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 (...)

Seán Mac Diarmada was executed at dawn on May 12th, 1916.

Seán MacDiarmada’s grandniece was in Kiltyclogher, Co Leitrim on Wednesday as local people prepared for a candlelit vigil to mark the centenary of his(...)

Volunteers excavate the box-like archeological structure on Coney Island. The site may date back 4,000 years

Archaeologists have discovered signs of human habitation, possibly dating back 4,000 years, on Sligo’s Coney Island.A box-like structure built from l(...)