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Dublin-based “super-pirates” Radio Nova and Sunshine Radio were dominant presences in the local radio market in the 1980s. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

On this day 30 years ago, Ireland’s pirate radio stations bestowed an abrupt if reluctant silence on a grieving listenership nationwide. It was eithe(...)

Irish acts that receive the most plays include Walking on Cars, Hozier, Picture This, Gavin James, Kodaline and Brian  Deady. Photograph: Getty

One of the hardy annuals of the Irish parliamentary year is the regular debate about the amount, or lack of, Irish music played by Irish radio station(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Politicians in the Taoiseach’s constituency of Mayo have expressed shock and disappointment at the impending closure of a company which was to have pr(...)

Sandra Collins disappeared from her home in the seaside village of Killala on December 4th 2000.

The coroner for north Mayo has said she is not currently in a position to hold an inquest into the death of Sandra Collins, the 29-year-old woman who (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny canvassing  on the streets of Ballinrobe in his home constituency of Mayo. Photograph: Reuters

“Like Bertie Ahern, I am very good with people. I felt that if Fine Gael was going to change – and it seems vain to say it – it needed someone like th(...)

 An Taoiseach Enda Kenny addressing a gathering of Fine Gael supporters in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

At a rally of the party faithful in Castlebar on Saturday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny described local people who were constantly bemoaning the lack of econo(...)

Westport House, Co Mayo. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Minister of State for Tourism Michael Ring has said negotiations between the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) and Mayo County Council on the fu(...)

Aerial images of flooding in Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo. Photograph: Jamie Martin.

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said he will bring a memo to Cabinet next Tuesday seeking funds to cover the full costs of flood damage ca(...)

A candidate in Friday’s Roscommon South-Leitrim by-election appeared before a District Court judge for non-payment of about €12,000 outstanding on a Credit Union debt. File photograph: Reuters

A candidate in Friday’s Roscommon South-Leitrim by-election, who is championing the plight of people in financial trouble, appeared before a District (...)

Tom Donnellan and Shane Flanagan-Trias who won a ticket each to the All-Ireland final during a school draw at Scoil Íosa, Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo, yesterday.  Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

The light promises once more for Mayo football. Another false dawn? Or will the gleam grow into the full, dazzling, sunburst of All-Ireland glory? (...)

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