Michael Skeffington and his younger brother Brandon  were great friends who played football together, mourners at their funeral were told today.

Priest says boy with ‘bright sparkling blue eyes and big smile’ made big impression in school

Nine year-old Brandon Skeffington (left) and his brother Shane (20) who died after an incident at a house in Banada, Co Sligo on Sunday night.

Shane Skeffington believed to have stabbed brother before taking his own life

‘For some people a pregnancy might not have been a crisis 10 years ago but it is now.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

While Ireland may no longer be such a harsh place for unmarried pregnant women, the stigma persists

Brandon Skeffington (9) who was  found with stab wounds in a  house in Banada yesterday, and who died later in hospital, and his  brother  Shane (21)  whose body was found in a nearby shed.

Shock in rural community after child (9) found with stab wounds in Tubbercurry

India-born Dhara Kivlehan (left, with husband Michael Kivlehan), was 29 when she died at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast after being transferred by helicopter from Sligo. She had developed HELLP, a severe form of pre-eclampsia.

Solicitor tells Coroner family ‘stunned’ at what they saw as restrictive approach

The Bishop of Elphin: “Will you find one suitable candidate for priesthood in each deanery between now and Easter and invite him to contact me or one of the members of the vocations team.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dr Kevin Doran ordained by his predecessor Bishop Christopher Jones in Sligo

Dermot Healy’s widow, Helen, is consoled by President Michael D Higgins at St Patrick’s Church, Maugherow, Co Sligo, yesterday. Photograph: James Connolly

Writer laid to rest yesterday in the company of poets and artists, musicians and singers, a president and, above all, his neighbou(...)

A solicitor representing the family of Dhara Kivlehan, who died in Belfast four days after giving birth in Sligo Regional Hospital in 2010, said her husband Michael and other relatives had  ‘gone through hoops’ for four years in an attempt to get answers.

Dhara Kivlehan (29) died in Belfast four days after son was born in Sligo Regional Hospital in 2010

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