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More than 500 motorists in the north west were disqualified from driving last year. The figures have been released by the Department of Transport under the Freedom of Information Act. The disqualification figures for the north west are made up of 311 motorists disqualified in Donegal, 128 in Sligo and…

Nursing homes throughout Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal could be facing ‘unsustainable increases’ in insurance premiums after the withdrawal of a major underwriter from the market. Nursing Homes Ireland says Liberty’s departure from the market presents ‘a crisis’ for the funding of nursing home care. Nursing Homes Ireland CEO Tadhg Daly…

There are over 3 thousand 3 hundred homes without power in the region as Storm Brendan rumbles on. Over 75 houses are without power in the Bundoran area of south Donegal, 151 in Killybegs as well as 165 in Glenties. More than 1300 are without power in the Drumshanbo/Arigna area,…

Met Eireann has issued an Orange weather warning for the north west. The wind warning is for counties Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal along with Mayo and Galway as Storm Brendan makes its way towards the country. It comes into effect from 7am on Monday and remains in place until midnight,…

52 Gardaí missed at least a month’s work last year after being seriously assaulted on duty. According to Freedom of Information figures, a total of 162 officers missed at least a day because of an attack. In the Sligo/Leitrim district for 2019 there has been 3 recorded assaults, with officers…

A Sligo/Leitrim general election candidate has described delayed discharges from hospitals as ‘one of the biggest financial wastes in the health service. Sinn Fein Councillor Chris MacManus was speaking after figures released to him showed that 2,372 bed days had been lost in Sligo University Hospital due to delayed discharges…

Enterprise Ireland is to hold a series of information sessions throughout the north west next week on the recently-announced €28m Brexit package for counties Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan and Louth. The package includes a €15m enterprise development fund specifically for projects in the six border counties. On Wednesday next…