The leisure centre of the McWilliam Park Hotel: the hotel was built in 2006 with backing of high-profile property developers

Bubble-era property developers such as Seamus Ross of Menolly Homes and Garrett Kelleher of Shelbourne Developments are backing a high-profile hotel (...)

Gretchen Bender Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, until Dec 23 ***** Gretchen Bender’s (...)

A 59-year-old bank official pleaded guilty yesterday to the theft of more than €61,000 from 14 client accounts at a branch of Allied Irish Banks, in T(...)

Alex Butler from Middleton,  Co Cork won the  Best Dressed Lady prize at the Galway Races. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

East Cork native Alex Butler has won the Best Dressed Lady title at this year’s Galway Races at Ballybrit. Ms Butler from Ballyedmond, Midleton, won(...)

A man in his 70s was killed when he was struck by a car on Monday morning in Claremorris, Co Mayo.

A man in his 70s was killed on Monday morning when he was hit by a car on the outskirts of Claremorris, Co Mayo. The victim was walking near the McWil(...)

‘This is the background against which most church building by our major Christian denomination took place in Ireland, one of famine, destitution and deepest privation.’ Above, a Famine memorial in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

The Church of St Joseph and the Immaculate Conception in Bohola, Co Mayo is 150 years old this year. Its foundation stone was laid in 1858, less than (...)

A man has been awarded €315,000 damages over being “systematically” sexually abused between 1969 and 1972 by a former Marist Brother while a pupil at St John’s National School in Sligo. Photograph: Reuters

A man has been awarded €315,000 damages at the High Court over being “systematically” sexually abused by a Marist Brother over three years while he wa(...)

The proposed greenway on the Collooney to Claremorris section of the disused Galway-Sligo railway line aims to replicate the success of the Great Western Greenway from Westport to Achill. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

Mayo County Council is under pressure from rival lobby groups over the future of a large section of the disused railway line between Galway and Sligo,(...)

Crisis of conscience:  Lucinda Creighton has thrived in the European portfolio but has had conflict within Fine Gael. Photograph:   Justin Mac Innes/Getty Images

Decisions, decisions. Lucinda Creighton faces a difficult choice next week when the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill returns to the Dáil. She (...)

No frontiers: the Greenway near Westport, Co Mayo. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The idea of turning abandoned railway lines into walking and cycling routes, called greenways, is catching on. Indeed, Taoiseach Enda Kenny kno(...)