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In 2015, John Perry, then a TD, took a High Court challenge after failing to gain a spot on the ticket. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former TD Gerry Reynolds and Sligo-based solicitor Sinead Maguire have been selected as the Fine Gael candidates for the next general election, in the(...)

Former Fine Gael TDs John Perry and Frank Feighan will face a tough battle to get on the party’s ticket in Sligo-Leitrim for the next general election when members vote in a selection convention on Thursday night.

Former Fine Gael TDs John Perry and Frank Feighan will face a tough battle to get on the party’s ticket in Sligo-Leitrim for the next general election(...)

An old  road sign in Enniscrone

Enniscrone golf club celebrates its 100th birthday this year, but according to locals in the west Sligo seaside resort visitors seeking out the course(...)

Forget him not: John Perry of Fine Gael. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former Fine Gael minister of state John Perry will attempt to make his political comeback this week as he contests what is certain to be one of the mo(...)

“Range anxiety remains a problem with electric vehicles,” said Vinny Kearns, chief executive of Xpert Taxis. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Shane Ross’s scheme to persuade taxi drivers to switch to electric cars has been dismissed as a failure as newly disclosed figures show just seven dri(...)

 Tánaiste Simon Coveney launched public consultation into Ireland’s  new development policy on Thursday.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A “significant increase in expenditure” on overseas aid will be needed in the upcoming budget if the State wants to meet its UN targets on development(...)

 Fr Tony Flannery who chaired the Association of Catholic Priests’  public regional meeting in Tuam, Co Galway, ahead of the Papal visit. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Pope Francis has been urged to avoid being “treated like a celebrity”, and to apologise to all those mistreated in the Magdalene laundries, mother an(...)

Thai military personnel walk inside the blocking area during rescue operations to save a soccer team at Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Photograph: Pongmanat Tasiri/EPA

It has emerged that the Tourism Authority of Thailand is making plans to promote Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai, where a dramatic rescue of a children’(...)

Former president Mary McAleese has emphasised the primacy of conscience. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Catholic Church in Ireland, in which I am pleased to serve on my local parish pastoral council, has been arrogant in relation to its members and t(...)

Fr Tony Coote was diagnosed with motor neuron disease in March 2018.

It affects talking, walking, eating, breathing and many more functions that most people take for granted. It can leave some with feelings of isolation(...)

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