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Almost 1 in 10 motorists are planning a cross border shopping trip this Christmas. A recent AA Rescue survey found just over 9% of respondents said they intend on travelling north for gifts which, is a slight drop on last year where almost 11% said they would. The most popular…

A status orange wind warning for the Counties of Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal has been lifted.   However, motorists and other road users across the region are being asked to beware of fallen trees, branches or electricity wires and fallen slates in urban areas.   Locally Council crews were called…

Met Eireann’s issued a number of weather warnings as the country braces itself to be battered with wet and windy conditions over the next 48 hours. A status yellow wind warning comes into effect for the country from 6pm this evening. As Storm Atiyah makes landfall, a Status Orange wind…

Sligo and Leitrim have been included in the first expansion of the Walks Scheme. Minister for Rural and Community Development, Micahel Ring, made the announcement saying the scheme will double in size going to 80 trails. There will be an additional 1.8km added to the Keash Hill Trail and a…

An orange weather alert has been issued for counties Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal as Storm Atiyah heads our way. Met Éireann says the system will track between Iceland and Ireland on Sunday bringing very strong winds and the possibility of coastal flooding. Winds are expected to reach mean speeds of…

Sligo’s Blaine Gaffney has withdrawn his name this morning as a possible Fine Gael candidate in the next general election in Sligo-Leitrim. Mr Gaffney, who stood in the local elections earlier this year, forwarded his name 12 weeks ago for consideration by Fine Gael Headquarters. In a statement to Ocean…