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An Post facing legal action over plan to shut 'thriving' branch
Tue. 19/2/19

Upset: Residents of Gurteen, Co Sligo, show their support for keeping their post office open.
Photo: James Connolly

Hundreds attended a protest meeting last night in Gurteen, amid local fury over An Post's decision to close the village post office on February 28.

The decision followed a six-month campaign in Gurteen to save the post office, which prompted An Post to
concede three deadline extensions

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Clarity needed on payment of revised contributory pension says Sligo-Leitrim TD
Tue. 19/2/19

Deputy Eamon Scanlon

Fianna Fáil TD for Sligo-Leitrim, Eamon Scanlon. has called on the Minister for Social Protection to clarify when those who are entitled to an increased rate of contributory pension will be paid

Full Report:

Leitrim Observer


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No timeframe 'disappointing'
Tue. 19/2/19

Sligo Garda Station

Fianna Fáil TD for Sligo-Leitrim Marc MacSharry has expressed his disappointment that no timeline could be provided for the delivery of a new Garda Station in Sligo despite the purchase of a site and the conditions officers are expected to work in at the current Garda Head Quarters in the area

Full Report:

Sligo Champion


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Man, 30, found dead in Tyrone alleyway is brother of 23-year-old man murdered in Sligo in 2007
Mon. 11/2/19


A BODY found in an alleyway in Tyrone yesterday morning is that of 30-year-old Sligo man Pat Ward, the PSNI have confirmed.
Pat Ward is the brother of Tom Ward, 23, who was murdered in 2007 in Sligo

Full Report:

Irish Sun


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Sligo nurses' strike: ‘The system is a disgrace. And it's the patients who are suffering’
Thu. 7/2/19

Mayor of Sligo Rosaleen O'Grady (C) a former nurse with nurses Elaine Coleman (left) and Yvonne Cunningham (right) at Sligo University Hospital.
Photograph: Marese McDonagh

Elaine Coleman finished her night shift at 9am on Wednesday and headed straight to the picket line outside Sligo University Hospital. “I am wrecked but you have to stand up for what you believe in. That is why I am here,” said the 27 year old who qualified as a nurse in 2014

Full Report:

Irish Times


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Walk for the Weekend: Queen Maeve's Trail – a sacred, magical place in Co Sligo
Thu. 7/2/19

Queen Maeve's Trail, Strandhill, County Sligo.

Think Strandhill, Co Sligo, and golf and surfing spring to mind. But up behind the town, hiding above silent limestone ramparts, is a special place well worth a visit. It's a place made sacred by our Stone Age ancestors, and mythologised by their Iron Age descendants – and by a modern poet

Full Report:

Irish Times


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Call for provision of a cardiac catheterisation laboratory at Sligo Univeristy Hospital
Thu. 7/2/19

Cllr. Sinead Maguire pictured with Consultant Physician/Cardiologist Dr Donal Murray of Sligo University Hospital

A permanent cath lab would allow cardiac patients to be treated with the highest quality care in Sligo without need to transfer to other hospitals in Galway and Dublin

Full Report:

Donegal Democrat


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Education Pilot Doubles Amount of Food Waste Collected in Ireland
Thu. 7/2/19

L to R: Tony Breton (Novamont), Richard Bruton TD, Siobhan Gillen (Sligo County Council) and Percy Foster (Cré)

Households in the Irish town of Sligo have more than doubled the amount of organic waste collected for recycling following a year-long consumer awareness programme, according to a new report released last Friday (1 February).

The report, launched by the Irish Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton TD, presents the results of the national pilot scheme of the brown bin education programme carried out in Sligo

Full Report:

Resource.co


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Staying close to home still a big pull for students
Thu. 7/2/19


More than a fifth (22pc) of Sligo students opted to study in Sligo IT. Compared to Waterford where almost half of students (48pc) picked their local Institute of Technology

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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When I'm 65: five ways you'll benefit
Thu. 7/2/19


Yes, your income may dip substantially if you're also retiring at this age, but at least you should stand to save on the tax front, while you will also be entitled to more social welfare benefits

Full Report:

Irish Times


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Almost 13,000 Irish homes forced to boil drinking water for two more years
Sun. 27/1/19


The towns where the notice applies are Tubbercurry and Ballymote, a large rural hinterland including the villages of Annagh, Aclare, Bellaghy, Curry, Lavagh, Ballanacarrow, Carrowneden, Kilmacteige and Coolaney. The areas are served by the Lough Talt Public Water Supply

Full Report:

Irish Mirror


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Gardaí continue to look for information in relation to aggravated burglary in Co. Sligo
Sun. 27/1/19


An elderly woman was attacked by a male intruder in her home in the Carrickbanagher area, near Collooney at around 2.30am Saturday morning

Full Report:

Ocean FM


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Sligo GAA unveil new jersey
Sun. 27/1/19


Sligo GAA officially unveiled its 2019 jersey and kit during a special launch event at AbbVie’s Manorhamilton Road facility in Sligo today. The County Board recently told club delegates at its Annual County Convention that the company had agreed to extend its sponsorship of the county for a further three years

Full Report:

MidWest Radio


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DARE TO BARE Lisa Appleton flashes her bum in dangerously short leather dress after visiting Blackpool sex shop
Sun. 27/1/19

Lisa Appleton

The 50-year-old continues to thrill fans 11 years after shooting to fame on Big Brother

Full Report:

The Sun


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Sligo on Brexit: ‘Now it feels more like a game of Russian roulette’
Tue. 22/1/19

Sabine Walsh and Noel Mulkeen at the Build Block business centre, Bridge Street, Sligo.
Photograph: Brian Farrell

Having opened a new Ford car dealership in Castlebaldwin, Co Sligo, in August, brothers David and Ray Porter are acutely aware of how the Brexit-inspired slump in the value of sterling is affecting the Irish motor trade

Full Report:

Irish Times


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Fine Gael local election candidates for Sligo announced
Sun. 20/1/19

John Perry

Former Minister and TD, John Perry, has failed in his bid to get a Fine Gael nomination to stand as a candidate in this year's local elections in County Sligo

Full Report:

Ocean FM


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Queen's Guardman at Windsor Castle Roars for Help at 3am during Sex Attack
Sun. 20/1/19

Trooper Corrie Alice Holmes 25

Responding to his cries for help an officer dragged the drunken, amorous female soldier off her hapless victim. Both soldiers serve in the same unit.
Another case of PTSD?
Oh! the Humanity!

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Daily Mail


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Brad Pitt and Charlize Theron are reportedly dating - after being introduced by her ex-fiancé Sean Penn
Sun. 20/1/19

Charlize Theron
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A source told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "They have been casually seeing each other for nearly a month now. They've been friends for some time - ironically through Sean - but things have developed."

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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The heartwarming story behind the Sligo man who has redesigned the humble clothes peg
Thur. 17/1/19

IT Sligo Creative Design student Paul Roper with his clothes peg redesign, the 'Magpin'

IT Sligo Creative Design student Paul Roper is no stranger to inventions, having previously won an Enterprise Ireland Award for his 'Lock-on' invention, which allows the hitching of trailers to vehicles with a press of a button

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Irish motorists to require 'Green Card' to drive across Northern Ireland border in event of no-deal Brexit
Thur. 17/1/19


IRISH MOTORISTS HAVE been advised that they will require an insurance 'Green Card' to travel to Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Full Report:

Irish Journal


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Locals assemble as they battle to save Gurteen post office
Tue. 15/1/19

More than 100 people gathered at Gurteen post office on Sunday morning.
Photograph: Brian Farrell

In a bid to convince An Post that their post office is viable, a local action group has conducted a census in the Sligo village showing it has a population of 512 – considerably more than the 2016 census figure of 393

Full Report:

Irish Times


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Sligo was coldest spot in year of extremes
Mon. 14/1/19

Snowcapped Benbulben Mountain

The coldest temperature in the country last year was recorded in Sligo but the county also experienced heat, storm and a bit of snow in what was a year of extremes weather-wise in Ireland

Full Report:

Sligo Weekender


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Course in self-driving cars launched at IT Sligo
Mon. 14/1/19

Minister of Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O'Connor.

The course is aimed at the autonomous vehicles industry and has attracted students from as far away as India, Russia and the US, most of whom are engineers working in the motor industry

Full Report:

RTE News


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Hikers putting 5,000-year-old Co Sligo cairn at risk
Mon. 14/1/19

Maeve's Cairn: megalithic tomb on Knockrea limestone mountain in Co Sligo

One of Sligo's best-known landmarks, reputed to be Queen Maeve's grave, on the summit of Knocknarea, is being put at risk by increased volumes of walkers who climb the cairn, according to local archaeologists

Full Report:

Irish Times


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'Sarah Harding was a crack-head' Girls Aloud bandmate savaged by CBB ex
Mon. 15/1/19

Sarah Harding
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CELEBRITY Big Brother hunk Chad Johnson has savaged ex Sarah Harding in a vicious online rant. The American bad-boy, who found fame on US show The Batchelor, branded the Girls Aloud babe a ‘crack head during a now-deleted Instagram live session

Full Report:

The Daily Star


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Westlife's new single Hello My Love tops iTunes charts on first day
Fri. 11/1/19

Westlife

Westlife enjoyed Sheer bliss after their new single went straight to the top of the iTunes charts on Thursday.
The Irish group’s first release in almost a decade, which was penned by pop giant Ed Sheeran, even attracted congratulations from ex-band member Brian McFadden

Full Report:

Irish Mirror


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'No Irish need apply - there's too many outsiders in top arts jobs' - Robert Ballagh
Fri. 11/1/19

Artist Robert Ballagh lamented how many non-Irish people were directing our top arts institutions.
Photo: Julien Behal/PA

Dublin artist and political activist Ballagh wrote a letter criticising the fact that Scottish, English and Welsh people are holding the highest ranking positions in cultural institutions here

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Author stands by description of 50-year-old women as ‘invisible’ and ‘too old’ to love
Fri. 11/1/19

67 year old, Mavis
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French author and television presenter Yann Moix has been criticized after telling a magazine that he would be incapable of loving a woman aged 50 or over — despite being 50 himself. The author also said women his age or over were “invisible to him.”

Full Report:

Women in the World


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Ireland West Airport reveals its busiest year on record
Fri. 11/1/19


Ireland West Airport has said that 2018 has proven to be its busiest year on record with passenger numbers climbing to more than 770,000 for the first time in the airport's history

Full Report:

Irish Examiner


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Leitrim Councillor wants Mac Diarmada signs erected
Fri. 11/1/19

Seán MacDiarmada

A Leitrim Councillor has called on Leitrim County Council to erect signage which includes the message “Welcome to County Leitrim the homestead of Sean Mac Diarmada”

Full Report:

Ocean FM


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No abortion service being provided in four counties
Fri. 11/1/19


No abortions are being provided in Sligo, Leitrim, Carlow and Offaly because not a single GP in the four counties has signed up to the new service

Full Report:

Irish Times


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