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A local TD has lodged legal action against the Standards in Public Office Commission. According to the Independent, Courts Service Records show the case was issued against the State’s political standards and ethics watchdog in the High Court on Friday by Sligo/Leitrim Fianna Fail TD, Marc MacSharry. Deputy MacSharry stood…

Research carried out by a Sligo/Leitrim TD and his team has found many people feel that Covid-19 has had, and will continue to have, long term effects on mental health. Fianna Fail Deputy, Marc MacSharry says they questioned people across numerous professions such as GP’s, Coroners, Student Unions and members…

A Sligo family of five has lost their appeal over the conditions of their rooms during mandatory quarantine. Michelle O’Dowd has returned to Ireland from Australia, with her family, to work as a nurse. The family, who are originally from Easkey, are required to stay in hotel quarantine at the…

A Fianna Fail TD has criticised the government and EU’s approach to acquiring sufficient Covid-19 vaccines in the Dail recently. Sligo/Leitrim Deputy, Marc MacSharry said our supply procurement has ‘been an abject failure’ and questions why Ireland cannot seek separate deals like other countries in the block such as Austria.…

A number of local TD’s are seeking clarity over details in the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme. Deputies were debating a resolution to the scheme in the Dail recently with many calling for an extension beyond March 31st. Sligo/Leitrim TD, Marc MacSharry believes clarity is needed for those working from home…

Sligo/Leitrim and Donegal deputies have highlighted the plight facing many businesses in the north west that are unable to avail of the Covid Restrictions Support Scheme. Among them are wholesalers, who are taking back unsold stock from other businesses such as pubs, as well as businesses that do not operate…