Banned finally in 2013, bedsits often provoke nostalgia amongst their one-time occupants – even if the conditions were often grim. The often-maligned(...)

Sam Smith was shot twice when he answered a knock on the door where he was living at Carroll Drive, Cranmore, Sligo, on December 30th, 2005. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The mother of a 23-year-old Sligo man who was shot dead on his sister’s doorstep almost 11 years ago has appealed to the killer to give himself up. (...)