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 (...)

Photo showing  the total eclipse of the sun taken from an aircraft out in the mid-Atlantic.  Photograph: Trinity College Dublin handout/PA Wire

The west was “close to best” for the “almost total” solar eclipse, with clear skies drawing hundreds of spectators out to the shoreline of Galway Bay.(...)

A file image of a man struggling with his umbrella in high winds. Met Eireann has issued two wind warnings for today with residents of counties Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim advised of gusts of up to 130km/h.

Met Éireann has issued a status orange wind warning for western counties, while a yellow warning has been put in place for most of the rest of the cou(...)

A National Lottery spokeswoman confirmed that a number of terminals across the network experienced technical issues for a period of about 40 minutes on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

National Lottery ticket terminals crashed this afternoon for the third time since the beginning of February. A spokeswoman for the National Lottery c(...)

In recent months, centenarians interviewed by this newspaper have variously attributed their longevity to “hard work, staying positive and the pint of(...)

Tyrone’s Seán Cavanagh: suffered a heavy blow to the head when playing against Monaghan at Healy Park. Photo: Inpho/Presseye

The opening weekend of the Division One season threw up two concussion-related incidents. Ironically the one which was actually diagnosed saw Mayo’s E(...)

Kerry’s Pa Kilkenny and Adam Gallagher of Mayo hit the ground in their Allianz Football League Division 1 tussle in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Opening matches in the league rarely become reference points later in the year. It was of historical interest that Kerry have lost all of their openi(...)

Tommy Walsh finds his way blocked by Mayo’s Donal Vaughan as the All-Ireland champions lost to Mayo in Killarney. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kerry 0-10 Mayo 2-11 The sunsine bounced off the frozen Reeks, as Fitzgerald Stadium hosted opening day in this year’s Allianz Football League.(...)

St Vincent’s Diarmuid Connolly scores a goal against Castlebar Mitchels in the All-Ireland club football final in March 2014, having won the Leinster club title in the previous calendar year. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

There are a few things in the GAA of which it could be said: if you were starting out, you’d never come up with that way of doing it. One example is (...)