Dublin: 11 °C Sunday 2 April, 2023

# Ballina

This year
# lacken's finest
'I'm definitely a Mayo man... It's nice seeing the pride they have'
Caelan Doris is already part of Ireland’s leadership group at the age of 24.
Last year
# Maeve Óg
22-year-old O'Leary learning from 'unbelievable' back rows with Ireland
‘From my own club, Hannah O’Connor and Dorothy Wall are just huge.’
# green and red
Young Ballina stars handed first starts as Mayo name team to play Armagh
James Horan brings Frank Irwin and Sam Callinan in to his starting team.
All time
# Swinford
Gardaí find stash of weapons after man brandished gun in Mayo
He was arrested this morning.
# Ballina
Gardaí concerned for man missing from Mayo since last week
Alin was last seen on Tuesday 2 March in the Ballina area.
# Ballina
€102k worth of suspected drugs seized during raids on house and derelict property in Co Mayo
No arrests have been made to date.
# Fortunate Son
People in Joe Biden's ancestral home of Ballina celebrate his victory in the US election
“He’s a really nice fella. He’s good to talk to.”
# son of ballina
'Ballina will go mad': Joe Biden’s Irish ancestral home confident of his victory
The Democrat’s great-great-great-grandfather Edward Blewit emigrated from Ballina, Co Mayo, almost 200 years ago.
# Jack Charlton
'Big Jack being 6’6, with the peak cap and waving the flag. He felt he was part of Ballina'
Ex-Mayo player David Brady on his hometown Ballina’s connection with Jack Charlton.
# Ballina
Man in his 60s dies in single-vehicle crash in Mayo
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
# Ballina
Six-year-old boy in Mayo dies after being found in stream close to home
Gardaí had received a report earlier today that the boy had gone missing from his home.
# final hurdle
Late Gavin goal seals return to Mayo senior football final for champions Ballintubber
A seven-point success for the titles holders tonight against Ballina.
# Victoria House
Mary Robinson's Ballina home bought by Mayo County Council after years of controversy
The house has been at the centre of controversy over the cost of the project.
# Army Bomb Disposal Team
Discovery of vintage grenade on Clare farm sparks road closure
Earlier today another suspect device was found in Ballina, Co Mayo.
# Ballina
Gardaí appeal for witnesses after two men in their 20s die in Mayo car crash
The car they were travelling in hit a tree late last night.
# Gardaí
Woman (22) who went missing from Mayo found safe and well
Margaret Lawrence is described as being around 5’3″ tall, of thin build, with black shoulder length hair.
# Paddy McDonagh
Gardai renew appeal for information over teenager (16) missing since April
He was last seen in Ballina on 3 April.
# rugby friend
Optimism abounds as Connacht reboot for the new Friend era
The western province have high hopes they can bounce back after a poor 2017/18 season.
# Ballina
Man in his 40s killed in Mayo aircraft crash
The aircraft crashed into a field and the pilot, who was the sole occupant of the aircraft, was fatally injured.
# Jobs
82 jobs to be lost in Athy as Coca-Cola announces closure of production plant
The company is to transfer production to its facility at Ballina Beverages in Co Mayo, bringing 43 jobs with it.
# Ballina
Renewed appeal for 16-year-old missing for almost three weeks
Paddy McDonagh was last seen in Belderrig, Ballina on Tuesday 3 April.
# Mayo
Public asked to help in effort to find missing teenage boy
Paddy McDonagh was last seen on Tuesday evening.
# deadpool
'Pond of human excrement' behind closure order served on Donegal takeaway
Elsewhere, a Chinese takeaway in Cork was closed for three days due to ‘prolific evidence of rodent droppings’.
# Ballina
Bullock with serious injuries left unaided and alone at Mayo cattle mart for 10 hours
The animal was euthanised after being left in distress from morning until evening after sustaining a broken leg.
# Mayo
Cyclist in his 50s dies from injuries sustained in road crash at the weekend
The incident happened on the R314 Rathroeen on Sunday evening.
# critical condition
Cyclist in critical condition after Mayo crash
The 56-year-old man was airlifted to hospital.
# heff
'He’s a rock star up in Ballina. Now he’s going to play for Ireland'
Dave Heffernan was named in Joe Schmidt’s squad to tour the US and Japan this summer.
# worrying trend
'It's a worrying trend': Judge concerned that age profile of drink drivers is getting younger
Judge Mary Devins said the average age of drink drivers used to be upwards of 60 years.
# Mayo
Woman in Mayo struck by train and killed after chasing dog that got onto tracks
An investigation into the circumstances of the incident has been launched.
# Ballina
Mary Robinson will not be giving her papers to the controversial Presidential library
Instead, they’ll be housed in NUI Galway to save money.
# Mayo
Mother to wait 11 months for 'early intervention' appointment for daughter with autism
Waiting lists for occupational and speech therapy appointments are at breaking point around the country.
# seekie you
18 things you'll get if you grew up in Ballina
# shots fired
9 reasons why Ballina is way, way better than Castlebar
The battle of Mayo’s biggest towns.
Ireland's oldest living person has passed away
Mayo native Molly Madden was 109.
# up mayo wherever you go
15 of the most Mayo things that have ever happened
# c u in longnex
14 memories of Longnecks Nightclub any Ballina person will recognise
You better have your Gold Card.
# the taste of ballina
An ode to 'Chicken Dry Hot & Spicy', Mayo's takeaway phenomenon
Say hello to the signature dish of Ballina.
# Mayo
Petrol bomb thrown at gardaí as they came to aid of firefighters
The gardaí had been called to help firefighters because of anti-social behaviour in a Ballina housing estate.
# Mayo
Man (20) killed after car leaves road and crashes into tree
The man was the sole occupant of the car. Forensic tests are taking place at the scene.
# early hours
Man arrested over stabbing at Mayo house
Gardaí in Ballina are investigating.