Carrick-on-Shannon in Co Leitrim, where the body of a man and a woman have been recovered from the River Shannon. Photograph: Google Maps

Gardaí are treating the deaths of a man and a woman who were taken from the river Shannon in Co Leitrim on Friday afternoon as a tragic accident. The(...)

Rural fracking. Cllr Declan Bree said the ban had been welcomed by the Sligo community “who fully recognise the dangers fracking poses to water quality, to human safety and to the general environment”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Sligo county councillors have unanimously voted – for a second time – to have a ban on fracking included in the county’s new development plan. The (...)

Claire O’Brien from Ballinlough, Cork with her son Conor attempting to travel to Dublin for the soccer international, at Kent Train Station, Cork during industrial action halting services. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Dr Philip Kavanagh had just finished a 12 hour night shift in the Emergency Department of Sligo University Hospital and was tired when he arrived at t(...)

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(...)

A jury at Sligo Coroner’s Court has returned a verdict of unlawful killing in the case of musician Martin (Matt) Kivlehan (59), who died in August 2015.

A well-known Sligo musician died as a result of two stab wounds to the neck sustained in an incident in his home, an inquest heard on Monday. The ju(...)

Musician Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh said she was concerned at the plan to expand the shellfish operation at Braade Strand, Gweedore Bay, which is close to her home. Photograph Colm Hogan

Opposition is building in Donegal to a number of large-scale oyster farms planned for scenic areas in the northwest of the county. Minister for the (...)

Judge Keenan Johnson in Roscommon Circuit Court condemned what he called  “systematic and protracted” abuse perpetrated by Robert Sumner (76). File photograph: Getty Images

An elderly Co Roscommon man who forced his 12-year-old grandniece to watch a pornographic video so she could “learn how to do things better for him” h(...)

Davy Walsh and Aodán Conneely, from GMIT Mayo, trying out the play area which was built by  students  from donated and upcycled materials. Photograph: Brian Farrell

When a group of Syrian men, women and children arrive at a former hotel in Ballaghaderreen next week they will be greeted by welcoming messages from t(...)

Frank Feighan: said he had received death threats after voting with his party to close Roscommon Hospital’s emergency department. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fine Gael Senator and former TD Frank Feighan is to seek the party’s nomination to contest the next general election. Mr Feighan, who said he had rec(...)

 Artists Maria  Fleming and Paul Cole put the finishing touches to the Ballaghaderreen welcome wall: interpreters will be available at Duffy’s Supervalu to translate messages   into Arabic. Photograph: Brian Farrell

The people of Ballaghaderreen are building a “welcome wall” in advance of the arrival of over 80 Syrian refugees to the Co Roscommon town early next (...)