Thomas Healy

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A smashed stained-glass window at St Michael’s church, Shroid, Co Longford. Photograph: Sinead Hussey/RTÉ

The theft of a tabernacle from a small church in Co Longford has been described by a bishop as an “act of desecration”. Thieves broke the stained-gla(...)

Minister for Local Government Simon Coveney: met with Ciarán Hayes, chief executive of Sligo County Council on September 21st to discuss staffing crisis. Photograph: Alan Betson

The battle to save Sligo’s three libraries will gather momentum on Monday morning when county councillors unanimously back a Section 140 motion forci(...)

Scenes at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Mountbellew, Co Galway. Photograph: Ray Ryan

Massive numbers have been attending St Patrick’s Day festivities around Ireland, helped along by sunshine and relatively excellent weather in many par(...)

Marooned: buildings surrounded by flood waters in Carrick-on-Shannon. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Householders and businesses in the northwest expressed frustration yesterday as rising flood waters threatened homes and forced some commercial outlet(...)

An Eircom technician surveys the aftermath of telephone line theft in the Kesh/Ballinafad area of Roscommon.  Photograph: Brian Farrell

A recent spate of telephone-cable thefts targeting copper is causing a security risk as well as financial losses for hundreds of Eircom customers. In (...)

Sligo county councillor Séamus (Séamie) O’Boyle,  who has died after apparently suffering a heart attack while driving

Tributes have been paid to Sligo county councillor Seamus (Seamie) O’Boyle who has died suddenly after apparently suffering a heart attack while drivi(...)

Kerry’s Paul Geaney is tackled by Galway’s Donal O’Neill during the All-Ireland quarter-final at Croke Park. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kerry 1-20 Galway 2-10 A lesson in know-how was the chief feature of this entertaining and eye-bogglingly open All-Ireland quarter-final in Croke Par(...)

James O’Donoghue celebrates scoring Kerry’s goal  during the  All-Ireland SFC quarter-final against Galway  at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kerry 1-20 Galway 2-10Kerry moved comfortably into the All-Ireland semi-final after weathering a spirited Galway challenge in a highly entertaining Al(...)

Independent councillor Declan Bree who has been elected.

The Sligo count concluded shortly after 3am this morning when the five outstanding seats were filled – by four Fianna Fáil candidates and one Fine Gae(...)

Full list of candidates Issues such as water charges, unemployment, housing needs and medical cards are top of the agenda with Sligo voters. (...)