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Covid-19 restrictions and their impact on people meeting and talking have resulted in a lack of awareness about options that are now being proposed for a new N17 route between Knock and Collooney. That’s according to a former Sligo councillor from the area who says he is surprised at the…

A number of ballot papers were spoiled through no fault of the voter in the Sligo/Leitrim Constituency. It appears about 80 votes were not counted because the presiding officer did not stamp the paper. Analyst for OceanFM’s live coverage, Keith Henry, says there were a ‘considerable’ number of spoiled votes…

There are concerns over the cuts to the allocation in funding for elderly and disability grants in Sligo. Each year the local authority receives an allocation from central government which allows for small or minor repairs to carried out on the homes of the elderly or for people with disabilities.…

There are concerns over delays to diabetic services to Sligo University Hospital. It’s understood there are staff shortages in the diabetic dietetic services department due to a number of leave of absences. Due to the lack of staff it’s believed certain patients who would benefit from Insulin Pump Therapy are…

A second GP has been appointed for the Ballymote area. The general medical services doctor will fill the post after it was left vacant due to the retirement of another doctor. GMS GP’s are those who see patients under the medical card and GP visit card scheme. The appointment was…

A Sligo councillor is calling for a monument to be erected on the new N4 route between Collooney and Castlebaldwin to commemorate two once-famous but now-forgotten composers. The Connellan brothers, Thomas and Laurence, were harpists and composers who were born in Cloonamahon. Fianna Fail Councillor and history teacher Keith Henry…