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Hundreds of people turned out to a protest against the closure of post offices in the region today. Groups came from all over the region including Cliffoney, Gurteen and Dunkinely in Co. Donegal. The protest made it’s way from Connaughton Road down to the GPO on O’Connell Street in Sligo…

A new group has been established in Leitrim to further highlight the effects of forestry in the county. The Save Leitrim Community Activist Group is made up of a broad range of people living throughout Leitrim. This Wednesday, it is holding a protest in Claremorris during a meeting on the…

Teachers held a lunchtime protest at schools and colleges across the Northwest this afternoon. The action by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) was in protest at lower pay rates for newly qualified teachers. The union claims pay inequality in the profession means schools are finding it hard to recruit…

Between 40 and 50 people attended this afternoon’s protest in Ballymote over banking services in the South Sligo town. Organised by Sinn Fein, speakers included Sligo/Leitrim Sinn Fein TD Martin Kenny, Sinn Fein Councillor Chris MacMamus, Fianna Fail Councillor Jerry Lundy, Independent Cllr Margaret Gormley, and Vincent Roddy of the…

People in Ballymote are expressing their concern over planned changes to banking services in the town. The community held a protest at lunchtime. It’s outside the Bank of Ireland branch where traditional over-the-counter services are to be replaced by an ‘advice and self-service’ system. Ballymote once had three fully-functioning branches.…