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Homeowners impacted by Mica and Pyrite reiterated their calls at protests over the weekend in Donegal and Mayo for 100% cent of damage caused to their homes to be covered by a national redress fund.   Thousands of people took to the streets of Ballina, Letterkenny and Buncrana on Saturday…

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…

West Sligo Councillor Joe Queenan has confirmed he has already started his reelection campaign for next year’s local elections as an Independent candidate. Enniscrone-based Queenan had been a Fianna Fail councillor until he and two other councillors was secretly filmed in 2015 by an RTE television programme investigating ethics in…

A 35-year old man has died after he got into difficulty yesterday along the West Sligo shoreline near Dunmoran Strand. It’s believed the deceased was from Poland and had been fishing along the coastline in the Templepatrick area. The Coast Guard was alerted about 2:30 yesterday afternoon. Its helicopter based…

There’s been a call for west Sligo to be policed by gardai from the Ballina area. West Sligo currently comes under the jurisdiction of Ballymote, Co Sligo, gardai — but many local people point out that Ballina, just across the border in Mayo, is much nearer. The latest call follows…

A chalice has been stolen from a West Sligo church. It’s believed the theft occurred at The Star of The Sea Church, in Rathlee, during the early hours of yesterday morning. Gardai say a burglary took place at the church between 1am and 4am. A rear door was forced and…