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First Action Group meeting hears Dept still in denial about fodder crisis

There is still no recognition by the Department of Agriculture that farmers in the North West are in a fodder crisis. That's according to the Irish Creamery and Milk Suppliers Association were one of the...

39 children in Sligo facing homelessness this Christmas

The Sligo Homeless Appeal says figures reveal that up to 39 children in the Sligo area will be homeless this Christmas. They have launched a special appeal to help those affected, as Claire Barden...

Donegal GAA unveil new kit

The new-look Donegal GAA jersey was launched in the Abbey Hotel today. The KN group remains the main sponsor while the Abbey Hotel replace MCR as the other name on the back of the new...

Domestic violence victims remembered at Sligo ceremony

The eight female victims of domestic violence in Ireland this year have been remembered at a ceremony in Sligo this afternoon. 100 people turned up at the event at Rockwood Parade in Sligo to highlight...

Diocese of Achonry left without Bishop as Brendan Kelly appointed to Galway

It remains unclear today how long the Catholic Diocese of Achonry will be without a bishop. It follows the announcement by the pope this morning that Bishop Brendan Kelly is to be the new bishop...

Sligo TD hits out at ads from government’s new ‘spin unit’

A Sligo Fianna Fail TD has once again hit out at what he calls the government's new 'spin unit'. €5m was allocated by the government to the new unit in the 2018 Budget and it's...

Disappointment at new Garda numbers coming to NW stations

The numbers of new recruits being sent to Garda Stations in the North West is once again disappointing. That's according to Stranorlar Fianna Fail Councillor Patrick MacGowan who has raised concerns about the issue. Just nine...
Sligo University Hospital win at Saolta Awards

New survey reveals 64% of patients at SUH waited over six hours to be...

The results of a new national hospital patient survey have found there is a need for improvements at our hospitals. In the first National Patient Experience Survey conducted last May, 13,700 patients who had been...

North west rail passengers being treated as second class citizens – Deputy Scanlon

A Sligo/Leitrim TD has said that rail passengers in the Northwest are being treated as second class citizens. Irish Rail regularly receive complaints about overcrowding on the Sligo to Dublin train. And speaking on our Northwest...

Treacherous driving conditions across the Northwest with Black Ice on roads

Motorists are being warned to take extreme care as treacherous driving conditions hit the Northwest this morning. Gardai say there are reports of black ice on the majority of roads around the region this morning. With...

One in four migrants in the fishing industry have faced verbal or physical abuse

One in four migrants in the fishing industry have faced verbal or physical abuse - while one in five face racism or discrimination. That's according to new research from the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland. It's also...

Minister Halligan – Not enough money to provide school transport for every child with...

The Minister of State for Education says there's not enough money to provide school transport for every child with a concessionary ticket. If you live more than a certain number of kilometres from your nearest...

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