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(...)

A member of the project’s board said the closure was ironic given the spotlight now on Ballaghaderreen and the need for facilities there because of the decision to accommodate 82 Syrian  refugees, including 37 children and teenagers, in the town. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A decision to shut down a youth project in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, creates a vacuum for 500 people who use the service weekly, according to a (...)

Pupils from Taunagh National School, Riverstown, Co Sligo with The Assumption by Mainie Jellet, one of 11  artists featured in the Punc 1x1 project. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Nick Miller never knew whether John McGahern liked the portrait he painted of him, in 1998. Miller himself was unhappy with the first attempt but the (...)

Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon: 82 Syrian refugees, including 37 children, will arrive to area in  early March. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Thirteen of the 82 Syrians who are expected in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, in early March are children aged four or under, it has emerged. The gro(...)

Mary Gallagher: “Wouldn’t it break your heart to see Aleppo ... It’s like a broken jigsaw.” Photograph: Brian Farrell

Douglas Hyde used to pop into Gallagher’s shop on Main Street Ballaghaderreen for his morning newspaper and no doubt would have had his own views on t(...)

A view down  Main Street in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The decision to accommodate 80 Syrian refugees in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, is “not a bad news story”, the chief executive of Roscommon County Co(...)

Flooding on the river Shannon just over a year ago. Seán Canney TD says a maintenance programme on the Shannon will get under way shortly.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A community which was cut off by floods for several months last year is appealing for government intervention to ensure a protective barrier is erect(...)

Mary Jameson: “Five years ago banks were not repossessing homes. We never had to deal with people in that category but that has all changed”

Two men recently spent a night in the trolley bay at Sligo’s Tesco store. It is not clear why they ended up taking shelter there but local councillor(...)

An Bord Pleanála cited concerns over flooding in denying permission for the development of a Lidl shop outside Carrick-on-Shannon. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

An Bord Pleanála has refused permission for a two-storey Lidl shop and off-licence on the outskirts of Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim. Outlining the(...)

Teenager Aoife McCormack (14) has to have her finger pricked 10 times a day.

Paula McCormack has to wake her teenage daughter at least two times most nights to test her blood sugars levels. Aoife (14) has had type 1 diabetes (...)