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A former local teacher and vice principal has expressed his surprise with the decision to reopen schools.   Schools are reopening across the North West today following the Christmas break.   It comes amid concern about the impact high Covid infection rates will have on staffing levels and student attendance.…

Sligo Rovers teenage sensation Johnny Kenny is on his way to Celtic in a deal reportedly worth €150,000 plus add-ons to Rovers. The 18-year-old, who completed his Leaving Cert last summer, will undergo a medical in Glasgow on Thursday before the deal is completed. Kenny is heading to Scotland after…

A GP working in the border town of Blacklion is pleading with people to get their booster Covid vaccine. Dr Carroll O’Dolan, from Blacklion Health Centre, says patients are not coming forward for their booster shots in the numbers expected. He says it’s important people get their booster, not only…

Visiting at Sligo University Hospital is being significantly curtailed from today. The move is due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the community and staff absences due to COVID-19 within the hospital. At Letterkenny University Hospital, visiting has been suspended for a week. Despite what is being described…

A former Midlands/North West MEP says Covid is accelerating “dramatic changes” in banking and finance. Mairead McGuinness, who’s now EU Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial stability and Capital Markets, says early this year she’ll be looking at how these “rapid” changes are going to impact the financial system. She says…

The HSE has announced that its online Sexually Transmitted Infection testing service has been extended to counties Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo. People from the age of 17, with an address in these counties, can now order an STI test through the online platform www.sh24.ie. Those who require follow-up or treatment…