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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 (...)

A file image showing cannabis plants being grown in a house.

Three men have been arrested after cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €300,000 were seized yesterday. The arrests followed the search(...)

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 (...)

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