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There are calls for emergency action to be taken to deal with a growing problem of a shortage of substitute teachers. It’s after a north Sligo primary school had to ask parents of children in one classroom to keep them at home after the school couldn’t find a substitute teacher.…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD is urging cross-party support for a motion coming before the Dail tomorrow morning calling for an emergency response to what he says is the ‘accelerating mental health crisis.’ Sinn Fein Deputy Martin Kenny says voluntary and community groups are now often filling a vacuum left by the…

A Sligo Leitrim TD is encouraging the owners of knives to hand them over to the state.   Over 1,000 people have been convicted of possessing a knife over the past two years.   476 people were found guilty last year, and 570 in 2019.   The 16 per cent…

Calls are being made on the Minister of Agriculture to be more pro-active in finding a solution for those farmers affected by the landslide on Shass Mountain close to Drumkeerin in County Leitrim. Sligo Leitrim TD Martin Kenny claims that property impacted is being negatively impacted as a result of…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD says it is now taking 10 to 12 weeks to process visa applications for much-needed healthcare workers coming here from outside the EU. Sinn Fein Deputy Martin Kenny says the applications could have been processed in 48 hours last March. He says the delay in processing Atypical…

Sinn Féin has asked Facebook to remove a private group with thousands of supporters which allegedly contains abusive comments about political opponents. The Irish Times reports many of the sometimes violent comments on the page, which is named “Sinn Féin”, were directed at the Taoiseach and Tanaiste. A spokesperson for…