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Sligo Rovers 3-0 stormer to safety
Sun. 22/10/17

Rhys McCabe & Vinny Faherty

SLIGO ROVERS stormed to safety in the SSE Airtricity League relegation dogfight with a 3-0 win over North West neighbours Derry City last night, Saturday

Full Report:

Sligo Today.ie


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Ex-Westlife singer Filan's wife sued by vulture fund
Sun. 22/10/17

Shane & Gillian

The wife of former Westlife singer Shane Filan is being sued in the High Court by a US vulture fund. The case is being taken against Gillian Filan (38) by a subsidiary of Cerberus, which bought a number of mortgage debts she and her husband had with Ulster Bank

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Former Tanaiste hits out at successive governments for failing the North West
Sun. 22/10/17

Ray McSharry

Successive government’s have failed the North West over the last twenty years. That’s according to the former Agriculture Commissioner, Tanaiste and Minister Ray MacSharry who has hit out at years of neglect for the North and West of the country

Full Report:

Ocean FM


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Sligo town library ‘not fit for purpose’
Sat. 14/10/17

Cllr Chris MacManus

Sinn Fein Councillor Chris MacManus says it is smaller than the libraries in Ballymote and Tubbercurry yet deals with about five times the number of users

Full Report:

Ocean FM


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Sligo solicitor in ‘fatality’ warning over suspects being released in Ballymote
Sat. 14/10/17


A solicitor in Sligo has criticised gardaí for arresting people in Sligo and releasing them in Ballymote, a 20-minute drive away

Full Report:

Irish Legal News


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‘They talk to the dog, not me.’ How people react to disability
Sat. 14/10/17

Jackie McBrearty

Don’t get her started on the “does she take sugar” brigade, who will always address remarks to whoever she happens to be with, despite the fact the Donegal native is clearly well capable of speaking for herself. She is at pains to point out she loves living in Sligo. Stop for a second and someone will ask “are you alright”

Full Report:

Irish Times


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Demand for Che Guevara stamp 'unprecedented'
Sat. 14/10/17


His family were prosperous and had aristocratic roots, but had left-wing sympathies. His father was Ernesto Guevara Lynch, a civil engineer of Irish descent.
A quote from Guevara Senior features on a First Day Cover (FDC) envelope produced to accompany the stamp. It says
"... in my son's veins flowed the blood of Irish rebels"

Full Report:

RTE News


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Gay Travellers entering arranged marriages ‘to avoid shame’
Tue. 10/10/17

Darren Collins

Tullamore-based Darren Collins who will address a conference, “Travellers And The Importance Of A Healthy Mind”, in Sligo on Monday, said he knows a number of gay Travellers who died by suicide because they could not talk to anyone about their sexuality

Full Report:

Irish Times


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Opinion: 'Debating religious ideas isn't inciting to hatred'
Sun. 8/10/17

Selina Campbell

Introducing a blasphemy law in the 21st century has damaged our reputation internationally, writes Selina Campbell

Full Report:

Irish Journal


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A plan has been developed to protect 17th century Sligo town defences
Fri. 6/10/17


A conservation plan has been developed to protect the last visible remains of the 17th century defences of Sligo town. The plan has been prepared for the Green Fort which is located at the top of Forthill in O’Boyle Park

Full Report:

Ocean FM


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The native Irish honeybee is not extinct after all

Enough native honeybees in Ireland to help repopulate northern Europe, study finds
Fri. 6/10/17

Native Irish Honeybee

“We have found that not only are these black bees a pure form of Apis mellifera mellifera, but they also have markers specific only to Ireland. The study exceeded all our expectations, and has excited beekeepers across the continent. It has belied the myth that there is no native Irish honeybee in existence.”

Full Report:

Irish Times


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Broadcasting to the world
Fri. 6/10/17

Eddie Gillespie

He's been involved in the radio scene in Sligo for upwards on 30 years and now he's broadcasting to the World from his own house. Eddie Gillespie, who lives in Rathbraughan Park, has had an unwavering loyalty to local broadcasting, a love which goes back to the days of pirate radio in the 1980s.

Full Report:

Sligo Champion


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An Post marks Che Guevara's 50th anniversary with new commemorative stamp
Fri. 6/10/17


AN POST HAS issued a new stamp which commemorates Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara. The stamp will feature the famous artwork of Guevara by Irish artist Jim Fitzpartrick, an image that has become one of the world’s most iconic images

Full Report:

Irish Journal


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Denmark set to become latest European country to ban the burqa and the niqab
Fri. 6/10/17


France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Bulgaria and the German state of Bavaria have all imposed some restrictions on the wearing of full-face veils in public places

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Rita Ora flashes her crotch during wild dance as she steals Cheryl’s catwalk boots for new music video shoot in New York
Fri. 6/10/17

Rita Ora

RITA Ora flashed her crotch in a very risky wardrobe malfunction on the set of her new video today - by kicking her legs in the air while wearing just a short blue jacket

Full Report:

The Sun


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Westlife's Kian Egan and Jodi Albert celebrate arrival of son Cobi
Sun. 1/10/17

Kian & Jodi

He was born on Saturday night at 5.37pm and 37-year-old Sligo man Egan said in an announcement on Instagram, "Our little cub has arrived."

Full Report:

RTE News


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Bree dismay at the lack of disability progress
Fri. 29/9/17

Cllr Declan Bree

Cllr Bree said, "Ten years have passed since Ireland signed the U.N Convention in March 2007 but to date the government has failed to ratify it. International law requires a two-step process to be of legal force. Each State must first sign the Treaty and then ratify it. "Though Ireland was one of the first countries to sign the Convention we are now the only E.U. member state which has failed to ratify it

Full Report:

Sligo Champion


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Louise Redknapp sizzles in lingerie for second night on stage in Cabaret
Fri. 29/9/17

Louise Redknapp

The agile Strictly 2016 finalist, 42, looked sexy as hell as she waved her legs - adorned with stockings and suspenders - in the air provocatively and wrapped them around a man's neck while on a moving stairwell

Full Report:

The Sun


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Sixty years since Border rail transport ran out of steam
Wed. 27/9/17

An Enniskillen to Sligo-Leitrim railcar in bay in 1952

The closure of Sligo, Leitrim and Northern Counties Railway, along with the Great Northern Railway, 60 years ago this month left a vast swathe of Northern Ireland and the Republic without rail transport

Full Report:

Irish Times


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A walk for the weekend: Under bare Benbulbin’s spell
Thur. 21/9/17


Ironically, it doesn’t fit one’s idea of a “mountain”; there is no peak that one’s eye is drawn to, its level “summit” seeming instead to suggest a magical hidden space. Indeed, somewhere on the Benbulbin massif is a “fairy door”; it’s the entrance to our world, through which the fairies come to play and dance and “chase the frothy bubbles, while the Earth is full of troubles . . .” and, more ominously, to seduce a solemn-eyed “human child to the waters and the wild”

Full Report:

Irish Times


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Watch: Raf Cretaro 'Overwhelmed' By Video Tribute From Sligo Rovers Family
Thur. 21/9/17

Cretaro & N'Do

After a fascinating insight into their time spent together as Rovers' players in Part 1, this latest discussion considers the impact the "sexy Italian" Cretaro has had for both Sligo Rovers and Sligo town generally

Full Report:

Balls.ie


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Call for new early-morning train service between Sligo and Longford
Thur. 21/9/17


The latest Census figures reveal that there are more commuters coming into Sligo to work than leaving it yet just over 1% of these people are using public transport

Full Report:

Ocean FM


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IT Sligo student innovation is showcased
Thur. 21/9/17

IT Sligo mechanical engineering students (L-R): Christopher Goulden, Adam Middleton and Stephen Janssen with their 'Multi Spread' transport box.

Three IT Sligo mechanical engineering students are hoping their final year project will scoop an innovation award at the 2017 National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore this week

Full Report:

Leitrim Observer


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Brave young garda tackles fast tides to save woman from drowning
Sun. 17/9/17

Garda Padraic Deery

THIS is the young garda who helped prevent another late night tragedy from taking place in the North West. Garda Padraic Deery dived into the Garravogue river in Sligo after a woman was seen being swept a few hundred metres by fast tides

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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ANALYSIS OF CARROWKEEL PASSAGE TOMB

Secrets of ancient Irish burial practices revealed First Evidence of Dismemberment of Bodies in Pre-Historic Ireland
Sun. 17/9/17

Carrowkeel neolithic passage tomb in Co. Sligo.

The team of researchers includes Sam Moore, lecturer in Prehistoric Archaeology at IT Sligo, and the group’s work focussed on the 5300 years-old Passage Tomb Complex at Carrowkeel. This site is one of the most impressive Neolithic ritual landscapes in Europe

Full Report:

Leitrim Observer


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A bygone slice of Irish New York in Neil Leifer's documentary 'Neary's — The Dream at the End of the Rainbow'
Sun. 17/9/17

Jimmy Neary's daughter, Una, a partner at Goldman Sachs, still waits tables at the family-owned restaurant on weekends

Jimmy Neary immigrated from Tubbercurry, Ireland, to New York City, where he worked multiple jobs. After serving in the Korean War and tending bar when he returned home, he opened his own pub on St. Patrick’s Day in 1967

Full Report:

Los Angeles Times


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Sligo man becomes one of Manhattan’s biggest nightclub promoters
Sun. 17/9/17

Patrick Greene and Conor McGregor

Since landing in New York city on a J1 visa in 2013, the man from Carraroe just outside Sligo town has experienced the low of losing his job in Christmas week to the highs of hosting events with Conor McGregor and Leonardo DiCaprio

Full Report:

Irish Times


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Ariel Winter Claims Her Butt Ate Her Shorts, But Girl, We See You
Sun. 17/9/17

Ariel Winter

The star of "Modern Family" recently defended a provocative fashion choice — and we are highly skeptical

Full Report:

MensHealth.com


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