Western News

Folkies and poet meet head to head in Foxford

  by David Dwane The Whileaways is a trio of folk singers and musicians from Galway who will be joined by Mayo poet John Hoban (pictured) for a show in the delightful setting of Foxford Woolen Mills on Saturday, 29th...

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Young Mayo musicians bursary offer

by David Dwane If you are a young musician living in Mayo who has already achieved a high standard in...

Thursday, 13/10/16 - 5:10pm Read More

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...

Monday, 11/04/16 - 1:22pm Read More

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


Eight quotes from AA Gill who never minced his words

Restaurant critic AA Gill has died aged 62. He will be remembered for his writing style and his use of language. Here are eight quotes from the Sunday Times columnist: 1. Gill when revealing he had cancer in a column...

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Strictly’s last four couples take on two dances each for the semi-finals

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 is drawing to a close as the remaining contestants get ready to compete in the show’s...

Saturday, 10/12/16 - 6:53pm Read More

How Andrew Scott’s evil genius made Moriarty a much bigger Sherlock star

So we’re all well aware of how amazing Andrew Scott is as supervillain Moriarty in Sherlock – but did you...

Saturday, 10/12/16 - 6:38pm Read More

Award-winning AA Gill courted controversy with his frank views

AA Gill was an award-winning journalist and restaurant critic who was fearless in voicing his opinions on anything from the...

Saturday, 10/12/16 - 6:38pm Read More

Chris Pratt reckons Hollywood big break was down to big belly

Would-be stars often find themselves undergoing dramatic weight loss to make it big in Hollywood, but Chris Pratt has revealed...

Saturday, 10/12/16 - 5:08pm Read More

National News

Gardaí search for missing Dublin woman Lucy Donovan

Gardaí have asked for the public’s help to find missing woman Lucy Donovan. The 27-year-old has been missing from Dublin 8 since yesterday. Lucy was last seen in Kilmainham shortly after 3pm. She is described as being 5ft6” in height,...

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Families arrive at Áras an Uachtaráin for tree-lighting ceremony

Hundreds of families have arrived at Áras an Uachtaráin this evening for the annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. Each year,...

Saturday, 10/12/16 - 6:19pm Read More

Poet John Montague dies aged 87

Irish poet John Montague has died at the age of 87. The President Michael D Higgins is leading tributes to...

Saturday, 10/12/16 - 12:50pm Read More

Seanad may have problem in temporary move to National Museum

Controversial plans to give the Seanad a temporary home in the National Museum building may have hit a stumbling block....

Saturday, 10/12/16 - 11:10am Read More

Gardaí warn public about phone scam asking for immediate payment of Revenue bill

Gardaí have issued a warning about a telephone scam. They have said that a caller, who could be male or...

Saturday, 10/12/16 - 10:52am Read More

National Sport

The hashtag for Watford’s game against Everton is perfect in so many ways

The weekend’s Premier League fun began even before a ball had been kicked – and it’s all to do with Watford v Everton’s excellent trending hashtag. Shrewd members of the public will have noticed the format for Premier League games’...

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Brian O’Driscoll questions Dylan Hartley’s suitability for captaincy

Dylan Hartley’s suitability to lead the British and Irish Lions has been questioned by Brian O’Driscoll as the England captain...

Saturday, 10/12/16 - 1:47pm Read More

Slaven Bilic: West Ham would be interested in signing Daniel Sturridge

Slaven Bilic has spoken of his admiration for Daniel Sturridge and would be interested in taking the Liverpool striker to...

Saturday, 10/12/16 - 11:19am Read More

Anthony Joshua still remembers chastening amateur days; opponent to go back to teaching after bout

Anthony Joshua can still recall the culture shock of walking into the GB Boxing gym for the first time as...

Saturday, 10/12/16 - 10:25am Read More

Five talking points ahead of Man Utd’s clash with Tottenham

Manchester United host Tottenham on Sunday as both sides look to underline their credentials for finishing in the top four....

Saturday, 10/12/16 - 9:05am Read More

Northampton coach on Dylan Hartley dismissal: You can’t strike to the head

Jim Mallinder offered no consolation to Dylan Hartley after the England captain lasted just six minutes off the bench as...

Saturday, 10/12/16 - 8:49am Read More