Artist Brian O'Doherty. Photograph:  George Tatge

The Freedom of Roscommon has been conferred on artist, author, doctor, art critic and academic Brian O’Doherty (89) who was born and grew up in Ballag(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten:  has accused health authorities of trying to replicate the past in Roscommon by closing another care facility, this time in Castlerea. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has accused health authorities of trying to replicate the past in Roscommon by closing another care facilit(...)

It is the first new business in which Sean Quinn snr has invested since he emerged from bankruptcy more than two years ago. Photograph: Collins

Former billionaire Seán Quinn is funding the new online betting business run by some of his family from his own resources, the company said on Friday.(...)

Bishop Kevin Doran: said that he had not been talking about the proposed new National Maternity Hospital at St Vincent’s in Dublin when he spoke to the Sunday Times, but, rather, had spoken “in general terms”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Bishop Kevin Doran may have been speaking “in general terms” last Sunday about healthcare provision in Catholic-run institutions, but he accurately re(...)

Donegal County Council is to examine allegations made against one of its councillors in an RTÉ programme on political lobbying ‘as an issue of urgency and priority’

Donegal and Sligo County Councils are to review isses raised in an RTÉ programme on political lobbying Donegal council said it will to examine the al(...)

FF Cllr Joe Queenan – as secretly filmed by the RTE Investigations unit. Photograph: RTÉ

A Fianna Fáil councillor has resigned from the party after he was filmed offering to act as an intermediary for a company in return for an investment (...)

Sligo-based councillor Joe Queenan featured on an RTÉ Investigates programme last night which examined political lobbying.

A Fianna Fáil councillor has resigned from the party after he was filmed offering to act as an intermediary for a company in return for an investment (...)

Bishop Leo O’Reilly is to explore the possibility of having married men as priests and the appointment of women as deacons. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Two Nigerian priests have been invited by Bishop Leo O’Reilly to serve in the Catholic diocese of Kilmore as vocations there dwindle. They will arrive(...)

Is Ming Flanagan about to throw his hat in the ring for a seat in Europe? Photograph: PA

Is Ming Flanagan about to throw his hat in the ring for a seat in Europe? The Independent TD for Roscommon-South Leitrim ran in Connacht-Ulster in 199(...)

Former taoiseach Albert Reynolds addressing the Bula annual general meeting in Dublin in 2009. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds is in the “very late stages” of Alzheimer’s disease, his son Philip has said. Albert Reynolds (81) was conspicuous by(...)