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There were calls at a meeting of Sligo County Council today for Irish Water to carry out a full survey of the sewerage system in the West Sligo village of Easkey to see if it’s fit for purpose. It follows ongoing allegations of pollution of the Easkey River, which was…

Cllr Tom MacSharry is the new cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council. The Fianna Fail cllr was chosen unanimously with no note at his morning’s meeting of Sligo County Council which is the first since the local elections. He was proposed by his party colleagues by Cllr Rosealeen O’Grady and seconded…

Sligo has four new councillors this morning.     Three of them are in the Sligo/Drumcliffe area: they are Grange man Donal Gilroy for Fianna Fail, as well as Thomas Walsh, Ballygawley and Tom Fox from Calry, both for Fine Gael.     The fourth newcomer is Martin Connolly, from…

New research shows Donegal and Leitrim County Council’s websites had a considerable number of so called ‘trackers’ installed which help companies compile detailed profiles of users. Research shows the donegalcoco.ie website had 85 different types of tracking technologies operational, second only to Kerry County Council which had 91. According to…

All road users across the north west are being urged to take extra care this morning after icy conditions in parts overnight. Temperatures plunged to as low as minus 4 degrees in parts of the country with Met Eireann’s yellow snow and ice warning still in place. Sligo County Council…