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(...)

Ballaghaderreen: Combin Properties Limited, c/o Remcoll Capital, Bandon, Co Cork, bought the Abbeyfield Hotel in the town in 2015. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The disused hotel in Ballaghaderreen that is to be turned into a emergency reception centre was acquired by a development company that has also bought(...)

During Easter Week 1916, Frank Shouldice and his brother Jack fought with the Irish Volunteers at the Four Courts. Frank trained his rifle on British (...)

Aaron Forde: “Currently the Aurivo milk cheque to farmers comes to more than €120 million a year.” Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

Aurivo may not be a household name but its roots go back to 1897 when groups of farmers in the northwest came together to boost their incomes by churn(...)

Roadworks: building the town’s bypass. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Brian Mulligan owns the Mulligan & Co furniture store on Flannery’s Corner, in the Co Roscommon town of Ballaghaderreen. The corner is a narrow(...)