Gardaí and Defences Forces personnel began searching land close to the home of a Leitrim man, Pat Heeran. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Gardaí and Defences Forces personnel on Thursday began searching land close to the home of a Leitrim man, Pat Heeran (48), missing since 2011. At a m(...)

Up to 14 uniformed gardaí, some carrying riot shields, formed a protective barrier around Sligo county council staff  at a car park on  Connaughton road (above) in Sligo. File photograph: Google Street View

Gardaí armed with riot shields faced Travellers during a stand-off in a car park in Sligo town on Wednesday. A number of young children chanted “we h(...)

When it comes to the end of the week, a couple with a huge mortgage and huge childcare costs  are left with almost nothing to pay for food. Photograph: iStock

A retired social worker who is establishing a food bank in one west of Ireland town said some of those experiencing food poverty were people with jobs(...)

Gardaí assist council workers as they removed fencing around a caravan at Connaughton Road car park in Sligo. Photograph: James Connolly

A Traveller family which has been living in a Sligo car park for nearly 30 years is believed to be considering legal action against the county council(...)

Nikesh Patel and Colm Meaney in  ‘Halal Daddy’

The rescue of a Sligo meat plant three decades ago by a Muslim businessman has been captured in a new film, Halal Daddy, directed by Conor McDermottro(...)

Keeping the memories of lost loved ones alive: the StoneyWoods Festival in the village of Kiltyclogher has been organised with the help of a number of bereaved families

A community in Co Leitrim will next weekend host a novel arts and music festival which will celebrate the lives of young people from the area who died(...)

A computer-generated image of Lidl’s planned new supermarket in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim.

Opposition is growing in Carrick-on-Shannon to plans by Lidl to build a new supermarket on what locals claim is the last green space in the town. Lo(...)

A stag party pictured in Temple Bar, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

An international tourism expert has said he would never recommend Dublin to anyone for a short break as the city is a “rip-off”. Professor Michael H(...)

Joni Crone on The Late Late Show in 1980: during the 23-minute segment she never flinched, not even when asked whether her parents regarded her as “mentally deficient, or sinful or culpably ignorant”.

It’s nearly 40 years ago but Joni Crone still remembers the “whoosh” of the studio lights seeking her out and her stomach churning fear as she waited (...)

Shirley McEntee: “I thought with skin cancer they just cut it out and that’s that”

Shirley McEntee says that when she sees a sunbed she feels like smashing it. She was 31 when she was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma, which presen(...)