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Foreign direct investment: multinationals such as Intel look for highly skilled graduates. Photograph: Intel Corporation

When it comes to regional development, particularly the development of smaller towns, there are frequent calls for IDA Ireland to bring jobs to a town(...)

Gráinne Long and Buddy: her parents moved to Malmö and their house in Mayo was rented out. “My first thought was, what’s going to happen to the dog?”

When Gráinne Long moved from Mayo to Dublin for college, she assumed she would be returning to Westport some weekends, at Christmas and during the sum(...)

Mayo’s 42km Great Western Greenway runs from Westport to Achill and is used by 250,000 people every year

The notion that we might willingly allow outsiders build pathways across our property is farcical considering our often craven, clawing grasp of land.(...)

Cannonball run: the Lions Trip will be zipping across Ireland, Wales, England and Scotland in March

Cannonball run for Lions fans The Lions Trip Cannonball run will be zipping across Ireland, Wales, England and Scotland in March – and you can sign u(...)

 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(...)

Star gaze at Finn Lough forest domes in Co Fermanagh

The most read feature in travel in 2017 was not about some exotic location abroad, but 100 of the best places to stay in Ireland. It seems when it com(...)

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(...)

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The 12 walks of Christmas
  • Travel
  • December 23, 2017, 06:00

The turkey is not the only one getting stuffed this Christmas. Amid all the glasses raised and the dinners downed, give your body a break on one of ou(...)

Louisburgh, Co Mayo, has a population of 434. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

It’s a wet, wild winter day, and a ferocious chill wind is coming off the mountains near Louisburgh, in Co Mayo. But when I step inside Books@One, on (...)

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