Tubbercurry

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Poolbeg Ringsend water treatment facility was built for a capacity of 1.64 million people but it has to cope with demand that can reach 2.3 million. Photograph: Eoin O’Shaughnessy / Dublin City Shots

The pace at which Irish Water is fixing deficiencies in waste water treatment infrastructure “is too slow”, as raw sewage continues to be released int(...)

People in Tubbercurry are ‘boiling kettles dozens of times a day and buying containers of water’, according to the chamber of commerce

Householders on the east coast who have been coping with a boil water notice for a number of days have been urged to “hunker down and get ready for th(...)

President Donald Trump with vice-president Mike Pence. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

US vice-president Mike Pence begins his official visit to Ireland when he flies into Shannon Airport on Monday. Mr Pence will be greeted on arrival a(...)

US Vice President Mike Pence may be in Ireland as soon as Monday. File photograph: Aubrey Gemignani/Nasa via Getty

The visit of US vice president Mike Pence is being brought forward to early next week after Donald Trump cancelled a trip to Europe this weekend and d(...)

Unless rough sleepers were clearly visible on the streets, the authorities and the public seemed unaware of the homelessness crisis, Mark Kane of North West Simon said.

Homelessness has become “a silent crisis” reaching into Ireland’s towns and villages while the focus remains on the big cities, according to the recen(...)

Anthony Quinn as Quasimodo in the 1957 film adaptation of Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Photograph: John Springer Collection/Corbis via Getty Images

Since Chaucer there has been a long and rich tradition of writers creating imaginary religious buildings, cathedrals and churches in their novels. Som(...)

The best burger in Ireland is to be found at The Hungry Moose in Kilkenny

The best burgers in Ireland can be found at the Hungry Moose in Kilkenny, a partially crowdfunded restaurant opened last December by a chef who has co(...)

Helen Rochford Brennan (66). Photograph: Eric Luke

Living in Tubbercurry, Co Sligo, 66-year-old Helen Rochford Brennan is only too aware of the service gaps and challenges facing patients. She was di(...)

Irish Water has estimated all sewage treatment plants will be upgraded by 2021 at a cost of €1.25 billion. Photograph: iStock

The European Commission is taking the State to court over the pumping of raw sewage into rivers and the sea. They say 38 towns and cities have inadeq(...)

Minister for Local Government Simon Coveney: met with Ciarán Hayes, chief executive of Sligo County Council on September 21st to discuss staffing crisis. Photograph: Alan Betson

The battle to save Sligo’s three libraries will gather momentum on Monday morning when county councillors unanimously back a Section 140 motion forci(...)

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