Faith of her father: Faith Finney (9), daughter of well-known Sheelin fly-tyer Lawrence, tying flies as family pet Beau watches

MIDLAND lakes and rivers are set to benefit from a €50,000 fisheries fund announced by the Minister of State for Natural Resources, Joe McHugh. The fu(...)

Part of the crowd at last night’s event in Longford. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy/The Irish Times

Several hundred people turned up last night at the launch of a new initiative to promote employment growth in one of the areas worst hit by emigration(...)

Mary McInerney and her husband Jorn Bjerknes onboard their barge, Frøya, on the canal at  Ballinamore, Co Leitrim.  Photograph: Brian Farrell

Five years ago Mary McInerney sold her house in Galway. Home since then has been an elegant 15-tonne hunk of steel named Frøya .“Frøya is the goddess (...)

 Kevin McGeever leaves  Gort Garda station in  Co Galway where he was being questioned about his alleged kidnapping. Photograph:  Liam Burke/Press 22

A Mayo businessman who claimed he was abducted and held captive for eight months last year has been released from Garda custody. Kevin M(...)