Western News

Tesco to push ahead with Ballina store makeover

The long touted upgrading of the Tesco store in Ballina appears to have taken a significant step forward with confirmation that discussions between the supermarket chain and Mayo County Council with regard to an “extensive enhancement” of the store have...

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Next Government is Martin’s call

Home Thoughts from Away  COLUMN: Adrian Langan Sinn Féin remain in the spotlight, but the ultimate decision remains with Micheál...

Friday, 21/02/20 - 5:06pm Read More

Dispute over council staff survey

A proposal to conduct a confidential and independent survey of council staff on integrity in the workplace has been described...

Friday, 21/02/20 - 10:17am Read More

Sinn Féin now has power… and responsibility

  By Fr Brendan Hoban It was a chilling sight to see Dessie Ellis, the newly-elected Sinn Féin TD, cheer-leading...

Thursday, 20/02/20 - 3:02pm Read More

World’s largest passenger plane on its way to Knock

The largest passenger plane in the world is expected to land at Ireland West Airport this afternoon. Whilst there has...

Thursday, 20/02/20 - 2:02pm Read More

National News

Girl, 17, missing from Dublin since Monday

Kayleigh O’Brien. This most recent photograph of Kayleigh shows her with light hair. Kayleigh’s hair is currently a dark brown colour. Gardaí are seeking the public’s help to find a teenage girl who is missing from her home in Dublin....

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Wind warning issued for 15 counties

A status yellow rain warning has been issued for 15 counties leading to further fears of flooding in the midlands...

Saturday, 22/02/20 - 1:30pm Read More

€170m spent to put homeless families in emergency accommodation last year

The Dublin Regional Homeless Executive spent €170m putting homeless families up in emergency accommodation last year. That is up 19%...

Saturday, 22/02/20 - 11:30am Read More

Irish passenger on quarintined ship evacuated to Australia

An Irish singer who was on the Diamond Princess ship quarantined in a Japanese port has been evacuated to Australia....

Saturday, 22/02/20 - 10:30am Read More

Three men arrested after gardaí shot at in Glenties

Gardaí have arrested three men and recovered firearms and ammunition following an incident in Glenties, Co Donegal. Shortly after midnight,...

Saturday, 22/02/20 - 10:10am Read More

Western Sport

Sweeping changes for ladies ahead of Rebel mission

The commitment of Mayo manager Peter Leahy to rotate his team selections throughout the course of the Ladies National Football League continues unabated, with no fewer than seven changes in personnel planned for Sunday’s fourth round clash away to Cork....

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Faithful visit offers a rare chance for Mayo hurlers

It’s over a quarter of a century since Mayo were mixing it with Tipperary, Waterford, Dublin and their likes in...

Friday, 21/02/20 - 1:56pm Read More

Stiff test awaiting Mayo in Clones

As the 2020 National Football League season rolls into its second phase this weekend, barely the width of a cigarette...

Thursday, 20/02/20 - 2:42pm Read More

An afternoon with the alleycats

The best handball players in Ireland congregated in Mayo over the weekend for the Irish 4-Wall Adult Nationals. Mark Higgins...

Wednesday, 19/02/20 - 3:23pm Read More

Ballina girls are selected for Ireland

A pair of Ballina players have today been included in Ireland’s Under-18 Women’s XV squad which travels to Scotland for...

Tuesday, 18/02/20 - 11:58am Read More

National Sport

Tradehouse Central Ballincollig claim Division One championship against Sligo All-Stars

By John McHale [score] [team1]Tradehouse Central Ballincollig[/team1][score1]94[/score1] [team2]Sligo All Stars[/team2][score2]67[/score2] [/score] Tradehouse Central Ballincollig are Men’s Division One champions following a comfortable win over Sligo All-Stars at the Ballincollig Community School. The scenes at the end of the game were...

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‘It means the world to me’ – Devin Toner back in Ireland XV for Six Nations clash with England

By Simon Lewis Devin Toner said being back in the Ireland starting line-up for Sunday’s Guinness Six Nations clash with...

Saturday, 22/02/20 - 2:20pm Read More

Roy Keane: FAI’s future not ‘all doom and gloom’

By Denise O’Donoghue Roy Keane believes the FAI’s fortunes can turn around if the Ireland team performs well in the...

Saturday, 22/02/20 - 9:10am Read More

Iain Henderson ruled out of Ireland team for family reasons

Ireland have been forced into a late change ahead of Sunday’s Guinness Six Nations match against England at Twickenham. Devin...

Friday, 21/02/20 - 1:25pm Read More

Ladies Football team news: Two changes for Dublin; Cork and Galway unchanged

By Jackie Cahill Dublin boss Mick Bohan has made two changes in personnel for Sunday’s pivotal Lidl National League Division...

Friday, 21/02/20 - 1:05pm Read More

Adam Griggs makes two changes to Ireland’s women’s team for England clash

Ireland’s women’s coach Adam Griggs has made two changes for their match against England in Doncaster on Sunday. Aoife Doyle....

Friday, 21/02/20 - 12:25pm Read More