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Mixed feedback for Government Plan on Sligo
Sun. 18/2/18


THE GOVERNMENT is facing fresh demands for a Dáil and Seanad vote on its new National Plan

Full Report:

Sligo Today.ie


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Sligo looks to future in wake of shop closures
Sun. 18/2/18

Brothers Fergal and Kevin Quinn, co founders of Hen and Stag Sligo: the business brings €4 million to the town, says Bloomberg.
Photograph: Brian Farrell

The news comes just weeks after Tiger, a neighbour of Next in the Quayside shopping centre, closed. They are not alone, one in five shops in the town are shuttered.

Nearly three-quarters of them have been closed for over three years. The picture seems bleak.
Sligo has the lowest growth in jobs in the country – just 2.2 per cent, far behind the national average of 11 per cent

Full Report:

Irish Times


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IT Sligo launches the first Architecture programme in the West of Ireland
Sun. 18/2/18


IT Sligo has delivered undergraduate architectural design programmes for over two decades. With two highly-popular courses in Interior Architecture and Design and Architectural Design, the new course is a continuation of IT Sligo’s forward-looking approach to architectural education.
The BArch (Hons) in Architecture is a Level 8, five-year, full-time honours programme

Full Report:

Irish Building Magazine


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The islands of Ireland: Heading to Coney Island with links to New York
Sun. 18/2/18

Cartys Strand, Coney Island, County Sligo.

THE warning is unmistakable and clear. If you find yourself stranded on the walk to Coney Island, Co Sligo, by an in-rushing tide and you have to cling for dear life to one of the pillars, make a note of its number when you call the coastguard for help

Full Report:

Irish Examiner


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Home Help in the Sligo-Leitrim area has been cut by more than 35,000 hours in last two years
Sun. 18/2/18

Home Help crisis in Sligo/Leitrim

Martin Kenny, Sligo-Leitrim Sinn Fein TD has described the revelations that over two years that the HSE has cut Home Help hours in the Sligo-Leitrim area by over 35,000 hours as “shameful”

Full Report:

Leitrim Observer


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Sligo Rovers countdown to new season and 3000th competitive game
Wed. 7/2/18


With the new SSE Airtricity League Premier Division season just under two weeks away, Sligo Rovers have issued a rallying call to supporters across the region to make their way to The Showgrounds for the season opener against Limerick on Saturday, February 17 for what will be the club's 3,000th competitive game

Full Report:

Leitrim Observer


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Boil water notice affecting parts of counties Mayo and Sligo
Wed. 7/2/18

Lough Talt, County Sligo.

Irish Water has said that the boil water notice issued in relation to the Lough Talt Public Water Supply also relates to consumers connected to the Ogham Group Water Scheme in Co Mayo.
Approximately 13,000 people are affected by the notice in Tubbercurry and Ballymote in Co Sligo and the surrounding rural area

Full Report:

RTE News


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Irish Rail reassures passengers that inter-city services do not face closure
Wed. 7/2/18


The company says none of its lines make money, but adds that is normal in most western societies. It follows reports services to Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Kerry, Waterford and Wexford could be axed in a 'worst case scenario'

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NewsTalk.com


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Leitrim councillor appointed to Sinn Féin Ard Comhairle
Wed. 7/2/18

Cllr Seadhna Logan

Leitrim County Councillor, Seadhna Logan has been appointed as one of four Cúige representatives on the Sinn Féin Ard Comhairle (National Executive) representing the 15 counties of the Midlands, North West constituency.
"Sinn Féin's
commitment to the struggles of these smaller counties was extremely evident at the AGM as there was vast support for nominees to the Ard Comhairle based in counties Leitrim, Roscommon and Sligo," he noted.

Full Report:

Leitrim Observer


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'The closure of our post office would mean the death of our village'
Wed. 7/2/18

Easkey Post Office

A SMALL VILLAGE in Co Sligo is fighting to stop the closure of its post office.
In the past 25 years,
close to 800 post offices have been shut down across the country. People in Easkey now fear their local office could soon close its doors for the last time

Full Report:

Irish Journal


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Nightclubs launch safe dating ‘Ask Angela’ initiative
Wed. 7/2/18


“With the increase in online dating, we want to help create an extra feeling of security and offer a helping hand to those who may need it,” said Cork Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI) secretary Michael O’ Donovan.
Experience in other areas has shown that it is not used that often but it is a comfort to customers to know that it is there

Full Report:

Irish Examiner


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Ireland's seaweeds are being hailed as 'the new kale'
Thur. 1/2/18

Making the cut: Prannie Rhatigan picks seaweed near her home on Streedagh Beach, Co Sligo.
Photo: James Connolly

One woman who has had a ringside view of the changing attitudes to seaweeds is Dr Prannie Rhatigan, a Sligo-based GP who grew up harvesting and eating seaweeds. Today, Prannie runs regular seaweed walks, talks and demos, which can be booked through her website, irishseaweedkitchen.ie, and with the likes of the Organic Centre in Rossinver

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Shocking toll of gambling adverts on children: Two in three teenagers say they feel bombarded by betting firms
Thur. 1/2/18

Many betting companies advertising during TV sport use humour, celebrities, free bets and other ‘get rich quick’ inducements to encourage people to gamble on their smartphones

More than six in ten said some TV adverts for Paddy Power and Bet365 made gambling ‘look fun’. Almost half – 49 per cent – said some of these companies’ commercials made gambling look like a good way to make money

Full Report:

Daily Mail


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83 Irish women ended pregnancy over Down syndrome
Thur. 1/2/18

Health Minister Simon Harris

More than 80 Irish women had abortions in two years on the grounds their unborn baby would have Down syndrome. Another six abortions were carried out after pregnant women were told their babies would have spina bifida.
The figures, from the
Department of Health in the UK, come in the wake of comments by Irish Health Minister Simon Harris that it was "offensive to suggest women in Ireland are seeking abortions" on the grounds their babies will be born with disabilities like Down syndrome."

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Varadkar: 'Right now a 15-year-old girl who is raped cannot get an abortion'
Thur. 1/2/18

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

“We need to be very frank with people about this – there isn’t going to be certainty or absolute certainty either way. Abortion is not a black and white issue. What is certain now is that a 15-year-old girl who is raped, and who is in pain and cannot end her pregnancy in Ireland – and anyone that helps her could be sent to prison for 14 years. So, is the certainty and uncertainty we have now something that we want to keep?"

Full Report:

Irish Journal


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Former Liverpool striker rediscovering 'love and hunger' for football in Sligo
Mon. 29/1/18

Adam Morgan is one of Sligo Rovers' new signings for the 2018 season.

“People say ‘what’s happened to him?’, but I wouldn’t wish what I went through on my worst enemy.”

When he was being hailed as the next Robbie Fowler,
a move to the West of Ireland by the age of 23 wasn’t what Morgan saw on the horizon. Yet he’s grateful to be here. The visit of Limerick FC on 17 February can’t come quickly enough

Full Report:

the42.ie


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Bishop says arguments for abortion 'will be used to justify ending the lives of frail and disabled people'
Mon. 29/1/18

Bishop Kevin Doran

The Bishop of the Diocese of Elphin says in the letter posted on the Diocese's website that 'it is difficult to understand why anyone would suggest that abortion should be legalised'.

He then goes on to argue that
any liberalisation of Ireland's abortion laws will end the 'right to life' for anybody

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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How EU citizenship can benefit your health
Mon. 29/1/18

Tommie Gorman

Ordinary people can unwittingly cause extraordinary change. In the week before Christmas, 13 pensioners from Cork and Kerry travelled in a minibus over the porous border to Belfast for cataract surgery

Full Report:

RTE News


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Concern over plans to move patients out of Sligo Alzheimer unit
Mon. 29/1/18

Deputy Marc MacSharry

Fianna Fáil TD for Sligo-Leitrim has condemned the move to cease services at the Alzheimer’s Unit in the St. John’s Hospital Campus, describing it as a retrograde step for patients and their families

Full Report:

Leitrim Observer


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Farage demands enquiry into Soros influence on EU
Mon. 29/1/18

George Soros

Is George Soros the EU's real ruler? Why have Europe's mainstream media done virtually nothing to expose the power Soros wields in the EU to promote his leftwing agenda?
British MEP Nigel Farage has called for an official investigation into the phenomenal influence which Soros exercises over the EU, its policies and its 740 million citizens

Full Report:

Alive.ie


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Mystery donor gives valuable Yeats art to Sligo arts centre
Mon. 29/1/18

Some of Jack B Yeats’s model boats, which he made himself and used in many of his paintings

A mystery donor who bought several items from the Yeats Family Collection at auction in London last year has donated his purchases to the the Model, a public gallery and arts centre in Sligo

Full Report:

Irish Times


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An ice-cream shop in County Sligo has won 'Best New Flavour In The World' for its gin-flavour sorbet
Mon. 29/1/18


For a small shop in the seaside town of Enniscrone, they seem to be constaly making global headlines – their Oreo gelato was named the best in the world at a famous ice cream competition in Italy two years ago. Now, they’ve only gone and done it again – only this time with their gin-flavour sorbet

Full Report:

dailyedge.ie


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Sligo Rovers add Brazilian flair with signing of Eduardo Pincelli
Mon. 29/1/18

Eduardo Pincelli

Sligo Rovers manager Gerard Lyttle has injected a bit of Samba into his side by snapping up Brazilian midfielder Eduardo Pincelli

Full Report:

Irish Sun


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