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A new rail freight service linking the west and south-east could reduce emissions per unit of freight by 75 per cent.   Irish Rail are working with XPO Logistics to have a twice-weekly service between Waterford Port and Ballina operating by the end of June.   They say it will…

Golf lovers across the North West are taking advantage of the good weather and the easing of Some Covid-19 restrictions today.   Golfers have been allowed back on courses in Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal.     David O’ Donovan is the general manager of the Sligo County Golf Club, he…

There are calls for more supports for homeowners affected by Pyrite and mica damage in the West and North West of the Country. Senator Victor Boyhan raised the issue in the Seanad recently. He says the current remediation scheme doesn’t go far enough. Too much Pyrite used during construction can…

There are 43 people today waiting on hospitals beds in the North West today according to the latest INMO trolley watch figures. The number at Sligo University Hospital currently stands at 30 which is the second highest in the country only behind University Hospital Limerick where there are 42 waiting.…

We can expect a period of unsettled weather in the north west.   There’s a warning of electricity blackouts due to a nationwide weather warning that has just gone live.   A status yellow wind alert will continue until 7 o’clock tomorrow morning.   It affects all 26 counties, and…

There’s a warning of electricity blackouts due to a nationwide weather warning later today.   A status yellow wind alert will begin at 12 noon and continue until 7 o’clock tomorrow morning.   It affects all 26 counties, and winds of up to 110 kilometres an hour are expected.  …

There’s good news for Sligo on the jobs front this morning.   Software firm SL Controls is to create 50 jobs over the next 18 months.     The Sligo based engineering company will base 15 of the new jobs at their headquarters in Sligo. All of the new jobs…