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Laura Bernal, the Argentine ambassador, who died of Covid-19. Photograph: Argentine embassy

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at

Jack Charlton. “He might have been a world famous footballer but there was no swanky talk from him. He was down to earth, straight to the point.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Expressions of fondness and admiration for the late Jack Charlton in Ballina, Co Mayo, have been flowing free and fast as the waters of the local rive(...)


Restrictions are easing, it’s time to make a break for it. Whatever you’re in the mood for, here are some of the best holidays in Ireland this summe(...)

The 150-year-old cottage is  on the Mayo side of the Ox Mountains and has had offers up to €90,000.

An Irish couple who survived Covid-19 are raffling their Mayo holiday cottage to raise funds for healthcare workers during the coronavirus crisis. In (...)

Lisa Smyth works as a technical adviser from her home – her late grand aunt’s cottage –  in Darragh, Co Clare.

Many of us have had to become experts in remote working over the past few weeks, though not in the best of circumstances. We speak to those who’ve bee(...)

 Saoirse McHugh, the Green Party’s candidate for Mayo,  chatting to Vincent Barrett while on the campaign trail in Foxford. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

One day last week Green Party candidate Saoirse McHugh called to a house while canvassing in Mayo and talked to the woman there. It was evening and sh(...)

Pat Mahon (83), a regular at Guiry’s Bar in Foxford, Co Mayo. Photograph: Ellen O’Riordan

In the small town of Foxford, Co Mayo, the regulars sitting around the Guinness tap in Guiry’s Bar have all heard the joke before, but it doesn’t stop(...)

Your house will feel instantly brighter when all of the detritus is removed. Photograph: Getty

The holly and the ivy are looking the worse for wear, the tree is on its last legs – yes, the season of goodwill is well and truly over. Although som(...)

Wills Bros says it is not in dispute that a substantial delay has been caused to the project and that Irish Water is responsible for it

A 90-day delay caused by Irish Water during the construction of a major drainage improvement project cost a Mayo civil engineering company €3.6 millio(...)

This year’s Ideal Home Show will be packed with the products and service providers you need to get your grand design off the drawing board. Photograph: Getty

Looking to get your house in order? Draw up plans for a visit to the Permanent TSB Ideal Home Show, which is back at the RDS over the October Bank Hol(...)

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