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The death has occurred of former longtime Sligo County Councillor, Paul Conmy. The Fine Gael Councillor was first elected in 1979 in the Dromore area. Paul held his council seat until the 2009 election, winning over 11% of the vote. He was voted vice chairman of Sligo County Council in…

A Sligo Councillor says a large area of Sligo town that once had a regular bus service no longer has such a service. Fianna Fail Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady says people in the Maugheraboy, Ballydoogan, Tracey Avenue, Larkhill and Rosehill areas don’t have access to a regular bus service, despite a…

Local councillors have been urged not to stop sending representative abroad for the St Patrick’s Day celebrations.   The trips have in the past been regularly branded as mere junkets.   But a consultant on developing a strategy for engaging with those abroad says research shows they are ‘hugely important’…

A West Sligo publican has backed Government proposals to consider the introduction of tax breaks for pub owners who bring their customers home following a night out. Tourism Minister Brendan Griffin last week, confirmed he is looking into a number of measures ahead of this year’s budget, including the possibility…

A Sligo Councillor is calling for the housing crisis in the north west to be dealt with. This week new figures show that work on the planned 49 units for social housing in Sligo has yet to start. Anti-Austerity Councillor Gino O’Boyle says there are eleven hundred people on the…