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Business sentiment across the north west has slipped, according to a new survey by the Irish Hotels Federation. The industry survey was undertaken before the federation’s annual conference and trade fair, which is currently taking place in Galway. While 40% of hotel and guesthouse owners across the country report an…

The west and north west will experience heavy rain and strong winds over the next 24 hours. Met Eireann has issued two separate warnings that are valid until three o’clock tomorrow morning. The rainfall alert is in place for Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo. Meanwhile the wind warning is in…

The man who died after allegedly been assaulted in an incident in County Galway yesterday morning has been named locally as Charles Townsend, of Union, Ballisodare in Sligo. Mr. Townsend, who was in his 60’s, was a well known local osteopath. A man in his 70s remains in Garda custody…

A Leitrim councillor says a €40m shortfall in the HSE budget for disability services is hindering efforts to provide housing for people with disabilities in their own areas. Leitrim Independent Councillor Felim Gurn told a meeting of the Regional Health Forum in Galway this week that parents of those with…

Hospital management at Letterkenny University Hospital are apologising for the long delays to patients and their families in the Emergency Department today. They say they have been extremely busy over the last number of days and the hospital has admitted a significant number of ill patients -many of which are…