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A Sligo/Leitrim TD is calling for a commitment from Taoiseach Micheál Martin and the Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris that the application for a Connacht-Ulster Technological University will be submitted by the end of this year. The proposed technological university involves IT SLigo, Letterkenny IT and GMIT in Castlebar.…

A local TD is calling for the VAT rate in the hospitality sector to be reduced to 0%. Independent Sligo/Leitrim TD, Marian Harkin, raised the issue in the Dail earlier this week with Minister of State, Brendan Griffin, who agreed with the idea. She highlighted the fact that 40,000 jobs…

The Independent radio sector, as well as local newspapers need to be given more support during this crisis. Thats according to a number of rural Independent TDs, including Sligo/Leitrim’s Marian Harkin and Roscommon/East Galway’s Michael Fitzmaurice. The Independent group are calling on Minister Richard Bruton to release more funding for…

Independent Sligo/Leitrim TD Marian Harkin says another technical group is expected to be formed when the 33rd Dail meets today. Already a Rural Independent group has been established to guarantee speaking time for deputies. It’s the first move toward independent rural TDs coming together to be recognised as one group…

After two long, exciting and historic days, the north west has got it’s new representatives for the 33rd Dail.   Sinn Fein’s popularity is clear all over the Sligo/Leitrim and Donegal Constituencies. Pearse Doherty and Padraig MacLochlainn were elected on the first count in Donegal, with Deputy Doherty topping the…

The Common Agricultural Policy must deliver the necessary supports for farmers in the North West.   That’s according to Sligo/Leitrim Independent General Election candidate and former MEP Marian Harkin who attended a local public meeting of the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association in Sligo town.   The Independent candidate…