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Candidates across the North West are hitting out at each others’ parties over the crisis in the health service. Sinn Fein TD and Leitrim-based general election based candidate, Martin Kenny have criticised Fianna Fail and Fine Gael for not providing beds at Sligo University Hospital as promised since 2011. He…

The Fianna Fail leader is expected to visit Sligo today ahead of the general election. Micheál Martin is believed to start the visit at the offices of Deputy Marc MacSharry, making numerous stops in the town before heading to other areas in Co. Sligo this afternoon There are three Fianna…

A north Sligo councillor is raising concerns over the location of telecommunications masts in some scenic areas. Fianna Fail Councillor Donal Gilroy was told at a meeting of Sligo County Council that masts under a certain height are exempt from planning permission. He says his raised the issue after a…

A Donegal Fianna Fail TD says the Government’s got to support farmers with eco-friendly farms. The party’s Agriculture spokesperson, Charlie McConalogue says 2,000 Irish farmers have been frozen-out of the latest initiative to support greener farming. Deputy McConalogue is calling on the Agriculture Minister to re-open the ‘GLAS scheme’ –…

Sligo county councillors will meet again next Friday evening in a final attempt to agree on a budget for the coming year. It follows a meeting yesterday evening lasting about 10 minutes during which councillors voted 9-6 against adopting the budget. Fine Gael, Independent Socialist and Sinn Fein councillors voted…