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Fr Tony Coote was diagnosed with motor neuron disease in March 2018.

It affects talking, walking, eating, breathing and many more functions that most people take for granted. It can leave some with feelings of isolation(...)

A  man has died after being badly injured while making  silage near Claremorris in Co Mayo. File image: iStock.

Two inquiries are underway following the death of a man in a farm accident in Co Mayo. The incident occurred at Clogher, Claremorris on Saturday mor(...)

The best burger in Ireland is to be found at The Hungry Moose in Kilkenny

The best burgers in Ireland can be found at the Hungry Moose in Kilkenny, a partially crowdfunded restaurant opened last December by a chef who has co(...)

Joseph Deacy (21), who died after suffering head injuries in Co Mayo last August.

The man in his 20s who had been detained at Claremorris Garda station in relation to the death of Joseph Deacy in Swinford has been released without c(...)

Mayo’s David Nestor and  Tomas Meehan of Galway in the Connacht Football Championship final in Tuam in 1999. Photograph:

I met Stephen Rochford last week in the McWilliam Park Hotel in Claremorris, Co Mayo. It’s a typical small-town hotel, with some relics of auld decenc(...)

Treetop attraction: Castlecomer Discovery Park

When the Irish go abroad, they sit on open-top tour buses, visit cultural highlights, and seek out hidden gems. But at home in Ireland? We tend to st(...)

Padraig O’Reilly, from Clonakilty, (right) was recognised on Saturday by the Irish Red Cross for his more than 20 years of work supporting local communities. Photograph: Claire Nash

A Co Cork man who doubles as a full-time Dunnes Stores worker and on-call fire fighter has been named as volunteer of the year by the Irish Red Cross.(...)

The aggression the Smyths brothers showed in the chain’s UK expansion indicates they are unlikely to be overawed at the prospect of being catapulted into the heart of the European market.  Photograph: Frank Miller

It’s a long way from Claremorris to Cologne. But we shouldn’t have to wait too long to find out how the Smyth toy-retailing family intends bridging i(...)

 Toys R Us deal is likely to push the Smyth’s group annual revenues towards €1bn. Photograph: Frank Miller

Smyths Toys has agreed to pay up to €79 million for the central European division of Toys R Us, comprising 90 outlets in Germany, Austria and Switzerl(...)

A statement on behalf of Smyths said it has “entered into a definitive agreement” to buy the tri-country Toys R Us unit, including its head office in Cologne

Smyths Toys, the Mayo family-owned retailing group, will almost double in size after agreeing a huge deal to buy rival, Toys R Us, in Germany, Austria(...)

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