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Executive director of the WHO health emergencies programme Dr  Mike Ryan. Photograph:   Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty

It’s hard to imagine anything short of an incoming meteor fazing Dr Mike Ryan, the Irish man leading the World Health Organisation’s emergency respons(...)

Ms Justice Mary Irvine agreed Katherine Doocey should be struck off because of what the judge said was “extremely serious” misconduct at “the uppermost end of the scale of seriousness”.

A solicitor has failed in an appeal over her striking-off from the roll of solicitors for professional misconduct. Katherine (Kathleen) Doocey, princ(...)

Thousands of homeowners affected by Mica, and their supporters, protest in Dublin for a 100 per cent redress scheme from the Government in October. Photograph: Laura Hutton

The Government finalised a redress scheme late last night for thousands of families in Donegal and Mayo affected by mica following a day of intense ne(...)

Noel Noone and Joan Faulkner with their children, Shaun (17), Aoife (15) and Eimear (9),  outside their mica-affected home in Quigley’s Point, Co Donegal.  Photograph:  Joe Dunne

In Quigley’s Point in Co Donegal, the Noone family has the placards ready. “I’ve already phoned the three children’s schools and told them they won’t (...)

A spokesman for the mica redress campaign says  a cap on compensation of €350,000 would exclude 40 per cent of the 6,000 or so homeowners. Photograph: Joe Dunne

People have a right to assume that their homes are properly built. It is the responsibility of the State to ensure measures are in place to ensure bui(...)

English golfer Nick Faldo had hoped to design and build a golf course on Bartragh Island. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images.

Build and they will come; but golfer Nick Faldo never managed the former on the Mayo island of Bartragh, and the island has now been sold, bringing to(...)

Gardaí are investigating following the discovery of a woman’s body in Westport, Co Mayo.   File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí believe a woman whose remains were discovered in her home in Westport, Co Mayo, this weekend had been dead for some time. Gardaí are investig(...)

The Lotto game paid out 19 prizes in excess of €1 million, with a €10.7 million jackpot in Cork the last year largest lotto jackpot of the year. Photograph: iStock

National Lottery sales rose just shy of 4 per cent to €918.9 million last year, despite the pandemic, with a record €529 million in prizes distribute(...)

Mayo has a variety of attractions across the entire county to suit almost anyone.

For its size and position smack in the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way, Mayo gets relatively few visitors. Which means there are plenty of opportunitie(...)

Ashford Castle in Cong, Co Mayo

Hotels may have opened up but the short-term outlook for Ireland’s tourism industry and for airlines remains uncertain at best. Hoteliers were being (...)

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