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Westport in Co Mayo was singled out as a place that is attractive and “people-friendly”. Photograph: Eye Ubiquitous/UIG via Getty Images

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) in Ireland is seeking submissions for its inaugural “excellence in placemaking awards” to reward communities and organi(...)

Minister for Agriculture  Michael Creed, Taoiseach  Leo Varadkar and  Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring are pictured in Westport, Co Mayo at the announcement of a rural regeneration plan. Photograph: Maxwell Photography.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said there “isn’t a pot of money” from Europe to develop transport projects and that roads have been prioritised over rail (...)

Westport House is the venue for a forthcoming study day,  which will dig deep into the history of the house and demesne

Now that Halloween has departed with a final rattle of its skeleton and hiss of its vampire teeth, it’s time to prepare yourself a cosy nest where you(...)

A view of  Westport, Co. Mayo. Photograph: The Irish Times

Some towns are beating out-of-town shopping centres thanks to a system of ‘health checks’, a conference will be told today. The annual conference of (...)

Google’s David Sneddon, REI chairperson Oonagh O’Hagan and Harvey Norman chief executive Blaine Callard at the Retail Excellence Ireland ‘Retail Retreat’ in Carton House, Maynooth

More than 500 retailers from across the country gathered on Tuesday and Wednesday in the plush surroundings of the Carton House Hotel in Kildare for t(...)