The priority of a soon-to-be-launched farming group is protecting farm incomes and the viability of the family farm, according to organisers. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A new national farm organisation will be launched in February and will focus on keeping family farms viable, spokesman for the organisers Colm O’Donne(...)

Some of the entrepreneurs, investors and techies at the Surf Summit in Westport, Co Mayo at the weekend. The event was a spinoff of the Web Summit. Photograph: Candy Behunin @digital_sweet

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was the star of the show for more than 200 investors, start-ups and entrepreneurs who were in Westport, Co Mayo for the Web Su(...)

Peter Thiel, co-founder of Paypal, in conversation on centre stage during day three of the Web Summit. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA Wire

U2 frontman Bono closed the Web Summit yesterday, to much less fanfare than that which greeted PayPal and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk last year. The p(...)

Sunday is the best day for Brick Lane Market, where you can browse for unusual clothes, jewellery and bric-a-brac and and be tempted by the huge selection of ethnic foods
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My girlfriend loves exploring and shopping in markets so I would like to take her to London for a weekend where she could indulge her passion for fash(...)

 Sanjeev Chada who is to stand trial next year charged with murdering his sons.  Photograph: PA

The trial of a father accused of murdering his two sons in Co Mayo is due to start in November next year. Sanjeev Chada (43) of Ballinkillen, Bagenals(...)

Frank McNally at Mulranny during his Great Western Greenway cycle from Westport to Achill, along with Anna O’Connor, Mayo County Council’s walking and cycling officer. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

The old Westport-Achill rail line was never entirely successful. This offshoot of the Midland Great Western Railway company covered one of the emptier(...)

A teenager is recovering in hospital after receiving a number of stab wounds during an incident in Westport, Co Mayo last night. Gardaí (...)