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


Rumours of Brendan Cole DYING are Strictly not true

Strictly Come Dancing professional Brendan Cole has taken to social media to reassure fans after reports that he had died. He has kept Strictly viewers updated on his health after he went to hospital with a lung infection last week....

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Tracy Brabin and other stars who have been a hit or miss in British politics

Former Coronation Street actress Tracy Brabin – who has been elected as Jo Cox’s successor as Labour MP for Batley...

Friday, 21/10/16 - 2:42pm Read More

Tom Cruise says he’d ‘love’ to do Top Gun 2

Hollywood star Tom Cruise has very good news for Top Gear fans. The actor, 54, said that he would love...

Friday, 21/10/16 - 2:27pm Read More

Kendrick Lamar talks to Rick Rubin about his creative process, Eminem and his next album

Two hip hop giants met for the first time recently, and luckily for us it was all caught on camera....

Friday, 21/10/16 - 1:27pm Read More

Stars pay tribute as fashion designer Richard Nicoll dies at 39

Fashion designer Richard Nicoll has died at the age of 39 in Sydney, Australia. The London-born designer’s death is not...

Friday, 21/10/16 - 12:57pm Read More

National News

6,000 kids have contacted Childline this week; abuse and mental health the top issues

Six thousand young people have been in touch with the ISPCC Childline services since the beginning of the Cheerios’s Childline breakfast week. A total of 177 conversations were about abuse, while 60 were in relation to mental health. The campaign...

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No sign of breakthrough in ASTI row, with first strike due on Thursday

The country’s largest secondary teachers’ union is closing in on a strike. ASTI members are to walk off the job...

Friday, 21/10/16 - 6:33am Read More

Gardaí’s first ever work-to-rule starts today – here’s what it means

Update11.20am: Mary Lou McDonald has said gardaí should have the right to strike, as sergeants and inspectors conduct their first...

Friday, 21/10/16 - 11:27am Read More

Man dies after being shot in Belfast

A man has been shot dead in Belfast. The 43-year-old victim was gunned down in a house in the Poleglass...

Thursday, 20/10/16 - 11:32pm Read More

TUI chief says members will pay courtesy to ASTI colleagues

The head of the TUI says his members will pay courtesy to their ASTI colleagues when the union stages industrial...

Thursday, 20/10/16 - 10:07pm Read More

National Sport

Manchester United move to top of Group A with win over Fenerbahce

Paul Pogba scored twice as Manchester United defeated Fenerbahce 4-1 to move to the top of Europa League Group A. After very little of note in the opening half an hour, Pogba and Anthony Martial netted penalties within three minutes...

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Lance Armstrong pulls out of Ireland conference for ‘legal reasons’

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has pulled out of a much-hyped interview before an audience in Ireland, citing legal reasons, organisers...

Thursday, 20/10/16 - 11:42pm Read More

Sky Sports create perfect video tribute to Anthony Foley

There have been many tributes to the late, great Anthony Foley over the past few days, writes Steve Neville. But...

Friday, 21/10/16 - 7:45am Read More

Doubts over doping lab’s work calls into question ban of Irish sprinter Steven Colvert

A controversial doping case against Irish sprinter Steven Colvert has been thrown into doubt by a series of scientific articles...

Thursday, 20/10/16 - 6:45pm Read More

Howard Webb thinks Jose Mourinho should be sanctioned for ref Anthony Taylor comments

Howard Webb believes Jose Mourinho should be sanctioned by the Football Association for mind games over the appointment of Anthony...

Thursday, 20/10/16 - 5:59pm Read More

Has Ajax under-19 footballer Kaj Sierhuis scored the best bicycle kick of the year?

We’re all fans of a bicycle kick, aren’t we? There’s nothing quite like it – a near-on back flip and...

Thursday, 20/10/16 - 5:12pm Read More