Western News

Ballina hosts unique Famine-themed play

Carmel Tuffy stars in the play
Ballina Dramatic Society is set to make a welcome return to the stage on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 11, 12 and 13 next with its latest production. Welcome to the Stranger sees this talented amateur dramatic group continue an...

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Ballina path project stalled pending report from council

Mayo Co Council is to cease all work on a section of newly-constructed footpath on Ballina’s Behy Road, pending the...

Tuesday, 26/03/19 - 3:31pm Read More

Town recalls Lebanon tragedy of 1989

The siblings of Corporal Fintan Heneghan, who lost his life in Lebanon 30 years ago while part of a United...

Tuesday, 26/03/19 - 3:26pm Read More

Third Aontú candidate unveiled in Mayo

The latest addition to the ballot paper for the upcoming local elections in the Ballina Municipal District has made a...

Tuesday, 26/03/19 - 2:44pm Read More

Ginty bowing out of politics

News that long-standing Independent Cllr Gerry Ginty is not seeking re-election to Mayo Co Council has set a cat among...

Tuesday, 26/03/19 - 2:40pm Read More

National News

Four people and dog rescued in separate incidents on Lough Derg

File image The RNLI and Irish Coast Guard rescued four people and a dog in separate incidents on Lough Derg this afternoon. The first incident involved a cruiser, with one man on board, that ran aground north of the mouth...

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More than 140 people contact police with information on Lyra McKee murder

More than 140 people have contacted police in Derry with information into the murder of Lyra McKee. Detective Superintendent Jason...

Monday, 22/04/19 - 8:45pm Read More

Gardaí warn ‘Border Works Road’ in Killarney closed due to gorse fire

There is a large gorse fire in Killarney in County Kerry. Gardaí are advising motorists that the Ballaghisheen to Waterville...

Monday, 22/04/19 - 8:20pm Read More

INTO signal breakthrough in securing pay equality for new entrants to primary school teaching

A breakthrough in securing pay equality for new entrants to primary school teaching has been signalled by the Irish National...

Monday, 22/04/19 - 5:40pm Read More

Suspect devices found in Drogheda following discovery of gun

Suspect devices have been found in Drogheda, County Louth. The discovery was made after a gun was found at wasteground...

Monday, 22/04/19 - 5:20pm Read More

Western Sport

Sponsorship deals for Sligo GAA

The Clayton Hotel in Sligo have been announced as the new sponsors of the Sligo senior hurling team. The announcement of the partnership was made last week following Sligo’s recent appearance in the National Hurling League Division 3B final. The...

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Early goals help Mayo ladies secure vital win

Three goals in the first 15 minutes ensured Mayo ladies celebrated victory on St Patrick’s Day and lifted their hopes...

Monday, 18/03/19 - 8:53am Read More

Horan: Reaching league final is not our priority, improvement is

James Horan expects one hell of a session when his Mayo players return for training tomorrow (Tuesday) after they got...

Monday, 18/03/19 - 8:44am Read More

Barrett plays it cool on final chances

It’s no harm that someone every now and again states the obvious. It can help to counter perception with reality....

Monday, 18/03/19 - 8:39am Read More

‘It’s for Girls’ initiative appeals to local students

The Western People West of Ireland Women’s Mini-Marathon, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, is again putting out the...

Friday, 15/03/19 - 11:00am Read More

National Sport

Irish star scores as Burnley battle for draw against Chelsea

[score] [team1]Chelses[/team1][score1]2[/score1] [team2][/team2]Burnley[score2]2[/score2] [/score] Burnley produced a resilient defensive effort in the second half against Chelsea to earn a point which all but secured their Premier League survival. Sean Dyche’s side moved nine points clear of Cardiff – who occupy...

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Burrows Saint wins Irish Grand National

File image Burrows Saint has won the 2019 Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse. The 6/1 pre-race favourite lived up to...

Monday, 22/04/19 - 5:30pm Read More

Johann van Graan looks ahead to Connacht clash as Taute confirms Leicester move

Munster boss Johann van Graan insists he is committed to improving his existing squad as the province bids to win...

Monday, 22/04/19 - 2:05pm Read More

Semi-final win over Dublin a ‘confidence builder’, says Cork Ladies Football manager

Cork 1-18 Dublin 2-14, after extra-time Cork manager Ephie Fitzgerald believes his young side have the potential to return to...

Monday, 22/04/19 - 9:10am Read More

Boston Celtics seal play-off passage with clean sweep against Pacers

The Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 110-106 to seal a series sweep and become the first team to advance...

Monday, 22/04/19 - 7:50am Read More

Top 10s for Lowry and Power as Pan clinches dream win in RBC Heritage

Chinese Taipei’s CT Pan clinched a dream victory as Shane Lowry finished tied third and Seamus Power took a big...

Monday, 22/04/19 - 7:20am Read More