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Man held over firearms seizure in Sligo
Thur. 12/4/18

Ballymote Garda Station

A man has been arrested after cannabis and a firearm were seized during the search of a house in Ballymote, Co Sligo

Full Report:

RTE News


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AI firm LiveTiles to create 50 jobs at new Sligo centre
Thur. 12/4/18


Software firm LiveTiles is to set up an innovation centre in Sligo to support the development of its design and artificial intelligence products, creating 50 jobs

Full Report:

Irish Times


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Harris to hear ‘anger, dismay’ on Sligo BreastCheck
Thur. 12/4/18


Both anger and dismay have greeted the service’s decision not to provide screening in Sligo town after the site it used was “withdrawn” as revealed by Sligo Today

Full Report:

Sligo Today.ie


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New Stars for Taste of Sligo Spring Feast
Sat. 7/4/18

Eithna O'Sullivan

Award winning chef Eithna O’Sullivan, from Eithna’s By the Sea restaurant in Mullaghmore, is joining the chef team for Sligo Food Trails Taste of Sligo Spring Feast.

Eithna’s By the Sea


The gala event takes place on
Friday 20th April 2018 at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa. Six of Sligo Food Trail’s top chefs will work together on the night to create a nine course banquet for the lucky guests.
This is a serious celebration of Sligo food and an unusual showcase for the talented chefs

Full Report:

FFT.ie


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Sligo named as world's best holiday destination by Vogue Magazine
Fri. 6/4/18


Sligo was named as world's best holiday destination by Vogue Magazine beating out some of the most tropical destinations from across the glove.
The legendary fashion magazine ,which hits shelves around the world,
opted for the Irish county instead of an exotic island or sun-filled hotspot

Full Report:

RSVP Live


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Stolen mountain rescue equipment worth thousands recovered
Fri. 6/4/18


GARDAÍ IN SLIGO have recovered vital equipment worth thousands that was stolen from the Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue Team last week

Full Report:

Irish Journal


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Inishmurray - Sligo's Forbidden Isle!
Fri. 6/4/18


Visits to the historic and legendary Inishmurray Island have been forbidden by the Department of Transport on health and safety grounds

Full Report:

Ocean FM


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Man dies after being struck by car in Sligo
Thur. 4/4/18

The N15 at Lisalurg

A 53-YEAR-OLD pedestrian has died after he was stuck by a car on the main Sligo to Donegal road

Full Report:

Irish Journal


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Brazill on top of the world after exciting West of Ireland triumph
Wed. 4/4/18

Robert Brazil, of Naas Golf Club, celebrates his victory over Alex Gleeson in the final of the West of Ireland Championship at Rosses Point

Robert Brazill bravely matched Alex Gleeson’s 18th hole birdie to give Naas Golf Club its third West of Ireland Championship in just five years

Full Report:

Irish Times


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Callous thieves steal valuable equipment worth thousands from Sligo-Leitrim Mountain Rescue
Wed. 4/4/18


Valuable equipment worth thousands of euros was stolen from Sligo-Leitrim Mountain Rescue's base in Sligo town on Friday night.
The callous thieves smashed open the door and robbed expensive flashlights, head torches and a computer projector among other items

Full Report:

Irish Mirror


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The fodder crisis has become so serious, that a Sligo farmer ‘was thinking about shooting his cows and shooting himself’
Wed. 4/4/18


Sligo-Leitrim TD Eamon Scanlon has said that the fodder crisis has become so serious that some farmers in the Northwest are suicidal

Full Report:

Ocean FM


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Shore Shots Irish Surf Festival 2018 in Sligo set for sixth year with people from Ireland and Europe travelling to the weekend extravaganza
Wed. 4/4/18


The surfing extravaganza will take place from April 20-22 at the Model Arts Centre Sligo with people travelling from around Ireland and Europe to raise awareness of the issue of single use plastics being dumped in the ocean

Full Report:

Irish Sun


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Boat tour operators told to stay off Innishmurray Island
Sat. 30/3/18

Innishmurray Island

The small island, which lies in Sligo Bay is approximately 7km from Streedagh and it has been uninhabited since 1948 when the last remaining islanders left.
But the Department of Transport have said
all vists to the island must cease on health and safety grounds

Full Report:

Ocean FM


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Gary McDermott back for another crack at West of Ireland glory
Sat. 30/3/18

Gary McDermott

Reputations count for nothing when the wind whips across County Sligo for the annual West of Ireland Championship

Full Report:

Irish Times


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Questions at PAC over free motorway to Kilkenny "but it costs €2.90 at the toll to drive to Sligo"
Sat. 30/3/18

Toll Booths

A member of the Public Accounts Committee, Sligo-Leitrim TD Marc McSharry has asked why motorists can drive to Kilkenny on a motorway for free but it costs €2.90 at the toll to drive to Sligo

Full Report:

Kilkenny People


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A Collaboration of Sligo's Top Chefs -Taste of Spring Feast
Thu. 28/3/18


Sligo’s top chefs will collaborate once again for Sligo Food Trail’s “Taste of Spring Feast”. The event takes place on Friday 20th of April and follows on from the success of the Harvest Feast in October last year. The Harvest Feast proved to be a true celebration of Sligo’s abundance of fresh local produce, brought together by our talented chefs and this year promises to be even better

Full Report:

Sligo Food Trail


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Insurance companies are profiteering on the backs of small businesses says Sligo-Leitrim TD
Thu. 28/3/18

Deputy Martin Kenny

“We cannot hide behind excuses such as fraud or anything else. Such reasons will always be there. The corporate sector will always find a reason to increase prices and increase profits. What is happening is profiteering on the back of ordinary small businesses around the country.”

Full Report:

Leitrim Observer


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Bike hire scheme hits the streets
Thu. 28/3/18

BleeperBike

A Local company has secured the rights to operate a pilot bike share scheme in the city over the next six months. Some 50 bikes have been placed on the streets and at IT Sligo by Eco Travel Ltd for use by students, local residents and tourists

Full Report:

Sligo Champion


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Sligo come from behind twice to save a point against Bohs
Sun. 18/3/18

David Cawley



Bohemian FC 2.
Sligo Rovers 2.

Sligo Rovers
twice came from behind to claim a point against Bohemians at Dalymount Park

Full Report:

RTE Sport


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'There's a big difference between 30c/L and €1/L' - Farmer on selling his milk direct to the marketplace
Sun. 18/3/18

Nicky Doyle has built up a thriving business selling his own-brand milk into supermarkets and artisan food shops in the south-east.
Photo: Mary Browne

Five years ago Nicky Doyle got fed up with milk price volatility and decided to branch out on his own and sell the 1,800 litres of milk which he was producing daily at his 70-acre farm directly to local shops

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Wrap up well for St Patrick's Day Parades
Fri. 16/3/18


As Sligo begins a weekend of festivities crowned by several parades across the county people are being advised to wrap up well as St Patrick is focusing his attention on bringing very cold weather to the region

Full Report:

Sligo Today.ie


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Brother and sister missing from Sligo
Fri. 16/3/18

Samuel & Zmeranda Milosiu

GARDAÍ HAVE APPEALED for the public’s assistance in finding a brother and sister who are missing from Sligo.
Samuel (Sam) Milosiu, 16,
has been missing for almost a month – since 19 February, while Zmeranda Milosiu, 14, was last seen on Tuesday

Full Report:

Irish Journal.ie


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Bray Wanderers 1
Sligo Rovers 2:
Caolan McAleer brace earns inflicts more misery on Bray
Tue. 13/3/18

Caolan McAleer

CAOLAN McALEER hit a quick-fire first-half brace as Sligo Rovers inflicted further misery on Bray Wanderers at the Carlisle Grounds

Full Report:

Irish Sun


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'Tax on sick': €1m a month collected in parking charges at public hospitals
Tue. 13/3/18


Patients and visitors are now shelling out more than €1m a month in car parking charges at HSE-run hospitals, new figures reveal.
The public hospitals collected nearly €13m in just a year from the unpopular charges, which have been described as a 'tax on the sick'

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Expanding enterprise: How this Sligo farmer has more than doubled his flock numbers in the last five years
Tue. 13/3/18

Philip Higgins

Philip Higgins farms a mixed enterprise of suckler cows and sheep with his wife Amanda, their son Jonathan and two daughters Naomi and Hannah in the scenic area of Skreen, Co Sligo

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Abbvie in Sligo recognised as Ireland's No 1 workplace
Tue. 13/3/18


AbbVie, the global biopharmaceutical company with a significant presence in Sligo, has been named Ireland’s #1 large workplace. The prestigious accolade was presented at the Great Place to Work Awards in Dublin recently

Full Report:

Leitrim Observer


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Atlas of the Irish Revolution a stunning, comprehensive gift
Tue. 13/3/18


In varying degrees, the atlas offers details about the revolution in all 32 counties, including the six comprising Northern Ireland. One of these regional perspectives is a particularly engaging account of the War of Independence in County Sligo, contributed by Michael Farry, an acclaimed poet who is a native of that county

Full Report:

Post & Courier.com


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