Lough Derg near Killaloe, Co Clare. Fáilte Ireland plans to build a brand for the midlands similar to that of the Wild Atlantic Way. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fáilte Ireland has advertised for consultants to help the organisation build a brand for the midlands to emulate the success of the Wild Atlantic Way (...)

A screengrab from a video showing ‘flaring’ at the gas terminal at Ballinaboy in Co Mayo where odourless gas is being burned off.

Natural gas customers in two western counties who have been urged to turn off their supplies after odourless gas was pumped into the system have been (...)

Some game: the All-Ireland senior football championship final at Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Jesus, Mary and Holy Saint Joseph. But that was some game. Dublin and Mayo left us reeling. In bits. The entire place was in bits after it. Not ju(...)

The five-star Sheen Falls Lodge in Kenmare

Cosy up in Connemara €299pps Cosy up in Connemara this autumn beside an open fire and wrapped in a cashmere and lambs’ wool pashmina. You’ll find th(...)

Joe Biden  embraces Fionnuala Kenny, wife of former taoiseach Enda Kenny, who is greeted by Martina Jennings of Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation, at the sod turning for the new hospice facility in Castlebar, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Former US vice-president Joe Biden has said he is "honoured" that Mayo’s first hospice will be forever linked with his late son, Beau. Turning t(...)

Former Labour Party TD Michael McNamara. Photograph: Eric Luke

Former Labour Party TD for Clare Michael McNamara has appeared in court charged with dangerous driving and obstructing a garda. At Killaloe District (...)

Peter O’Keeffe and Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty are new caps on the Irish team for the Home Internationals. Photograph: Inpho

Home International team Irish Amateur Open Champion Peter O’Keeffe and Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty are new caps on the Irish team for the Home Internat(...)

Cheesy photo op Award: A shot taken from the Twitter feed of Leo Varadkar of himself and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau jogging in Phoenix Park, Dublin in July. File photograph: @campaignforleo/PA Wire

For Promoting Better Public Understanding of Science Danny Healy-Rae. Without Danny how would we know that climate change is a swizz and that driving(...)

A woman who  cared for two elderly brothers for almost a decade   has described finding their bodies covered in blood in their Co Mayo home.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A woman who cared for two elderly brothers for almost a decade became emotional in court on Wednesday, as she described finding their bodies covered i(...)

Minister for Community and Rural Affairs. Photograph: Eric Luke

Michael Ring has promised an influx of government funding to his own constituency following his appointment as Minister for Community and Rural Affair(...)