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Flag carriers Paul McNamara and PJ Gielty lead out the Dooagh pipe band on St Patrick’s Day on Achill Island, where traditional Achill pipe bands have marched since 1882. The Dooagh  band is the oldest of Achill’s five pipe bands, having been established in 1947.  Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

St Patrick’s morning at 6am and the beating sound of the drumín mór echoes around the village of Dooagh on the western end of Achill Island. It reverb(...)

Work on the ESB-Bord na Móna wind farm project near the Oweninny river. Photograph: Conor McKeown

Bord na Móna and ESB have secured financing for the €150 million Oweninny wind farm project in north county Mayo. The project is to be financed with(...)

 Ciarán McDonald at  TEG Cusack Park, in Mullingar, for Mayo’s game against Westmeath in May. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Ciarán McDonald may have parted ways with his intercounty playing days in 2007, but within Mayo’s mind and soul he never really left. There was always(...)

Vincent Fahy, 1928-2021

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

Lives Lost: Liam (Bill) Harrington from Mayo, 1935-2020

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

A man rides a quad bike on a snow covered road in Glenasmole, Co Dublin,  earlier this week. File photograph: PA

A number of yellow weather warnings are in place across the country this weekend, with up to 5cm of snow forecast for some areas. A yellow snow and (...)

Mayo’s Conor Loftus celebrates a goal against Galway in the recent league win at Tuam Stadium. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Mayo’s decision to play Conor Loftus at midfield is one of the most unusual since the return of intercounty football last month.  James Horan’s (...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea and Dublin’s Michael Fitzsimons in their Allianz Football League Division 1 clash at  Elvery’s MacHale Park, Castlebar, on Saturday. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Dublin 1-11 Mayo 0-8 There has to be the odd dud episode in this riveting series. So Mayo’s quest for a win over Dublin now dates back to 2012, when (...)

Head of forecasting at Met Eireann, Evelyn Cusack following a meeting of the National Emergency Co-ordination group on Wednesday concerning Storm Lorenzo. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Storm Lorenzo is expected to make landfall in Co Donegal in the early hours of Friday morning, and should have weakened by that stage, Met Éireann has(...)

Dr Tony Browne

Tony Browne Born: July 22nd, 1936 Died: August 15th, 2019 A quiet determination that Connacht rugby should stand shoulder to shoulder with the other (...)

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