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Wednesday 7 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# west coast

This year
# Met Éireann
Status Yellow weather warnings announced for west coast
Thunderstorm and wind warnings are now in place.
All time
# California
Firefighters work in searing heat as they struggle to contain biggest California wildfire of year
Elsewhere, power supplies were affected after another huge fire in Oregon.
# Flying the flag
'We’re really happy to have the Irish girls. They just play sport how it’s meant to be played'
Aisling McCarthy and Niamh and Grace Kelly starred for West Coast Eagles in their big win yesterday.
# United States
United States wildfires death toll climbs to 33 with one person still missing
The flames have destroyed neighbourhoods and driven tens of thousands of people from their homes.
# hot weather
Met Éireann has issued a warm weather alert affecting most west coast counties
High temperatures and sunny weather are predicted for the west and south tomorrow.
# baby sharks
'Very rare' shark nursery discovered off Ireland's west coast
It’s the largest shark nursery that’s ever been found in Irish waters.
# west coast
Concern sonar may be causing strandings as seven more whale deaths reported
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group believes that sonar has played a role in the recent strandings.
# west coast
Lahinch will host the Irish Open for the first time next year
The European Tour has today announced that the event will take place at the County Clare course from 4-7 July 2019.
# the force awakens
The Skellig Michael problem: How Kerry is preparing to manage an influx of tourists
With a profile boost other counties can only dream of, what effect will Star Wars have on The Kingdom?
# Rising
Property prices are going way up on the West Coast of America and there are tens of thousands of homeless people
A report that showed nearly 554,000 homeless people across the country during local tallies.
# Incoming
'Very strong winds' on the way as Met Éireann issues weather warning for west
Very high seas are also forecast for tomorrow night and Monday morning.
# Fadó fadó
Clare geologist discovers 300 million year-old shark tooth
The shark once hunted in the ancient seas at a time when Ireland was located close to the equator.
# west coast
Warriors cut down Blazers, Westbrook runs out of gas
Kevin Durant sat out the game.
# Farmer's Plight
Tillage farmers advised to share concerns as they pay bills after "perfect storm"
“I know one farmer whose eldest daughter is gone to university, and they’ve managed to pay for the tuition up until Christmas, but they don’t think they can keep her there.”
# views from the coast
17 spectacular views of the Wild Atlantic Way to cross off your bucket list
Not a bad drive.
# west coast
Connacht's hottest property Aki in no rush to decide on future
“There is no deadline whatsoever. I just need to make sure I perform really well and continue on how I played last year and get better from there.”
# west coast
Galway hurlers draft in Pat Lam in bid to outfox the Cats
Brian Cody’s never come up against the 2-4-2 system.
# amazing
Paralysed three years ago, Jack Kavanagh is about to embark on the original American road trip
“When you put your mind to it, you can achieve anything – that’s what all this is about.”
# west coast
LA hit by earthquake but some thought it was just their noisy neighbours
The quake hit in the early hours of this morning.
# crisis
Bad news if you love mussels: 10,000 tonnes of top quality Irish shellfish is unfit to eat
Algal blooms which should have disappeared by now have made some shellfish unsafe to consume.
# west coast
Enda is jetting off to sunny California to woo investors and secure jobs
The Taoiseach will be visiting several companies in both San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
The Redzone: Early starts are a cause for alarm (clocks)
On Sunday, the Oakland Raiders lost their ninth consecutive game when asked to kick off at what is 10am for them. Steven O’Rourke is not happy.
Bruton leads investment mission to US west coast
IDA Ireland is accompanying the Minister on his eleventh major trade or investment mission since he took office.
# Gay Marriage
US state becomes the seventh to legalise same-sex marriage
However opponents of the new law immediately filed legal papers to challenge it, making it likely that a vote will have to be held on the issue.
# Energy
13 licences granted for fuel exploration off Irish coast
Some 13 new licences for oil and gas exploration off the Irish coast have been granted, the Minister for Energy has confirmed.
# 2Pac
Reports of rapper Tupac Shakur still being alive are greatly exaggerated
An American TV network carried a false story claiming that the rapper was alive 15-years after he died which spread quickly on Twitter and Facebook. But it was the result of an anonymous hack.
# Diving
Man treated for the bends after diving off west coast
# Down Under
View from Oz: Tommy Walsh makes assured AFL debut
Neil Sherwin sends his first weekly round-up from a land down under. He’s not the only Irishman taking care of business in Oz.
# west coast
Limerick councillor wishes Rubberbandits well despite radio rugby comments
Hip-hop stars should represent the city’s sport positively after Blind Boy says he knows “nothing about rugby, kid”