The remains of six people – five children and an adult – discovered at an archaeological site outside Carrick-on-Shannon may have been there for mor(...)

Strokestown House: built by the Mahon family in the 1760s and now owned by Westward Garage Group

The owner of Strokestown House in Co Roscommon wants to see an international think tank located there, which, by learning lessons from the Irish Fam(...)

PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton,  Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Northern Ireland Justice Minister David Ford at the annual cross-border seminar on organised crime at the Clarion Hotel in Sligo. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The Garda Commissioner and the PSNI chief constable have played down any differences between them on the level of involvement by the IRA in criminal a(...)

The N4 route towards Sligo in Castlebaldwin. Photograph: Google Street View

A community which has campaigned for decades for the upgrade of a road dubbed “the most dangerous stretch in Ireland” by a coroner have welcomed confi(...)

John Carslake, gamekeeper and grouse project manager: “Because I am on the mountain full-time, I can raise the alarm if a lamb is in trouble.”  Photograph: Brian Farrell

Gamekeeper John Carslake has been a full-time grouse- keeper since 2012 on Boleybrack mountain in Co Leitrim, far removed from the world British write(...)

One of six  discovered cannons from the Spanish Armada shipwrecks in 1588 at  Streedagh, Co Sligo,   when it was   set down for a public viewing in Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo, in July. Photograph: James Connolly

A ceremony to remember the 1,100 soldiers from three Spanish Armada ships who perished at Streedagh, Co Sligo, more than four centuries ago has been(...)

Kieran Quinn is on a mission to find pianos. The former GAA county player, who helped Sligo win the Connacht final in 2007, is now perhaps even better(...)

An Eircom technician surveys the aftermath of telephone line theft in the Kesh/Ballinafad area of Roscommon.  Photograph: Brian Farrell

A recent spate of telephone-cable thefts targeting copper is causing a security risk as well as financial losses for hundreds of Eircom customers. In (...)

Labour Party councillor Niall McNelis says the facility, which allows people to earn up to €12,000 tax-free a year from renting a room, is “not sufficient”

A Galway city councillor has called on the Government to expand the tax incentive attached to the “rent a room” scheme as one way of easing the accomm(...)

Flute, piano and tin whistle player, Barry Conaty,  who competed at  Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann in Sligo. Photograph: James Connolly

An estimated 450,000 attended the 2015 Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo making it the busiest in the history of the event, organisers said yesterday. The figure(...)