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Refurbishment works and not a new garda station the immediate priority in Sligo

Refurbishment works and not a new garda station is the immediate priority in Sligo. The Public Accounts Committee was told today that a new site for a station in Sligo town is needed, but in...

Black Friday – Customers want it, businesses need it, claims store owner

The relatively new Irish phenomenon of Black Friday kicks in again tomorrow, with apparent bargains aplenty in local shops. So are customers 'buying into' the concept and how important is it to local businesses?...

Buncrana inquest hears how vehicles had slipped into water from pier before

The RNLI say they're aware of three other cars entering the water at Buncrana pier over the last 17 years. The inquest has heard other vehicles had entered the water at the same spot where...

Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan stopped by police from taking part in Brussels conference

Luke Ming Flanagan was stopped by police from gaining entrance into a conference in Brussells today. The Northwest/Midlands MEP was attempting to attend the European Defence Agency's Annual meeting this morning. The EDA cooperates with other EU Member States...

Sligo Town businesses gearing up for Black Friday

Finally, just a few years ago, Black Friday was a tradition reserved to the US. But the sales extravaganza has hit Sligo with a bang and a number of businesses will be taking part. On Black...

MacSharry claims Justice Minister told him Sligo Garda Station not his responsibility

Sligo-Leitrim Fianna Fail Deputy, Marc MacSharry, has claimed that Justice Minister, Charlie Flanagan, told him that the provision of a new Garda Station in Sligo was not his responsibility. He claims the exchange took...

Bank customer describes trauma of court after pursuing him for falling behind on mortgage...

A week after Finbarr Filan's personal revelations of bankruptcy, another local man has gone public on the ignominy of a court appearance on personal financial matters. The man's bank pursued him for falling behind...

Buncrana pier tragedy inquest to continue this morning

The Buncrana pier tragedy inquest continues this morning. Yesterday it heard that the driver of the car that ended up in the waters of Lough Swilly was over the drink driving limit. Though the pathologist involved...

Irish Defence Forces confirm that members of British Army train in Ireland

The Irish Defence Forces have confirmed that British soldiers train at its base at The Curragh, in County Kildare. A statement to Ocean FM News says peace keepers from over 56 countries, including the UK,...

€30m loan for rural post offices only a sticking plaster – Deputy Fitzmaurice

The thirty million euro in funding announced by the government to save rural post offices is only 'a sticking plaster solution' that will not solve their problems in the long run. Independent Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice...

Coffee is good for you, new study reveals

Have you had your first cup of coffee yet this morning? Well researchers claim coffee is more likely to benefit our health than harm it. Experts say drinking 3 or 4 cups a day carries...

INHFA to host national public meeting in Sligo on fodder crisis

Sligo farmer Colm O Donnell, the national president of the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association, is calling on the Minister for Agriculture to act swiftly in putting a fodder aid package in place. He...


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