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Wind turbines in the Irish Sea. Photograph: Reuters

In early 2002, the Government signed off on Ireland’s first offshore wind farm. It would be the world’s largest, a 520 MW giant of power generation, e(...)

Donegal woman Winifred Byrne’s husband Francis, her 16-year-old son Jimmy, and three other crew died when their fishing vessel ‘Skifjord’ sank in 1981. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A Donegal widow who had secured the Ombudsman’s support for State compensation over exclusion from a Government scheme has finally been sent a cheque (...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: A spokeswoman said the Minister had committed to meet the Time4Us board and local TDs to “re-examine the situation in Galway”.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A pioneering service to allow children spend time with parents who do not live with them, and the only one of its kind in the State, faces closure at(...)

Gardaí engage in a shoving match with protesters outside the Corrib gas terminal site in Ballinaboy, Co Mayo. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Energy company Shell has sold its 45 per cent stake in the Corrib gas field to a unit of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) in a deal worth (...)

Helicopter crew (clockwise): Capt Dara Fitzpatrick and the three crew members still missing, Mark Duffy,  Ciarán Smith    and Paul Ormsby.

The search continues for three missing Irish Coast Guard crew members after it was confirmed Capt Dara Fitzpatrick has died, having been recovered fro(...)

Atlantic Dawn: the value of its  fishing assets was increased substantially by the European Commission’s decision to hinder the efforts of owners of other Irish vessels to upgrade their fleet

The former owners of Atlantic Dawn, which once was Ireland’s biggest-ever trawler, stand to gain a bounty of at least €135 million from a series of de(...)

Initially it’s all low-lying fields and woodland paths before the route suddenly dives into the wildest of Mayo countryside

‘Light a candle before you go, include strangers in your group and no complaining.” With these words from Fr Frank Fahey of Ballintubber Abbey, we be(...)

The late Christy O’Connor jnr at the Open Golf Championships, St Andrews, Scotland, in July 2000. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/PA

A book of condolence will be opened in Galway for Christy O’Connor jnr to allow people in his native city express their sorrow at his death. The gol(...)

The Rossport five: Michael Ó Seighin, Brendan Philbin, Willie Corduff, Vincent McGrath and Philip McGrath leaving the Four Courts after being released from prison in 2005.

As gas is flared into the skies above north Mayo, it is worth reflecting on a project that has been one of modern Ireland’s greatest scandals, a stunn(...)

Sedco 711 drilling rig at the Corrib gas field. It is a semi-submersible drilling unit capable of operating in harsh environments and water depth of up to 550m.

1996: Gas discovery reported 83 km off Mayo by Enterprise Energy Ireland (EEI). August 2001: Mayo County Council approved permission for an onshore(...)

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