Taoiseach Enda Kenny has made it clear he does not wish ‘to close down Sligo County Council’, elected members have been told. Image: Google Street View

Marese McDonagh Taoiseach Enda Kenny has made it clear he does not wish “to close down Sligo County Council”, elected members have been told.Amid spec(...)

Protesters from the ‘We Won’t Pay’ campaign returning water packs collected at protests to Pearse Roe, of Irish Water, earlier this month. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Many local authorities across the State have confirmed they will not intervene to ensure their tenants sign up with or pay their bills to Irish Water.(...)

Cash payout: more than 200 former councillors are set to receive severance payments totalling in excess of €5.4 million in the wake of losing their seats in local elections or due to the abolition of councils. Photograph: David Sleator

More than 200 former councillors will share in over €5.4 million in severance payments from 12 local authorities, having retired or lost their seats (...)

 Lissadell House in Co Sligo

Sligo County Council has withdrawn an objection made to An Bórd Pleanála over the erection of a boundary fence at Lissadell House and Demense in a mov(...)

 Lissadell House in Sligo, owned by Constance Cassidy and Eddie Walsh. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to re-open Sligo’s Lissadell House and Gardens to the public on Friday, five years after it closed due to a legal dispute over(...)

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

 The Alpine Garden and Cottage at Lissadell House in Sligo. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Sligo county manager has said his door is open to the owners of the Lissadell estate, and that he was hopeful the “fantastic facility” woul(...)

Yeats country: Lissadell House, with Benbulben in the background. Photograph: Alan Betson

The lengthy and frequently bitter court battle about rights of way through the Lissadell estate in Co Sligo is almost over, but it’s unlikely e(...)

 Poulaphouca reservoir before it flows into the Liffey Works water treatment plant,  Ballymore Eustace. Photograph: David Sleator

The Department of Health has confirmed that it has requested the Health Research Board to car(...)

Lissadell House: council faces major legal bill after losing case on rights of way

If Sligo County Council was a property developer, it would almost certainly be in Nama now. The council has accumulated a staggering deb(...)