Western News

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 nationwide that are being examined as potential sludge hubs. Local Dail Deputy Dara Calleary has vowed to vociferously oppose the...

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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

Flanagan, Walsh, and Carthy complete Midlands North West line-up

Independent Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, Fine Gael’s Maria Walsh and Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy completed the Midlands North West European election...

Wednesday, 29/05/19 - 9:34pm Read More

Battle lines drawn for fourth seat in Westport

No candidate has yet been elected in the Westport Local Election Area following the first count. The total poll was...

Sunday, 26/05/19 - 1:43pm Read More

National News

No winner of main Lotto prize, but one ticket scoops €129k

There was no winner of tonight’s Lotto Jackpot, worth €3,582,605. However, one ticket has won €129,511 after matching five numbers plus the bonus number. The numbers drawn were 5, 13, 16, 23, 27 and 35 with the bonus number 19....

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Maynooth University rated in top 50 of 2019’s Young University Rankings

Maynooth University has today been recognised as one of the leading new universities in the world. The Times Higher Education...

Wednesday, 26/06/19 - 8:15pm Read More

John Deasy will not listen to people ‘who couldn’t get elected to Dáil’

Waterford Fine Gael TD John Deasy has hit out at party rivals Paudie Coffey and Maurice Cummins saying he won’t...

Wednesday, 26/06/19 - 7:05pm Read More

Taoiseach intends to intervene to bring long-standing party row in Waterford ‘to a close’

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he will be stepping in to sort out a party dispute in Waterford that...

Wednesday, 26/06/19 - 6:35pm Read More

Workers become second syndicate at Cork wholesale firm to win major EuroMillions prize in two years

A syndicate of workers from Mallow in Co. Cork have collected their €500,000 EuroMillions prize. Photo of a work syndicate...

Wednesday, 26/06/19 - 6:15pm 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

Roscommon snatch win in Carrick cracker

A breathtaking encounter at Carrick-on-Shannon ended with Roscommon snatching a draw at the end of normal time and then just about holding off a late Leitrim surge in extra time last night. It sets up a home semi-final clash with...

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Paul Walsh blitz paves the way for Mayo

[score] [team1]Mayo[/team1][score1]5-7[/score1] [team2]Sligo[/team2][score2]1-10[/score2] [/score] Two first-half goals inside 60 seconds from Paul Walsh were the vital scores that sent Mayo...

Thursday, 27/06/19 - 12:30am Read More

Video Assistant Referee: in football, as in war, sometimes we need a human touch

Over the past year or so, the Video Assistant Referee system, known as VAR, has been gradually rolled out to...

Wednesday, 26/06/19 - 7:25pm Read More

Kellie Harrington guarantees Ireland’s sixth medal at European Games

The reigning lightweight world champion Kellie Harrington has secured Team Ireland’s sixth medal at the European Games in Minsk. She...

Wednesday, 26/06/19 - 7:15pm Read More

Kurt Walker secures 5th Irish medal at European Games

Kurt Walker has secured Ireland’s fifth medal at the European Games in Minsk this afternoon. Kurt Walker of Ireland with...

Wednesday, 26/06/19 - 3:45pm Read More

Devin Toner fit and ready for World Cup

Devin Toner’s injury problems are behind him with the Ireland lock declaring himself fit and ready to go as Joe...

Wednesday, 26/06/19 - 11:10am Read More