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The decision by Donegal Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue TD to scrap the Straw Incorporation Scheme has been questioned locally.   The scheme was suddenly scrapped last week without warning, where farmers were now previously funded to chop straw and re-incorporate it into the soil for environmental reasons.   Sligo…

A proposal for a new housing development in Grange has been given the green light to proceed.   There had been some delays to the project, as a number of archaelogical inspections had to be carried out on the proposed site to ensure there were no environmental issues surrounding the…

A new community benefit fund has been launched for the residents of Donegal.   Clogheravaddy Wind Farm Ltd have unveiled their new initiative for locals which totals more than €40,000 in supports.   Applications are encouraged as they look to support community projects within a 15km radius related to education…

Calls have been made for Sligo County Council to provide funding for an initiative that uses old photographs and music to trigger memories among dementia patients in nursing homes.   There has been a pilot scheme in other counties where the use of a “memory tool kit” has been used…

The MacGill Summer School continues over the weekend where thought leaders descend on Glenties to discuss issues facing Ireland and the wider world.   The annual event gathers government ministers, parliamentarians, heads of industry, trade union leaders, economists, sociologists, church leaders and a broad range of public representatives.   Donegal…

Rescue 118. Sligo’s Search and Rescue Helicopter, attended an incident yesterday in Westport, Co Mayo.   At 15:48pm, Mayo Mountain Rescue Team were contacted by the National Ambulance Service to help a male injured in a quad bike accident.   MMRT and NAS were then transported to the casualty by…

Leitrim County Council have been asked about their stance on purchasing homes, so families can avail of the Tenant In Situ scheme.   A number of families across the county have been served with notices to quit, meaning they can no longer stay in the accomodation they are currently in.…