The  accommodation earmarked for asylum seekers  in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Brian Farrell/Irish Times

The decision to cut the number of asylum seekers going to Ballinamore, Co Leitrim, from 130 to just 27, made up of seven families, including children,(...)

The direct provision accommodation for asylum seekers will house 25 families in Ballinamore. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Seven families will move into controversial new direct provision accommodation in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim, before Christmas. In all, 27 people will t(...)

Computer image of refused Glenveagh scheme at Hollystown

It has been a rough couple of weeks down the planning office for a number of leading developers and investors who now have to revise plans for thousan(...)

Ballaghaderreen’s Market Square: For more than three decades the town has had a significant Muslim population. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The old hometown’s just the same. If under something of a strain. Ballaghaderreen is a welcoming place. A sign at one entrance is a reminder. It rec(...)