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At about 4.40am on New Year’s Day, two men died in a collision on a high-quality stretch of the N26, near Ballina, Co Mayo. They were the first fat(...)

Lisa Redmond: ‘I wait until I’m in a bad mood to call the insurance company.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

Insurance is not the sexiest word in the English language, but paying attention to the bottom line when it comes to car, home and life insurance wi(...)

Sean O’Donnell from Co Mayo. The young farmer is chairman of a local farmer discussion group and is also involved with his local football club

Mayo may not have got to the All-Ireland football final this year, but the county claimed the top prize for young farmers last night. Seán O’Donnell (...)

Sr Conchita McDonnell and Sr Monica Devine. They have spent their lives educating the poorest of women. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Idealism, they say, dies with age. This was probably how that elderly former French prime minister Aristide Briand could say the person who wasn’t a s(...)

The 4th annual Charlie Chaplin film festival returns to Waterville in Co Kerry this weekend with live comedy, music, street theatre, workshops, discussion panels and the very best of film both in comedy and social commentary.

A look at what’s on around the country this weekend: Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival The 4th annual film festival returns to Watervill(...)

Paul, Matthew, Zoe, Ryan, Lèon and Amy Fox enjoy the banks of the river Moy in Ballina, Co Mayo. Paul and Lèon moved there from Dublin in 2004 when they were starting their family

Ask Padraig McKeon where he is from and the reply is immediate: “Sligo,” he says without a moment’s hesitation, although he hasn’t lived in the county(...)

The Shell gas terminal at Bellanaboy, Co Mayo. Court told of concerns over   potential impact on people and the environment.

The Environmental Protection Agency sanctioned an “extraordinary” amendment of a “dead” licence for Shell’s gas terminal in Co Mayo months after agree(...)

A Mayo woman who has been missing since December 2000 had a positive pregnancy test confirmed by her GP on the day she disappeared, the Central Crimin(...)

Athletes taking part in the marathon in Connemara in 2012. Photograph: Connemarathon

Kincora Traditional Weekend A weekend of traditional music includin(...)

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to the Co Sligo crash.

A 50-year-old man was killed in a single-car crash in Co Sligo overnight. The man’s 4x4 went off the road and hit an embankment some 7km (...)