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The Department of Housing has approved €1m in funding for Sligo County Council. The allocation is part of the agreement between the Council and the Department under their financial plan. As part of that the Council had to achieve a surplus to qualify to avail of this allocation which is…

The Minister for Health Simon Harris will be in Donegal on Monday. The Fine Gael Minister will open the Donegal Medical Academy in Letterkenny which is being led in conjunction with NUI Galway. Over the past number of weeks, the emergeny protocol has had to be put in place on…

Fianna Fáil TD, Marc MacSharry has described the government’s decision to refuse funding for the introduction of a drug for people living with Cystic Fibrosis as absurd. Deputy MacSharry said, “Cystic fibrosis is a very debilitating condition and anything that can be brought forward to improve people’s quality of life…

The Department of Local Government has approved the extension of the contracts of a number of outdoor workers at Sligo County Council. That’s according to Fianna fail TD in Sligo Leitrim Eamon Scanlon who attended a meeting with his constituency collagues and Minister Simon Coveney last week to discuss the…

A Sligo/Leitrim Dail deputy says he would abolish so-called zero-hour contracts for employees. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry made the comments during a Dail debate in which he called for greater support for the regions to promote employment and develop their economies. He said the money follows population and senior…

The Sligo/Leitrim TD who aired allegations in the Dail of garda malpractise in County Leitrim is to meet the Garda Ombudsman Commission this afternoon. Sinn Fein Deputy Martin Kenny’s allegations included claims that members of the Gardai engaged active criminals as informants, ran their own informants outside the normal intelligence…