Ballyhaunis

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Sara Althabhaney  (16) is originally from Yemen and now living in direct provision in Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

When Sara Althabhaney started school in Ireland three years ago it wasn’t her skin colour or accent that made her stand out. Yes, she was one of the (...)

 Children at a community event at Ballyhaunis GAA club in 2015. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

Ballyhaunis is a positive example of a rural town that has “embraced diversity,” Minister of State for immigration and integration David Stanton has s(...)

A garda at the scene of a fatal shooting at Aghamore, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

A bachelor landowner shot dead at a Co Mayo farmhouse just before midnight on Tuesday was mistaken for an intruder, gardaí believe. The victim, named(...)

UCD Moore Centre for Business is fully integrated with the existing Quinn School building and increases its size by almost half. Photograph:  Shane O’Neill/Son Photographic

Students at the newly opened Moore Centre for Business at the UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business will experience an educational environment that no(...)

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(...)

Nour Aljarad, who was granted asylum in Ireland in 2015 with her family, has secured a place to study dentistry at Trinity College in September.

A 17-year-old student who arrived in Ireland from Syria four years ago with only basic English skills has scored more than 600 points in her Leaving C(...)

Stanley Petlane: ‘I’m not eligible for the Susi grant because I’m not in Ireland enough years’

Stanley Petlane joined the more than 58,000 Leaving Cert students around the country in nervously opening the envelope containing his exam results on (...)

Chris Barrett in action for Mayo during this year’s  All-Ireland championship. Photograph:    ©INPHO/James Crombie

At 5pm on Saturday 30-plus amateurs will play a game of football. They’ll do it in front of over 80,000 at Croke Park, while several hundred thousand (...)

Magdalena Jermakovs, Brendan Fagan, Fiona Jannik (LCRL) and Eva Halasz of the conversation group in Edgeworthstown. Photo: Lorraine Teevan

In a series of articles, The Irish Times explores five challenges facing rural Ireland – diversity and migration; poverty; rapid growth(...)

The Diverse Neighbourhoods report, published on Wednesday by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), found little evidence of segregated communities or disadvantaged ethnic enclaves in Ireland.

Migrants with poor levels of English are more likely to become segregated from Irish society and live in more deprived areas with high unemployment ra(...)

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