Messages of support are continuing to pour in for Derry footballer Aaron Devlin who faces a “crucial 48 hours” as he battles an aggressive strain of meningitis. Photograph: Inpho

Messages of support are continuing to pour in for Derry footballer Aaron Devlin who faces a “crucial 48 hours” as he battles an aggressive strain of m(...)

Donal Vaughan and Ger Cafferkey are both back in the Mayo line-up. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The most obvious windows of opportunity for Sligo would appear to be bolted shut going into tomorrow’s Connacht final. They were the last county to d(...)

The Irish Primary Principals’ Network (IPPN) has drawn up a plan for small rural schools. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The organisation representing primary school principals has drawn up a plan aimed at tackling the large number of small schools in rural Ireland. The(...)

Corrib veteran: David Timlin of Ross Glen Construction, in Rossport. Photograph: Keith Heneghan 8:37

Gas is expected to come later this year to the Shell terminal in Bellanaboy, Co Mayo, through the controversial pipeline that rises from the Atlantic (...)

Helena Harrington had been working for Mayo-based Charlestown Community Childcare Limited, trading as Happy Feet Creche and Preschool, in July 2012 when she became embroiled in an alleged conflict with the mother of two children she was minding. File photograph: The Irish Times

A creche worker who was sacked for coming into “conflict” with a mother who thought her husband was having an affair has been awarded €22,224 by a tri(...)

Mayo joint manager Pat Holmes patrols the sideline at Pearse Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Pat Holmes looked a satisfied man between the dressing-rooms in Pearse Stadium. He and Noel Connelly had taken over a Mayo team that has spent four(...)

Galway have not beaten Mayo in the championship since 2008.

Connacht SFC Semi-final Galway v Mayo Pearse Stadium, Sunday 4pm, RTÉ 2 In a way this is the ideal championship opener for Mayo: tough enoug(...)

Laois’s Pauric Clancy celebrates their Leinster final  victory over Kildare in 2003. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

Twelve years ago Laois and Kildare contested the Leinster football final. On Saturday they’re in the provincial quarter-final, possibly wondering whet(...)

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(...)