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The Dáil has again heard an appeal for Sligo Airport to be given funding for safety works it has already completed.   The issue arose during statements on international travel when Sligo Independent Deputy Marian Harkin said it was ‘beyond urgent’ at this stage that Sligo Airport get its money.…

A Donegal TD is bringing a Private Members’ Bill to the Dáil today which will call for a referendum on lowering the voting age to 16.   Deputy Thomas Pringle is introducing the bill to coincide with the Scottish and Welsh elections, in which 16 and 17 year olds are…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD has outlined in graphic detail the struggles now being endured by many students and parents as they strive to deal with Covid-19 restrictions, costs and stresses. Difficulties include little or no on-campus tuition, no training placements, and accommodation companies insisting on payment despite accommodation not being used,…

A Sligo Leitrim TD will bring a Bill to second stage in the Dáil on this evening (Thursday) which if passed would make forestry developments over five hectares subject to planning permission.   Sinn Féin TD Martin Kenny first introduced the Bill in 2018 after concerns were raised over the…

A Sligo Leitrim TD has questioned the logic of using the National Convention Centre for Dáil sittings. Fianna Fáil TD, Marc MacSharry make the remarks during this morning’s sitting of the Dáil. Deputy MacSharry says the financial resources used in hiring the Convention centre at a cost to the tax…

The Dáil has been paying tribute to Detective Garda Colm Horkan.   He was killed last week when he was shot a number of times while responding to an incident in Castlerea in Co Roscommon.   Sligo Leitrim TD Frank Feighan has called for politicians and the media alike to…