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Having been anointed as the coolest place on the planet by National Geographic magazine, Ireland’s most north-westerly county is back in the headlines(...)

If you’re in the Cork area and ever fancied giving rowing a go, look no further than Rushbrooke Rowing Club

Sports clubs are not just a great way to keep your health and fitness on track, but they can give you a new way to meet people and socialise, especial(...)

 Gardaí are investigating the death of an elderly man at his home in Co Donegal. Photograph: Collins

An investigation has begun after an elderly man was found dead in his Co Donegal home. The death is being treated as suspicious by gardaí. However, (...)

Firefighters at the scene of the blaze which destroyed Donaghmore House on the outskirts of Castlefin, Co Donegal. Photograph: North West Newspix

One of Donegal’s most historic houses has been destroyed in an overnight fire. Donaghmore House in Castlefin, which was on the market for €1.2 millio(...)

Already, the development proposals set out by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his government  have been condemned as an assault on small towns and rural Ireland, while favouring the growth of Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government has attempted to steer future economic development by folding details of its 10-year National Development Plan into a 20-year National (...)

Sligo is over 100km from Galway and serves the wider region including Leitrim, north Mayo, north Roscommon, west Cavan and south Donegal. Photograph: iStock

One of the most striking features of the economic geography of the northwest is the lack of a large urban centre. Both Sligo and Letterkenny are rough(...)

 “As a regional centre, Sligo serves a large hinterland that extends beyond Co Sligo into surrounding counties,” the National Planning Framework states. Photograph: Istock

Sligo will play a key role in helping to develop the northwest under the Government’s 10-year National Development Plan, following its designation as (...)

The new National Development Plan plots a significant change both in the amount of State investment spending and in where it is allocated. Its startin(...)

An artist’s impression of the proposed new national paediatric hospital.

An additional 2,600 beds are to be provided under the Government’s new national development plan which will see the development of several new hospita(...)

Project Ireland 2040: a new Metro link is due to run between Swords and Sandyford, in Dublin

Project Ireland 2040 aims to provide balanced regional development, in order to reduce Dublin’s growing economic domination, and to improve the State’(...)

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