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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 current model of industrialised single exotic species of trees is damaging our rural societies. That’s according to Sligo/Leitrim/South Donegal and North Roscommon general election candidate, Green Party candidate Dr. Bláithin Gallagher. Speaking after a Green Party North West meeting in the Glasshouse Hotel in Sligo, Gallagher called for a…

A Independent general election candidate says the new government will have to urgently address the issue of pay and allowances for members of the Defence Forces. Sligo/Leitrim, South Donegal, North Roscommon candidate John Perry says he has met families of Defence Forces members and they had told him how they…

A Donegal TD has cautiously welcomed the recent announcement of over €32m for regional and local roads for Donegal for 2020. Pat the Cope Gallagher says that although the allocation of funds for the repair of these roads are needed, there is a lack of ambition to deal with the…

Two new candidates have joined the election race in the north west. They are Oisin O’Dwyer, from Drumshanbo, who is running for Renua in the Sligo/Leitrim, North Roscommon, South Donegal constituency. In the 2019 local elections, O’Dwyer received 43 first preference votes when he ran in the Ballinamore electoral area.…

Sligo’s Blaine Gaffney has withdrawn his name this morning as a possible Fine Gael candidate in the next general election in Sligo-Leitrim. Mr Gaffney, who stood in the local elections earlier this year, forwarded his name 12 weeks ago for consideration by Fine Gael Headquarters. In a statement to Ocean…