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A 69-year-old man has died after a fire at his home in Castlebar, Co Mayo. Jimmy Gleeson lived alone in a one-bedroom apartment at Station Road. Hi(...)

Castlebar, Co Mayo. The council has confirmed that Opensparkz will not be buying the property in the town, throwing a question mark over the job-creation plan

Plans to create more than 200 jobs in the west of Ireland are in doubt after the sale of a property earmarked for the project fell through. Openspark(...)

“Oh, to be a fly on the deluxe interior on the day when Sir Clive Woodward, stuck in one of those eternal traffic jams outside MacHale Park, would have rolled down the window of the Rolls-Royce to have a local steward advising him that it was ‘bananas’ on the Lawn Road.” Photograph: Dean Treml/Getty Images

Oh, they’ve done it now, those elitists of World Rugby, pouring cold water and even colder technical criticism on Ireland’s big dreams of hosting the (...)

Corofin players celebrate their five-in-a-row success in Galway. But only one of the team started for Galway against Mayo in June. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Watching St Martin’s celebrate their Wexford senior hurling final win over Oulart-the-Ballagh on Sunday, it was difficult not to be a little envious o(...)

As part of the initiative gardai have released a list of some of the locations at which they will be based. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Gardai will be out in force early on Friday morning to crack down on speeding on Irish roads. National “Slow Down Day” is being conducted to raise a(...)

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The best jazz gigs to see this week
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  • October 20, 2017, 05:00

Saturday 21st Zrazy. Baggots Hutton, Dublin, 8.30pm, €12, baggotshutton.com –Jazzy-pop (or is that poppy-jazz?) duo Zrazy - singer/flautist Maria Wal(...)

Carlow Institute of Technology  mechanical engineering students  built their own single-seated Formula One style race car

Carlow Institute of Technology When is open day? Carlow Campus: November 16th Wexford Campus: November 17th Life on campus Just 10 minutes’ wal(...)

Estimates of how many died vary from 300 to 800, a remarkably low figure given the ferocity of the storm

The Night of the Big Wind was the most devastating storm ever recorded in Irish history. Known as Gaeilge as “Oíche na Gaoithe Móire”, the hurricane o(...)

Enda Kenny at the 1976 Fine Gael ardfheis.  Photograph: Peter Thursfield/The Irish Times

Former taoiseach Enda Kenny is expected to confirm within weeks he will not contest the next general election. Mr Kenny, who stood aside as taoiseach(...)

Head chef Craig Naughton in the kitchen of the Yew Tree in Castlebar, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Mayo businessman Gary Middleton was very disappointed with the handling of the alert over odourless gas this week. Mr Middleton, who is part-owner of(...)

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