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Volunteering can have a number of personal and professional benefits

We all love a random act of kindness. It makes everyone, whether giver or beneficiary, feel good – and, if caught on smartphone, might earn sever(...)

Alan and Eileen Mullarkey, who have been affected by construction on the wind farm project in north Mayo. Photograph: Conor McKeown

When an ESB and Bord na Móna consortium sought approval for a €600 million onshore wind farm in north Mayo, there was a cautiously positive response t(...)

Halloween: there are lots of adventures, both inside and out, to keep the whole family entertained. Photograph: Ojo/Getty

In the sacred space between Back to School and Santa Stop Here, the ancients celebrated a very special festival: Midterm. Honour that tradition t(...)

ESB workers are working on multiple power outages following Storm Callum.  Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/THE IRISH TIMES

Storm Callum has caused less destruction than was expected, according to the National Emergency Coordination Group, with hundreds of households still (...)

Séamus O’Loughlin (Ennis), winner of ITFFA individual competition on Lough Lene, receiving the Lennon Cup from president, John Deacy

The recent report from ‘Irish Business against Litter’ highlights the fact that only eight per cent of beaches, harbours and rivers were found to be ‘(...)

The ambulance sent from Ballina took 90 minutes  to reach Carraroe, via Maam Cross. File photograph: Alan Betson

An ambulance had to travel 131 km from north Mayo to attend a heart attack case in south Connemara, a Galway GP has said. Dr Peter Sloane, who has a (...)

 The papal cross in the Phoenix Park where the pope will celebrate Mass in August. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

Irish Rail has warned those attending Pope Francis’s Phoenix Park Mass that its routes to Dublin on the day are nearly all sold out. It said all tick(...)

The Other Voices Open Call Ballina is now taking submissions

Ballina Co Mayo will host the Other Voices music festival for the first time on September 28th-29th. TV recordings will be held in St Michael’s Church(...)

In one incident, a man in his 40s who has yet to be named died while swimming near Portumna, Co Galway. Meanwhile, John Early (56), died suddenly after he had been swimming near Terryglass, Co Tipperary. Both locations are towards the north of Lough Derg, above. File photograph: Google Maps

Two men have died in separate incidents after swimming in different parts of Lough Derg. In one incident, a man in his 40s who has yet to be named d(...)

A man who died after his microlight aircraft crashed near Ballina, Co Mayo last month appeared to pass out in the cockpit seconds before impact, a preliminary air accident report has found. Image: iStock.

A man who died after his microlight aircraft crashed near Ballina, Co Mayo last month appeared to pass out in the cockpit seconds before impact, a pre(...)

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