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Problems continue at bottle banks

A Leitrim councillor says bottle banks in County Leitrim are being left in a messy state for weeks at a time and more needs to be done to keep them clean. Fianna Fail councillor Mary...

Spanish navy ship lays wreath at Armada wreck site off Streedagh coast

Events are now underway in North Sligo as part of a day of commemoration of the ill-fated Spanish Armada voyage more than 400 years ago. Top officials from the Spanish Embassy to Ireland and officers...

Armada commemorations getting underway in North Sligo this morning

Events are starting in North Sligo about now this Sunday morning in what will be a day of spectacular commemoration of the ill-fated Spanish Armada voyage more than 400 years ago. Top officials from the...

New burial ground needed for Lavagh/Mullinabreena area of South Sligo

Sligo County Council is asking for suggestions or ideas for a possible new burial ground for the Lavagh/Mullinabreena area of South Sligo. It's the latest area in the county where there is concern over the...

Aodh Ruadh book their place in intermediate semi-finals

Ballyshannon's Aodh Ruadh have advanced to the semi-finals of the Michael Murphy Sport & Leisure Donegal Intermediate Championship, after a hard-fought defeat of Naomh Ultan in Killybegs on Saturday. There was a late change of...

Calry/St Joseph’s finally shake off Easkey in relegation battle

It took almost four hours of football, but Calry/St Joseph's have preserved their status in the Belfry Sligo Senior Championship after an extra-time defeat of Easkey in Cloonacool on Saturday. Two Darragh Cummins goals in...

Sligo’s Mayor Casserly hosts City Hall reception for Spanish visitors

Representatives from the Spanish Embassy in Ireland and the Spanish navy will be special guests at a reception this evening in City Hall in Sligo. It's all part of this year's Celtic Fringe Festival which...

Hooked! Festival in Killybegs celebrates the fishing industry

The Hooked! Killybegs 2016 festival is taking place in Killybegs. Co Donegal, today. It's an occasion on which people are invited to experience the many sides of the fishing industry in Ireland's premier fishing port. Attendees...

Sligo Celtic Fringe Festival continuing this weekend

The Sligo Celtic Fringe Festival continues over this weekend with a full programme of events taking place. The OPV Centinela remains anchored at Mullaghmore today and tomorrow where members of the public can visit and...

For cash-strapped Sligo County Council, property tax comes into focus again

The Local Property Tax is set to become the latest battleground between cash-strapped Sligo County Council and the Department of Local Government. The department has imposed -- and continues to monitor -- a stringent financial...

Cuts to library services highlights ‘a much deeper issue’

A longtime campaigner for rural regeneration and development says increasing bureaucracy as well as financial cuts, such as those to library closures in County Sligo, touches on the much deeper issue of the ability...

Future of Sligo library services no clearer following meetings

The future of library services in Sligo town and county is no clearer this evening. This despite two closed-door meetings at Sligo County Council headquarters this afternoon. They followed a meeting last Wednesday with Local Government...

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