A sign inside the  former Abbey Field Hotel in Ballaghaderreen, Roscommon, welcoming the  76 Syrian refugees who arrived there on Tuesday. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Hope was in the air when a group of displaced Syrians arrived in Ballaghaderreen in Co Roscommon on Tuesday, not least because the newest of the new a(...)

A jury at Sligo Coroner’s Court has returned a verdict of unlawful killing in the case of musician Martin (Matt) Kivlehan (59), who died in August 2015.

A well-known Sligo musician died as a result of two stab wounds to the neck sustained in an incident in his home, an inquest heard on Monday. The ju(...)

Musician Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh said she was concerned at the plan to expand the shellfish operation at Braade Strand, Gweedore Bay, which is close to her home. Photograph Colm Hogan

Opposition is building in Donegal to a number of large-scale oyster farms planned for scenic areas in the northwest of the county. Minister for the (...)

Judge Keenan Johnson in Roscommon Circuit Court condemned what he called  “systematic and protracted” abuse perpetrated by Robert Sumner (76). File photograph: Getty Images

An elderly Co Roscommon man who forced his 12-year-old grandniece to watch a pornographic video so she could “learn how to do things better for him” h(...)

Davy Walsh and Aodán Conneely, from GMIT Mayo, trying out the play area which was built by  students  from donated and upcycled materials. Photograph: Brian Farrell

When a group of Syrian men, women and children arrive at a former hotel in Ballaghaderreen next week they will be greeted by welcoming messages from t(...)

Frank Feighan: said he had received death threats after voting with his party to close Roscommon Hospital’s emergency department. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fine Gael Senator and former TD Frank Feighan is to seek the party’s nomination to contest the next general election. Mr Feighan, who said he had rec(...)

 Artists Maria  Fleming and Paul Cole put the finishing touches to the Ballaghaderreen welcome wall: interpreters will be available at Duffy’s Supervalu to translate messages   into Arabic. Photograph: Brian Farrell

The people of Ballaghaderreen are building a “welcome wall” in advance of the arrival of over 80 Syrian refugees to the Co Roscommon town early next (...)

Oliver Williams, of Loughrea, Co Galway, has received a five-month suspended sentence.

The operator of a soup kitchen and charity shop in Sligo has received a five-month suspended sentence from a judge who said he must be “stopped in his(...)

The hotel site of the Emergency Reception & Orientation Centre (EROC) in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Brian Farrell

The woman who will run the centre for more than 80 Syrian refugees in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, said she hopes it will be a sanctuary for those (...)

Bus Feda driver Donal Sweeney at IT Sligo on the company’s Donegal/Galway route. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Brian O’Donnell, who runs the Donegal-based private bus company, Bus Feda, will not entertain charges that he has cherry-picked a lucrative bus route(...)