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There are contrasting views today among public elected representatives in the northwest when it comes to the fallout from revelations that political parties have engaged in using fake poling representatives to obtain voters’ views.   The controversy over fake poling representatives continues to rumble on into its second day, yesterday…

  The death has occurred of the former north Sligo councillor, Patsy Barry, from Grange.   The Fianna Fail representative took his seat on the council in the late 1990s in succession to the late Grange-based councillor and senator, Willie Farrell..   In 2005, Cllr Barry was elected as Cathaoirleach,…

Hairdressers and barbers will be prioritised for re-opening next month, along with places of worship.   Taoiseach Micheál Martin also told his party last night work is underway for booster vaccines to fight COVID variants.     Last night the Taoiseach wrote to church leaders telling them the government was…

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has appointed 18 members of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party to a range of spokesperson positions. Included among the appointment is the selection of the Sligo Leitrim TD Marc MacSharry as the party’s spokesman on higher education. Fianna Fáil say the decision to make the appointments was…

The Taoiseach has come under pressure from members of his own party to move to Level 2 restrictions for Christmas. Yesterday Micheal Martin said the target is Level 3 once out of lockdown in December, so businesses can re-open. But at a meeting of the Fianna Fail parliamentary party last…

The decision taken by Fianna Fáil to enter into government along with Fine Gael and the Green Party is being reflected in the latest opinion polls which puts  Fianna Fáil their lowest ever level of support.   The Weekend Red C poll puts Fianna Fail at just 10% with Fine…

A former Sligo/ Leitrim Fianna Fail TD has called on the Taoiseach to appoint a successor to Barry Cowen from the North West or West of the Country.   Barry Cowen was sacked as Agriculture Minister by the Taoiseach after the Offaly TD refused to provide further public statements on…