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Tributes paid to Bishop Christopher Jones on his death aged 82
Sun. 20/5/18

The Late Bishop Christopher Jones

Tributes have been paid to Catholic Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Elphin Christopher Jones who died on Friday aged 82.
He was remembered as a man
dedicated to person-centred social services and to his work with the Travelling community

Full Report:

Irish Times


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Farmers remove access to walkers in protest at fire penalties
Sun. 20/5/18

One of the signs erected by farmers at Crossboy crossroads.

Farmers have withdrawn access to several walkways on rural mountains in South East Sligo in protest at what they see as unfair penalties for last year's gorse fires

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Irish company SIS Pitches selected to install half of Russia World Cup pitches
Tue. 15/5/18

George Mullen
Pic: Dave Meehan

The CEO of the company, George Mullen, who runs the business from Sligo, has said it's an "honour" to be picked to take on the project

Full Report:

Irish Mirror


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Sligo mum is making her mark on the fashion industry with online shop she created from her kitchen table
Tue. 15/5/18

Kimberley Stripp
Pic: James Connolly

Kimberley Stripp, who lives in Sligo, set up Oh Hello Clothing because of her passion for fashion

Full Report:

Irish Sun


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Jimmy Gralton, the only Irishman ever deported from Ireland
Tue. 15/5/18

President Michael D Higgins & Cllr. Declan Bree

In 2016 President Michael D Higgins proclaimed that Gralton “…was, for authoritarian political purposes, mixed with clerical pressure, illegally deported from his own country for his political beliefs”, and issued an apology on behalf of the State during the unveiling of a monument to him in his home town of Effrinagh, County Leitrim

Full Report:

Irish Times


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Fantastic music on Gormley CD
Tue. 15/5/18

Daithi Gormley

From Lavally, a townland in County Sligo, between Ballintogher and Riverstown, Gormley was born into a music rich place and into a family with some remarkable musical connections. Sligo is, of course, one of the great homes of traditional music

Full Report:

Irish Echo


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Husband of Natalia Karaczyn charged with her murder
Fri. 4/5/18

Natalia Karaczyn

The 32-year-old accused sat with his head in his hands and looked visibly upset during the hearing.
Before the hearing got underway,
the accused was consoled by the victims sister, who was sitting close to the dock

Full Report:

Ocean FM


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Minister cannot give guarantee on island access
Tue. 25/4/18


The Minister of State for Tourism Brendan Griffin says he cannot give a guarantee that boats will be allowed to land on Inishmurray island off Sligo this summer.
On Tuesday the Minister met local boatmen who run day trips to the island where
one of the country’s best preserved early Christian sites is located

Full Report:

Irish Times


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'It's like living with a time bomb' - dad of girl (4) with epilepsy admits breaking road rules due to lack of ambulances
Tue. 24/4/18

Lucia (4) pictured with her Dad, Brian Kelly.
Pic: Carl Brennan

THE father of a four-year-old girl who suffers from a severe form of epilepsy fears the lack of ambulances in Sligo is putting his daughter‘s life in danger

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Dairy focus: Rearing 300 heifers on contract in Co. Sligo
Tue. 24/4/18


Last week, Neil opened the gates of his farm in Inniscrone, Co. Sligo, as part of an Aurivo Farm Profitability Programme farm walk. On the day, he outlined the reasons why he made the move away from suckler farming and the benefits he has seen since focusing solely on contract rearing

Full Report:

AgriLand.ie


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Minister to intervene in row over access to historic island
Tue. 24/4/18

Keith Clarke at Inishmurray Island off Co Sligo

Keith Clarke has been bringing visitors to Inishmurray Island, seven kilometres off the coast of Sligo, for 32 years, but says he was devastated last month to be told he risked prosecution if he continued to do so

Full Report:

Irish Times


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Cllr Bree “more should be done to help businesses move into vacant premises in Sligo Town”
Tue. 24/4/18


According to a recent report by buildings database Geo Directory, Sligo county has the highest rate of vacant properties in the country, with 19% of units lying empty

Full Report:

Ocean FM


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6 surprising health benefits of honey
Tue. 24/4/18


Thick, gooey and golden in colour, raw honey has been used as a natural remedy for thousands of years. The sweet liquid, which is produced by bees using the nectar of plants, has been touted as a potent healing agent in cultures around the world

Full Report:

Irish Examiner


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