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The Chief Medical Officer says it’s time for people to be hopeful and to start planning for the summer.   Dr Tony Holohan says he wants next week to be a ‘significant turning point’ in the pandemic, as restrictions ease.   26 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in Donegal…

A Donegal Councillor has expressed his dismay with reports that those aged 61-69 will be unable to avail of a covid-19 vaccination in Ballyshannon on Saturday.   Donegal MD councillor, Michael McMahon says that despite a local vaccination centre in operation for the town of Ballyshannon on Saturday those aged…

The Taoiseach insists the country remains ‘on track’ for the widespread easing of restrictions in the coming weeks.   Nationwide travel will be allowed from next Monday, while all retail outlets can fully reopen seven days later.   Micheál Martin also told his parliamentary party last night he wants to…

The five day moving average of new Covid-19 cases has increased by 8 % in the past week.   The figure was 437 last Tuesday but has increased to 470 this week.   383 new coronavirus cases were reported yesterday.   The Department of Health has confirmed that 2 more…

Met Eireann have issued a status yellow weather warning for wind and rain. It’ll be in place for Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal and eight other counties from 3am until 10pm tomorrow. The forecaster is predicting heavy rain with a chance of spot flooding including strong winds with gusts of up to…

Householders in counties Donegal and Sligo recycled 35,000 fewer batteries last year compared to 2019. But those in Leitrim strongly bucked the trend, recycling 26,000 more batteries. The just-released figures are from WEEE Ireland for batteries recycled through retailers, such as supermarkets, hardware outlets and electronic stores. Sligo recycled 5,000…

€157,000 has been allocated for heritage projects in Sligo and Leitrim. The funding has been provided under the 2021 Historic Structures Fund announced by Minister for State with responsibility for Heritage and Electoral Reform Malcolm Noonan. The Former Bachelors Building, The Red Bairn, Beltra, Gate Lodge Sligo, and the Former…