Sean Rowlette from Dromore West in Sligo with his four children Leanne (8), Abbie (6), Joseph (3) and baby Sally Jnr. His wife Sally died at Sligo General Hospital just hours after giving birth to her fourth child. Photograph supplied by family.

Hours before Sally Rowlette died, her husband, Sean, was sitting by her hospital bed, holding her hand, when he thought of donating her organs . (...)

Academic staff at St Angela’s college Sligo are to stage a second one-day strike next month

Academic staff at St Angela’s college Sligo are to stage a second one-day strike next month as the stalemate continues over a planned merger with NUI (...)

Spike Milligan: his father Leo was born  in Sligo where the inaugural Bright Side of Life comedy festival is taking place

Thirteen years after his death, Spike Milligan has provided a treasure trove of new material for a comedy festival in his father’s home town of Sligo.(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny presents US president Barack Obama with a  volume of WB Yeats’s poetry,  hand-printed by Mary Plunkett, in the White House in Washington, DC,  today.  Photograph: Dennis Brack/EPA

A grandniece of 1916 leader Joseph Mary Plunkett spent weeks toiling in her back garden shed on bespoke hand-printed volumes of WB Yeats poetry that (...)

The work  etched on his face: Leaving the pit at Arigna in July 1990. Photograph Derek Speirs

Maurice Cullen remembers being in the Miner’s Bar in Arigna village one summer’s evening with a gang of other thirsty pit men when “a few yanks” drift(...)

  Joanne Flanagan: “We take hand hygiene very seriously. We swab hands constantly.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Crack of dawn I start work at 6.30am on the mornings I need to catch the night staff, but usually it’s a 7.30am or 8am start. All staff who hav(...)

File photograph of IT Sligo. A 23-year-old student  whose body was discovered in his  apartment on Monday has been named as Jamie Shaw, a first-year performing arts student at the institute.

A 23-year-old student whose body was discovered in his Sligo apartment on Monday has been named as Jamie Shaw, a first-year performing arts student at(...)

TUI deputy general secretary Annette Dolan said given the level of anger among academic staff at St Angela’s College (above), she was not surprised 95 per cent voted in favour of industrial action.  File photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

Lecturers at St Angela’s College in Sligo are to stage a one-day strike on March 10th after a vote in favour of industrial action over aspects of a pl(...)

The finds (pictured) follow the discovery last year of part of a 20ft rudder from one of the vessels on the beach. Photograph: Ciaran McHugh Photography

  Fears have been expressed for the security of the three Spanish Armada shipwrecks off the coast of Co Sligo, following the discovery of (...)

Eddie Walsh and his wife Constance Cassidy are owners of Constance Markievic’s ancestral home Lissadell House. Photograph: Brian Farrell

The owners of Lissadell House yesterday promised to help right the wrong done to the “hundreds of strong women” who were centrally involved in the 191(...)