The man who located the sparrowhawk’s nest in the Leitrim forest said he had been a bird watcher for 50 years. File photograph: Rodrigo Buendia/AFP/Getty Images

The discovery of a sparrowhawk’s nest has led to the suspension of a tree felling operation at a 19 hectare Co Leitrim forestry plantation. Coillte h(...)

 A legal action may be mounted by Fine Gael challenging the result of the local elections in Sligo. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A legal action may be mounted by Fine Gael challenging the result of the local elections in Sligo, where the party has made a complaint to gardaí abou(...)

Bernie Ní Fhlatharta, Mary Wilson, Anne Flaherty, Marese McDonagh and Justine McCarthy

Mary Wilson Mary Wilson presents Drivetime on RTÉ Radio 1. The friendship that changed her life is with four college friends who met when they moved (...)

Fine Gael’s  John Perry: said he would “not rush into a decision”on whether he would run as an Independent in the next general election

Former Fine Gael minister of state John Perry has failed to get a nomination to run for the party in the local elections in Sligo next May following a(...)

 Mother-of-three Natalia Karaczyn was reported missing by her sister on April 29th last. File photograph: Garda/PA Wire

A verdict of unlawful killing has been returned in the death of a 30-year-old woman whose body was discovered on the outskirts of Sligo, two days afte(...)

 Seán Gallagher has said he believes the RTÉ Frontline programme featuring ‘Tweetgate’ changed the outcome of the 2011 presidential election. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Would-be presidential candidate Seán Gallagher has said he believes the RTÉ Frontline programme featuring “Tweetgate” changed the outcome of the 2011 (...)

An old  road sign in Enniscrone

Enniscrone golf club celebrates its 100th birthday this year, but according to locals in the west Sligo seaside resort visitors seeking out the course(...)

New Kiltyclogher residents Tammy Barrett and her children, Aidan and Jessica. Photograph: Brian Farrell.

It’s a long way from East Wall in Dublin to Kiltyclogher village in Co Leitrim but as they cruised west on the M4 this week, Rachel and Jason Ashe wer(...)

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(...)

 Aileen McGee from Co Donegal whose son Cian (19) is taking part in and benefiting from social farming. “He loves it,” she says. Photograph:  Brian Farrell

Aileen McGee from Buncrana, Co Donegal, said she was a recluse this time last year. “I was a recluse because my son was a recluse. Cian is 19 and is s(...)

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