‘Priorities’ by Sabine Lacey: “Lacey’s titles nudge us towards the Unspoken with intimations of doubt, loneliness, vulnerability, pretence and other staples of family life.” Detail from Priorities by Sabine Lacey

Unspoken – Paintings by Sabine Lacey Ballina Arts Centre, Co Mayo *** Following the death of her mother-in-law, Sabine Lacey was helpi(...)

Margaret Downes with her award for her exceptional contribution to Irish business and society. Photograph: Alan Betson

For a generation that takes gender balance, inclusiveness and diversity as expected norms in the Irish workplace, it can be difficult to appreciate ju(...)

Enda Flanagan, Aaron Hannon, Paul Flynn and Robert Grimes, all from St Muredach’s College, Ballina, Co Mayo

Irish students will be battling it out with the pick of the globe’s up-and-coming motor racing enthusiasts in Singapore in two weeks’ time. The F1 in (...)

Paul Sheridan  and Audrey Brennan got married on June 19th, 2015 – a date which marks five years of Audrey being cancer-free. Photographs: Tanya Williams Photography

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Gerry Bourke  and Liam Heffernan  both pleaded not guilty to the charges which are alleged to have occurred at a Shell compound at Aughoose, Pullathomas in north Mayo on June 23rd, 2013. Stephen Hird/Reuters

Two protesters opposed to the Corrib gas project in north Mayo have gone on trial in Castlebar where they are both accused of violent disorder and cri(...)

An Bord Pléanála refused the Cluddaun project over concerns relating to  peat slippage and  the flows of  streams and rivers. Photograph: Reuters.

A 48-turbine wind farm proposed for Co Mayo has been refused planning permission by An Bord Pleanála. Coillte’s project, on lands at Cluddaun, was to(...)


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(...)