Tammy Barrett and her children Aidan and Jessica in Kiltyclogher, Co Leitrim. “I love it to bits. This is like a fairy tale in my head.” Photograph:  Brian Farrell

Fr Pat Farrelly says that when the bell goes at Kiltyclogher primary school these days, “it’s like letting out a flock of birds” so rapid is the exodu(...)

A grey squirrel in Santry Forest.  Photograph: Michael Keating

Ballymun is Michael Keating’s home town and he knows that what he sees there is not what everyone else sees. The bus driver and wildlife photographer(...)

Zak Moradi was the first Iranian Kurd to play in Croke Park - for Leitrim last summer

Leitrim hurler Zak Moradi does not know how many relatives he has lost in the earthquake which has killed at least 530 people and injured thousands in(...)

When it comes to the end of the week, a couple with a huge mortgage and huge childcare costs  are left with almost nothing to pay for food. Photograph: iStock

A retired social worker who is establishing a food bank in one west of Ireland town said some of those experiencing food poverty were people with jobs(...)

Gardaí assist council workers as they removed fencing around a caravan at Connaughton Road car park in Sligo. Photograph: James Connolly

A Traveller family which has been living in a Sligo car park for nearly 30 years is believed to be considering legal action against the county council(...)

A coroner has criticised our “binge” culture after hearing a 19-year-old girl died after ingesting a cocktail of illegal drugs mixed with alcohol. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A coroner has criticised our “binge” culture after hearing that a 19-year-old girl died after ingesting a cocktail of illegal drugs mixed with alcoho(...)

 Sally  and Seán Rowlette of Dromore West in Sligo. Ms Rowlette died at Sligo General Hospital  in February 2013     hours after giving birth to her fourth child. Photo supplied by family

The family of Sally Rowlette, who died after giving birth at Sligo Regional Hospital last year, have received an apology from the HSE – almost two we(...)

Ben Bulben, Co Sligo, is at the centre of a row about access. Photograph: Brian Lynch

Ben Bulben, the mountain immortalised by WB Yeats, is at the centre of yet another row about access. Sligo County Council has been asked to declare th(...)