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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(...)

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(...)

Driving past dry fields and copses of trees on the way to Enniscoe House, there’s a feeling of time falling away like the bars of signal on our phones(...)

Crossmaglen’s Francie Bellew celebrating  the club’s victory in the Ulster club football  final of 2008. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

My parents are hoarders. Not on an industrial scale, not in a way that would interest TV producers, but they like to hold onto things. My brother en(...)

Head chef Craig Naughton in the kitchen of the Yew Tree in Castlebar, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Mayo businessman Gary Middleton was very disappointed with the handling of the alert over odourless gas this week. Mr Middleton, who is part-owner of(...)

A screengrab from a video showing ‘flaring’ at the gas terminal at Ballinaboy in Co Mayo where odourless gas is being burned off.

Natural gas customers in two western counties who have been urged to turn off their supplies after odourless gas was pumped into the system have been (...)

Some game: the All-Ireland senior football championship final at Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Jesus, Mary and Holy Saint Joseph. But that was some game. Dublin and Mayo left us reeling. In bits. The entire place was in bits after it. Not ju(...)

Noel Shiels: won the Lough Conn two-day fly-fishing competition for the second time. His last victory was in 2005.

TO win the Lough Conn two-day fly-fishing competition once in a lifetime is a major achievement. To win the event a second time is of epic proportions(...)

Stephan Preiss receiving the Kilroy Cup from LSTPA chairman Kenneth O’Keefe

It was great to be back on my old stomping ground on St Patrick’s Day for the Tolka Trout Anglers’ Association (TTAA) opening day competition. It was (...)

A postman has died following a road traffic incident in Co Mayo on Wednesday morning. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two people have died in separate car crashes in Cos Limerick and Mayo. Part of the M7 Dublin to Limerick Road was closed Wednesday evening after a m(...)

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