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  Farmers have taken to the streets in towns across the country today for a nationwide rally.   The events were organised by the Irish Farmers Association.   Rallies have got underway in Ballymote and Raphoe shortly after 11 am this morning   They highlighted the importance of farming to…

The IFA is being strongly criticised for staging rallies at locations in the North West today to highlight the importance of farmers to the local economy.   The Irish Farmers Association is staging the ‘day of action’ in towns across the country.   The IFA says they have particular concerns…

UPDATE: Leitrim IFA have confirmed they will not be taking part in the planned rallies. The Irish Farmers Association has today confirmed the locations across the North West for their rallies tomorrow which are aimed to highlight the importance of farming to the local economy.   The various rallies will…

Farmers from across the North West are expected to take part in a number of rallies on Friday to highlight the importance of farming to the rural economy.   A rally is being provisionally planned for Ballymote in Sligo at 11 a.m. at the same time farmers in Donegal will…

Ballymote Gardaí stopped a car on the N17 being driven a 16 year old, whose parents were also in the car. The vehicle was stopped on Friday for speeding in a 50km/hr zone and when asked for details, the driver had no license and gave false information which Gardaí were…

The ATM’s in Ballymote and Tubbercurry will not be retained after Bank of Ireland closes their branches there later this year. While neither building the branches are in will be given to Sligo County Council, as previously requested by Cathoirleach of Sligo County Council, Dara Mulvey has described as very…

A Sligo councillor is calling for bank ATM’s in Ballymote and Tubbercurry to be retained.   Bank of Ireland recently announced 103 branch closures across the country including in Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal.   Some ago, the Ulster Bank branch closed in Ballymote.   Speaking to OceanFM News, Sinn Fein…