‘It would be just too dangerous tonight to stay in the car. It was freezing.’ Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

A couple who have been sleeping in a car in Sligo for three weeks say they had to borrow money from a relative on Tuesday to get one night’s accommoda(...)

Pupils in 3rd class at St Etchen’s National School listen to their teacher, Helen Glennon, Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath. Photograph: Damien Eagers

School principals across the country say they do not envisage having to turn children away from school for failing to wear face masks. The principal (...)

Tailor and beekeeper Joseph Martin wearing one of his bespoke suits: ‘Because you get a good number of years wear out of a decent suit, the per annum investment can be quite small.’ Photograph: James Connolly

In a world where clothing is thrown away by some after just a few wears, 73-year-old bespoke tailor, Joseph Martin, creates clothes with colleagues in(...)

Farmer Patrick Bradley, from Newtowngore, Co Leitrim, bottles and sells raw milk taken from his own 60-strong diary herd. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Like many dairy farmers, Co Leitrim man Patrick Bradley used to buy pasteurised milk for his family from the supermarket fridge, up until a few years (...)

At the official opening of the new €140 million N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin Roads Project in county Sligo.  An Taoiseach Micheál Martin, T.D. accompanied by Cllr Paul Taylor, Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council met local children from Cloghogue National School, Castlebaldwin who won a Sligo County Council’s N4 Road Safety school competition. Harry White (5), Shannen Cassidy (8), Seán Cogan (10) and Rebecca McGarty-Lavin (11), Photo: James Connolly

Locals who had campaigned for years for improvements to a stretch of the N4 Sligo road which claimed 30 lives over three decades were “in joyful mood”(...)

Naos Connaughton, principal of Lecarrow CNS in Co Roscommon: ‘Even before Covid I believed it was good for kids to have fresh air.’ Photograph: Brian Farrell

The principal of Lecarrow Community National School in Co Roscommon, Naos Connaughton, has no complaints about the number of CO2 monitors he has recei(...)

 The former deputy group news editor at Independent Newspapers Dave Halloran has died.

Popular newsman David Halloran (79) died suddenly on Sunday at Dublin’s St Vincent’s hospital following a fall at his home. The former deputy group(...)

Anthony Kilcoyne puts the finishing touches to Dolores Carr’s hair at his hair salon, Salon 2, in Sligo. Photograph: James Connolly

Róisín Quinn said the best thing about having a hair appointment on Monday was feeling “you were part of something special”. “I feel a million dolla(...)

Kyle Doherty gets a trim from Brad Ferguson at Switchblade Barbers, Enniskillen. Photograph: Ronan McGrade

Early on Friday morning queues of men started to form outside certain outlets along the main street in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh. On Townhall Street a(...)

 Joe Biden relative Joe Blewitt and Cllr Mark Duffy check the latest results in the US presidential election on Wednesday, in Ballina, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

The bookies were keeping hope alive in Ballina. Some time after noon on Wednesday there was a flurry of excitement among a small group of men peering (...)

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