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The historic Westport House hotel.

Summer time and the living is easy, and easier still if you can raid the piggy bank and head off for some well earned rest and relaxation. If you’ve (...)

Hina Khan, an artist from Pakistan, who moved to Ireland with her family in 2015, at home in Kinsale, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/ Provision

In June 2018 Hina Khan spent a month living in a fire station. The Pakistani artist had been in Ireland three years when she was given the opportunity(...)

Ram  was attacking sightseers at Downpatrick Head which overlooks the Dun Briste Sea Stack

A “rampaging ram” which was attacking sightseers at Downpatrick Head in Co Mayo beauty spot has been removed from the location after at least one pers(...)

Trevor Boland: “Our costs have gone up, our feeds, our fertiliser, but the price we receive hasn’t increased.” Photograph:  Brian Farrell

For Francie Gorman, a full-time suckler farmer in Portlaoise, the past six months have been as grim as he can remember, as the beef industry struggles(...)

East Mayo Anglers’ Association vice chairman Mick Kane with River Moy 13lb springer caught on club water last week.

Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has announced a new funding call for three schemes during 2019 aimed at conservation and development projects nationwid(...)

St Patrick’s Day: spectators at last year’s Dublin parade. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

The forecast may not be great for this year’s St Patrick’s Day, but there are lots of events and other attractions, many indoors, to keep you entertai(...)

Admirably determined: Gerard Adlum and Ian Toner in The Big Fellow

THE BIG FELLOW Everyman, Cork ★★★☆☆ This production is a lesson for Minister for Education Joe McHugh: abandon the teaching of history in our schools(...)

The pilot, Michael McCarrick, was killed instantly when the small plane crashed into a field at Breaffy, on the Bonninconlon side of Ballina, Co Mayo. File photograph: Google Street View

A 58-year-old pilot who died after his two-seater plane crashed in Ballina last year became unconscious mid-air, causing the plane to nosedive, an Air(...)

 Mayor of Sligo Rosaleen O’Grady (C) a former nurse with nurses Elaine Coleman (left) and Yvonne Cunningham (right) at Sligo University Hospital. Photograph: Marese McDonagh

Elaine Coleman finished her night shift at 9am on Wednesday and headed straight to the picket line outside Sligo University Hospital. “I am wrecked bu(...)

Jake Bagnell has not been seen since Friday, January 25th

A 13-year-old boy is missing from his Co Mayo home since Friday morning. Gardaí on Saturday issued an appeal in an effort to find Jack Bagnell from (...)

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