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


Simon Cowell tells X Factor’s Matt Terry he’s no Christmas cracker

X Factor boss Simon Cowell stuck the boot into competition favourite Matt Terry tonight, labelling him “bland” and “vanilla”. The ITV singing contest head judge is hoping to see his own act Emily Middlemas make it through to next week’s...

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Disney teases 28 minutes of Star Wars spin-off Rogue One

The secretive Star Wars spin-off movie Rogue One just got a little more tangible. Disney and Lucasfilm unveiled 28 minutes...

Saturday, 03/12/16 - 9:58pm Read More

X Factor fans rally around Saara Aalto after her moving speech on stage

Fans are feeling the love for X Factor’s Saara Aalto who made an emotional speech after her first performance during...

Saturday, 03/12/16 - 9:13pm Read More

Strictly fans are already calling Danny the champion

Strictly Come Dancing is full of strong contenders this year and we’ve still got a little time left until the...

Saturday, 03/12/16 - 8:28pm Read More

Strictly’s Anton Du Beke sparks head judge rumours after singing opening number

Strictly Come Dancing has reached quarter-finals week and as the final is in sight, it was time for the show...

Saturday, 03/12/16 - 7:58pm Read More

National News

Jackpot alert! Someone’s won more than €11m in the Lotto

There was one winner of tonight’s Lotto Jackpot, worth €11,345,002. Follow @westernpeople

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ASTI recommends rejection of pay proposal as it decides to ballot members

The ASTI is to ballot its members on a set of pay proposals from the Department of Education. The union’s...

Saturday, 03/12/16 - 6:35pm Read More

Dublin Gardaí bring in more national Garda Units to investigate suspected gangland assassination

Update 9.40pm: More national Garda units have been brought in to investigate the latest gangland shooting in Dublin. Superintendent Liam...

Saturday, 03/12/16 - 9:38pm Read More

James Reilly: Ability to ‘play God’ and overrule recommendations ‘dangerous’

Former Health Minister James Reilly says the ability of the current Minister to overrule a recommendation to not pay for...

Saturday, 03/12/16 - 1:33pm Read More

140 migrants rescued from Mediterranean by Irish Navy

The Irish Navy has rescued over 140 migrants in the Mediterranean. The LÉ Samuel Beckett located them earlier this morning...

Saturday, 03/12/16 - 12:16pm Read More

National Sport

Ref calls off Metz v Lyon game after firecracker explodes next to doctors treating goalkeeper

The Ligue 1 game between Metz and Lyon at Stade Saint-Symphorien was abandoned after firecrackers exploded in the first half near visiting goalkeeper Anthony Lopes, who fell to the ground and was later taken to hospital. The first device landed...

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An injury-time kung-fu kick, Pardiola, a David Moyes resurrection and all the Premier League high drama you may have missed

It was another stonking day of Premier League action, with shenanagins at both ends of the table. It was more...

Saturday, 03/12/16 - 8:47pm Read More

Preston boss slams ‘childish’ Irish striker Eoin Doyle and team-mate Jermaine Beckford after fight

Preston boss Simon Grayson slammed Jermaine Beckford and Eoin Doyle for their “absolute childish behaviour” after the North End team-mates...

Saturday, 03/12/16 - 8:38pm Read More

Slaven Bilic was scathing of his players after their big loss to Arsenal

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic pulled no punches in his assessment of his team after their 5-1 defeat to Arsenal...

Saturday, 03/12/16 - 8:15pm Read More

Bundesliga leaders Leipzig see off Schalke as Dortmund destroy Monchengladbach

RB Leipzig moved back to the top of the Bundesliga tonight thanks to a 2-1 win over Schalke. Timo Werner...

Saturday, 03/12/16 - 8:00pm Read More

Hat-trick hero Sanchez helps Gunners hammer West Ham

West Ham 1 Arsenal 5 Alexis Sanchez fired Arsenal up to second with a stunning hat-trick in a thumping 5-1...

Saturday, 03/12/16 - 7:41pm Read More