Helen Rochford Brennan, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease three years ago: “We can live well with it. It’s a more simplified world but then at least we are here.” Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Depending on the moment, Helen Rochford Brennan’s husband calls her the “Helen that was” or the “Helen that is”, she explains, offering a glimpse of (...)

Met Éireann predicted heavy showers and hail on Thursday afternoon which could turn to snow on higher ground. Snow has been reported in Co Donegal.   File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times 1:08

It may be time to finally dust off those snow boots as temperatures plummet below freezing on Thursday evening. Snow has fallen in Co Donegal. Retired(...)

Gardaí are investigating a fatal road collision on the N15 that killed 86 year-old pedestrian. Getty Images

Gardaí are investigating a fatal collision that occurred on the N15 at Cartron, Bundoran Road, Sligo on Tuesday 9th December around six pm.A female pe(...)

The largest settlement made with the Revenue was by fair and amusement arcade operators Groundview Limited. Photograph: Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

A Dublin-based amusement arcade operator, a Co Sligo farmer and a Dublin company director topped the latest list of tax defaulters.The 107-strong list(...)

Met Éireann has warned of wintery showers on higher ground in counties Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow warning with the possibility of snow on higher ground in counties Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo. The forecas(...)

Sharon Foley, CEO of the Irish Hospice Foundation, with a map showing how many people die at home or in hospital according to area. Photograph: Alan Betson

Just one out of every three people who would like to do at home actually do so, according to a new report.People’s preference to die in their own home(...)

Sally Rowlette (36) from Dromore West, Co Sligo with her husband Sean. She died in the hospital on February 5th 2013 the day after her fourth baby was born.

The husband of a woman who died after giving birth at Sligo Regional Hospital said he told an obstetrician at least three times after the birth that s(...)

Inis Aoibhinn, Cancer Care West’s hostel, provided accommodation for 324 people undergoing hospital treatment last year

Community-based charity Cancer Care West is to extend support for cancer patients and their families across four western counties from next year.The (...)

Ted Nealon:  Taoiseach Enda Kenny said of him: “In every role he gave of his best, not alone as an exemplary public servant, but as an exemplary, compassionate and dignified human being”

The late Ted Nealon had a “unique political brain of enormous capacity”, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil. In a tribute to the former Fine G(...)

The Union of Students in Ireland says it has registered more than 20,000 new student voters on electoral registers around the country

The Union of Students in Ireland says it has registered more than 20,000 new student voters on electoral registers around the country. A campaign to g(...)