Karen Browne, Biddy Hughes (marketing director) and Sheelyn Browne. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

Sheelyn Browne’s ancestors, including the legendary Grace O’Malley, survived famines and rebellions at the family estate in Westport, which was once d(...)

Views of Westport, Co Mayo. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónail /The Irish Times

Westport House in Co Mayo generates some €50 million a year in indirect investment in the county and wider western region, according to a consultants’(...)

Emergency services from Mayo and Galway were last night battling a major fire which broke out at an agricultural machinery business in Ballinrobe, south Mayo

Emergency services from Mayo and Galway managed to contain a major fire which broke out at an agricultural machinery business in Ballinrobe, south Ma(...)

Revenue assumed responsibility for collecting the Household Charge, which has  been replaced by the Local Property Tax, in July 2013, when all outstanding liabilities increased from €100 to €200.  File photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

A decision to withdraw a legal action against a builder who did not register for the Household Charge does not set a precedent, according to Mayo’s co(...)

The top earner in Irish local authorities is Dublin City Council’s chief executive Owen Keegan, who earns €175,721 a year.

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan has confirmed that there are 216 local authority staff currently earning more than €100,000 each.The top earn(...)

 Brian O’Driscoll touches down for his last-minute try. Photograph: Inpho/Billy Stickland

Ireland 20 Australia 20 Croke Pk, Dublin November 15th, 2009The game began and ended on set moves to release Brian O’Driscoll; the first of them coug(...)

A wind turbine base at Lettergunnet, Co Galway. Photograph: Ronan Browne

Mayo County Council has backed a demand by north Mayo residents for substantial “community gain” payments by the ESB and Bord na Móna if their planned(...)

The proposed greenway on the Collooney to Claremorris section of the disused Galway-Sligo railway line aims to replicate the success of the Great Western Greenway from Westport to Achill. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

Mayo County Council is under pressure from rival lobby groups over the future of a large section of the disused railway line between Galway and Sligo,(...)

Declan O’Brien: went close to scoring for Drogheda United last night at Swedbank Stadium, Sweden. Photograph: Inpho

Malmo 2 Drogheda 0 (Malno win 2-0 on agg): For all of their bravery, Drogheda United bowed out of the Europa League last night following a 2-0 defe(...)

Drogheda’s Paul O’Conor and Malmo’s Markus Halsti during last night’s Europa League qualifying round 1st Leg in Tallaght. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mick Cooke had said beforehand that he would settle for taking this tie back to Malmo where a young side that includes full and under-21 international(...)