Cancer survivor Isobel Cullinan gets ready for school with her mother Laura, in Strokestown, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Brian Farrell

When five-year-old Isobel Cullinan starts school this Friday, her mother Laura will linger in the car park at St Mary’s primary school in Strokestown,(...)

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 (...)

Minister for Local Government Simon Coveney: met with Ciarán Hayes, chief executive of Sligo County Council on September 21st to discuss staffing crisis. Photograph: Alan Betson

The battle to save Sligo’s three libraries will gather momentum on Monday morning when county councillors unanimously back a Section 140 motion forci(...)

Academic staff at St Angela’s college Sligo are to stage a second one-day strike next month

Academic staff at St Angela’s college Sligo are to stage a second one-day strike next month as the stalemate continues over a planned merger with NUI (...)

TUI deputy general secretary Annette Dolan said given the level of anger among academic staff at St Angela’s College (above), she was not surprised 95 per cent voted in favour of industrial action.  File photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

Lecturers at St Angela’s College in Sligo are to stage a one-day strike on March 10th after a vote in favour of industrial action over aspects of a pl(...)

Jan O Sullivan: Local Fianna Fáil senator Marc MacSharry appealed to the Minister for Education to intervene. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan has been asked to intervene in the row over a planned merger between St Angela’s College Sligo and NUI Galway. Acad(...)

St Angela’s College, Sligo. Photograph: Pat Langan

Academic staff at St Angela’s College in Sligo have voted unanimously to ballot on industrial action, as anger mounts over aspects of a merger with NU(...)

A portrait of Charles Alexander   MacMunn, published in  the British Medical Journal  in  March 1911.    Photograph: Wellcome Trust

He is the forgotten Irish scientist, who in the 1800s conducted his research in a hayloft over his stables and whose findings were rubbished in his li(...)