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(...)

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(...)

Adrian Kelly from Cloone, Co Leitrim, passing a former shop (left) and a house which are both surrounded by forestry. “How can you live with trees coming up to your door?” Photograph: Brian Farrell

A late-night text recently summoned farmers to a protest in Aughnasheelin, near Ballinamore, Co Leitrim. The next morning, at 7.30am, they began to qu(...)