Carlow News

Carlow girl Anita is bowling for Ireland!

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MEET our latest Olympian: Anita O’Connor from Carlow town will represent Ireland at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles this summer. Anita’s chosen sport is ten-pin bowling. She is one of only six people from Ireland to qualify...

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Carlow pubs feature in US documentary film

M O'Shea's as featured in the Irish Pub documentary
AMERICAN moviegoers have pulled up to the counter of some of Carlow’s best-known pubs. M O’Shea’s in Borris and PF...

Wednesday, 21/01/15 - 11:04am Read More

‘People person’ Tom retires after 41 years

FOUR decades of service to local government was honoured last Thursday night as chief executive Tom Barry bade farewell to...

Wednesday, 21/01/15 - 11:01am Read More

National News

Ireland drops eight places in international health ranking

Ireland dropped eight places on an international ranking of health services in the last year.The country dropped from 14th to 22nd place last year, according to the Euro Health Consumer Index.Researchers said it is because they are using waiting time...

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Ban on below-cost alcohol due this week

The Government is expected to formally sign off on legislation banning the below cost selling of alcohol this week.NoffLA, which...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 7:48am Read More

Rocket attack on Ukrainian civilians could be a war crime

Deadly rocket attacks on the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol that "knowingly targeted civilians" broke international humanitarian law and could...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 6:36am Read More


Anti-racism campaigners criticise Cumberbatch

Anti-racism campaigners have criticised Benedict Cumberbatch after he used the word "coloured" on US television.The Sherlock star joined the debate on the lack of diversity on British screens, saying Hollywood offered more opportunities to black actors than the UK.He said...

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Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow play the ‘never have I ever’ game

Never have we ever learned so much about celebrities in such a small space of time. Mortdecai stars Johnny Depp,...

Monday, 26/01/15 - 4:17pm Read More

Monday’s TV tips

MUSIC: The Voice of Ireland (RTE One, 6.30pm)The Fourth episode of this year's Voice of Ireland sees more contestants from...

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Carlow Sport

Solid early-season performances by county sides

Carlow's David Bambrick charges towards the Louth goal during Sunday's O'Byrne Cup game at Dr Cullen Park
    By Kieran Murphy HOPES that the Carlow senior footballers and hurlers could make an impact in this year’s national league competitions received a huge boost on Sunday in Dr Cullen Park. The hurlers came away with a 1-13...

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Hard work paying off for the players

Reaction     By Kieran Murphy A 30-metre sprint in the second half which took Kieran Nolan from inside his...

Friday, 23/01/15 - 11:22am Read More

Carlow dominate Louth to record O’Byrne victory

Carlow's Hughie Gahan is shadowed by Louth's Darren O'Hanlon
O’Byrne Cup   Carlow 3-8 Louth 1-12 By Kieran Murphy THE body language of the Carlow players at the end...

Friday, 23/01/15 - 11:18am Read More

National Sport

Rodgers ready for Jose duel

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is looking forward to locking horns with former mentor Jose Mourinho once again - this time with a Wembley place at stake.Rodgers takes his Liverpool side to Stamford Bridge for the second leg of their Capital...

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Russian face-off for Sharapova

Maria Sharapova will face fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova in the last four of the Australian Open after the pair enjoyed...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 8:31am Read More

Berdych blasts Nadal in three sets

Tomas Berdych ended his incredible losing streak against Rafael Nadal in brilliant style to reach the semi-finals of the Australian...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 8:27am Read More