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A local Mart manger has hit out at the latest Guidelines issued by ICOS, Associated Livestock marts and the Department of Agriculture which are aimed at helping Marts continue to operate throughout the next 6 weeks during the Level 5 restrictions.   The new guidelines will allow marts to trade,…

Ahead of the new level 5 restrictions coming into effect at midnight a Donegal TD has called on North West residents to support local businesses.   Donegal Independent TD for Donegal, Thomas Pringle, is urging the public to support local businesses and local jobs by shopping in their local regions…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD is calling for the work of priests, clergy and ministers from faith communities to be regarded as an essential service during the Level 5 Covid restrictions that come into effect at midnight tonight.   Junior Minister Frank Feighan says this is necessary because clergy often have to…

Following the Government’s announcement of Level 5 Covid Restrictions, which take effect from midnight, on Wednesday, ICOS has provided guidance and directions to mart managers and customers.   The negotiations were held jointly between ICOS, Associated Livestock Marts and the Department of Agriculture.   The guidelines look to protect the…

Donegal TD Padraig MacLochlainn says the Government have serious questions to answer as to why they rejected a recommendation a fortnight ago to move to Level 5 for four weeks.   The Government have now opted to move the Country to level 5 restrictions for a period of 6 weeks.…

Around 150,000 people including many in the counties of Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal are expected to lose their jobs when level five restrictions kick in from midnight tomorrow.   Ireland has become the first European country to enter a second lockdown with all non-essential retail to close.   However, some…

It’s expected a level four plus system will be placed on the entire country this evening.   Travel limits, non-essential retail closing and bars and restaurants moving to takeaway only are some of the measures expected from tonight’s announcement.   The cabinet sub-committee led by the leaders of the three…