‘Airbnb and similar short-term rental platforms have driven up rents, hurt urban communities, and ravaged affordable social housing programmes. ’ Photograph: John Mac Dougall/AFP/Getty Images

Online rental company Airbnb uses its status as an Irish-registered company to frustrate attempts by local authorities in European capitals to curb di(...)

Sinn Féin’s Martin Kenny TD canvassing Karen Dockery from Annaghduff, Co Leitrim, in Carrick-on-Shannon. Photograph:  Brian Farrell

Children from 33 nationalities attend Scoil Mhuire primary school in Carrick-on-Shannon, the town where Iraqi-born youngster Zak Moradi learned how to(...)

Maeve’s Cairn: megalithic tomb on a limestone mountain in Co Sligo

One of Sligo’s best-known landmarks, reputed to be Queen’s Maeve’s grave, on the summit of Knocknarea, is being put at risk by increased volumes of wa(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Eamon Scanlon.

Fianna Fáil has won two seats in the Sligo-Leitrim constituency where in the last election they took none. Senator Marc MacSharry topped the poll an(...)