Knock Airport

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Monsignor James Horan was a major force behind Knock airport’s development. Photograph: Knock archive

It was nearly strangled at birth, the preposterous notion of an airport on the top of a mountain that was shrouded in mist. Urban Ireland spluttered i(...)

December was, unsurprisingly, the wettest month in 2015 with most stations in the west, south and midlands recording their worst conditions for between six and 13 years. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Virtually every part of Ireland experienced double or triple the level of rainfall normally experienced in December. With much of the country still (...)

Christmas arrivals and departures at Ireland West Airport Knock, in Co Mayo. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Four sisters had the happiest of Christmas reunions in the arrivals hall at Knock airport on Monday. Claire, Roisin and Noreen Burke, from Rosan Glas(...)