Declan O’Callaghan  agreed  to a number of orders before the High Court. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

The controversy over a Co Roscommon solicitor is expected to feature at a Fianna Fáil constituency meeting to be held this week. Declan O’Callaghan a(...)

Declan O’Callaghan  photographed in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There is a joke doing the rounds in Ballaghaderreen. “What does it cost to post a letter in Ballagh?” goes the opening line. “Ohhh, around €1,800,” go(...)

Declan O’Callaghan of  Kilraine O’Callaghan Solicitors. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A Co Roscommon solicitor has agreed before the High Court to a range of orders, including not to practice as a solicitor, pending the outcome of an in(...)

Ballaghaderreen solicitor Declan O’Callaghan has reimbursed “extortionate” fees of €344,000 out of a child’s €454,840 estate. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/THE IRISH TIMES

A solicitor who paid himself what an independent solicitor described as “extortionate” fees of €344,000 out of a child’s €454,840 estate has reimburse(...)

Last year An Bord Pleanála  approved a wind farm at Bellacorick in north Mayo which was reduced from 112 wind turbines to 61 turbines. File  photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

EirGrid’s decision to scale back its €240 million Grid West transmission project has elicited a mixed reaction from business and community groups in t(...)

Michael Frain, chief fire officer and chair of the Roscommon Leader Partnership in Ballaghaderreen, Co Rocommon .Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Ballaghaderreen is not alone. Streets empty of residents and small businesses is a pattern all too familiar in small town Ireland. Adding greatly t(...)

Pádraig Mulligan with Frank Giblin and Colin McCusker in Mulligan’s Hardware and Bar, Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The woman was a stranger to Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, that night about two years ago. It was quiet, and dark. The visitor was surprised. “Everybo(...)

Retired bishop of Elphin Christy Jones said he believed towns in the west of Ireland were more alive socially and economically in the 1940s and 1950s, “a time of mass emigration”, than they were today. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A retired west of Ireland bishop on Friday warned that he saw very little hope in his native county. Retired bishop of Elphin Christy Jones said he b(...)

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