The recent mapping at irishtimes.com/ancestor of all General Register Office births between 1864 and 1913 (see bit.ly/1HL3gF9) brought us a massive in(...)

A duck enjoys the cool water in the afternoon sunshine through Westgate Gardens in Canterbury, Kent, England on Sunday. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

A Met Éireann weather warning has come into effect. Gale force winds are expected across western counties on Monday with gusts of up to 100km/h in coa(...)

During the year, Coillte planted 15 million trees on 6,200 hectares of land

Coillte, the State-owned forestry company that on Thursday reported improved sales and profits, is undertaking a strategic review of all aspects of it(...)

Alex Butler from Middleton,  Co Cork won the  Best Dressed Lady prize at the Galway Races. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

East Cork native Alex Butler has won the Best Dressed Lady title at this year’s Galway Races at Ballybrit. Ms Butler from Ballyedmond, Midleton, won(...)

Minister of State Michael Ring, who was invited to the family wedding in Mayo, said on Thursday “this tragedy is beyond comprehension. It’s truly awful”.

The four-year-old boy killed when struck by a tractor in Erris, Co Mayo on Wednesday night had been holidaying with his parents in the area in advance(...)

The cuts have been uneven, varying hugely between Tullamore and Galway. Photograph: Getty Images

There is a saying that a nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest and most vulnerable members. This reflects poorly on our governme(...)

Reports the child may have been struck by a farm vehicle remain unconfirmed but the scene of the accident has been sealed off overnight ahead of a full investigation. Photograph: Getty Images

A four-year-old boy has been killed in an agricultural accident in Co Mayo. The fatal incident occurred on a farm at Ballinaboy near Belmullet at abo(...)

The serious erosion on Croagh Patrick has caused concern in recent times. Photograph: Eric Luke

Mayo County Council must “show leadership” and “find the funding” to repair and conserve Croagh Patrick. Speaking at a meeting of West Mayo Municip(...)

Mayo General Hospital at Castlebar in Co Mayo. Photograph: Google Maps

An 82-year-old man died because of the failure of authorities at Mayo General Hospital in Castlebar, to administer the anti-coagulant Octaplex in a ti(...)

Minister of State for Sport and Tourism Michael Ring:  “After all, Croagh Patrick is an integral part of our spiritual sand cultural heritage and is very important for tourism.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Mayo County Council is to debate a repair and conservation plan for Croagh Patrick today amid safety concerns caused by the erosion of the mountain. (...)