TK Maxx: on the expansion trail in Ireland

TK Maxx continues its inexorable march to offer “big labels, small prices” to ever more customers. The American multinational has just opened its 23(...)

Jill Magee and Wes Jilley Jill, from Castlebar, Co Mayo, moved to Australia five years ago. In 2012, she was living in Kununurra and working on a f(...)

On Sunday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he did not regret his comments about “whingers” in Castlebar, adding: “Some of them wouldn’t know sunshine if they saw it.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has apologised for calling some people in his hometown of Castlebar, Co Mayo, “whingers” in a criticism he claims was directed at(...)

 Lord Lucan has been missing since November 7th, 1974. Photograph:  PA Wire

This week’s High Court decision to issue a death certificate for Lord Lucan is the latest punctuation mark in a murder mystery that has fascinated the(...)

Michael Prendergast leaving the Court of Appeal in Dublin after winning his appeal against the severity of his sentence for  assault causing harm to Jonathan Clarke during a football match on Davitt GAA grounds, Ballindine, Co Mayo on September 14th, 2013. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A GAA player jailed for assaulting an opponent during a match between two Mayo football clubs, has walked free from prison following a successful appe(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: ‘I think some of the, what I would call, educational establishment in the Catholic Church are dragging their feet.’   Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

At DCU in September 2006 Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said “the fostering of plurality of educational patronage is something desirable and welcome in Ir(...)

Three people have lost their separate High Court challenges aimed at overturning their convictions for speeding. Mr Justice Michael White ruled none o(...)

Revenue noted there was more than €100,000 in an  account accessed by Thomas Leniston, a former London bus driver, now resident at Cashel Park, Castlebar, Co Mayo. This information was relayed to the Department of Social Protection, which carried out an investigation.

A 69-year-old man defrauded the Department of Social Protection of more than €258,000 by pretending for 14 years that his dead wife was still alive, a(...)

Matt Moran, former chief financial officer at Anglo Irish Bank, arrives at banking inquiry at Leinster House. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Evidence given by the Taoiseach to the banking inquiry has been contradictedby a former chief financial officer at Anglo Irish Bank. Matt Moran told (...)

The jury in the trial of two Shell protesters were shown video footage of the protest where up to 70 protesters entered a Shell compound in north Mayo

The jury in the trial of two Shell protesters were shown video footage of the protest where up to 70 protesters entered a Shell compound in north Mayo(...)