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Outdoor recreation sites in Sligo and Leitrim have received a major boost with €925,580 allocated for local projects. The allocation is included in a national allocation of €6.5m for outdoor recreational amenities.   In Sligo the Benbulben Access Upgrade Project at Benbulben Forest has received €198,000.00 The Hazelwood Lady Anne…

Tackling youth unemployment must a priority in the post COVID era according to the Midlands North West MEP Maria Walsh. The Fine Gael MEP was speaking as the European Parliament discussed reforming vocational educational and training. Walsh says young people need to have the skills for the digital and green…

Further clarity on the governments roadmap is needed for small and medium businesses in the north west, according to a local Fine Gael Councillor. The plan is hoped to be implemented in stages with the first phase beginning on the 18th of May. Sligo Fine Gael Councillor, Thomas Walsh is…

A number of Independent TD’s including Sligo Leitrim TD, Marian Harkin will meet Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil today to discuss forming a government. Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have agreed to form an administration together, but are eight seats short of a Dáil majority. The Greens, the Social Democrats…

Works on replacing old sodium public light by new more energy-efficient and longer-life LED lighting is expected to start in County Sligo in the third or fourth quarter of this year. But in the meantime, although a budget of €100,000 has been provided for public lighting this year, the council…

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil meet today to discuss policy as efforts to form a government continue.   It will be the first detailed meeting between the two parties, with a number of issues on the agenda.   Fine Gael’s position’s still that it will head into opposition.   Sligo…

A local councillor is calling on Transport Infrastructure Ireland and Sligo County Council to install traffic calming measures in South Sligo. At a the monthly meeting of Sligo County Council, Fine Gael councillor Dara Mulvey called upon the local authority to address the extremely busy stretch of the N17 in…