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Traffic delay following Hughes Bridge crash

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There is significant traffic disruption in Sligo Town this afternoon following a road traffic accident on the South bound approach road to Hughes Bridge earlier. The crash took place at the junction of Hughes Bridge and Markievicz Road and Gardai are attending the scene. No-one was injured in the collision. Gardai say the vehicles have now been cleared from the scene and they are directing traffic, however the incident will cause delays for traffic on approach roads, which are the N16 & N15.

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Traffic delays following Hughes Bridge crash

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There is significant traffic disruption in Sligo Town this afternoon following a road traffic accident on the South bound approach road to Hughes Bridge earlier. The crash took place at the junction of Hughes Bridge and Markievicz Road and Gardai are attending the scene. No-one was injured in the collision. Gardai say the vehicles have now been cleared from the scene and they are directing traffic, however the incident will cause delays for traffic on approach roads, which are the N16 & N15.

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Sligo Dunnes workers to march on Friday

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Dunnes Stores workers will hold a march in Sligo on Friday, in protest at management’s continued refusal to engage with unions on the issue of low hour contracts. It follows national strikes last month, with the Mandate Trade Union demanding more secure contracts and hours for workers. Friday evening’s march will leave the Market Yard in Sligo Town at 7 o’clock and make its way to Dunnes Stores in Cranmore where a petition will be handed in to management. Dunnes bosses have defended their constitutional right not to engage with unions on the issue, accusing Mandate of seeking to generate ...

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Campaigners say protests possible over library services

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Library campaigners in Sligo have voiced their disappointment over reduction in library services due to staff shortages. Last night, Sligo County Council confirmed to Ocean FM that there will be temporary closures of Sligo, Ballymote and Tubbercurry libraries. But Julie Golden Gallagher of the Ballymote Library Action Group says they will be watching very closely over the coming months to ensure there are no more closures or reduction in services. She told Ocean FM that if there are, there will be protests.

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€60,000 to tackle Rosses Point coastal erosion

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The Office of Public Works has allocated money for a study of coastal erosion and flood risk management at Rosses Point. The study, believed to cost about €60,000, will take in the coastline from Deadman’s Point to Rosses Point Lower, including the Sand Spit. It follows a visit by Minister with responsibility for the OPW Simon Harris to Sligo in February. Fine Gael TDs Tony McLaughlin and John Perry are welcoming the allocation. Deputy McLoughlin says storms in 2013 had a major impact on local families and businesses and it’s essential to plan ahead to prevent further destruction.

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Knock airport welcomes IAG’s Aer Lingus acquisition

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Ireland West Airport Knock is welcoming the Government’s decision to support IAG’s proposal to acquire Aer Lingus as a boost for the airport and residents and businesses in the North West. Yesterday the government gave IAG the go-ahead to buy its 25 per cent stake – in return for ‘concrete’ guarantees over the Heathrow landing slots, connectivity and Aer Lingus’s future at Irish airports. Managing Director Joe Gilmore says it will have positive implications for the Airport which has a strong working partnership with Aer Lingus. The Gatwick service, which caters for over 70,000 passengers annually, has provided critical connectivity ...

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Sligo Residents Associations urged to join new text alert scheme

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Organisers of the new “Sligo City Text Alert Scheme” are hoping more residents associations will sign up to the initiative. The new scheme – which already has eight associations signed up – was launched by the Chief Superintendent in Sligo Mary Murray last night. There are over 40 text alerts schemes in operation in Sligo and Leitrim and Gardai state they are a significant factor in crime prevention. A follow-up meeting has been planned by the new committee for the 18th of June and people can contact the Gardai in Sligo if they want join. Sinn Fein Councillor Thomas Healy ...

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Sligo Tidy Towns calls for removal of posters

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The Chairman of Sligo Tidy Towns is appealing to parties and groups who put up posters during the same sex marriage campaign to take them down as soon as possible. Judging for this year’s Tidy Town’s competition is due to begin this coming Monday 1st of June with Sligo’s entry being submitted on Friday last. Jim Lawlor says he is confident of Sligo’s prospects this year. However he fears the continued presence of posters could have an adverse effect on the town’s chances.

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Knock Airport investment opposed by some in Donegal

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Careful consideration is needed before Donegal County Council approves any plan to make a financial contribution to Ireland West Airport Knock. That’s according to Independent Cllr Micheal Cholm MacGiolla Easpuig who was speaking following the adjournment of a discussion on the issue at a meeting of the local authority earlier this week. Donegal County Council are being asked to contribute 30,000 Euro a year, for the next 10 years to Knock Airport to help tackle the facility’s legacy debt. A number of other local authorities are being asked to make similar contributions, to aid the expansion of the airport, which ...

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Sligo County Council confirms dates for summer library closures

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Sligo Central Library will close for most of the month of August while Tubbercurry will close for two weeks in June and Ballymote for two weeks in July. Sligo County Council says it’s due to staff shortages and that the move is to ensure that the libraries will not have to close indefinitely. Independent Socialist Councillor Declan Bree says yesterday’s confirmation to Ocean FM News about the planned temporary closures of local libraries has taken library campaigners by surprise. In a statement yesterday evening the Council confirmed the dates and times of the planned closures. It states that the first ...

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