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

Lyra McKee’s life was ‘cruelly and pointlessly ended by violence’, says Archbishop Martin

Archbishop Eamon Martin has paid tribute to journalist Lyra McKee “whose life was so cruelly and pointlessly ended by violence” in Derry on Friday. He also extended his sympathies to her family and loved ones following her tragic death. Lyra...

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UK government cannot throw Good Friday Agreement under the bus, campaigner says

The British government cannot just “throw the Good Friday Agreement under the bus” to pursue a shortsighted Brexit agenda, a...

Saturday, 20/04/19 - 7:00pm Read More

Fianna Fáil raise concerns about lack of costings for SláinteCare

Fianna Fáil has criticised the Government over a failure to provide costings for the 10-year health strategy, SláinteCare. The party...

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Fundraising page in memory of Lyra McKee exceeds £50,000 goal

A fundraising campaign in memory of journalist Lyra McKee has raised more than £50,000 (€57,770) in just one day. The...

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Children hospitalised after major incident declared at Donegal leisure centre

Aura Leisure Centre. Photo: Google Maps. A major incident has been declared at Letterkenny’s Aura Leisure Centre in Co Donegal....

Saturday, 20/04/19 - 1:15pm 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

Van Graan: Munster came to win but were ‘beaten by a better side’

Peter O’Mahony and Johann van Graan put their hands up after another Heineken Champions Cup semi-final defeat to Saracens and admitted they had simply been beaten by a better side. Munster’s Peter O’Mahony, Head Coach Johann van Graan and Jack...

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Man-of-the-match Vunipola helps Saracens to final following Munster mauling

[score] [team1]Saracens[/team1][score1]32[/score1] [team2]Munster[/team2][score2]16[/score2] [/score] Saracens continued their recent dominance of Munster as they subjected the Irish province to another mauling...

Saturday, 20/04/19 - 5:20pm Read More

Galway’s outstanding form continues with in over Donegal

[score] [team1]Galway[/team1][score1]1-12[/score1] [team2]Donegal[/team2][score2]1-5[/score2] [/score] Galway’s outstanding form this spring continued as they burst out of the blocks against Donegal and...

Saturday, 20/04/19 - 5:00pm Read More

Fr O’Neill’s secure passage to round three of Cork Premier IHC

[score] [team1]Fr O’Neill’s[/team1][score1]1-21[/score1] [team2]Ballincollig[/team2][score2]2-14[/score2] [/score] Fr O’Neill’s survived a titanic battle with Ballincollig in a lively opening round of the...

Friday, 19/04/19 - 10:15pm Read More

Watergrasshill achieve deserved victory over Inniscarra in first round of Cork PIHC

[score] [team1]Watergrasshill[/team1][score1]1-16[/score1] [team2]Inniscarra[/team2][score2]0-13[/score2] [/score] In the end it, was their performance in the third quarter that laid the foundation for...

Friday, 19/04/19 - 9:55pm Read More

Devastating first-half sees Sarsfields put away Kanturk in SHC round 1 game

Sarsfields Darren Kenneally wins the ball from Kanturk’s Sean Carey and James Fitzpatrick during the Cork SHC round 1 at...

Friday, 19/04/19 - 9:35pm Read More