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

Fire crews called to mountain fire after battling bog fires for two days

Fire crews from two stations were last night battling to bring a large mountain fire under control in East Clare. Firefighters from Scarriff station fought several bog and forestry fires on Saturday and Sunday and were joined by colleagues from...

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Substitute teacher panels to address shortages

Substitute teacher panels have been created for primary schools in an effort to combat staffing shortages. The panels will be...

Monday, 22/04/19 - 6:10am Read More

Fire crews battling large forest fire in Co Down

Fire crews are battling what they are calling a large fire at Tollymore Forest in Co Down. Emergency teams are...

Sunday, 21/04/19 - 10:45pm Read More

Taoiseach says Dublin Saoradh march was ‘beneath contempt’

Leo Varadkar during a Commemoration marking the Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising at the GPO today. Photo: Gareth Chaney/...

Sunday, 21/04/19 - 9:35pm Read More

Two men arrested in connection with Lyra McKee murder released without charge

Two men who were arrested in connection with the murder of Lyra McKee have been released without charge. The men,...

Sunday, 21/04/19 - 8:45pm 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

Glen Rovers avenge 2018 championship defeat to Midleton

[score] [team1]Glen Rovers[/team1][score1]1-17[/score1] [team2]Midleton[/team2][score2]0-16[/score2] [/score] A rousing finish from Glen Rovers – during which they hit 1-4 without reply – saw Richie Kelleher’s charges avenge last year’s county championship exit at the hands of Midleton. Midleton’s Sean O’Meara is tackled...

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Strong second half from Blarney as young team puts Ballinhassig in their place

[score] [team1]Blarney[/team1][score1]0-24 [/score1] [team2]Ballinhassig[/team2][score2]2-12[/score2] [/score] A rousing second-half performance from a relatively young Blarney team enabled them to get past...

Sunday, 21/04/19 - 7:05pm Read More

Leinster rise impressively to the occasion on Easter Sunday

James Lowe is tackled by Cheslin Kolbe during the Heineken Champions Cup Semi-Final match between Leinster and Toulouse at the...

Sunday, 21/04/19 - 5:35pm Read More

Galway to face Cork in Division 1 final after easing past Dongeal

[score] [team1]Galway[/team1][score1]1-12[/score1] [team2]Donegal[/team2][score2]1-5[/score2] [/score] Galway manager Tim Rabbitte wants to see his side hit new heights against Cork in the...

Sunday, 21/04/19 - 5:35pm Read More

Cork knock reigning champions Dublin off their perch with extra-time win

Orla Finn of Cork in action against Rachel Ruddy of Dublin today. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile [score] [team1]Cork[/team1][score1]1-18[/score1] [team2]Dublin[/team2][score2]2-14[/score2] [/score]...

Sunday, 21/04/19 - 5:00pm Read More

Ryan hat-trick puts Waterford into Division 2 final

[score] [team1]Waterford [/team1][score1]5-13[/score1] [team2]Cavan [/team2][score2]2-9[/score2] [/score] A hat-trick from veteran forward Michelle Ryan fired Waterford past old adversaries Cavan in...

Sunday, 21/04/19 - 4:20pm Read More