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For the first time since records began in 2001 the method of “catch-and-release” for salmon has surpassed that of “catch-and-retain”

A new report published by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) shows that more wild salmon are now being “caught and released” than “caught and kept” by ang(...)

Aoife Haynes Murphy was found safe and well in Dublin on Tuesday night. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Gardaí have stood down a Child Rescue Ireland Alert after a missing two-year-old girl was found. The force said Aoife Haynes Murphy was taken from Sw(...)

The long-suffering Mayo fans will be hoping the 70-year wait for Sam Maguire will end on Saturday night. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The intense build-up to Saturday’s All-Ireland final between Mayo and Tyrone has included some familiar curiosity about the Mayo mind. Our colourful s(...)

A strong surge in infections has also shown up in Co Monaghan. File photograph: Alan Betson

Carndonagh in Co Donegal has recorded the highest rates of Covid-19 for the fifth week in a row with levels of the virus now at five times the nationa(...)

The latest figures dated to Monday,  August 9th,  show the national 14-day incidence rate is now 422.5 per 100,000, up from the previous 372.6. Photograph: iStock

Rates of Covid-19 infection in Carndonagh, Co Donegal, continue to decline but the area remains the most infectious in Ireland with levels more than (...)

Among the areas in which hubs will be situated is Swinford in Co Mayo, where an 18th century courthouse has been refurbished

Plans to establish a national network of more than 400 remote working hubs are well advanced, with the State-backed initiative expected to launch next(...)

Many virtual events will be broadcast on the St Patrick’s Festival website. Photograph: iStock

Traditional St Patrick’s Day events have largely been cancelled this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, however, there are still some virtual celebrat(...)

Cillian O’Connor celebrates after scoring his second of four goals against Tipperary. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

One of the unexpected joys of lockdown was that I found music again. Like most teenagers, I was nuts about music. But then I lost it. So during the fi(...)

Gardaí said they spoke to the licensee and enforcement action was only taken when ‘our officers failed to get compliance’. Photograph: via Facebook

A Mayo publican was arrested last night after he opened his ‘wet’ pub and allegedly admitted patrons after they tested negative in a rapid Covid-19 te(...)

Matusz Batiuk, with an address at Carrabeg, Swinford, Co Mayo arriving at Castlebar District Court where he was charged with the murder of Michael McDonagh. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

A 31-year-old man has been remanded in custody charged with the murder of Michael McDonagh at a housing estate in Swinford, Co Mayo. Matusz Batuik, w(...)

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