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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# West

All time
# Fianna Fáil
Mayo councillors hail Dara Calleary appointment as 'positive' step after initial Cabinet snub
Yesterday the Taoiseach announced that Calleary would take over from Barry Cowen as agriculture minister.
# western way
21-year-old Fitzgerald at 10, Marmion and Dillane held in reserve for Connacht's visit to Scarlets
Andy Friend has shown his hand for the Pro14 opener, with ex-Ulster prop Paddy McAllister set to make his competitive debut.
LeBron's Lakers appoint new head coach, Warriors go into finals without Durant
Frank Vogel will be the man charged with helping LeBron James get back into the playoffs.
# pro14
Team taking shape, but individual errors to blame for Connacht struggles, says McKeon
‘I think a lot of lads have to look at themselves.’
# refugee crisis
Israel will send refugees to Western countries as deportation plan scrapped
The original scheme was criticised by the United Nations.
# yellow alert
Christmas Eve wind warning for west coast, heavy rain on Christmas morning
After a calm few days, we can expect a more unsettled regime of weather from tomorrow.
Keane thankful for 'helpful' Lam input as he prepares to face predecessor in the Sportsground
The Kiwi watched his side lose out to Wasps in midweek as Connacht’s ‘babies’ came undone in the final quarter.
# gotham city PD
The bat signal was beamed over LA last night as a lovely tribute to Adam West
Pitch perfect.
# Homeward Bound
Out-half Boshoff could cut ties with Connacht early
The Springbok lost his father to a stroke this year and is keen to return to his family.
# wild atlantic way
Ireland looks absolutely stunning in this new video
Fáilte Ireland wants more Irish people to explore the west coast.
# What's going on?
'This is a farce': Anger as TD 'left in the dark over refugee centre'
Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said he hopes the refugees have been well-screened.
# tending to the flock
Foley death forced Lam to think about family's future and leave Connacht behind
The Samoan coach is looking forward to making more history in Bristol.
# feisty
Leaders Connacht make Ulster work hard to stay in playoff race
Pat Lam’s men finished with 13 men, but played the role of table-toppers superbly
# kardashian
The first photo of Saint West is here and he's ADORABLE
# Floody Hell
An Irish Water water treatment plant is underwater
More rain is expected tonight.
# West Action Plan
25,000 new jobs planned for Galway, Mayo and Roscommon
Almost 27,500 jobs were lost across the three counties from 2008 to 2011.
# culture night 2015
Culture Night is TONIGHT – here’s what to go see
Tonight’s the night. Let us help you choose where to go.
# very wild atlantic way
WATCH: This is what the weather looks like in Galway tonight
Quick reminder: It’s August.
# Equality
Staff at NUI Galway to start investigation into structural inequality
This follows a decision to award Dr Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington €70,000 last month after she was unfairly passed over for promotion.
# Up In The Air
A record number of passengers flew via Knock airport last year
Their London services were particularly popular.
# viewing advised
5 properties to view this weekend... in Galway
Here are the 5 best properties in Galway you can view this weekend.
# viewing advised
5 properties to view in... the South and the West
Here are the 5 best properties in the south and west of Ireland you can view this weekend.
Opinion: What is the lure of IS for western girls and women?
Why would a western woman – who enjoys the freedom to vote, drive, and wear what she wishes – subject herself to such an apparently patriarchal culture?
# Salthill
Five swimmers rescued from Galway Bay after dolphin attack
The swimmers were pulled to safety by the RNLI.
# Hmmmm
Ukraine captures Russian paratroopers, but Moscow says they crossed border "by accident"
“I didn’t even see when we crossed the border,” one soldier said, in footage posted online…
# Holliers
Extreme weather conditions haven't put people off visiting the Cliffs of Moher
A total of 177,878 people visited the site between 1 January and 30 April this year.
# Ukraine
Russia accuses West of "off the scale" hypocrisy over Ukraine
Meanwhile, Ukraine’s interim president says he supports a ref
# Galway
Five due in court over robberies and burglaries in the west
The four men and one woman will appear before Galway District Court today.
A further €1.4 million in funding released for the Wild Atlantic Way
This €10 million project will see tourist attractions developed along the west coast of Ireland.
# 3rd anniversary
This video of a fictional civil war in the West is the daily reality for children in Syria
The striking clip brings home the effect the conflict is having on children.
# storm watch
Orange alert: Coastal flood warning as 130km winds set to sweep country
The strong winds, combined with high seas and waves, are expected to cause problems in coastal areas — particularly tomorrow afternoon.
# into the west
Commander Hadfield knows how to make Ireland look good
Or does Ireland know how to make Commander Hadfield look good?
# Keel
Pictures: Locals flock to see 20 metre fin whale washed up on Achill beach
The mammal was stranded on Christmas Eve.
# Galway
Community and a secret millionaire help Pieta House open in Tuam
Pieta House West opened its doors yesterday, thanks to the hard work of a lot of people.
# Waterworld
What would happen if all the ice melted? Well, we'd be waving goodbye to most of Connacht
Not to mention, all of The Netherlands….
# Factory Workers
Many Bangladesh factory collapse victims still waiting on compensation
To date only one company, Primark, has provided financial support to survivors and has called on other brands to follow suit
# Travel
Passenger numbers travelling through Knock airport on the rise
More than 60,000 passengers travelled through the airport last month.
# you're hired
Twenty new jobs announced at Shannon-based electronics firm
The new jobs at Ei Electronics will bring the total workforce to 500.
# Middle East
Moderate cleric and former nuclear negotiator Rowhani sworn in as President of Iran
The 64-year-old could name his cabinet as early as today, with Iranian media reporting it’s likely to be made up of Western educated technocrats.
# tensions
North Korea puts US citizen on trial for 'trying to overthrow regime'
North Korea says the man has admitted the charges and will soon face ‘judgment’.