Meet Mayo’s Gogglebox couple

TV3’s smash hit show Gogglebox Ireland is on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. and there’s a brand new home to meet – married couple Shelly and Jonny from Ballina. The Mayo couple met 13 years ago when they were both working in a local bar. Fast forward to now and they are happily married with a […]

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Vote now for Mayo’s Doodle 4 Google finalists

VOTING to crown the winner of this year’s Doodle 4 Google competition is now open, with two children from Mayo in with a chance of being crowned champion. The two students among 75 regional finalists are Pearse Maye, The Neale National School (Group 1), and Shane Mullaney, Midfield National School, Swinford (Group 1). Members of […]

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Safety event puts machinery under spotlight

In recent years, work-related fatalities in  Ireland’s farming industries have been disproportionate compared to the number of deaths in other industries. Fatal farm accident data shows that 80% of deaths in the first five months of 2016 were associated with vehicles and machinery.ALMOST HALF OF all workplace deaths in 2016 were on farms, according to figures […]

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Taoiseach to open new woodland in Balla

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister of State for Forestry Andrew Doyle will officially open the Balla Town Park Community Woodland on Monday next, February 20, at 1.30pm in the Balla Community Centre. The woodland is part of an overall 180- acre estate that was gifted to the people of Balla by the local landlord […]

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Valentine’s Day comes early on Lough Talt

One of Lough Talt’s resident swans, who was hospitalised after swallowing a stray fishing hook, has been reunited with his mate. The heart-warming reunion was captured on camera last week after locals noticed the swan in distress and appealed for help. Foxford anglers Michael Tiernan, Kenny Sloan and Mervyn Reape spent hours on a boat […]

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Love is in the air at double celebration

With romance in the air today on the eve of Valentine’s Day, the Western People couldn’t ask for a better front-page photograph than this beautiful image of Ballina couple Thomas and Sheila Peyton, taken by photographer Corinne Beattie. The Rosserk couple were pictured on the weekend of February 4 in the Ballina Manor Hotel, where […]

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