Several locations have received more notifications for adverse weather so far this year than they did in the whole of 2013. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

It’s official: the wet and windy southwest has endured the wildest weather since Met Éireann’s colour-coded warning system was introduced in 2012.Data(...)

Margaret Burke (49) suffered fatal injuries on Saturday after she was struck by a car while out walking in Castlebar.  She was taken to Mayo General Hospital (above) but was later pronounced dead. Photo: Keith Heneghan.

Four people died over the weekend in what was one of the worst for deaths on Irish roads so far this year.The deaths occurred in Mayo, Cork, Longford(...)

Broadcaster and Mayo native Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin   will present a two-hour celebration of all things Mayo on TV on Saturday. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix

Move over May Day, Mayo Day is set to take centre-stage this bank holiday weekend with even Niagra Falls turning red and green. The international init(...)

“Among lonely hills stands a modern visitor centre, with a bright cafe and art gallery and views over the mountains to the sea.”

The Irish Times is searching for the country’s most impressive visitor attractions, and we want our readers to help, by recommending great ways to (...)

A bulldozer clears a route through the snow for motorists in the Dublin mountains near the Hell Fire Club towards the Sally Gap. File image: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Westerners may have to trade the sunglasses for galoshes over the coming days with snow and rain set to replace the high temperatures of the last week(...)

Tractor driver, Brian McGuinness, of The Grove, Castlebar, Co Mayo, told the garda that he thought he had pulled in earlier to let traffic go by.

A tractor driver who caused a 7km tailback on a national primary road, involving 80-100 vehicles, has been fined €300 and banned from driving for a ye(...)

 Donegal’s Hugh McFadden tries to block down Cork’s John O’Rourke. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Football league semi-finals: where else in the world of competitive sport is the post-semi-final reaction to a national title so insouciant?“It’s not (...)

Mickey Harte: has said Tyrone need to be in Division One of the league. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Presseye/Inpho

Arguably the contemporary focus on the league began with Tyrone. In Mickey Harte’s first year, 2003, he set out an uncomplicated agenda to try to win (...)

I spent most of my childhood summers and several of my Christmases in Erris. My parents came from two villages there, Geesala and Doohoma, across t(...)

Overall winner Ciara McArdle (centre) at the NNI Press Awards is flanked (from left) by category winners: Ella Curtin (sport); Donna Fitzgerald (News); Éanna Ó Cosgora (Features); Aisling Eaton (Comment/Opinion); and Orla Doheny (Photojounalism). Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Judges, audience members and industry professionals were treated to an eclectic selection of stories from promising young journalists at this year’s (...)