Western News

Touching tributes mark anniversary of Ballina garda’s death

The 1984 hit song, ‘Purple Rain’ by Prince echoed across the River Moy from Crocketts on The Quay in Ballina on Monday evening. It was the latest in a series of heart-breaking tributes marking the first anniversary of the sudden...

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Ballina wins share of €1million pot for regeneration works

There’s positive news for Ballina today with confirmation it is among six towns in the country who will share €1m...

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Oh summer nights… Hollywood makes a pitch for Westport

  It’s not every day you get to see Tom Hanks, John Travolta and Michael J. Fox on a rugby...

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Mayo public urged to apply to host community seed libraries

Energia and GIY have been getting Ireland growing with the distribution of 1,000 free GROWBoxes to homes nationwide during lockdown....

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Tragedy averted as jet skiers rescue trapped fishermen

Plucky jet skiers came to the rescue of anglers who found themselves in grave difficulty after their boat overturned on...

Tuesday, 07/07/20 - 12:15pm Read More

Armed gardaí called to dramatic scene at home

A man who threatened gardaí with knives and broken glass has received a suspended prison term. Simon McDonagh (36), of...

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Thousands register for Covid tracker app ahead of launch

Tens of thousands have already registered on the HSE’s Covid tracker app. Officials from the Government, HSE and Department of...

Tuesday, 07/07/20 - 7:20am Read More

National News

Irish player one number away from €144m EuroMillions jackpot

Tonight’s EuroMillions jackpot of over €144.5m was won – with an Irish player coming just one number short of the mammoth sum. For matching five numbers and one ‘lucky star’ the Irish player netted almost €113,000. The lucky winner of...

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Human remains found in April identified as man missing since 2011

Gardaí investigating the discovery of human remains in Rathmines in April have identified the body, officers have said. Stephen Corrigan,...

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Four arrested after garda assaulted in Dublin

A guard has been assaulted during a public order incident in Ringsend in Dublin. Four people have been arrested following...

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Covid Tracker App to have ‘significant impact’ in slowing the spread of the virus, Ronan Glynn says

By Joel Slattery Over half a million people have downloaded the new Covid Tracker App, health officials have announced. The...

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Coronavirus: One more death announced as 24 new cases in Ireland

By Joel Slattery One more death connected with the outbreak of Covid-19 has been confirmed, health officials have announced. There...

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Western Sport

Evan’s above in the clouds again

You could say Evan Mullarkey is a man with his feet firmly on the ground, but that wouldn’t strictly be true judging by some astonishing footage that has this week captured the young Ballina man doing what he loves to...

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Australian return hangs in the balance for Rowe

Mayo star Sarah Rowe has said that she is yet to reach a decision on whether or not she will...

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Emily is chasing the American dream

Coming from a family steeped in Mayo football heritage, it was no great surprise that Emily Connolly showed remarkable sporting...

Tuesday, 07/07/20 - 12:40am Read More

’Port boy Walsh to take charge of Mayo rivals

AIL outfit Ballina RFC has appointed John Paul Walsh as its Director of Rugby and first team coach. JP joins...

Monday, 06/07/20 - 4:23pm Read More

A complete guide to the managers hunting for Sweeney success

It’s two weeks since club footballers around Mayo were let back out on the grass after over three months of...

Monday, 06/07/20 - 2:35pm Read More

National Sport

How two basketball legends ended up coaching the Mayo senior football team

by Anthony Hennigan Liam McHale wasn’t a footballer who played basketball. He was a basketballer who played football. The order of things was important in McHale’s world. He never disguised that it would be Mayo’s loss were he ever forced...

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