Saturday’s Sligo Global Kitchen at the Model Art Gallery, where lunch was cooked by Syrian refugees based in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Brian Farrell

If music really is the food of love, then so too is Ozzi, Fattoush and Baba ghanoush, especially when cooked up in Sligo by a group of enthusiastic Sy(...)

New Kiltyclogher residents Tammy Barrett and her children, Aidan and Jessica. Photograph: Brian Farrell.

It’s a long way from East Wall in Dublin to Kiltyclogher village in Co Leitrim but as they cruised west on the M4 this week, Rachel and Jason Ashe wer(...)

Leitrim County Council refused permission for the proposed new development. It said the proposed increase in retail space involved would breach local guidelines. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Lidl is appealing Leitrim County Council’s decision to refuse planning permission for new two-storey outlet on a greenfield site on the outskirts of C(...)

 Aileen McGee from Co Donegal whose son Cian (19) is taking part in and benefiting from social farming. “He loves it,” she says. Photograph:  Brian Farrell

Aileen McGee from Buncrana, Co Donegal, said she was a recluse this time last year. “I was a recluse because my son was a recluse. Cian is 19 and is s(...)

John Murphy with a  photograph  of himself taken before he started working on a social farm. Photograph Brian Farrell

John Murphy remembers a time when he wanted to end his own life. He had a “full mental breakdown”, he used to cut his arms, and he was committed to a (...)

Michael McDowell, Síle de Valera and Brenda Power were among the speakers at Markievicz Day 2017 at Lissadell House, Co Sligo. Photograph:  Brian Farrell

The 90th anniversary of the death of Countess Markievicz was marked at Lissadell House in Co Sligo over the weekend, with Senator Michael McDowell tel(...)

Lidl  had proposed closing its current store at Cortober on the Roscommon side of Carrick-on-Shannon,  and developing a two-storey outlet on a greenfield site close to a retail park on the Dublin side

The chairwoman of Leitrim County Council has described the rejection of planning permission for a new Lidl store in Carrick-on-Shannon as a victory fo(...)

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(...)

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(...)