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The Minister with responsibility for culture and the arts says she has asked officials in her department to meet as soon as possible with representatives of the Yeats Society Sligo. Minister Catherine Martin was replying this morning in the Dail to Sligo/Leitrim TD Marian Harkin, who raised the situation of…

Independent Sligo/Leitrim TD Marian Harkin says the government should not hide behind the mantra of not having the authority to interfere with commercial business. She pointed out there was no question of not interfering with commercial business when Ireland’s tax payers were forced to fund the financial institutions at the…

The Minister of Education has heard that an amalgamation between St Angela’s College in Sligo with the proposed new technological university for the north west makes more sense than continuing the link with NUI Galway. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc Mac Macsharry told Minister Harris in the Dail that the amalgamation…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD says Seamus Woulfe must be the last person to be appointed a judge using the current system. Independent Marian Harkin’s comments come amid calls for the Tanaiste to clarify his conversations with the Justice Minister on the appointment of Mr Woulfe to the Supreme Court. Helen McEntee…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD has outlined in graphic detail the struggles now being endured by many students and parents as they strive to deal with Covid-19 restrictions, costs and stresses. Difficulties include little or no on-campus tuition, no training placements, and accommodation companies insisting on payment despite accommodation not being used,…