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Fears over 'jobs for the girls' backlash as High Education Minister to create professor posts 'only for women' to end bias
Sun. 11/11/18

Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor

THE Minister for Higher Education is to create women-only professorships in a radical move to address persistent gender inequality at senior levels in universities and third level colleges

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Alice Perry – the Galway woman who became Europe’s first engineering graduate
Sun. 11/11/18

Alice Perry

Did you know Europe's first female engineering graduate was Irish?

Full Report:

Engineers Journal


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Shop local, support local, produce local, says Sligo Food Trail Chair
Wed. 7/11/18

Cllr Marie Casserly
at Ocean FM

We need to shop local, support local and produce local.
That’s according to
new Chairperson of the Sligo Food Trail, Cllr Marie Casserly

Full Report:

Ocean FM


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Catholics asked to give price of family pizza to help pay for Pope Francis’ Irish visit – as there’s outstanding shortfall of €4m
Sat. 3/11/18

Bishop Kevin Doran

The Bishop of Elphin, Kevin Doran said: “The ticket prices for the Rolling Stones concert in May ranged from €90 to €750 each.
“Tickets for all Papal events in August were free. If every adult Catholic in Ireland gave the price of a Cappuccino, or if
every Catholic family was to give the price of a pizza, that would go a huge way

Full Report:

Irish Sun


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Wind warning in place as we're set for some heavy rain this weekend
Fri. 2/11/18


Southerly winds with gusts as high as 100km/hr will hit Atlantic coastal counties this evening, with the warnings in place for Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry

Full Report:

Irish Journal


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Gardai investigating after armed robbery at Centra store in Sligo
Fri. 2/11/18


A spokesman told the Irish Mirror: "Gardaí are investigating a robbery at a shop on Knappagh Road, Sligo at 7.50pm on 29 October 2018.
"A man armed with what
appeared to be a handgun threatened staff and stole cash

Full Report:

Irish Mirror


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Liam Buckley appointed Sligo Rovers manager
Sat. 27/10/18

Liam Buckley

The former St Patrick’s Athletic boss will join the Bit O’ Red on a one-year contract having won two Premier Divisions, two FAI Cups and two League Cups in his management career so far

Full Report:

RTE Sport


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Westlife announce third tour date for Belfast due to fan demand
Wed. 24/10/18


A reformed Westlife have announced they will be playing an additional date in Belfast next summer due to fan demand.
The group were back on their stools and greeted by the
familiar sounds of screaming fans as they discussed their forthcoming comeback with the assembled media at the SSE Arena on Tuesday

Full Report:

Belfast Telegraph


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'Abortion will become the contraception of choice,' Fianna Fail TD Marc McSharry in abortion U-turn
Tue. 23/10/18

Deputy Marc McSharry

Deputy MacSharry did a U-turn in the Dail on Thursday, stating he could not support the abortion legislation after previously committing to back the legal changes

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Inquest into woman's death in Sligo returns unlawful killing verdict
Tue. 23/10/18

Natalia Karaczyn

A verdict of unlawful killing has been returned in the death of a 30-year-old woman whose body was discovered on the outskirts of Sligo two days after she was reported missing

Full Report:

RTE News


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Gardai seize €325k worth of cannabis and ‘paraphernalia’ in Sligo this morning in organised operation
Fri. 19/10/18

The seized drugs

The raid took place at a home in Ballymote, Co Sligo as Gardai investigate the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Sligo and Leitrim area

Full Report:

Irish Journal


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Irish Sky subscribers may lose access to dozens of channels if no deal Brexit
Fri. 19/10/18


Irish subscribers to Sky Television could see dozens of channels including Disney and Discovery disappear as the deadline for Brexit comes closer with no sign of a deal on the horizon

Full Report:

Irish Times


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Lily Allen bares all in outrageous see-through top as she signs autographs following US gig
Fri. 19/10/18

Lily Allen

Lily Allen was leaving nothing to the imagination when she stepped out in a completely see-through top this week.
The Smile singer made sure she turned heads as
she flashed her cleavage in the outrageous look

Full Report:

Irish Mirror


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Eir to create 750 jobs at regional hubs in Sligo, Cork and Limerick
Thur. 18/10/18


Move comes amid drive to bring customer services back in-house. Almost half of the new roles, which are mainly in customer services, will be located at a new state of the art facility in Sligo town

Full Report:

Irish Times


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Westlife confirmed for Croke Park gig in July 2019 - presale tickets announced
Thur. 18/10/18


The group announced they will be touring for the first time in seven years in May, June and July 2019.
Celebrating Westlife's 20th anniversary,
'The Twenty Tour' will kick off in Belfast on May 25, with the run of live shows ending in Dublin at Croke Park on Friday, July 5

Full Report:

Irish Mirror


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Sligo County Council disputes solicitors' fees of €2.7m for Lissadell case
Thur. 18/10/18

Complex case: Eddie Walsh cuts the grass at Lissadell House, Lissadell, Co. Sligo.

The main dispute concerns a total instructions fee for about €2.7m sought by Sligo-based McGovern Walsh & Co Solicitors, solicitors for the owners, barristers Edward Walsh and Constance Cassidy

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Sligo Rovers set to part company with manager Gerard Lyttle
Mon. 15/10/18

Sligo Rovers manager
Gerard Lyttle.
Photo: Sportsfile

SLIGO Rovers are preparing to part company with their manager Gerard Lyttle.

It's understood that the Belfast man has been told that his
contract will not be renewed at the end of the season

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Rescue 118 unable to land at Sligo University Hospital due to helipad issues
Mon. 15/10/18


The Sligo Coast Guard Helicopter, Rescue 118 has been unable to land at Sligo University Hospital as the helipad requires remedial works

Full Report:

Donegal Democrat


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'Feach amach!' for Fionn MacCumhaill on Sligo tour
Mon. 15/10/18

Easkey Castle features on the An Turas Mór bus tour in Sligo

A newly-launched heritage project is set to bring the landscape and traditions of West Sligo to life this coming Halloween weekend.

The brainchild of civil servant, avid musician and Irish language promoter Teresa McGuinness,
'Gaeilge Galore ar an Turas Mór' brings Irish language and heritage on tour for locals and visitors alike

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Storm Callum poses 'threat to life and property' with 130kmh gusts - forecasters warn
Thur. 11/10/18


Winds of up to 130kmh are set to batter the country as Storm Callum becomes the latest to reach Ireland - and could pose a "risk to life and property", according to forecasters.

Coastal counties are being advised to batten down the hatches with Met Éireann issuing a Status Orange warning for 13 counties
(Including County Sligo) ahead of its arrival tonight

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Overstock to add 100 research and development jobs in Sligo
Thur. 11/10/18

Minister Heather Humphreys

Welcoming the news, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, said that it has been a "tremendous year" for Sligo in terms of enterprise development

Full Report:

Irish Times


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President Michael D Higgins to attend Sligo Rovers' 90th birthday celebrations on Saturday
Thur. 4/10/18

President Michael D. Higgins

Sligo Rovers have confirmed that President Michael D Higgins will be among the guests at The Showgrounds this Saturday as the club celebrate its 90th anniversary

Full Report:

Leitrim Observer


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'They’re coming back' - Westlife confirm their reunion
Thur. 4/10/18


Six years after they called it quits – Westlife have reunited, it has been confirmed.
The group made the announcement online, following recent speculation that they were getting back together

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Grandmother, 67, reveals how she became a DOMINATRIX following her divorce
Thur. 4/10/18

Sherry Lever, Dominatrix.

Sherry Lever, 67, from Swindon, explained how she has transformed her conservatory into a 'fetish playroom' and charges men £120 an hour to be her slave

Full Report:

Daily Mail


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Irish Rail issue urgent reminder to commuters to check timetables as changes come into force
Thur. 4/10/18

Pic. Paddy Cummins - The Sun Dublin

Iarnrod Eireann announced earlier this month that the Sligo and Maynooth routes would be altered as a result of customer feedback

Full Report:

Irish Sun


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Former Mayor of Sligo says County Councils can never replace urban authorties
Thur. 4/10/18

Sligo Town Hall

Former Mayor of Sligo Veronica Cawley says that it’s unrealistic to expect County Councils to have the same impact that Town Councils had in the past.

The former Labour Party Councillor also feels that the required
savings expected from the removal of Town councils has not materialised

Full Report:

Ocean FM


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The parents of a Sligo girl, who died in hospital after taking ill in a restaurant, are suing the HSE
Wed. 26/9/18

Lisa Niland

19-year-old Lisa Niland, a native of Curry in the western county and a student at the University of Limerick, took ill while eating in a fast food restaurant in Carraroe, Sligo, in January 2017

Full Report:

Irish Journal


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Pitches and jerseys - How Sligo clubs plan to use McManus donation
Wed. 26/9/18

JP McManus

"Truly amazing" is how Sligo County Board chairman Joe Taaffe describes the €100,000 donation that JP McManus has made to every GAA county board in the country

Full Report:

RTE Sport


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Westlife reported to be reuniting
Mon. 24/9/18


After a six year hiatus, boy band Westlife is reuniting but without one of the original quintet. The quartet of Shane, Mark, Kian — all from Sligo — and Nicky have signed a new deal with Universal, according to the Irish Sun
(Nothing official from the Westlife lads, yet!)

Full Report:

Ocean FM


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WWI Sligo memorial garden plans
Mon. 24/9/18


Drawings have been unveiled for the planned World War One Garden Of Remembrance at Cleveragh in Sligo.

Over 600 people from County Sligo lost their lives in the Great War with some 5,000 men from here volunteering to fight with the British army

Full Report:

Sligo Champion


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Sligo Post Office protest at the Dail
Mon. 24/9/18


Protesters made the journey to the capital in the wake of a motion put forward by Sinn Fein to give greater support to post offices in rural communities

Full Report:

Sligo Weekender


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'They must have used sledgehammers' - local priest calls for security review after thieves rob church
Mon. 24/9/18

Parish Priest of St Anne’s Fr Pat Lombard with parish dog Penny outside one of the damaged doors at St Anne’s

Three local priests are reviewing their personal security after thieves broke into a church in Co Sligo.

The thieves damaged three external doors at
St Anne's Parish Church, Sligo Town, shortly before 11pm on Friday, September 15th.

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Taylor set to be installed as new Sligo manager
Mon. 24/9/18

Paul Taylor

Former Sligo footballer Paul Taylor is set to be installed as the new Yeats County boss

Full Report:

RTE Sport


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People in Sligo like their tea the strongest out of every county in Ireland
Mon. 24/9/18


According to a new survey by Lyon's Tea, Sligo people like their tea stronger than any other county in Ireland

Full Report:

Joe.ie LifeStyle


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Donohoe to slash taxes to lure British workers to Ireland
Mon. 24/9/18

Minister Paschal Donohoe

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe plans to slash income taxes for middle-income earners as part of an attempt to lure UK workers to Ireland after Brexit

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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