Crew members and participants in Safe Haven Voyages on board the ‘Spirit of Oysterhaven’, docked in Cork city. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Before last Monday, Victor Springbok had never been on a boat. A week later, the 22-year-old knows how to steer a vessel through “wild Atlantic wat(...)

Seamie O’Boyle, who has died aged 58, has been described as an ordinary man who touched the lives of many people in his home town of Sligo. Raised in (...)

The subject tells the story:  the American writer Robert Drake in Where I Am, on RTÉ, about the 1999 attack, in his adopted home of Sligo, that left him with brain injuries

As mottos go, “get better or get bitter” is a good one. Robert Drake says that choosing the former has made all the difference, although the Americ(...)

Sligo has a reputation for its richly rhythmic flute style, and Dervish’s Liam Kelly is one of its finest exponents. His previous solo album, 2(...)

Kerry footballers celebrate their Munster final victory over Cork. The success of a small number of teams in provincial championships has sparked calls for  a two-tier system. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

After Kerry’s victory over Tyrone, one feature of the All-Ireland final has been confirmed: despite the back-door system, once again two provincial ch(...)

Umbrella weather as heavy rain falls on Dublin in July 2015. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An Indian summer is on the way after the real summer turned out to be another disappointment. The “summer” will end on Monday with another deluge of (...)

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte’s greatest moments have come against Kerry but his team will go in as underdogs on Sunday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

“Like all of these things, are you as good as your next game?” asks Mickey Harte. “And we haven’t played it yet.” Which is the neatest and simplest w(...)

Gardaí investigating a fatal road crash involving a number of vehicles and a pedestrian on the N4 at Whitehill in Co Sligo are renewing their appeal for witnesses.

Gardaí investigating a fatal road crash involving a number of vehicles and a pedestrian on the N4 at Whitehill in Co Sligo are renewing their appeal f(...)

National Bus and Rail Union drivers “have an expectation that they will be balloted” on industrial action

Train users are facing an autumn of misery following a warning from unions that drivers are to be balloted on industrial action. According to the Nat(...)

Barry Conaty, from Cavan, who is performing four times at fleadh on flute, tin whistle, piano and duet. Photograph: James Connolly

The music, laughter and craic will be hard to avoid in Sligo town this weekend as more than 250,000 people from all corners of the earth descend for t(...)