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40 new software development jobs announced for Sligo
Wed. 6/6/18


There’s more good news on the jobs front today as 40 new jobs are to be created in Co Sligo.
International Retail Solutions company E3 Retail are to open a software development and sales centre in the town

Full Report:

Ocean FM


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Business outsourcing provider Abtran to create 350 jobs in Sligo
Wed. 6/6/18

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys T.D., centre, together with Pat Ryan, CEO of Abtran and Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland

"Based on the skillsets identified for our business needs, we selected the North West region as the location for our new operations hub and we are very pleased to announce these news jobs in Sligo which will complement our overall high quality workforce."

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Super Sligo take the spoils from the Brandywell
Sun. 3/6/18

Rhys McCabe created the opening goal with a clever chip

Derry City 0 - 2 Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers produced a tremendous match winning display at the Brandywell as
Gerard Lyttle's side showed more heart and desire as they easily secured their first league win since April

Full Report:

RTE Sport


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Irish artist Seán McSweeney dies aged 82
Sun. 3/6/18

Seán McSweeney

Born in Dublin in 1935, McSweeney was a self-taught artist and had a particular fondness for painting the Sligo coastline, after moving to the area in the 1980s with his wife

Full Report:

Irish Times


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Greenway could open up a world of opportunity
Sun. 3/6/18


It was a movement that began on January 1st, 2015. Three years down the line, momentum continues to grow.

The idea of a greenway along the
disused railway from Bellaghy to Collooney may have seemed like a far flung dream back then, but that dream edges closer ever year

Full Report:

Sligo Champion


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Sudden Passing of Sligo Today.ie founder
Fri. 1/6/18

The late Mr. Ciaran McCarthy

I was saddened to hear of the recent sudden passing of Mr. Ciaran McCarthy, Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Sligo Today.ie

Mr McCarthy was a big man, professional, friendly and was to be seen covering all Sligo news events. He made a very real contribution to Sligo news coverage.

My sincere sympathy go to his family, friends and those who worked closely with Ciaran at Sligo Today.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam


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Hooked Sligo Named Bord Bia Restaurant of the Month
Fri. 1/6/18

Hooked

The Just Ask Restaurant of the Month rewards eateries across Ireland that exhibit best practices in showing transparency in the sourcing of the food on their menus.

Located just a few blocks away from its well established older sister restaurant
Eala Bhán, this atmospheric venue is another welcome venture from well-known Sligo restaurateur Anthony Gray and his wife Eilish

Full Report:

Food for Thought.ie


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Judge tells Garda Jimell Henry who passed sensitive information to criminal gangs in Sligo 'damage to the force is incalculable'
Wed. 30/5/18

Garda Jimell Henry arriving at Sligo District Court
Pic: James Connolly

A judge told a disgraced Garda who passed sensitive information to criminal gangs that she had let down her family, her colleagues and her community.
Judge Keenan Johnson told drug-using cop Jimell Henry, 36, from Cairns Hill, Sligo, that the
damage she had done to the force was “incalculable”

Full Report:

Irish Mirror


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Westlife star Kian Egan confirms wife Jodi Albert has closed her Sligo boutique
Wed. 30/5/18

Kian Egan & Jodi Albert

Kian Egan has confirmed that Jodi Albert has closed her boutique in Sligo.
The former Hollyoaks star first moved over to Ireland with her music man 15 years ago and 12 years later she opened up her very own shop

Full Report:

RSVP Live


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'Catholics who voted 'Yes' in abortion referendum should consider coming to confession' - Bishop Doran
Sun. 28/5/18

Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran

Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran said today that those who want to come to confession "will be received with the same compassion as any other penitent".
When questioned by Sean O'Rourke on RTE Radio One, Bishop Doran replied;
"Voting 'Yes' was a sin."

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Meet the Sligo couple who built cob house with their bare hands and now live in it with their two kids
Sun. 28/5/18

Feile Butler and Colin Ritchieb with their kids Daithi, ten, and Fia, eight

The couple live in the quirky cottage with their kids Daithi, ten, and Fia, eight, both of whom were born in a caravan in the field while their parents were building the house in Skreen, Co Sligo

Full Report:

Irish Sun


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Sligo Leitrim result: Yes 59.38% and No 40.62%
Sun. 27/5/18

Savita Halappanavar

Dozens of women who had campaigned for a Yes vote sang, “Bread and Roses” when the announcement finally came at 6.15pm. Turnout in the constituency was 61 per cent

Full Report:

Irish Times


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Something for everyone at the Bank Holiday carnival weekend in Sligo
Sun. 27/5/18


The committee of Benbulben Carnival 2018 are delighted to announce that Sligo’s first annual Carnival is taking place this June Public Holiday week end Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday, June 3rd

Full Report:

Donegal Democrat


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Shane Filan warns fans about imposters posing as him on social media
Sun. 27/5/18

Shane Filan

Shane Filan has warned fans to be on the lookout for imposters posing as him on social media. The 38-year-old singer/songwriter said he was "aware" that some fans had been approached by "someone pretending to be me" online

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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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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