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New moves are afoot in an effort to solve an ongoing problem over access to the monastic island of Inishmurray off the coast of north Sligo. Boat trips to the island have been banned since early 2018 when the Marine Survey Office attached to the Department of Transport, Tourism and…

The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat were called to assist a capsized boat off Inishmurray Island yesterday.   The crew was alerted to the situation by Malin Head Coast Guard who had received a distress call around 1:20pm.   The Bundoran Lifeboat was launched immediately as the crew was…

A Sligo councillor says the ongoing issue of access to Inishmurray Island off the coast of North Sligo is ‘being turned into a political football.’ Independent Alliance Councillor Marie Casserly was speaking at this week’s meeting of councillors from Sligo Municipal District after she came under pressure to arrange a…

Sligo County Council is to seek clarification as to who exactly is responsible for providing safe landing facilities for visitors to Inishmurray Island. The move comes as some councillors strongly reject any moves by Transport Minster Shane Ross to make the council liable for providing the landing facilities so as…