O’Connell Street in Sligo is set to be reordered in an attempt to afford more space to pedestrians. Photograph: James Connolly

Sligo rightly sees itself as the “capital of the northwest”, easily outpacing Enniskillen. With a royal charter granted in 1613, it defines its(...)

Joe Murphy left, Sligo County Council, and solicitor Dermot Hewson speaking to reporters outside the Supreme Court  yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The owners of Lissadell estate have been urged to reopen the historic property to the public following yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling in their favou(...)

Meg Harper, director of the Yeats Summer School, and author John Banville. Photograph: James Connolly

If WB Yeats was around today he would use YouTube and Twitter, the director of the International Yeats Summer School in Sligo suggested yesterday.Prof(...)

Satirical homage in Trim, Co Meath: Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), as depicted in an oil  painting by Charles Jervas. Photograph: DeAgostini/Getty Images

Jonathan Swift was appointed vicar of Laracor, near Trim, Co Meath, in 1700, and each year Trim pays homage (and boosts local tourism) with the Swift (...)

WB Yeats’s  grave in Drumcliffe Churchyard, with Ben Bulben in the background. A planned Gathering 2013 event will involve participants, for  €20 each,  being given  a coloured poncho and invited to participate in a “choreographed message of hope inspired by WB Yeats’s poetry”. Photograph: Pat Langan

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is seeking more details of a planned Gathering 2013 event under Sligo’s Ben Bul(...)