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Mayo fan Niall Moran, who flew from London, at Knock airport. ‘I promised I’d come over if we beat Dublin, so that’s exactly what I did,’ he said.  Photograph: David O’Connor

The Marian Shrine at Knock has seen many penitents over the years, but it was the nearby Ireland West Airport yesterday that saw the arrival of the la(...)

The Prudential Building in Chicago lit up with the slogan Mayo For Sam ahead of Saturday’s All-Ireland Senior Football final between Mayo and Dublin. Photograph: Bob Reiter via twitter

The Mayo All-Ireland football team will walk on to the Croke Park pitch this Saturday with, it is probably fair to say, the support of 31 counties, ho(...)

The Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence in Bekan, Claremorris, Co Mayo. Photograph: Inpho

Back in July five Slovenian workers arrived in Mayo, isolated at a house in Kiltimagh before commencing work just over the road on a site outside Knoc(...)

Glyn Evans with alpacas at his Co Meath farm. The microbiologist says that when visiting children encountered the alpacas he noticed benefits, ‘especially on children with learning difficulties’. Photograph: Seamus Farrelly

Animals have become the latest casualty of insurance cover as owners of some pet farms scramble to rehome dozens of breeds before being forced to clos(...)

Premises for sale in Kiltimagh, Co Mayo. File photograph: Alan Betson

A report published on Friday found that small towns in Ireland are suffering a long drawn-out decline and are in urgent need of attention. The Society(...)

ESB workers are working on multiple power outages following Storm Callum.  Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/THE IRISH TIMES

Storm Callum has caused less destruction than was expected, according to the National Emergency Coordination Group, with hundreds of households still (...)

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

Gardaí investigating the death of a 21-year-old during a visit to Co Mayo last summer have arrested a man. Joseph Deacy (21), from St Albans in Hert(...)

Joseph Deacy (21) from St Albans in Hertfordshire, England died after suffering head injuries in Co Mayo last August.

The family of an English GAA player, who was murdered while on a visit to Co Mayo last August, says they are convinced that “someone knows what happen(...)

Colette Shannon lives with her family in Dubai having moved there almost 13 years ago

Colette Shannon describes herself as an “original culchie”. Born in Kiltimagh, Co Mayo, “I grew up on a small farm a few miles outside of the town whe(...)

Louis Walsh: 'I say things I shouldn’t say and as I’m saying it I know I shouldn’t say it.' Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“I never wanted to be on TV,” says one of Britain and Ireland’s biggest TV stars. “It was never part of the plan. Never, ever. I just wanted to be a m(...)

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