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'Are there no people with disabilities north of Dublin?': Anger over lack of funding in northwest
Sun. 17/6/18

Map showing the locations of projects which received Ability funding.

An organisation in “urgent need of funding” has criticised the lack of funding given to projects in the northwest as part of a new initiative

Full Report:

Irish Journal


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New restaurant for Wine Street
Sun. 17/6/18

The vacant retail unit on Wine St approved for conversion to a restaurant.
Pic: Donal Hackett

The former Extravision store next to the Omniplex Cinema in Sligo is set to be converted into a 138-seater restaurant.
Owners of the site, Strategic Capital Investment Fund plc have been given the green light by Sligo County Planners to
develop the former video shop into an Eddie Rockets-style diner

Full Report:

Sligo Champion


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May 'disappointed' at upskirting law block
Sun. 17/6/18

Invasion of privacy, to say the least.

Theresa May says she is "disappointed" an attempt to make upskirting a criminal offence in England and Wales did not progress through Parliament after one of her own MPs blocked it.

( Problem is the grey areas as in the pics below, should those photographers be given two years jail and sign on the sex offender register? - Aine.)

Walmart



Kathy Perry

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BBC News


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Sligo marks Yeats' birthday with cake, poetry and art
Thur. 14/6/18


Although born in Sandymount in Dublin in 1865, WB Yeats had a very strong association with Sligo, home of his mother Susan Pollexfen.

Many of his childhood summers were spent in Sligo, a county he came to think of as his spiritual home and a place that influenced much of his work

Full Report:

RTE News


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Two teens armed with knives chased and arrested by gardai moments after thugs robbed post office in Maugheraboy, Sligo
Thur. 14/6/18

Maugheraboy Post Office

The two lads, aged in their late teens, were chased on foot by garda units responding to the call and the duo were lifted

Full Report:

Irish Sun


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Gardai confirm body found in Sligo is that of man reported missing in December
Thur. 14/6/18

Michael McGowan
Pic: Garda Press Office

The body of a man found in Co Sligo has now been identified as Michael McGowan, who was reported missing just after Christmas.
Mr McGowan's remains were recovered at Coney Island on June 9

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Enniscrone or Inishcrone? Locals set to decide in vote
Thur. 14/6/18


It looks like the people of seaside town Enniscrone in Co Sligo will get the chance this year to decide once and for all on how its name is spelled.
A committee has been
campaigning to have Enniscrone, as locals spell it, recognised as the correct name of the town rather than Inishcrone, as it is spelled officially

Full Report:

RTE News


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Now you see us... - rural Irish cycling club gets high-viz built into gear
Thur. 14/6/18

Members of Ballisodare Bay Cycling Club with their new kit.
Photo: James Connolly

A rural cycling club has become the first in Ireland to introduce a high visibility kit built into its members' gear, in response to a surge in fatal and serious accidents involving cyclists across the country.

Ballisodare Bay Cycling Club, in Ballisodare, Co Sligo, is making the move after members decided to look for ways to make it easier for motorists to see them

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Council meeting adjourned after decision on refurbishing halting site
Mon. 11/6/18

A protest was held by the McGinley and Ward families outside Sligo County Council

A meeting of Sligo County Council had to be adjourned after councillors voted in favour of refurbishing a controversial halting site against the wishes of two Traveller families

Full Report:

RTE News


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Are we looking at Silicon Sligo? Winds of change blowing through the North West
Mon. 11/6/18

Patrick Byrne, CEO of Utah-HQed Overstock

Overstock, like a number of others, is hoping to fill a variety of tech roles that offer competitive salaries – and a lifestyle that many claim would be hard to find anywhere in Ireland.

In fact, Sligo has had an extraordinary run of game-changing employment news in recent weeks,
with over 500 jobs announced by firms such as Abtran, E3 Retail, from North Carolina and New York-based LiveTiles

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Minister rules out reopening of Western Rail Corridor
Mon. 11/6/18

Part of the existing Western Rail Corridor

A Government Minister has rubbished any suggestion that the Western Rail Corridor should be reopened to trains – claiming instead that the provision of a greenway from Athenry all the way to Enniskillen was the most logical option

Full Report:

Connacht Tribune


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Thirty years on from MacSharry, we need another CAP revolution
Mon. 11/6/18

Ray MacSharry

The then EU commissioner for agriculture, Ray MacSharry, completely revolutionised the CAP. Before MacSharry, EU agriculture was supported just as strongly, even more so, than it is now

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Exhibition of art and personal items from Yeats family opens in Sligo
Mon. 11/6/18


An exhibition based on a number of significant portraits of the Yeats family has opened at The Model arts centre in Sligo.
The portraits are on long-term loan from an anonymous collector

Full Report:

RTE News


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Robert Conroy is Ireland's longest serving garda
Mon. 11/6/18

Sergeant Robert Conroy

With forty-one years service completed and still going strong, Sergeant Robert Conroy of Manorhamilton Garda Station is Ireland’s longest serving member of the force.

Complimenting the country’s longest serving policeman the An Garda Síochána Sligo/Leitrim Division Facebook page stated:
“Sergeant Conroy recently became the longest serving member of An Garda Síochána with nearly 41 years of service to the state

Full Report:

Donegal Democrat


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Stick the barbecue back in the shed - rain is on the way this week
Mon. 11/6/18


THE SUN MAY be hidden in the clouds today but forecasters have predicted that it’s to remain dry and with decent dry spells until Wednesday – that’s when the rain’s expected

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Journal.ie


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