The managing director at Ireland West Airport, Joe Gilmore: says the record passenger numbers is “good news” for the regional economy

A record number of people used Ireland West Airport Knock in Co Mayo last year following a 7 per cent increase in passenger traffic. Some 734,031 peo(...)

Monsignor James Horan, of Knock, and the Minister for Transport, Mr Reynolds, having a chat during the ceremony at Barnacoogne  site of the new Co Mayo airport. Photograph: Jack McManus

It’s well known that our native hedgerows are home to an astonishingly diverse range of flora and fauna. But seriously? Two full-grown gents in suits (...)

 An Taoiseach Enda Kenny addressing a gathering of Fine Gael supporters in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

At a rally of the party faithful in Castlebar on Saturday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny described local people who were constantly bemoaning the lack of econo(...)