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

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

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

Entertainment

Arcade Fire joins protesting musicians with anti-Trump track

Arcade Fire has joined the list of bands releasing music in protest against Donald Trump’s presidency. In collaboration with Mavis Staples, the American rock group shared I Give You Power to spread a message of “solidarity” and “not feeling powerless”....

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Is Harry Potter And The Cursed Child being turned into a film…?

There was the two-part play, then there was a book, so it only makes sense that a film must be...

Friday, 20/01/17 - 3:22pm Read More

Ex-Strictly judge at centre of ageism row to feature in show about getting older

Arlene Phillips, the choreographer who sparked an ageism row when she was axed from Strictly Come Dancing, has signed up...

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Sam Bailey reveals the unexpected bonus of having botox

X Factor winner Sam Bailey has said having botox has stopped her suffering from migraines. The former prison officer said...

Friday, 20/01/17 - 3:07pm Read More

First Lady fashion: Who will dress Melania Trump for the inauguration?

Melania Trump will reportedly be dressed in outfits by Karl Lagerfeld and Ralph Lauren for her husband’s inaugural celebrations, marking...

Friday, 20/01/17 - 1:52pm Read More

National News

No newsflash ‘for now’ from Gerry Adams on future as SF leader

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams says there are no plans for any announcement about his own future as party leader “for now”. It follows Martin McGuinness’ decision to announce his retirement from frontline politics yesterday as he continues his battle...

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Brendan Smyth’s sex crimes ‘ignored to protect good name of Church’

The crimes of predatory priest Brendan Smyth were ignored to protect the good name of the Catholic church, a public...

Friday, 20/01/17 - 3:03pm Read More

North’s victims of abuse ‘should get up to £100,000 compensation’

Victims of historic child abuse in the North should receive state-backed compensation payments of up to £100,000, an inquiry has...

Friday, 20/01/17 - 2:58pm Read More

Man arrested in connection with the murder of Irene White

A man has been arrested in connection with an on-going investigation into the murder of Irene White. Irene White was...

Friday, 20/01/17 - 1:57pm Read More

HSE denies it has run €6m over budget renovating Tipp hospital

The HSE has denied claims that it has run €6m over budget on the renovation of a hospital in County...

Friday, 20/01/17 - 1:37pm Read More

National Sport

Jurgen Klopp: Joel Matip saga ‘not fair’ as D’Day arrives

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes the stand-off between the club, Cameroon and FIFA over the eligibility of Joel Matip is unfair. The Reds are caught up in a red-tape wrangle over the availability of their centre-back, who insists he has...

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Read the extraordinary rant that led to manager’s five-match touchline ban

A Football Association document has revealed the extraordinary reasons behind last month’s five-match touchline ban for then-Notts County manager John...

Friday, 20/01/17 - 2:26pm Read More

Sale player sacked after he allegedly leaked information ‘extremely disappointed’

Tom Arscott says he is “extremely disappointed” with the outcome of Sale Sharks’ disciplinary hearing that saw his contract terminated...

Friday, 20/01/17 - 2:07pm Read More

Tommy O’Donnell returns for Munster against Racing

Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has made three changes to the Munster side for tomorrow’s Champions Cup clash against Racing...

Friday, 20/01/17 - 2:00pm Read More

Antonio Conte reveals Diego Costa is available for Chelsea on Sunday

Striker Diego Costa is available for Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Hull on Sunday and wants to stay at Stamford...

Friday, 20/01/17 - 2:08pm Read More

The week in Fantasy Premier League: Heaton the hero, defenders as midfielders, and the game’s most unlikely differential

There are matches that can define an entire Fantasy Premier League season, and we certainly saw one last week. Sure,...

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