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'Play the good girl? Never. I was born to be wicked' - Katherine Lynch gets set for her new panto role
Sat. 15/12/18

Katherine Lynch
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As she prepares to don the Wicked Queen's crown in the Snow White panto, Katherine Lynch looks back on her stereotype-busting career and explains why, sometimes, it's good to be bad

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Deadlines for Christmas postage approaching
Sat. 15/12/18


The public have been advised to post cards and packages as soon as possible to ensure they arrive at their destinations in time for Christmas

Full Report:

RTE News


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Bishop urges professionals to resist abortion laws
Sat. 15/12/18

Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran

A leading bishop has called on doctors, nurses, teachers and pharmaceutical workers to “resist” the new abortion regime.
He urged such professionals to “stick together” in their resistance to the new law

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Sligo legend Cretaro joins north-west rivals Finn Harps
Sat. 15/12/18

Raffaele Cretaro
Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

The 37-year-old striker has signed for Ollie Horgan’s newly-promoted side for 2019

Full Report:

The42.ie


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Fine Gael TD’s offices daubed with anti-abortion ‘baby killer’ graffiti
Sat. 15/12/18


The walls of a Fine Gael TD’s office in Sligo has been daubed with “baby killer” graffiti overnight following the successful passage of abortion legislation

Full Report:

Irish Times


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Councils to get funding for free wifi hotspots in public places
Sat. 15/12/18


Local authorities which will receive funding for free wifi hotspots in public spaces have been named by the European Commission

Full Report:

Irish Times


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Mona McSharry: Sligo teen breaks Michelle Smith's 23-year Irish record
Sat. 8/12/18

Swimmer Mona McSharry.
Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Mona McSharry twice broke Michelle Smith's 23-year record as she won the 100m Freestyle at the Irish Short Course Swimming Championships.
The County Sligo native
also took gold in the 100m Breaststroke

Full Report:

BBC Sport


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Nine years in prison for assault and robbery of elderly man
Sat. 8/12/18

Sligo Courthouse

A man who seriously assaulted and robbed an elderly man in Sligo has been sentenced to serve nine years in prison.

The victim, who is in his 80s,
was left tied up after being badly beaten and was not discovered for 29 hours

Full Report:

Sligo Weekender


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Over hyped crime figures causing unnecessary concerns in rural communities
Wed. 5/12/18


Speaking at this week’s Leitrim Joint Policing Committee meeting, the Chief Superintendent says that over-hyped crime figures and unconfirmed reports of criminal activity has sparked fear in some rural communities

Full Report:

Ocean FM


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US radio stations pull 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' in wake of #MeToo
Wed. 5/12/18

Cerys Matthews & Tom Jones
The duet was written in 1944 and performed over the years by scores of artists.

One Christmas song is proving too controversial this year for some stations in the US in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

"Baby, It's Cold Outside" has become problematic for broadcasters, some of which have pulled the popular song on grounds the lyrics are predatory towards women

Full Report:

RTE News


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Kelly Brook STRIPS for saucy calender after making peace with her 'saggy boobs'
Wed. 5/12/18

Kelly Brook

These days you're more likely to find Kelly Brook planting spuds than posing for sexy shots.

But the glamour model has taken a
break from her idyllic country garden to tantalise fans with her annual racy calendar

Full Report:

Irish Mirror


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Strikes to take place at two Tesco stores in lead up to Christmas
Sun. 2/12/18


Workers in Sligo will strike this Thursday 6 December and again on Friday 14 December, while those in Carrick-on-Shannon will strike on Saturday 22 December.

Mandate Trade Union has also warned of a possibility that more dates will be added, and said other stores may join their colleagues in staging industrial action the weeks and months ahead

Full Report:

Irish Journal


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New Initiative To Help Business In Sligo
Sat. 1/12/18


IDA Ireland, in partnership with IT Sligo and Sligo County Council, have today officially opened a new fast landing property solution.

Companies based in
The Landing Space will benefit from the same level of broadband connectivity as available in leading international hubs such in locations like Tokyo and Hong Kong

Full Report:

Business World.ie


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Hero Irish dad reveals terrifying moment he tackled robber with replica gun at Sligo shop but didn’t realise thug also had a knife
Sat. 1/12/18

Coyle’s Centra store in Cartron, Sligo.

“I let him leave and immediately ran after him and wrestled him to the ground and took the gun off him straight away. But what I didn’t know at that stage was that he had a knife up his sleeve which he then slid down and tried to stab me with it

Full Report:

Irish Sun


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Urban regeneration fund favours rural towns and cities
Sat. 1/12/18

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

Three projects in Sligo are sharing a combined pot of €5.28 million, with more than half that money, €3.3 million, allocated to the Garavogue bridge scheme, €1.2 million for O’Connell Street improvement works, and €750,000 for a “cultural plaza”

Full Report:

Irish Times


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Religious books and gifts company Veritas to close 3 retail stores across the country
Sat. 1/12/18

The Veritas store in Slgo is set to be closed by the end of January.

The affected stores are located in Sligo, Monaghan and Naas, and they are set to be closed by the end of January of next year. Veritas currently has nine retail stores open in Ireland

Full Report:

Irish Journal


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Surf's up! Government announces plans to open Ireland's first surfing centre of excellence
Sat. 24/11/18

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A NEW NATIONAL surf centre is set to be developed in Strandhill, County Sligo, the Government has announced

Full Report:

Irish Journal


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Women take to the streets of Dublin in their underwear to demand rape trial reform
Sat. 24/11/18

Stacie Ellen Murphy, Alanna Cassidy and Lena Seale walk in their underwear along Grafton Street, Dublin.
Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
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A campaigner who has started a daily walk through Dublin in only lingerie to demand rape trial reform has vowed not to stop until she gets 50 more people joining her to force law change.

Stacie Ellen Murphy
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Wearing prominent body paint, Stacie Ellen Murphy, 26, expressed delight that two other women in underwear - Alanna Cassidy and Lena Seale - joined her on Thursday to walk along busy shopping streets in the city

Stacie Ellen Murphy protests on Grafton Street, Dublin.
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Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Well known Sligo jewellery shop to close after 60 years
Sat. 24/11/18

Henry's Jewellers, High Street, Sligo.

News of the pending closure of one of Sligo’s iconic family run businesses has brought a warning this week about the future of small businesses.

Henry’s Jewellers,
a family run business first established in 1956, will cease to retail from its premises on High Street after Christmas

Full Report:

Sligo Weekender


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90 new jobs to be created in Leitrim electrical contract firm
Sat. 24/11/18

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was in Carrick-on-Shannon for the jobs announcement

A Co Leitrim based electrical contract company is to create 90 new jobs over the next two years as part of an extension of its operations in Carrick-on-Shannon.

King and Moffatt Building Services already employs 300 people with offices in Birmingham, London, Stoke and Edinburgh

Full Report:

RTE News


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Theresa May Launches "Black Friday Agreement" at Sligo Menswear Store!
Thur. 22/11/18


The latest and one of the best promotional video skits from EJ MensWear, Gratton Street, Sligo also features the familar voice of "Pressman" local Ocean FM's Niall Delaney.
Class act and well done to all involved!

Full Report:

Facebook.com


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How Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” and his mother was linked to Sligo’s cholera outbreak
Thur. 22/11/18

Portrait of Bram Stoker
by Aidan Hickey

Academics and fans of the gothic novel written by Bram Stoker gathered last week on the day of his birth, November 8, in Sligo town where his mother, Charlotte Thornley, the daughter of a policeman, grew up in Old Market Street

Full Report:

Irish Central


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For Ireland to build the houses it needs, it'll need foreign workers... but they won't be able to afford the rent
Thur. 22/11/18


IF IRELAND WAS to significantly increase the number of houses being built, it would see employment levels in the construction industry reaching levels last seen in the run-up to 2007, according to new research from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)

Full Report:

Irish Journal


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Sligo woman Vera Dwyer in lung transplant record
Thur. 22/11/18

Ms Dwyer was awarded a gold medallion from the Irish Heart and Lung Transplant Association at the Mater Hospital in Dublin

A Sligo woman has been recognised as the world's longest surviving single lung transplant recipient at an event in Dublin.

Vera Dwyer, 77, from Keash was diagnosed with an irreversible, chronic and ultimately fatal fibrotic lung disease 30 years ago

Full Report:

BBC News


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‘I Was Failed By The System’ Sexual Abuse Victim Speaks Out After Silent Protest
Tue. 20/11/18

Stacie Ellen Murphy
Pic: Laura Hutton/Collins Photo Agency

Stacie Ellen Murphy stood out in the cold Dublin air on Monday morning in a silent protest about consent.
The Dubliner stripped down to her underwear to protest the recent comments relating to
consent and victim-shaming in a rape trial case in court

Full Report:

Extra.ie


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Man admits killing Sligo musician Martin Kivlehan - but denies his murder
Mon. 19/11/18

Martin Kivlehan

A 31-year-old Sligo man has admitted killing another man in the town more than three years ago.
However, Keith Brady has
denied murdering Martin Kivlehan and will go on trial before the Central Criminal Court

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Rural Frustration increases over lack of high speed broadband
Mon. 19/11/18


Recent reports are suggesting that there are still major problems when it comes to the roll out of high speed broadband in the North West

Full Report:

Ocean FM


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Eight trains a day plan by Irish Rail
Sun. 18/11/18


On the Sligo/Dublin line, this will see weekday services increase from seven trains each way daily to eight trains each way, with an extra morning train from Dublin Connolly to Sligo, and an evening train from Sligo to Connolly

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Two men acquitted of trafficking and exploitation charge
Sun. 18/11/18


The operators of a car wash in Sligo have been found not guilty by direction of the trial judge of a charge of trafficking and exploitation of a fellow Romanian national following a three-day trial at Sligo Circuit Court

Full Report:

RTE News


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Calls for churches to turn 'blood red' to highlight Christian bloodshed and persecution
Sun. 18/11/18

Basilica of Our Lady of Knock

On 28 November, some major landmarks around the world will light up “blood red” including some Irish ones like St Malachy’s Church, Armagh, the national shrine of Knock, Mayo, the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo and St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin

Full Report:

Irish Journal


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Dublin and Monaghan bombings ‘airbrushed’ from school books
Sun. 18/11/18


The single deadliest atrocity in the history of the State – the Dublin and Monaghan bombings – has been “airbrushed” from school books, campaigners say

Full Report:

Irish Times


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Another one: Westlife confirm fifth Belfast concert on 2019 tour
Sun. 18/11/18

Westlife at the SSE Arena, Belfast, ahead of the press conference

Having sold out three previously announced gigs, the Irish boyband have confirmed they will now also play on 23 May 2019.
This takes the band to a
record-breaking total of 65 shows in Belfast

Full Report:

Belfast Telegraph


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Gender bias: ‘There’s nothing wrong with women . . . We are more than capable’
Sun. 18/11/18

Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington

Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington has first-hand knowledge of what it feels like to be passed over for promotion on the basis of your gender

Full Report:

Irish Times


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