Western News

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 Island 10k run/walk in aid of Cancer Care West and they will tell you that this 10k event is one...

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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

Win a designer handbag with All She Wants & Marian Duggan

  Win one of Maypo designer Lisa’s limited edition bags Imagine a beautiful Lisa Ryder piece on your arm this...

Friday, 03/04/15 - 11:24am Read More

INTERVIEW: Gordon Buchanan – heir to David Attenborough

Gordon Buchanan relaxes backstage at the TF in Castlebar.
Hailed as the heir of David Attenborourgh, Renowned Wildlife Film-maker, Gordon Buchanan, takes a break from wild bears, wolves and...

Wednesday, 25/03/15 - 11:25am Read More


Bruce Springsteen took in €17.5m for two Croke Park shows

Legendary rocker Bruce Springsteen bagged a cool €17.5m in takings from his two sell-out concerts at Croke Park this summer, writes Daniel McConnell. Springsteen, who was in Dublin this week to see his daughter Jessica compete in at the Dublin...

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Tuam musical group to stage Broadway classic

The cast
  Musical lovers are in for a special treat this week as Tuam’s Marian Choral Society get ready to stage...

Tuesday, 28/10/14 - 10:24am Read More

Olwyn’s star is rising

Olwyn Murray 2014
A recent graduate of Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Mayo singer and songwriter Olwyn Murray is to launch...

Tuesday, 20/05/14 - 9:50am Read More

Girls’ Night Out in Claremorris

Ladies, if you’re looking for a fabulous night of fashion and fun, then look no further than the Girls’ Night...

Wednesday, 20/11/13 - 11:50am Read More

Duffys continue to turn on the heat

Adrian Duffy, etc
When they were youngsters, the Duffy Brothers used to spend a lot of time backstage with the likes of Tammy...

Thursday, 17/10/13 - 3:42pm Read More

National News

Retired judge allowed to work as barrister due to ‘financial necessity’

A retired High Court judge has been allowed to return to work as a barrister. Barry White brought the legal action over a rule preventing him from practising in a court equal to or lower than the one he presided...

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Union meets management as threat of ambulance workers’ strike looms

Representatives from Siptu met with HSE management this morning to discuss a dispute involving members in the National Ambulance Service...

Friday, 22/07/16 - 3:12pm Read More

Father and son killed in a suspected murder-suicide will be buried together

A father and son killed in a suspected murder suicide last Tuesday are to be buried together after a joint...

Friday, 22/07/16 - 3:05pm Read More

No jail for ‘cunning’ accountant who stole €50,000 from clients

A former chartered accountant who spent €50,000 he stole from business clients, to pay for a piano, landscape gardening, and...

Friday, 22/07/16 - 3:21pm Read More

Slow, frustrating, full of backstabbers – First-time TDs talk about working in the Dáil

As the Dáil breaks for a 10-week summer recess, some of the new TDs have been talking about their new...

Friday, 22/07/16 - 3:21pm Read More

National Sport

Irish duo win Dublin Horse Show Puissance

Ireland’s Shane Breen and Jack O’Donohue claimed equal first place in today’s feature class, the Land Rover Puissance. The Irish duo provided the only two clears in the fifth round of the Puissance where Breen and Donohue cleared a massive...

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Brendan Rodgers: Kolo Toure will be an invaluable player for us

Eoghan O’Connell scored for Celtic in their 1-1 draw with Leicester City as Kolo Toure watched from the stand at...

Saturday, 23/07/16 - 8:28pm Read More

Fans were treated to a couple of cracking goals at Leicester’s match against Celtic

Celtic 1 Leicester 1 (Leicester won 6-5 on penalties) Leicester emerged triumphant after a 6-5 penalty shoot-out win over Celtic...

Saturday, 23/07/16 - 7:59pm Read More

Fightback takes Tipperary’s footballers into their first ever All-Ireland quarter-final

By John Fogarty Tipperary 1-21 Derry 2-17 Conor Sweeney was the hero for Tipperary in Cavan as they mounted a...

Saturday, 23/07/16 - 6:54pm Read More

Spambot becomes the latest victim of Nigel Owens’ razor sharp wit

Nigel Owens is brilliant. The rugby referee is renowned for his quips on and off the pitch and he was...

Saturday, 23/07/16 - 5:43pm Read More

Knee injury rules Cristiano Ronaldo out of UEFA Super Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo will miss the UEFA Super Cup, the Real Madrid forward has announced. Ronaldo, who led Portugal to the...

Saturday, 23/07/16 - 5:05pm Read More