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Aine Ryan on the platform after getting off the  overcrowded Westport train on its arrival at Heuston Station. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

It’s chaos and we are only in Ballyhaunis. I’m on the 9.45am train from Westport to Dublin Heuston and there are only three measly carriages and the a(...)

Nurses and patients in a hospital ward in Ireland circa 1890. Photograph: Sean Sexton/Getty Images

Public fascination with surgical developments was mirrored by this newspaper throughout its first 50 years; stories of ‘remarkable’ and ‘extraordinary(...)

Former Offaly star Sean Lowry in action for Mayo: “Mayo always had that doubt. Behind that swagger there was doubt all the time.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Some blame the ‘curse’; others say it’s simply misfortune; many claim it’s a concoction of both, blended together through decades of heartbreak. It’s(...)

Irish Navy’s LÉ Eithne: plays key role in monitoring maritime smugglers who travel around the north of Ireland to mainland Europe in an effort to avoid detection.

The mothballing of almost one-quarter of the Naval Service’s ships will have a significant effect on the State’s ability to stop drug smuggling throu(...)

Clare Island Lighthouse.

Mayo has long been a favoured destination for lovers of the great outdoors. It’s also a firm favourite for those who love great hotels. Put them toget(...)

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(...)

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