Sligo County Council and the owners of Lissadell estate in Co Sligo (pictured) were engaged in a marathon legal action over public rights of way across the estate. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Agreement has been reached between Sligo County Council and the owners of Lissadell estate in Co Sligo over aspects of a €5 million legal costs bill s(...)

Gemma O’Doherty: clashed with council chairman  Martin Baker over filming of the  hearing.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Businessman Seán Gallagher has said he has asked councils who had proposed nominating him for the presidency to back other candidates in the interests(...)

Joe Queenan - as secretly filmed by the RTÉ Investigations unit. Photograph: RTÉ

A Sligo councillor has described as “not my finest hour” a conversation in which he discussed a possible €200,000 business investment with an undercov(...)

Sligo County Council: two Traveller families are expected to take part in separate protests outside meeting

A silent protest is due to be held in Sligo next week in opposition to the county council’s plans to move a Traveller family on to a halting site curr(...)

 “As a regional centre, Sligo serves a large hinterland that extends beyond Co Sligo into surrounding counties,” the National Planning Framework states. Photograph: Istock

Sligo will play a key role in helping to develop the northwest under the Government’s 10-year National Development Plan, following its designation as (...)

The amount of money devoted to improving regional roads fell by €3 million to €45 million in 2016. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Over two-thirds of regional roads across the country were recorded as being damaged in 2016 but money spent by councils on repairs declined that year,(...)

More than 300,000 people work for the public service in Ireland. Photograph: iStock
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It is not too long ago that the public service and the banks were the main providers of job opportunities for school-leavers. Summers seemed to be one(...)

The Environmental Protection Agency said local authorities needed to improve segregation of household food waste to avoid avoid odour nuisance and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has criticised two local authorities for failures in environmental enforcement performance between 2014 and (...)

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(...)

A bird’s nest burned in a gorse fire in Coumkeen near Bantry, Co Cork. Photograph: BirdWatch Ireland

Gorse fires across the countryside are “devastating” for wildlife and bird populations, conservation organisation BirdWatch Ireland has said. Several(...)

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