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Preparations are underway for the arrival in Sligo of about 100 refugees who are fleeing to Europe from war and terror in other parts of the world. But already there’s concern that their arrival may result in some people on Sligo County County Council’s housing list losing out. Overall, about…

Sligo County Council today passed a motion calling on Agriculture Minister Michael Creed to ask for an emergency meeting of EU ministers to implement an immediate ban on Brazilian beef and other foodimports into Europe. It emerged at the weekend that, after a two-year investigation, Brazilian police found that major…

Sligo councillors have decided to keep their options open in the County Development Plan of developing a greenway on OR alongside the closed railway line between Collooney in County Sligo and Bellaghy on the Sligo/Mayo border. The council received submissions seeking a change in the wording of the existing plan,…

Sligo County Councillors have unanimously decided to retain a ban on fracking in their County Development Plan. They made the decision this morning despite a recommendation from the council chief executive than the ban be omitted from the plan. Councillors are meeting today to discuss the chief executive’s responses to…

A Sligo councillor is looking at the new Draft National Framework Planning with a degree of trepidation. Sinn Fein’s Chris MacManus says Sligo’s designation as a gateway city in 2002 and subsequent failure to secure any funding leave him unimpressed The then National Spatial Strategy designated Sligo a Gateway to…