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The scene of the search last year for missing the Coast Guard helicopter crew at Blacksod, Co. Mayo. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Dublin-based Irish Coast Guard crew of Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, Capt Mark Duffy and winch crew Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith was tasked to provide “t(...)

Prof Niall O’Donohoe: wise, resourceful  and  compassionate

Those who knew the late Prof Niall O’Donohoe in recent years will recall a softly spoken polymath, a kindly grandfather figure and an incorrigible rom(...)

Sgt Gabriel McLoughlin, a Garda PSV Inspector, replying to the Coroner for Mayo, Patrick O’Connor, said there is no requirement at the moment for roll bars to be fitted on quad units, but agreed there should be. File photograph: iStockPhoto

A coroner has called for roll bars to be made mandatory on quad bikes which, he says, are being increasingly used not just on farms but also in indust(...)

Permission to serve short notice of the proceedings was granted, with the matter returned to next week. Photograph: iStock

A fund-appointed receiver has brought proceedings aimed at removing alleged trespassers from a business park in Co Mayo. Ken Fennell, an insolvency p(...)

The scene of the crash, on the N5 at Carrabawn near Swinford, Co Mayo, has been closed for forensic investigations. File photograph:  Alan Betson

Mark Hilliard A 61-year-old man has been killed following a collision between a car and a truck. The crash happened on the N5 at Carrabawn near Sw(...)

Geraldine Lavelle has been living in a so-called congregated setting in Sligo for three years. She says it would have been “mentally crippling” to move home

Geraldine Lavelle says that after the accident which damaged her spinal cord, people presumed she would move back in with her parents. Then 27, she h(...)

Corofin’s Michael Lundy: the Galway club will face Kildare’s Moorefield in the All-Ireland Senior Football Club Championship semi-final  at O’Connor Park on Saturday. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

At a time when some players are torn between their club and county, or their college for that matter, Michael Lundy had another decision to make. Was (...)

Louis Walsh: 'I say things I shouldn’t say and as I’m saying it I know I shouldn’t say it.' Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“I never wanted to be on TV,” says one of Britain and Ireland’s biggest TV stars. “It was never part of the plan. Never, ever. I just wanted to be a m(...)

Ann Marie Walsh Harte with her son Lewis. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd.

In August 2017 Ann Marie Walsh Harte learned that her then five-year-old son Lewis would not receive a new treatment for his Duchenne muscular dystrop(...)

Many of the residents of the Rosalie unit at Áras Naomh Chaolain in Castlerea suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Photograph: Getty

Concern has been expressed that the HSE may have reneged on a 2015 promise to keep open a facility in Co Roscommon for elderly people with mental heal(...)

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