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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,…

Ireland West Airport Knock says government funding announced yesterday afternoon will help the airport’s cash position and improve its ability to take advantage of the hoped-for reopening of the economy in the first half of next year. Ireland West Airport Knock, as well as airports in Donegal and Kerry, are…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD says Leitrim is being used as ‘a sacrifice zone’ for the planting of Sitka Spruce. Supporting a Forestry Bill proposed by Sinn Fein Deputy Martin Kenny, Independent Deputy Marian Harkin says in countries such as Scotland and France, forestry exists in large swathes of uninhabited areas. She…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD says the future is ‘extremely grim’ for some marts and for farmers who are selling stock during the current Covid restrictions, and especially in areas of poor broadband coverage. Independent Deputy Marian Harkin says she has written to the Minister for Agriculture and Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue,…