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The President of Sinn Féin, Mary Lou McDonald has issued an apology for the IRA’s murder of Lord Mountbatten in Sligo which occurred 42 years ago.       The Sinn Fein leader was speaking following the funeral of Prince Philip, Lord Mountbatten’s nephew on Saturday.  In an interview with…

A Sligo Councillor is calling for domestic turf saving in the north west to be allowed continue.   Sinn Féin Councillor Thomas Healy claims that many people have no viable alternative when it comes to heating their homes.   Cllr Healy says it’s unfair for local residents to be prevented…

A Leitrim Councillor has criticised the gradual return to school policy that will be implemented from next week.   It’s expected to be confirmed today that junior and senior infants along with children in first and second classes will be allowed to return to school on Monday next.   The…

There are calls for suicide prevention training to be a requirement for all frontline staff in public bodies and government departments.   The proposal is in a Bill put forward by Sinn Fein.   Party MLA  Jemma Dolan for Fermanagh/South Tyrone says that given the tragic rates of people taking…

Sinn Féin will bring a motion before the Dail today which will aim to help workers and families who are struggling to pay heating and electricity bills.   Under current regulations, people must be unemployed for over 15 months before they are entitled to financial support with their heating costs.…

A Leitrim Councillor is claiming inadequate broadband is adding to peoples worries during the latest lockdown in rural Ireland and such issues are disproportionately negatively impacting the north west. A recent survey by ComReg has also found that 60 percent found no change in their service, despite more people working…

A local TD is criticising the government for not seeking payments breaks for mortgage holders and SMEs. Sinn Fein Spokesperson on Finance and Donegal TD, Pearse Doherty, believes it is a ‘slap in the face’ to those who have lost their job. Deputy Doherty wrote to Tanaiste Leo Varadkar, who…