Skip to content

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 is asking that decisions on this year’s school examinations, particularly in relation to the Leaving Certificate, be taken within the next three weeks at the latest. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry told the Dail that students, parents and families deserved to know early what will be the…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD has called on the Health Minister to do a side-deal to get greater quantities of the COVID vaccine. It’s after Germany broke out of the EU’s combined purchase effort to get more doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. Ireland is getting 1.1 per cent of an agreed group…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD says extra resources are needed to help roll out the Covid-19 vaccine. There has been criticism over the low level of vaccinations that have taken place in the country since the Pfizer vaccine was approved. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said yesterday the vaccination target has increased from…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD is criticising the country’s approach to rolling out vaccines. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry says 40 thousand doses of the Covid vaccine have been received by the State, but only 1,800 were administered by Friday night. Deputy MacSharry says our preparations have fallen short: https://filedn.com/lglCaxamfnlV2gaMY6rU7tH/News%20Clips%202020/07mcsharry-add-vaccine-clip-cod.mp3

A Sligo/Leitrim TD is calling for the introduction of a bursary, or scholarship fund, to help student nurses cover their costs while on clinical placements. The issue was raised in the Dail this afternoon. Deputy Marc MacSharry says student nurses in the north west have a variety of costs, including…