Taoiseach Enda Kenny  on a Coast Guard vessel off Killala, Co Mayo, welcoming the new $300 million transatlantic fibre optic cable as it arrives in Killala, Co Mayo. The cable, owned and operated by Irish company Aqua Comms, will run directly from Mayo to New York. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

“This is the most important landing since [French general] Humbert in 1798,” said Enda as he hopped from his car and strode across Killala pier to cha(...)

Gardaí are investigating after a man in his 60s was killed on the Ballycastle Road, Killala at about 3.30am this morning.

A pedestrian was killed when he was struck by a van in Co Mayo early this morning. Gardaí are investigating after the man in his 60s was killed on th(...)

Irish Roots

Three years ago, Ancestry. com added transcripts of almost half-a-million pre-1880 Roman Catholic parish register entries to their collection o(...)