Western News

Once around Clare Island for annual 10k charity run/walk

Pictured at the launch of the 5th Annual Clare Island 10K Run/Walk for Cancer are members of the organising committee: Padraic O'Malley (secretary); Sharon Fitzpatrick, Cancer Care West, Donal O'Shea (chairman) and Caroline Healy, Clare Island Manager.
By Tracey May Halloran Ask any one of the hundreds of people who have taken part in the annual Clare Island 10k run/walk in aid of Cancer Care West and they will tell you that this 10k event is one...

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Get you and your dress into the movies in Ballina

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MAYO author Kate Kerrigan is inviting Mayo women to don their most fabulous dress and get down to Mount Falcon Estate...

Wednesday, 15/04/15 - 10:06am Read More

Mayo’s abandoned pets find Noeline’s Ark

By Tracey May Halloran   I’d heard she gave away her cooker to people in need, and now she uses...

Monday, 13/04/15 - 3:14pm Read More

Win a designer handbag with All She Wants & Marian Duggan

  Win one of Maypo designer Lisa’s limited edition bags Imagine a beautiful Lisa Ryder piece on your arm this...

Friday, 03/04/15 - 11:24am Read More

INTERVIEW: Gordon Buchanan – heir to David Attenborough

Gordon Buchanan relaxes backstage at the TF in Castlebar.
Hailed as the heir of David Attenborourgh, Renowned Wildlife Film-maker, Gordon Buchanan, takes a break from wild bears, wolves and...

Wednesday, 25/03/15 - 11:25am Read More


Claire Byrne marries Gerry Scollan in low-key Dublin ceremony

Broadcaster Claire Byrne has married her partner of five years Gerry Scollan. The happy couple have two children together – two-year-old Jane and big brother Patrick, aged three. They were married today in Dublin in a surprise ceremony, with just...

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Sinead O’Connor denies she threatened to jump off Chicago bridge

Singer Sinead O’Connor has dismissed reports suggesting she was missing and had threatened to jump off a bridge. The troubled...

Friday, 24/06/16 - 8:10am Read More

Tuam musical group to stage Broadway classic

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  Musical lovers are in for a special treat this week as Tuam’s Marian Choral Society get ready to stage...

Tuesday, 28/10/14 - 10:24am Read More

Olwyn’s star is rising

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A recent graduate of Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Mayo singer and songwriter Olwyn Murray is to launch...

Tuesday, 20/05/14 - 9:50am Read More

Girls’ Night Out in Claremorris

Ladies, if you’re looking for a fabulous night of fashion and fun, then look no further than the Girls’ Night...

Wednesday, 20/11/13 - 11:50am Read More

National News

HSE spends €70k a day on taxis

It has emerged the HSE spends around €70,000 a day on taxis, one of the highest users in western Europe. The Sunday Independent reports that one cab company received almost €1m last year from the Executive. The revelations will increase...

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Brexit creates uncertainty surrounding maintanence of Common Travel Area

It still has not been confirmed whether or not the Common Travel Area between Ireland and the UK will be...

Sunday, 26/06/16 - 11:53am Read More

Irish Euro fans doing their bit for Irish tourism says Minister Shane Ross

Thousands of Irish soccer fans are in Lyon for today’s Euro 2016 last 16 match against host nation France. Hundreds...

Sunday, 26/06/16 - 10:53am Read More

€4.3m worth of herbal cannabis seized at Rosslare Port

Investigations are continuing after the seizure of €4.3m worth of herbal cannabis in Rosslare Port, Co Wexford, last night. 215...

Sunday, 26/06/16 - 10:27am Read More

Witness appeal following alleged assault in Central Dublin last night

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following an alleged assault in Central Dublin last night. They were alerted to the discovery...

Sunday, 26/06/16 - 10:23am Read More

National Sport

Ireland score – Blow it up ref!

Ireland got their Euro 2016 last 16 game against France off to the perfect start – taking a 1-0 lead thanks to a Robbie Brady penalty. The spotter was awarded after Shane Long was fouled in the box – finally...

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Hearts thumping around Ireland as RTÉ set promo to Luke Kelly’s Raglan Road

Just in case the whole country wasn’t nervous and emotional enough already, RTÉ started their coverage of today’s football with...

Sunday, 26/06/16 - 1:24pm Read More

Ireland and France teams named for battle of Lyon

The Ireland team that will take on France in the last 16 of the European Championship has been named –...

Sunday, 26/06/16 - 1:12pm Read More

Ernie Els within two of lead at Quicken Loans National

Four-time major winner Ernie Els kept himself in contention for a first victory in exactly three years with a third-round...

Sunday, 26/06/16 - 12:24pm Read More

Steve Johnson seals first ATP tour title with Aegon Open triumph

American Steve Johnson secured his first career ATP tour title by triumphing in Nottingham on Saturday at the Aegon Open....

Sunday, 26/06/16 - 12:19pm Read More

Colombia victorious over USA at Copa America

Carlos Bacca’s first-half strike earned Colombia a 1-0 victory over the United States and third place at the Copa America....

Sunday, 26/06/16 - 12:14pm Read More