Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. “If High-Vis Varadkar had a favourite meal, it would be fresh sod and (video) clips.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The name change passed us by, but since Leo took over as party leader it seems that FG now stands for Fluorescent Government, with High-Vis Varadkar e(...)

The LPT automatically returns to the base rate each year and the current regime is based on house valuations from May 2013. Photograph: Getty

The majority of local authorities have voted to keep the level of local property tax at the same rate for the coming year. Only a small number of cou(...)

In the past 12 months, North Leitrim Men’s Group has dealt with two clients who were homeless, including one man in his early 20s. Photograph: Alan Betson

Reduced social-welfare payments for young adults is helping to drive them into homelessness, even in rural areas, according to a Leitrim-based men’s g(...)

Leitrim County Council refused permission for the proposed new development. It said the proposed increase in retail space involved would breach local guidelines. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Lidl is appealing Leitrim County Council’s decision to refuse planning permission for new two-storey outlet on a greenfield site on the outskirts of C(...)

A computer-generated image of Lidl’s planned new supermarket in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim.

Opposition is growing in Carrick-on-Shannon to plans by Lidl to build a new supermarket on what locals claim is the last green space in the town. Lo(...)

Sean Mulryan: founder and chairman of Ballymore Group.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Developer Sean Mulryan is joining the board of Knock Airport along with two county council chief executives from the west of Ireland. Mr Mulryan is (...)

 Most of the sites owned by  Dublin City  Council  are former flat complexes the council plans to redevelop such as O’Devaney Gardens, above,  and Dominick Street. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dublin City and Donegal County Councils are the only local authorities to have published any entries on the register of vacant sites set up to to stop(...)

An Bord Pleanála cited concerns over flooding in denying permission for the development of a Lidl shop outside Carrick-on-Shannon. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

An Bord Pleanála has refused permission for a two-storey Lidl shop and off-licence on the outskirts of Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim. Outlining the(...)

Howth RNLI chairman Russell Rafter (left) presenting station mechanic Ian Sheridan with 30-year service medal. Photograph: Noel Davidson

Leitrim County Council has awarded Ballinamore in Leitrim a grant of €100,000 as a result of a funding submission to assist in development of an angli(...)

Author Annie Proulx and Iron Mountain Literature Festival director Vincent Woods  on the way to a holy well in Co Leitrim.  Photograph:  Brian Farrell

Annie Proulx doesn’t do small talk. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Brokeback Mountain and The Shipping News was in Leitrim at the weekend and s(...)

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