Carlow News

Castledermot butchers win top award for third time

Nicella O'Gorman from O'Gorman Meats, Castledermot accepts the award for best rural craft butchers in Ireland at this year’s Craft Butchers Star Shop Awards from minister Tom Hayes and Seamus Etherson, President of the Association of Craft Butchers of Ireland
O’GORMAN’S Butchers, Castledermot has been awarded the best rural craft butchers in Ireland for an impressive third time. The quality butchers received the honour at this year’s Craft Butchers Star Shop Awards, held at the retail and hospitality expo Food...

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Courageous Orla bids for European glory

Orla Jackman, winning the All-Ireland Lions Youth Award/Young Ambassador Programme earlier this year, with her mother Maire and Cian Cotter, Lions district officer youth award. Orla will  represent Ireland in the European competition this weekend
A COURGEOUS Tullow girl will fly the Irish flag in Germany next weekend when she represents Ireland at the European...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 10:22am Read More

Ploughman Eamonn is on top of the world yet again

Winner of the 2015 World Ploughing Championships Eamonn Tracey (centre) with his wife Ailish, sons David, Seán and Steve and parents John and Lil in Denmark at the weekend
GARRYHILL farmer Eamonn Tracey has just made history after winning a world ploughing title in Denmark for the second year...

Wednesday, 07/10/15 - 10:27am Read More

National News

Budget 2016 infographic: A breakdown of Government income and expenditure

How much is coming in v how much is going out next year.

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20,000 new homes to be built over next four years

Some 20,000 new homes are to be built with funding from the state’s “bad bank” over the next four years....

Tuesday, 13/10/15 - 7:15pm Read More

POLL: What do you think of Budget 2016?

The Government today outlined their Budget plans for the coming year.Tax cuts, welfare increases, a new childcare package and a...

Tuesday, 13/10/15 - 9:23pm Read More


Daniel Craig inspects UN’s mine-clearing work in Cyprus

Actor Daniel Craig’s globetrotting has brought him to Cyprus – but not to film any scene as superspy James Bond.Craig was on the island to inspect the United Nations’ work to clear minefields, a vestige of conflict that divided this...

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Tuesday’s TV tips

We Bought a Zoo (Film4, 6.35pm) [raw][/raw](2011) Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon) is trying to be strong for his teenage son...

Tuesday, 13/10/15 - 4:26pm Read More

Father Ted’s Frank Kelly is battling Parkinson’s disease

Father Ted star Frank Kelly has revealed that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The 70-year-old revealed the news...

Tuesday, 13/10/15 - 1:47pm Read More

Carlow Sport

Five things to look forward to this weekend

Mayo overcame Donegal in the quarter-finals and face Dublin on Sunday
By Darragh Bermingham With the weekend fast approaching and sports fans eager to get their fix of some sporting action, here are five big events that cannot be missed in the next few days.   1 Dublin v Mayo Dublin...

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Proud day for Captain O’ Brien as Ireland overcome Scotland

By Kieran Murphy IT was an historic day for Tullow’s Sean O’Brien on Saturday when he captained Ireland for the...

Thursday, 27/08/15 - 12:11pm Read More

McCormack looking for consistency as senior race heats up

By Kieran Murphy AFTER three series of games in the senior hurling championship, all the main front-runners recorded victories over...

Wednesday, 26/08/15 - 12:35pm Read More

National Sport

Players do it for Paulie

By Brendan O'Brien No prizes for guessing who dominated the agenda at Ireland’s team HQ on Tuesday.With captain Paul O’Connell ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup with a severe hamstring tear and due for surgery later in...

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Venus Williams fights back to beat Yuliya Beygelzimer in Hong Kong

Third seed Venus Williams came from behind to see off Yuliya Beygelzimer and reach the second round of the Prudential...

Tuesday, 13/10/15 - 4:57pm Read More

Limerick couple find tickets for Ireland v France – successfully return them to owner

By Steve NevilleImagine waiting for one of the Rugby World Cup’s biggest games to come around only to realise you’ve...

Tuesday, 13/10/15 - 1:50pm Read More