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Here are some of the signs that you’re doing too much genealogy. You see names. So many many names. As a result, in order to stay sane, you have train(...)

Kerry’s James O’Donoghue and Keith Higgins of Mayo. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

By half-time, yesterday’s GAA All-Ireland football semi-final had proceeded in conformity with the dampish-squib nature of this year’s football champi(...)

Mayo’s Alan Freeman: at his best he represents an excellent option at full-forward. Photo: Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

The sides’ fortunes have flipped in the three years since their last semi-final to leave Mayo as favourites but tomorrow’s All-Ireland football semi-(...)

Former Mayo manager John Maughan during the All-Ireland semi-final win over Kerry at Croke Park in 1996. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Strangely, given the overall history of the fixture, Mayo have become Kerry’s most familiar opponents in the past 20 years. Sunday’s All-Ireland sem(...)

Champions Dublin are unlikely to show rivals Monaghan any quarter at Croke Park. Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Monaghan come to Croke Park this evening having had a good year. They might not have retained the Ulster title but have returned to Division One and (...)

Mayo’s Cian Healy battles with Fergus Quinn of Armagh at Croke Park during the minor quarter-final. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mayo 3-13 Armagh 0-9 Defending All-Ireland minor football champions Mayo had no trouble booking their place in this year’s semi-finals after demolishi(...)

A Hiqa inspection of Áras Attracta in Swinford, Co Mayo found  ‘mealtimes were not a pleasant experience or a social occasion’ for the 97 residents. Photograph: Getty Images/Science Faction

Residents in a care centre for adults with intellectual disabilities were left without food for up to 15 hours a night, an inspection report by the(...)

Roscommon manager John Evans: “We’ll need to be better than we were against Cavan because we’re playing a better team.” Photo: Andrew Paton/Inpho

It’s now five years since Roscommon played an All-Ireland football qualifier against a county from a province other than Ulster – that was a third-(...)

A prototype Grassometer fitted to a welly

A new device which enables farmers to easily measure the height and density of their grass using a smartphone app is set to be launched next mo(...)

Gardaí are investigating after a 78-year-old woman died in a fire in Co Mayo.

An investigation is underway after a woman died in a house fire in Co Mayo. A Garda spokesman said the incident happened shortly before (...)

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