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The Minister for Higher Education, Simon Harris is hosting a cross party meeting this coming Monday with all Oireachtas members in the north west deputies about the Connacht Ulster Alliance Technological University. Teachers Union of Ireland representatives at IT Sligo, GMIT and LYIT voted in favour of forming the University…

A local TD is asking the government to consider an extension of the Carer’s Leave Allowance. Sligo/Leitrim Independent Deputy, Marian harkin, made the comments in the Dail on Thursday. She said it should be extended for those who cannot return to work due to ongoing care needs during the pandemic.…

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 Independent TD, Marian Harkin, has again raised the possibility of appointing someone to oversee the rollout of the vaccination programme. She raised the issue in the Dail where she said there is a lack of transparency and detailed planning of the rollout. Government opposition has been pressuring them to…

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…