 swimmers braved cold waters in Dublin’s city centre on Saturday for the 101st Liffey Swim. The race...

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Western Sport

Unlucky Masters go down swinging

A wonderful advertisement for the Gaelic Masters Championship it may well have been, but that was of little consolation to Mayo when they ended up on the wrong side of the scoreboard in Kiltoom, narrowly beaten by a Dublin team...

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Motion 19 defeated at Special Congress

Digital Desk Staff Motion 19 has been defeated at the GAA’s Special Congress in Croke Park this afternoon. Option B...

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Mayo rugby outfit prepare for their All-Ireland challenge

Westport Rugby Club are in round 1 action this weekend against Mallow RFC of Cork in the Energia All-Ireland Junior...

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Proposal debate has deflected from the GAA’s real issues

GAA congress delegates as a breed are generally easy to read. Rarely are decisions made at congress that weren’t expected...

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Reape the rewards: Manager reveals secret of success

Knockmore manager Cormac Reape said preparation was the key to his team taking down Championship giants Carnacon in last weekend’s...

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National Sport

League of Ireland: Win for Shamrock Rovers while Finn Harps level at the death

Shamrock Rovers edged within touching distance of securing the title while Finn Harps came from two down to level in the final minutes in this evening’s SSE Airtricity League Premier Division action. It was deadlocked at the break for both...

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Police looking into Crystal Palace fans’ banner in protest at Newcastle takeover

By George Sessions, PA Police are investigating a banner unveiled by Crystal Palace fans ahead of Saturday’s 1-1 draw with...

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Lewis Hamilton sixth in final practice for United States GP

By Philip Duncan, PA F1 Correspondent, Austin Lewis Hamilton finished sixth in final practice for the United States Grand Prix...

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Phil Foden scores twice as masterful Manchester City ease to win at Brighton

By Mark Mann-Bryans, PA A first-half masterclass from Manchester City saw them win at Brighton and move back up to...

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Claudio Ranieri lauds ‘fantastic’ Joshua King as Watford thump Everton

By Ian Parker, PA Manager Claudio Ranieri was blown away as his Watford side scored four goals in 12 minutes...

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Callum Wilson goal forces draw for managerless Newcastle at Crystal Palace

By George Sessions, PA Callum Wilson’s wonder goal rescued a point for Newcastle at Crystal Palace but they remain without...

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