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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(...)

The Central Library at Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, where staff are objecting to a decision by management to open on Sundays without any library staff present. Photograph: Eric Luke.

When he was junior minister in the department of local government in 1947, Fianna Fáil’s Erskine Childers was centrally involved in the introduction (...)

I don’t want to hear about their night in Temple Bar, how dreamy Connemara is and nothing whatsoever about their time in the Guinness Storehouse or the Titanic exhibition. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

On a rooftop bar in Sicily a honeymoon couple from Lewiston, Idaho, asked me my name and where I am from. I looked them in the eye, smiled, and said “(...)

Paul Walsh, originally from Rhue in Tubbercurry, died last Thursday after he suffered a head injury while working on the National Broadband Network (NBN) in Katoomba in New South Wales.

Tributes have been paid to a 37-year-old man from Co Sligo who was killed in a workplace incident in Australia. Paul Walsh, originally from Rhue in (...)

Brandon Skeffington (9) who was  found with stab wounds in a  house in Banada yesterday, and who died later in hospital, and his  brother  Shane (21)  whose body was found in a nearby shed.

Postmortem examinations are being conducted on two brothers, aged nine and 21, who died after an incident near Tubbercurry, Co Sligo on Sunday night.(...)