Western News

Water mess: No short-term solution as Achill remains high and dry

Irish Water and Mayo County Council are appealing to residents, businesses and visitors to Achill Island to conserve water. Demand for water remains high and the ‘Do Not Consume’ notice that was issued for the whole island and parts of...

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Flashback: TV series returns to 1990s Mayo and legendary All-Ireland Fleadhs

Ballina is to feature in a new TV series on the magic of the Fleadh Ceoil. The six-part series airs...

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Man stabbed in East Mayo – gardaí make arrest

On Wednesday the 12th August 2020 at approximately 11.30pm Gardai were notified that a male had been observed at Main Street,...

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Rescued women ‘talking away’ after 16 hours stranded in Galway Bay

Two young women have been found alive south of the Aran island of Inis Oirr over 16 hours after they...

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Bargain hunters flock to Mayo’s newest Aldi store

There was great excitement and lengthy queues as Aldi opened its Belmullet store today. Some shoppers were there from 6.30am...

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Major air and sea search underway in Galway for missing women

An extensive air and sea search is underway in Galway Bay after two young women who set out on stand-up...

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Major refurbishment works begin in tourist village

Work on refurbishing the roundabout in the centre of Knock village is expected to begin this week. Knock Community Futures...

Wednesday, 12/08/20 - 10:02pm Read More

National News

Comparing Ireland to New Zealand Covid response is "unhelpful" says Oxford professor

Compressions between Ireland and New Zealand’s response to Covid-19 are “unhelpful”, according to a professor from Oxford University, Carl Heneghan. Prof Heneghan is speaking at the Óireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 Response saying the two islands are two very different...

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Footballer and coach remanded in custody over €3m heroin seizure

Former League of Ireland player Keith Quinn, 31, of Monastery Gate Avenue in Clondalkin, was remanded in custody. Photo: INPHO/Ryan...

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Stormont leaders disagree over Northern centenary celebrations

Sinn Féin’s deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill and DUP leader and first minister Arlene Foster have differing views regarding the...

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Court grants bail over alleged car hijacking in Dublin

A 42-year-old man has been granted conditional bail after gardai responded to a report of an attempted car hijacking in...

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Ireland and UK not in sync regarding Covid-19, says Michéal Martin

The Taoiseach says Ireland and the UK’s approach to Covid-19 is not exactly ‘harmonious’ after a meeting with Boris Johnson....

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Western Sport

Long-awaited Masters final pits heavyweights together

When the over-35 footballers of Ballina Town and Westport United won their respective Masters Cup semi-finals on the night of Wednesday, March 11, little did they know that they would have to wait a full five months before contesting the...

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Bonni’ on the money: The winners and losers as championship hots up

In many ways, the story of last weekend’s Mayo GAA Club Football Championship action was Bonniconlon, who progressed to their first...

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Mayo club championship match was played despite Covid concerns

A Mayo intermediate club championship match went ahead last weekend despite a member of one of the squads awaiting the...

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Group of Death blown wide open following brilliant battle in Castlebar

It is still all to play for in the group of death in the Mayo Senior Football Championship as Breaffy...

Sunday, 09/08/20 - 5:50pm Read More

‘Tubber get back on track with championship mainstays on the cusp of elimination

Despite a stuttering start to their defence of the Moclair Cup last weekend, Ballintubber got back on track with an...

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National Sport

Munster player in isolation after academy player tests positive for Covid-19

Munster Rugby have revealed that one senior player is self-isolating after being identified as a close contact of an academy player who tested positive for Covid-19. Along with the senior player, five other academy players have been identified as potential...

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Leinster’s Larmour still sore over Six Nations but eager for Munster clash

By Kenneth Fox For most rugby fans, Ireland’s Six Nation loss to England back in February is just a distant...

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FAI partially lifts lockdown restrictions in Kildare, Laois, and Offaly

Players residing in the three counties may not leave their county to train or play with outside clubs with the...

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Ireland defender Cyrus Christie reveals racist abuse he suffered on international duty

Republic of Ireland defender Cyrus Christie has spoken out about a number of incidents where he was subjected to racist...

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Champions and Europa Leagues: Who is left and when are the games?

The Champions League and Europa League will come to their conclusion in the next few weeks as the Covid interrupted...

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Clare County Championships uncertain as 40 players isolating

By Sarah Mooney The future of Clare’s county hurling and football championships is uncertain after one club confirmed six positive...

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