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Tanaiste Leo Varadkar’s visit to Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim came on the same day as the Bank of Ireland branch in the town closes. It’s one of 88 closing throughout the country today. Others closing in the north west include Ballymote, Tubbercurry, Bundoran, Manorhamilton and Glenties. The Finance Minister says the…

The Tánaiste Leo Varadkar is due to visit Sligo and Leitrim today to launch two business ventures with the potential to create at least 125 new jobs. This afternoon, Mr Varadkar, who is also Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, will turn the sod for a new €1.9m government-funded digital…

170 premises are without power across the region today. 26 are impacted in Gurteen, Co. Sligo a further 37 in the Drumnacrosh area of Glenties in Co. Donegal and 107 homes and businesses are without electricity around Drumshanbo in Co. Leitrim. The estimated time of power being restored in all…

A man was taken to hospital yesterday after being struck by a bull at a Co. Leitrim Mart. Gardaí attended the work place accident at Drumshanbo Mart on Friday evening. The man in his 50’s was brought to Sligo University Hospital with what is understood to be non life threatening…

Irish Water, working with Leitrim County Council, is replacing about 130 metres of old water mains in Drumshanbo. The pipes, on the Hilly Road in the town, were prone to frequent bursts and leakage and caused water supply disruptions for customers in the area. The old cast iron water mains…

A top public health official in the north west is urging people not to become complacent if Covid case numbers come down in their areas. It’s after vastly different Covid figures were found in two different areas of the region, one in Letterkenny, the other in Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim. Despite…