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Sinn Fein MEP accuses Fianna Fail of hypocrisy after Constance Markievicz tweet

A Northwest MEP has said that Fianna Fail calls for Sinn Fein to take their seats in Westminster is 'hypocrisy'. In the North, Sinn Fein have an abstention policy which means the party will stand...

The Friday Panel, Ntmobi Mabutho, Cllr Des Guckian, Cllr Michael Clarke

On this week's Friday Panel, asylum seeker Ntmobi Mabutho from Zimbabwe, Leitrim Cllr Des Guckian, and Sligo Cllr Michael Clarke. Topics discussed include direct provision system, repeal of the eighth amendment, the decline of...

Sligo JPC pays tribute to retiring Superintendent Mary Murray

Photo: Chief Superintendent Aidan Glacken and Superintendent Mary Murray greeting Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan at Sligo Garda Station recently. Photo courtesy of Rory O'Brien. Sligo's Joint Policing Committee has paid tribute to outgoing Superintendent...

Government will spend €25m on three phases of the N56 in Donegal

The Government will spend €25m on three phases of the N56 in Donegal. The works will begin next year on the Drumbeigh to Mountcharles Road. Other projects given the go ahead are the Coolbuoy to Letterkenny...

48 people on trolleys in Northwest hospitals today

There are record numbers on hospital trolleys in the North West today. Twenty-eight people are now waiting at Letterkenny University Hospital. Twenty people are waiting at the University Hospital In Sligo. There are over 400 people waiting...

Sligo TD is calling for the public to be consulted on changes to constituency...

A Sligo TD is calling for the public to be consulted on changes to constituency boundaries. Fianna Fail TD Marc MacSharry says the current Sligo Leitrim constituency is more like a european one as it...

Podcast : How Sligo Gave PR to Politics Part One

This two part series focuses on the method that we use to elect our politicians. The drama, the data and the finer details. Sligo was the first electoral constituency to use proportional representation, it...
Road Traffic Accident

22 year-old man seriously injured in Donegal crash

A 22 year old man has been seriously injured in a single vehicle crash in Donegal overnight. The jeep collided with a stone wall at Tievebaun, Burnfoot at around 3:10am this morning. Emergency services attended the...

Gardai investigate possible link between two Donegal crimes

Gardai are examining a possible link between a burglary and robbery in Co Donegal. A pub in Donegal Town and a bookies in Raphoe have been broken into in the past ten days. Staff at the...

MEP says Ireland moving a step closer to losing its neutrality

A North West MEP says that Ireland is a step closer to losing it's neutrality after Ireland signed up to PESCO. PESCO would see a more joined up European structure in defence and military, with...

Iarnrod Eireann vow to act to address overcrowding on Sligo train

Iarnrod Eireann official have met with a number of Fianna Fail TDs and assured them they will address concerns at the regular overcrowding of passengers on the Sligo to Dublin train. Deputy Eamonn Scanlon...

CEO of Sligo Chamber says any cut to horse racing funding would damage Northwest...

The CEO of Sligo Chamber says the hospitality sector would suffer massively if the Government were to pull funding for horse racing. The government pumps 80 million euro of public funding into the racing industry...

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