Taoiseach Enda Kenny has made it clear he does not wish ‘to close down Sligo County Council’, elected members have been told. Image: Google Street View

Department questions whether draft budget a ‘credible step to financial recovery’

Annie West with ‘Prime Time’ presenter David McCullagh at the launch of Yeats in Love in the Yeats Building, Sligo.

Annie West’s book ‘Yeats in Love’ has irreverent drawings of the poet’s four proposals

A small group of anti-water charges protesters surrounded the Taoiseach’s car, kicking and banging it with placards, while one man who climbed on the bonnet had to be pulled away by gardaí.  Photo: James Connolly / PicSell

Protest leaders had urged crowd to ensure picket remained peaceful

The court had heard that 110 gardaí were involved in a 13-hour siege in Sligo last December. Photograph: Frank Miller

Michael O’Connor reloaded a shotgun on 23 times during Sligo siege

A good egg: Keen GAA man Luke Dolan attributed his longevity to a boiled egg every day, plenty of sugar in his tea and a devoted wife. He was also off the cigarettes for almost 50 years, having kicked the habit at 60. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Tributes paid to Roscommon man who credited long life to boiled eggs and sugary tea

Barry Feely reflects on his family’s 230 years of making headstones

Some protesters in Sligo carrying placards reading ‘let them have phones’, a reference to recent remarks by Tánaiste Joan Burton.

Crowd of 4,000 directs anger at Taoiseach in demonstration against new charges

Most common refrain in Leitrim today was “it wasn’t me” as speculation mounts who the winner might be

Actor Chris O’Dowd pictured in King House, Boylet when he received The Freedom of Roscommon. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Moone Boy creator accepts freedom of Roscommon before crowd in Boyle

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