Bruno Beo, owner of Bruno’s bar and restaurant in Boyle, shows the clear water from a filtration system he installed. Photograph: Brian Farrell

‘If we were not about to have a byelection there would be damn all talk in the Dáil about our water problems’

The present owner’s grandfather, Bryan, was an MP at Westminster and was elected as a TD in south Dublin in 1923.

Famous guests at Francis Johnston-designed castle include Johnny Cash and Tom Watson

 Anti-fracking protests outside Leitrim County Council in Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim,  in 2011. Photograph:  Brian Farrell

Leitrim and Cavan councillors to meet Alex White on hydraulic fracturing for gas

The 34th International Naturists Congress, Lough Allen Hotel, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim, runs until Sunday. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Twenty five countries represented at International Naturist Congress in Leitrim

Volunteers excavate the box-like archeological structure on Coney Island. The site may date back 4,000 years

A box-like structure built from large stone slabs may have been used for bathing or cooking during the Bronze Age

 Tánaiste Joan Burton. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland refused to see or hear when it came to hiding women, children in institutions, Tanaiste says

Taoiseach Enda Kenny warned today that the Government was not in a position to “write large cheques” while conceding tax figures published this afternoon were “quite strong”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Government not in position to ‘write large cheques’

A portrait of Charles Alexander   MacMunn, published in  the British Medical Journal  in  March 1911.    Photograph: Wellcome Trust

Easkey man gave up his research for the Boer War after his findings were rubbished

Stuart King from Ashbourne, Co Meath (foreground) and other DeLorean owners at the meeting of the DeLorean Owners of Ireland Association at Carrigallen, Co Leitrim.

An estimated 60-100 DeLorean cars from early 1980s survive in Ireland

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