Igor Shadzkou meeting Marie Cox from Castlebar, Co Mayo, last December as the Chernobyl Children International charity arrived at Dublin Airport.  Photograph: Brian Mcevoy

The Cox family watched with amazement Belarusian orphan Igor Shadzkou’s reaction as he experienced rain drops touching his skin and saw stars in th(...)

Inis Aoibhinn, Cancer Care West’s hostel, provided accommodation for 324 people undergoing hospital treatment last year

Community-based charity Cancer Care West is to extend support for cancer patients and their families across four western counties from next year.The (...)

Sanjeev Chada pictured with his sons Eoghan (10) and Ruairí (five). Photograph: Family handout/Garda/PA Wire

The jury at an inquest into the deaths of young brothers Eoghan and Ruairí Chada in Co Mayo last year has returned verdicts of unlawful killing. The i(...)

Ssssssh: the atmosphere keeps kids quiet and the books keep them entertained. Above: the National Library. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien 2:05

Free time is rarely free, and this is never more true than when you are trying to keep children entertained during the long days of summer. A trip (...)

A man has been acquitted of the murder of Co Mayo woman Sandra Collins (pictured) by direction of the trial Judge, Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy. 0:49

A 50 year-old plasterer accused of murdering a woman whose body has never been found walked free today after being acquitted by a jury on the instruct(...)

Author Eimear McBride grew up in Tubbercurry, Co Sligo and Castlebar, Co Mayo before moving to the UK at the age of 17. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Eimear McBride has collected a major award in women’s fiction for her debut novel A Girl Is A Half Formed Thing - which had sat on a shelf for nine ye(...)

The battle for the final seat in the Midlands North West constituency is set to go down to the wire tonight after a huge transfer from Fianna Fáil run(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaking during a television interview at the count centre for the local and European elections in the TF Royal Hotel, Castlebar Co Mayo today.  Photograph: Keith Heneghan/The Irish Times. 3:18

The economy was “never going to be fixed by pious aspirations” and the Labour party had “stepped up to the mark”, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. Speak(...)

Joanne Quinn (41), with an address in Castlebar, Co Mayo, claims she was stalked and sexually harassed by Edward Justin Clarke between 2002 and 2005, a High Court jury heard.

A Co Mayo woman has sued a retired Detective Sergeant over allegedly raping her while he was investigating claims that she was sexually abused by anot(...)

A murder investigation was launched in Castlebar, Co Mayo, last night following the death in hospital of a 26 year-old man who sustained gunshot wound(...)