May was wet, cold and miserable everywhere. Most stations around the country with the exception of a few on the western seaboard had their coolest May for between five and 19 years. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Most parts of the country had the coldest May in almost 20 years with temperatures well below normal for the time of year. It was also an exceptiona(...)

Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Finola Reilly lives in Newport, Co Mayo I grew up in Castlebar. It didn’t feel like it was a very lively place to grow up; there was a flat kind of en(...)

These five women artists first got together around a table in Benita Stoney’s house in Newport, Co Mayo, last year with the idea of forming a group ca(...)

DNA tests have positively identified the body found by firemen in a burnt out car near Newport, Co Mayo early on Saturday morning as that of Dubliner Mark McKenna who had recently moved to the area.

DNA tests have positively identified the body found by firemen in a burnt out car near Newport, Co Mayo early on Saturday morning as that of Dubliner (...)

George O’Malley, restoring the plaster work by Michael Stapleton at Belvedere College Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘You can often gauge the health of a society by the way it treats its heritage and old buildings,” says George O’Malley, Ireland’s leading master p(...)

Surfers line the shore on Tramore Beach in Co Waterford. A man was airlifted from the beach yesterday afternoon after suffering a heart attack.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A man in his 70s was airlifted from Tramore beach yesterday afternoon after suffering a cardiac arrest.The Irish Coast Guard helicopter search and res(...)

Munster’s Keith Earls: lines out at centre at Musgrave Park tonight against Newport. Photograph: Inpho

It’s turning out to be an interesting weekend of rugby for Irish coach Joe Schmidt. Keith Earls plays at outside centre for Munster tonight against Ne(...)

Turkey A 15-minute walk from the centre of Belek, and a five-minut(...)