Turbulent priest? Fr Oliver O’Reilly delivers a sermon condeming the attack on Kevin Lunney at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballyconnell. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

The Association of Catholic Priests has come to the defence of Co Cavan priest Fr Oliver O’Reilly after it emerged Seán Quinn complained about him to (...)

Fracking extracts natural gas by drilling into rocks and injecting pressurised water, sand and various chemicals to force out the gas. Photograph: Getty Images

A fracking ban in the Republic introduced two years ago will effectively be rendered “null and void” if Northern Ireland authorities grant permission (...)

Padraig Griffin at the launch online of his research, and that of other local historians,  marking the centenary of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.

For almost 40 years, retired schoolteacher Padraig Griffin has been documenting and researching those from Leitrim who died in the first World War. W(...)

Experienced coaches have been questioning whether  big lake regattas are suitable for those below junior 16 level

The Irish University Championships were cancelled after just three events last weekend, but a new date has been pencilled in, and it looks like the re(...)

Isme’s anger at the Government comes in a week when the State’s procurement practices are under fire after PwC found a ‘series of weaknesses’ in its approach to the construction of the National Children’s Hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A lobby group representing small businesses has hit out out at the State’s procurement office for attempting to pass on the risk of a no-deal Brexit. (...)

Shannon Key West hotel in Rooskey on the Leitrim-Roscommon border, which was damaged by fire on Thursday night. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said he is “deeply concerned” following a fire at a former hotel on the Leitrim-Roscommon border that was to(...)

The 18-year-old from north Leitrim sought a quote which would allow him to drive a 2004 1,4 Ford Fiesta

A teenage provisional driver has obtained an insurance quote for €18,693.95, which included a €100 discount, for applying online. The 18-year-old fro(...)

Kerry Central Regional Water Supply Scheme by Irish Water, in association with Kerry County Council, Nicholas O’Dwyer, TOBIN Consulting Engineers and Glan Agua, took the title of Engineering Project of the Year. Gavin Reilly, associate director at Nicholas O’Dwyer, holds the winning trophy on behalf of the project team on stage.

The Kerry Central Regional Water Supply Scheme has taken Ireland’s premier engineering award, while Aoife Murphy won the highly prestigious Chartered (...)

 Presidential candidate Seán Gallagher  and his wife Trish. Photograph:  Kinlan Photography

Seán Gallagher has dismissed suggestions that the Presidential campaign is essentially over, arguing voters will only begin to fully engage with it ov(...)

Jim Gartlan looks out the window of his shop, which closed on Friday. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Leitrim County Council should conduct “exit interviews” with traders who have recently shut up shop in places like Carrick-on-Shannon , in a bid to de(...)

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