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

Miranda Hart’s ‘short notice’ departure led to Call The Midwife rewrite

The new series of Call The Midwife had to be rewritten after Miranda Hart pulled out, its creator has said. The actress, 44, who played loveable midwife Camilla “Chummy” Browne, announced last year that she would not return to the...

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Bruce Springsteen tribute band pull out of Washington concert before inauguration show

A Bruce Springsteen tribute band have pulled out of performing at a Washington concert on the night before Donald Trump’s...

Tuesday, 17/01/17 - 8:22am Read More

George Michael’s cousin thinks accidental overdose caused star’s death

George Michael’s cousin has said he suspects the star died of an accidental drugs overdose. Andros Georgiou said the singer...

Tuesday, 17/01/17 - 8:07am Read More

Filming raunchy scenes was empowering, says Emily Watson

Emily Watson has said that filming raunchy scenes in her new BBC1 drama was “empowering” because casting directors had stopped...

Tuesday, 17/01/17 - 7:37am Read More

Dev Patel left frustrated by lack of variety in acting roles

Screen star Dev Patel says he has been frustrated by the lack of roles for actors from diverse backgrounds. The...

Tuesday, 17/01/17 - 7:37am Read More

National News

Laws protecting renters come into force today

New laws protecting renters, known as the Tyrrelstown Amendment, come into force today. The laws are aimed at protecting tenancies where a landlord or investor wants to sell more than 10 properties in a single development. Tonight, the Dáil will...

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Gardaí investigate fire at Dublin property

Gardaí are investigating the cause of a housefire at a vacant property in Dublin last night. They were alerted to...

Tuesday, 17/01/17 - 7:54am Read More

Public urged to have sight checked during Healthy Eyes Awareness Week

The public are being encouraged to protect their eyes and vision. This is Healthy Eyes Awareness Week which reminds people...

Tuesday, 17/01/17 - 7:41am Read More

Public sector pay rises ‘could come earlier than September’

Pay rises due to thousands of public servants could come through months earlier than expected. Some €1,000 a year was...

Tuesday, 17/01/17 - 7:13am Read More

Health Minister to discuss reducing cost of new drugs with international counterparts

Health Ministers from over 35 OECD countries meet in Paris today to discuss issues including how to tackle ineffective spending....

Tuesday, 17/01/17 - 6:40am Read More

National Sport

Australian Open: Johanna Konta’s biggest battle in the first round was with a moth

British number one Johanna Konta needed a little over 90 minutes to beat Kirsten Flipkens at the Australian Open – and some of that was spent battling a moth. The 25-year-old is up to ninth in the rankings, and she...

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Paul Pogba can cope with Man United pressure, says Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes Paul Pogba can cope with the constant focus at Manchester United, with the veteran striker finding such...

Tuesday, 17/01/17 - 7:29am Read More

Suspended Dylan Hartley faces simulated game to prove fitness for 6 Nations

Dylan Hartley faces a simulated match on Wednesday that will determine whether he is fit enough to lead England into...

Monday, 16/01/17 - 10:18pm Read More

Sale complain over alleged ‘passing of information’ to Bristol

Sale have made a complaint to the Rugby Football Union after information was allegedly leaked to opponents Bristol earlier this...

Monday, 16/01/17 - 10:11pm Read More

Louis van Gaal turned down €50million coaching offer

Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal appears to have called time on his coaching career, saying he is unlikely...

Monday, 16/01/17 - 10:19pm Read More

Former Chelsea midfielder signs for Dundalk

Former Chelsea Youth Cup-winning captain Conor Clifford has signed for Dundalk, writes Stephen Barry. The 25-year-old Dubliner signs from National...

Monday, 16/01/17 - 9:54pm Read More