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Frankli founders Noel Dykes and Cian Collins

Frankli is a Sligo-based start-up that believes it has cracked the often elusive goal of employee engagement, particularly where geographically disper(...)

Fleadh Cheoil   in Drogheda. Over 2,000 volunteers worked  throughout the weekend to keep the town clean and ensure events ran smoothly.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Over 500,000 Irish music lovers from all around the world, including Australia, France, Spain and Brazil, flocked to the Fleadh Cheoil in Drogheda, Co(...)

US vice president Mike Pence greets supporters as he arrives at a campaign rally for  President Donald Trump in Cincinnati, Ohio, on August 1st. Photograph: Bryan Woolston

Preparations are intensifying for US vice-president Mike Pence’s visit to Ireland next month, with the Indiana native expected to arrive in Dublin on (...)

Queen Maeve’s Trail, in Strandhill, Co Sligo, is a special place made sacred by our Stone Age ancestors, and mythologised by their Iron Age descendants – and by a modern poet

Think Strandhill, Co Sligo, and golf and surfing spring to mind. But up behind the town, hiding above silent limestone ramparts, is a special place we(...)

Louise Haughney at her home in Cranmore, Sligo.

Louise Haughney tilts to the left when she’s sitting in her wheelchair. Her GP has told the HSE that it is ill-fitting, causes her “chronic pain” and (...)

Home economics students Nicola Murphy, Eimear Lacey and Louise Brennan making pasta at St Angela’s College, Co Sligo. Photograph: James Connolly

Ireland’s only home economics college is struggling to cope with rising numbers of students choosing to train as teachers in the subject. A national(...)

Jimmy Loughlin was a native of Kilross between the villages of Ballintogher and Ballygawley in Co Sligo. Source: Facebook

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a 20-year-old in Sligo town over the weekend. Richard McLoughlin (31), of City Gate Apartment(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaking after the launch of Project Ireland 2040. Photograph:   Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Designating more towns as cities would be “nonsense”, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said as he sought to defend the Government’s National Planning Framework (...)

Sligo Town. Parents of a number of young adults attending day services at Cregg House, Sligo, say they will refuse to comply with a HSE proposal to transfer the service to “a disused farm” three miles outside the town.  Photograph: Getty Images

Parents of a number of young adults with intellectual disabilities attending day services at Cregg House, Sligo, say they will refuse to comply with a(...)

Some 44 per cent of the urban population now lives in Dublin. Photograph: David Sleator

Urban areas are growing and people are living more closely together, new data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) shows. Almost two-thirds of th(...)

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