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A local Labour representative says clarity is needed on the reopening of schools.   Nessa Cosgrove says teachers and Special needs Assistants need to know they will be working in a safe environment.   She says once the full agreement is reached on the plan for leaving Cert students, focus…

A Sligo Leitrim Fianna Fáil TD has claimed that a deal to form a government can be agreed in the next ten days.   Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Greens will continue talks today – with a focus on agriculture.   The three party leaders will meet Independents from…

Fine Gael Director of Elections for Sligo/Leitrim, Enda Candon, has defended his party’s strategy in the Sligo/Leitrim constituency. Speaking to the OceanFM team during the live General Election coverage, Fine Gael candidate, Thomas Walsh, raised issue with the way the constituency was split during the campaign. Walsh, who is also…

After two long, exciting and historic days, the north west has got it’s new representatives for the 33rd Dail.   Sinn Fein’s popularity is clear all over the Sligo/Leitrim and Donegal Constituencies. Pearse Doherty and Padraig MacLochlainn were elected on the first count in Donegal, with Deputy Doherty topping the…

A number of ballot papers were spoiled through no fault of the voter in the Sligo/Leitrim Constituency. It appears about 80 votes were not counted because the presiding officer did not stamp the paper. Analyst for OceanFM’s live coverage, Keith Henry, says there were a ‘considerable’ number of spoiled votes…

Recorded Monday 27th January. It’s been the most dramatic lead-in ever to a General Election in Sligo-Leitrim. 2 Fine Gael candidate withdrawing, a former Minister standing against his own party, Sinn Fein dropping one of their two candidates, Marian Harkin returning to domestic politics after 18 years. But when all…

The Green Party’s general election candidate in Sligo/Leitrim has defended her use of election posters and leaflets. Blaithin Gallagher says it’s not a level playing field, adding that other parties did not support a Green Party proposal to limit the use of posters. She says she has only 46 posters…