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A Sligo Councillor has called for the quarries responsible for selling defective blocks  which has led to problems with Mica and Pyrite to be held responsible for a percentage of the costs accumulated to repair the damage.   A national scheme aimed at covering the remedial costs covers 90% of…

Publicans throughout the north west, particularly those in rural areas who do not serve food, have expressed their disappointment with the government’s decision yesterday evening not to allow them reopen as they had hoped on August 10th.   While many publicans say they understand the government’s position, they point to…

Sligo county councillors have voted 8 to 2 against a ban on fox hunting.   The vote followed a passionate discussion between two councillors at yesterday’s January monthly meeting of the council.   At yesterday’s council meeting, Solidarity People Before Profit Councillor Gino O Boyle proposed that the council call…

It’s expected that a major housing and roads improvement project will be completed in the Connolly Park estate in Tubbercurry in the next twelve months.   Councillors from the Ballymote/Tubbercurry/West Sligo area welcomed news of the proposed work at their meeting yesterday afternoon .   Independent Councillor Michael Clarke said…

A West Sligo councillor is calling on the county council and Irish Water to prepare a report on what he says is pollution of  one of the greatest natural resources in the north west.   Local people from Easkey have protested on a number of occasions outside the headquarters of…

After decades of campaigning and waiting, a government minister is at last expected to be turning the sod at the end of February to mark the official start of work on the new €100m N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin road.   Transport Minister Shane Ross is due in Sligo for what…

Independent Michael Clarke is calling for a special meeting of the council in the New Year to discuss the issue which, he says, is affecting numerous areas, including farming, school transport, employment and rural development. At yesterday’s meeting of the council, Fianna Fail Councillor Seamus Kilgannon says if rural Sligo…