Farmer Michael McPartland (right) with his son Rory and his grandson Paddy (12) at a sweathouse on their family farm at Cornageeha, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Donald McCarthy

Legend has it that they provided a range of cures for ailments ranging from arthritis and gout to infertility, and now a research project is under way(...)

Sinead Guckian’s famous painting will be unveiled in the Seanad chamber and will hang there permanently to mark International Women’s Day

The photograph taken of Patrick Pearse surrendering to the British after the Easter Rising is one of the most recognisable photographs of that week. (...)

Independent TD Marie Harkin asked the Dáil for greater support to be made available to Leitrim County Council.  Photograph: Alan Betson

People in Leitrim have suffered “extensive damage to their land and property” following mudslides over the weekend with some forced to leave their hom(...)

Flooding in Carrick-on-Shannon. Photograph: Brian Farrell/The Irish Times

“I have my wellies in the boot,” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar remarked helpfully as he gazed into the flood waters lapping close to the doors of Carrick-on-(...)

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(...)

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