A flyover by the Air Corps at the docks in Galway during the naming and commissioning of the Naval Services newest vessel the ‘LÉ William Butler Yeats’. Photograph: Andy Newman

Plans for a new Naval Service ship which is equipped to provide full medical facilities at sea have been endorsed by Taoiseach Enda Kenny. The Whit(...)

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Simon Coveney has been urged to rethink the Government’s attitude to local authority debt.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The chief executive of Sligo County Council has warned that he may be forced to close two of the county’s three branch libraries. Ciarán Hayes said (...)

Emergence of new documents have  cast doubt over whether the  remains of Poet WB Yeats are buried in Co Sligo. Photograph: Getty

Students arriving for the Yeats International Summer School in Sligo this weekend will continue to visit the poet’s grave in Drumcliffe, according to (...)

Sligo’s Yeats community is standing by its belief  that WB Yeats was buried at Drumcliffe graveyard, in the light of newly revealed correspondence suggesting otherwise.  Photograph: Getty Images

Sligo’s Yeats community was unperturbed at the weekend at the contents of newly-revealed correspondence casting doubts over the authenticity of WB Yea(...)

File photograph of speakers, including the late Seamus Heaney,  at the 38th Yeats International Summer School in 1997 on a visit to the grave in Drumcliffe. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Yeats Society president Martin Enright has said that he is not unduly surprised or upset about new doubts over the authenticity of WB Yeats’s burial i(...)

Kotie O’Brien: she does seven training sessions a week, combining it with studying for her Leaving Cert

Of all the talented sportswomen targeting Rio 2016, Katie O’Brien’s has to have one of the most extraordinary stories. But one crucial chapter has ye(...)