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The chief executive of Sligo County Council has asked for time and space to see if a resolution can be found to an ongoing row in the west Sligo village of Easkey. The row centres on complaints over how the village’s community council allegedly operates. For months now, a number…

A Sligo Councillor who previously defended fox hunting by horses and hounds is now calling for the practice of dog-baiting to be made illegal. Dog baiting involves foxes, hares and rabbits being flushed out of dens by Terrier dogs, with lurcher dogs then chasing and killing the animals. At last…

A Sligo/Leitrim general election candidate is claiming old-age pensioners have been ‘shafted’ because of proposals to raise the pension age. It’s as reports emerge that some senior politicians can retire from politics at 50 on what has been described as ‘gold-plated pensions.’ Next year, the age at which a person…