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His neighbour first came across Patrick Lavin’s empty car on the side of the road, “parked awkwardly”, engine running, with the driver’s door open. Photograph: iStock

A 61-year-old Co Mayo farmer drowned after falling on his back into a river while attempting to push his car, which had become stuck in the roadside g(...)

A woman was killed while trying to pull her dog from the path of an oncoming train in Co Mayo, an inquest has heard.

A woman was killed while trying to pull her dog from the path of an oncoming train in Co Mayo, an inquest has heard. Bridget McHale (70), of Knocksh(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton says a new funding model for third level will ensure “innovation, good governance and excellent research are prioritised by our institutions, in line with our overall national goals”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Third-level colleges will face financial penalties for misconduct such as unauthorised payments for staff, filing late accounts or giving misleading r(...)

 Homelessness  in  Belfast city centre. The charity Depaul has 156 hostel beds in Belfast, Derry and Dungannon, including 31 family units. Photograph:  Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

For recovering alcoholic Christopher from Co Armagh, Christmas Day was spent at the Rosemount House homeless hostel on the Antrim Road in north Belfas(...)

Cars in the flooded car park near the Galway Atlantaquaria in Salthill during Storm Eleanor. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Met Éireann has issued a wind warning for parts of the country for the early hours of Thursday after Storm Eleanor brought heavy winds, rain and flood(...)

The latest survey by Irish Business Against Litter  shows increased litter levels in Dublin city centre and in disadvantaged areas of Galway, Limerick and Cork. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Cities and towns are getting cleaner, but the latest survey by business group Irish Business Against Litter (Ibal) shows increased litter levels in Du(...)

Declan Davitt (26), from the Carrowniskey area near Louisburgh, Co Mayo, drowned in the early hours of Christmas Day after a  4x4 in which he was travelling entered a swollen waterway at about 2.30am.

Two young men who drowned in Louisburgh, Co Mayo, after their car left the road and entered a swollen river early on Christmas morning have been named(...)

Corofin players celebrate their Connacht senior club football championship final win over Castlebar Mitchels at Tuam Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There was only one moment when it looked as if Corofin might lose Sunday’s Connacht club final but it was a dangerous moment. Despite having Mayo c(...)

Snow in the Horseshoe Valley, Ballintrillick, Co. Sligo. Photograph: James Connolly

Black Friday proved to be a white one with snow in parts of the west and north west as a cold spell gripped the country. There was snow on the mountai(...)

A man who died from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a kitchen fire had previously taken out his fire alarm because it was ‘buzzing’, an inquest ha(...)

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