Retired bishop of Elphin Christy Jones said he believed towns in the west of Ireland were more alive socially and economically in the 1940s and 1950s, “a time of mass emigration”, than they were today. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A retired west of Ireland bishop on Friday warned that he saw very little hope in his native county. Retired bishop of Elphin Christy Jones said he b(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Labour Party politicians have said they have faith their leader after an opinion poll showed support for the party has dropped to its lowest level in (...)