Western News

Blowing in the wind

Aerial shot of the Oweninny wind farm site taken at dawn on June 28 last.
The ESB sent us this fascinating video of the Oweninny wind farm site in north Mayo as completion of the first phase of the development drew to a close in recent weeks. Blades on the 29 installed turbines should start...

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Mayo beauties contest Miss Universe Ireland final

Mayo women are world class and that’s official. The county is set to be more than well represented in the...

Tuesday, 02/07/19 - 4:13pm Read More

Ballina earmarked for area sludge hub

Irish Water has confirmed that the existing wastewater treatment plant at picturesque Belleek in Ballina is one of five sites...

Monday, 10/06/19 - 12:14pm Read More

Padraig Carney – the star of Mayo’s team of 1950/51 – has passed away

The star of Mayo’s last All-Ireland winning senior football team – and the man who became known to a generation...

Sunday, 09/06/19 - 8:02pm Read More

Local input sought for Moy Estuary plan

Image of the Quay in Ballina, located on the Moy Estuary
A major new study of the commercial, tourism and community/social potential of the Moy Estuary in north Mayo/west Sligo is being undertaken and...

Tuesday, 04/06/19 - 1:20pm Read More

National News

Lucky Cavan Lotto player scoops €1m

A lucky Lotto player in Co Cavan is Ireland’s latest millionaire after scooping €1m in last night’s draw. The player won the Lotto Plus 1 top prize with the winning Quick Pick ticket which was sold in Cavan town yesterday...

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Defence Forces has 8,751 serving permanent members, figures show

There are now 8,751 serving permanent members of the Defence Forces, new figures show. That is over 700 less than...

Sunday, 21/07/19 - 2:10pm Read More

Number of students travelling to US on J1 declines sharply in recent years

The number of students travelling to the US on the J1 Visa Programme has risen sharply in recent years. That’s...

Sunday, 21/07/19 - 1:00pm Read More

Bord na Móna workers to protest against job losses in Co Longford

Bord Na Móna workers are to hold a public protest in Co Longford tomorrow over the loss of 72 jobs...

Sunday, 21/07/19 - 11:30am Read More

Father vows to fight Dublin airport chiefs over noise issues of planned north runway

Donagh and Liam O’ Gradaigh A father-of-two will not give-up on the health of his son and vows to fight...

Sunday, 21/07/19 - 10:20am Read More

Western Sport

What’s rare is beautiful for KFC as Kelsey claims the national title

A week earlier than she had been expected to box, Kelsey Langan made light of the change in schedule to be crowned champion of Ireland on Friday when winning the 39kg Girl 1 final at the National Stadium in Dublin....

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Epic final ends in delight for Moy boys

In taking on Breaffy in last Tuesday’s Division 2 final of the County U16 Football League, Moy Davitts knew they...

Tuesday, 14/05/19 - 10:28am Read More

Ballyhaunis clarify their stance after Cong no show

With no fewer than six of their team involved in the Mayo senior hurling squad which commenced its Nicky Rackard...

Tuesday, 14/05/19 - 10:21am Read More

No excuses from Walsh as he quickly looks to next challenge

It wasn’t the start to the Nicky Rackard Cup campaign that Derek Walsh and his players would have hoped for,...

Tuesday, 14/05/19 - 10:16am Read More

Thousands turn out for Western People mini-marathon

The 10th annual Western People West of Ireland Women’s Mini-Marathon was bathed in glorious sunshine last Sunday. The starting point...

Tuesday, 07/05/19 - 9:35am Read More

National Sport

Donal Conway welcomes ‘resounding’ vote for FAI reform at EGM

FAI President Donal Conway has said he is “absolutely delighted” that delegates at today’s EGM in Dunboyne gave what he described as their “resounding” backing to proposals for comprehensive reform of the association. Rule changes to facilitate implementation of the...

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Shane Lowry steeling himself for most challenging day of his career at Open

A day of golfing perfection from Shane Lowry took the Irishman to the verge of Open Championship victory at Royal...

Saturday, 20/07/19 - 9:20pm Read More

Dublin defeat Roscommon in predictable Super 8 clash

[score] [team1]Dublin[/team1][score1]2-26[/score1] [team2]Roscommon[/team2][score2]0-14[/score2] [/score] Well, did we ever suspect otherwise? This was every bit as easy and predictable as the...

Saturday, 20/07/19 - 9:00pm Read More

‘We conceded so much so quickly’: Ronan McCarthy on Cork’s loss to Tyrone

The concession of two goals during Tyrone’s spell of superiority is what undid the Cork challenge in today’s Super 8...

Saturday, 20/07/19 - 8:30pm Read More

Kilkenny send message with 22-point defeat of Limerick

Kilkenny were irresistible as they confirmed their place in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Semi-Finals on August 17 with...

Saturday, 20/07/19 - 7:10pm Read More

Waterford devastate Monaghan in Shamrock Park

[score] [team1]Waterford[/team1][score1]7-19[/score1] [team2]Monaghan[/team2][score2]1-10[/score2] [/score] The Waterford full-forward line was in devastating form as they proved far too strong for Monaghan...

Saturday, 20/07/19 - 6:30pm Read More