Lissadell House in Sligo: the council has already paid its own legal bill of €2 million but has been directed by the Supreme Court to pay 75 per cent of the owners’ costs, estimated at between €6 million to €8 million

Sligo County Council has unanimously passed a motion calling on the Government to pay its share of the legal costs of the owners of Lissadell House i(...)

 News Fianna Fail Senator Marc MacSharry

Fianna Fáil has selected Senator Marc MacSharry and former TD Eamon Scanlon to contest the general election in Sligo-Leitrim.The constituency which no(...)

Frank Hanly and Caroilin Callery at Strokestown Park prepare for Walking in the Footsteps of the Missing 1,490 – A Famine Emigrant’s Walk. Photograph: Brian Farrell

When Caroilin Callery was a teenager, her father Jim bought the 300-acre Strokestown estate in Co Roscommon from Olive Hales Pakenham.“It was as if th(...)

Social solidarity: Members of the North Leitrim Men’s Group – John Maguire, Thomas Happ, Pat Love, Pat Kerrigan, Des Hand and Pat McMorrow. Photograph: Brian Farrell

The Department of Social Protection has been accused of being “hell bent on closing down” a men’s group which was set up to counter social isolation i(...)

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(...)