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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…

There have been calls for more supports for domestic violence refuges after an 87 per cent rise in cases sent to prosecutors. The Director of Public Prosecutors Claire Loftus told a conference yesterday her office has already received 220 more files on these cases than in all of 2019. Opposition…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD is criticising the new law which gives gardaí the power to issue on-spot fines for not complying with public health guidelines. The controversial legislation was signed into law by President Michael D. Higgins over the weekend. The actual monetary fine for not wearing a face mask in…

This week witnessed patients being transferred from the old St Columba’s facility in Sligo into the new mental health unit at Sligo University Hospital.   There are 25 new beds available there and there is no doubt it will be a dramatic improvement in mental health services in the county…

A local TD has claimed that Budget 2020 has failed to address the issue of social housing in the north west. It’s also been claimed that those who are renting property on a long term basis have also not benefited from the budget which was announced this week by finance…