Ballaghaderreen’s Market Square: For more than three decades the town has had a significant Muslim population. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The old hometown’s just the same. If under something of a strain. Ballaghaderreen is a welcoming place. A sign at one entrance is a reminder. It rec(...)

Ballaghaderreen: Combin Properties Limited, c/o Remcoll Capital, Bandon, Co Cork, bought the Abbeyfield Hotel in the town in 2015. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The disused hotel in Ballaghaderreen that is to be turned into a emergency reception centre was acquired by a development company that has also bought(...)