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

A Great Famine memorial in Dublin (above). When the coffin ships “rampant with cholera and typhus” arrived in Canada “the dead and living were huddled together”, and bodies were pulled from the ships with boat hooks, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told an audience which included 43 ambassadors , Government TDs, returned emigrants and up to 2,000 local people. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny this evening remembered those who died “slow starving deaths in the fields around here” as he led the National Famine Commemorati(...)

The study showed that while 62 per cent of family doctors had their own GP, 63 per cent self-prescribed. Photograph: Getty Images

A majority of GPs continue to work even when they know they are too ill to do so, new research shows.The author of the study, Dr Emma Harrington, said(...)

In November 2013, the owners of Sligo’s Lissadell House secured a Supreme Court ruling that there are no public rights of way across most of four routes through the estate. The issue of costs has not been finalised by the courts. Photograph supplied by Lissadell House

The legal costs of the Lissadell right of way court battle was described as “the elephant in the room” yesterday, as members of Sligo County Council d(...)

Almost 60 per cent of staff working in residential facilities for the elderly in Co Donegal have never had a flu vaccine, according to “worrying” new (...)

Seán Quinn was received warmly by the crowd at the opening of the Ballinamore Family Festival today. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Marese McDonagh in Ballinamore Beleagured businessman Seán Quinn has admitted he made “lots of mistakes”, but in a defiant address in Co Leitrim he al(...)

John McGahern photographed near his home in Co Leitrim in 1990. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Revolutionary disillusionment is a theme which recurs in much of John McGahern’s work and clearly reflected his father’s experience both as a V(...)

Eating disorder therapist Aisling Lafferty at Molloway House,  Sligo. Photograph: James Connolly / Picsell

Catherine was aged 14, and an apparently happy-go-lucky outgoing child and keen footballer when she suddenly decided she wanted to lose weight.(...)

Ming with  his people: Independent TD Luke 'Ming' Flanagan campaigning at Hyde Park,   Roscommon. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Luke Ming Flanagan was hoping yesterday that “the people who elected me will forgive me” but there was(...)

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