Darren Collins who will address the “Travellers and the Importance of a Healthy Mind” conference in Sligo

Young gay Travellers are entering arranged marriages because they do not want to shame their families, according to a 22-year-old Traveller who spent (...)

In the past 12 months, North Leitrim Men’s Group has dealt with two clients who were homeless, including one man in his early 20s. Photograph: Alan Betson

Reduced social-welfare payments for young adults is helping to drive them into homelessness, even in rural areas, according to a Leitrim-based men’s g(...)

Paloma Aparezida Silva-Carvalho on Strandhill Beach, Sligo. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Paloma Aparezida Silva-Carvalho will be scared boarding her flight to Zurich next Monday. The Brazilian woman has nothing to fear in Switzerland, but (...)

 Aileen McGee from Donegal, whose son takes part in the Social Farming Programme. Photogragh:  Brian Farrell

The mother of an autistic teenager who a year ago was “ banging his head off the fireplace” has said the Government’s social farming programme has tur(...)

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(...)

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(...)

 Syrian refugees and members of the Pakistani community in Ballaghaderreen take part in a 10-a-side soccer match at the local community playground on Saturday. Above is Sajjad Hussain, the Pakastani barber in Ballaghaderreen who organised the game, on the attack. Photograph: Brian Farrell

As another 40 Syrians arrived at the former Abbeyfield hotel in Ballaghaderreen around lunchtime last Friday, local Pakistani-born barber Sajjad Hussa(...)

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(...)

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(...)

 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 (...)