Full list of candidates Issues such as water charges, unemployment, housing needs and medical cards are top of the agenda with Sligo voters. (...)

Ulster Unionist mayor of Newtownabbey Borough Council Fraser Agnew said: “As the guardians of all that is right in society, we have got to take a stand somewhere - and that is what happened in this instance.” Photograph: Rowland White/Presseye/Inpho

A play in Northern Ireland has been cancelled after Christians claimed it was blasphemous.The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged) was due to be(...)

Henry Upton: elected deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin

A Labour councillor and nephew of the Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has been elected Lord Mayor of Dublin. Oisín Quinn said he was “honoured” to(...)