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Mayo’s 42km Great Western Greenway runs from Westport to Achill and is used by 250,000 people every year

The notion that we might willingly allow outsiders build pathways across our property is farcical considering our often craven, clawing grasp of land.(...)

Briquette producer Bord na Móna is owed €420,000 by a Kildare-based auction house that has been placed in liquidation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

A liquidated auctioneering company that owes Bord na Móna €420,000 did not have the legally required licence when it sold equipment for the State comp(...)

Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Monday teatime and Mattie McGleenan is in the car, beating up the road to Dublin. The Cavan manager is headed for Abbotstown, there to take a training(...)

Brutalist wallpaper  is probably too much for a full room, but would make a striking and bold feature wall

Brutalism may not strike many people as a thing of beauty, though there’s a newfound respect for its sometimes breathtaking style. Surely it’s still a(...)

The 2016 census found that 399,815 people in Ireland lived alone. Image: iStock.

A move by British prime minister Theresa May to appoint a dedicated minister for loneliness has been described by a Fianna Fáil Senator as an “absolut(...)

Simon Harris  said that if it was the “sad reality that we have been exporting this issue, are we now accepting that women must import their own solutions”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Abortion is a reality for women living in Ireland and is an issue that is not going to go away, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. “Ultimatel(...)

His neighbour first came across Patrick Lavin’s empty car on the side of the road, “parked awkwardly”, engine running, with the driver’s door open. Photograph: iStock

A 61-year-old Co Mayo farmer drowned after falling on his back into a river while attempting to push his car, which had become stuck in the roadside g(...)

A woman was killed while trying to pull her dog from the path of an oncoming train in Co Mayo, an inquest has heard.

A woman was killed while trying to pull her dog from the path of an oncoming train in Co Mayo, an inquest has heard. Bridget McHale (70), of Knocksh(...)

Simon Coveney has said Fine Gael wants to extend the confidence and supply agreement with Fianna Fáil. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has re-iterated Fine Gael’s desire to extend the confidence and supply agreement with Fianna F(...)

Frances Fitzgerald: neither Fianna Fáil nor Fine Gael has an obvious candidate to oppose Michael D Higgins if he runs again. Within Fine Gael, Ms Fitzgerald’s name has been mentioned. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are becoming increasingly nervous about contesting the presidential election if President Michael D Higgins opts for a secon(...)

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