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Mooney calls for Clarification on AerLingus stake

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Leitrim Fianna Fail Senator, Paschal Mooney, has called on the Minister for Transport to clarify the future of the Government stake in Aer Lingus. His comments follow the revelation that Aer Lingus has rejected a hostile takeover bid. Raising the matter in the Seanad this morning, Senator Mooney said Ireland had two very successful airline companies, and the Stated needed ... Read More »

Nine million for Sligo road improvements

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Almost ten million euro is to be provided for national road improvement and maintenance works in Sligo next year. Welcoming the news this morning, Deputy John Perry said that our national road network is a key asset as our economy moves towards recovery and growth. Over eight hundred thousand euro will be spent on road maintenance, with over nine million ... Read More »

Sligo excluded from 2015 School Funding

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Sligo has not been included in a planned four hundred and fifty million euro spend on next year’s school building programme. The allocation, which includes two hundred and eighty million euro on seventy major projects was announced by the education minister yesterday. Among the major works are fourty four new schools at primary level as well as eleven extensions, along ... Read More »

Donegal Driver jailed for two years

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A County Donegal man is beginning a two year jail sentence this morning. Twenty six year old Shaun Kelly had pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight people in July two thousand and ten. The incident was the single biggest loss of life from a car crash in the history of the State. Yesterday Judge John O’Hagan ... Read More »

300 new volunteers for Sligo in 2014

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The number of Volunteers registered with Sligo Volunteer centre has reached an all time high this year. Up to three hundred new volunteers have signed up in two thousand and fourteen alone,The service helps up to two hundred and fifty non-profit organisations meet there needs. Although the numbers have increased , there is still a call for more help , ... Read More »

Parliamentary attendance to be examined

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The Vice President of the European Parliament says the rules around attendance in the parliament need to be examined. Mairead McGuinness was speaking after the results of a Vote Watch Europe report that found that the voting record of Irish MEPs was poor. It was partly caused by absences of both Brian Crowley and Luke Ming Flanagan, who have cited ... Read More »

Dangerous Donegal Driver to be sentenced today

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The Co Donegal man who pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight men is due to be sentenced today. Twenty five year old Shaun Kelly from Buncrana was due to be sentenced on Tuesday of last week, but the hearing was adjourned until today. The crash happened in July two thousand and ten in Clonmany. Victim impact ... Read More »

Irish MEP’s demand Draghi to appear

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Irish MEPs have all signed a joint letter demanding that the ECB President Mario Draghi appear before the Banking Inquiry. The letter, which has been co-ordinated by Independent MEP Marian Harkin, was drafted in response to Mr Draghi’s contention that he is answerable to the European Parliament – and not to the Parliaments of Members States. Sinn Fein MEP Matt ... Read More »

Political change is overdue

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Over sixty people gathered in Sligo last night to discuss an alternative approach to politics. The meeting, organised by People Before Profit, heard suggestions from the floor as to how they would like the party to move forward in the new year. The organisation, fronted in Sligo by Councillor Seamus O’Boyle, have been vocally anti-austerity, opposing many measures introduced by ... Read More »

Early intervention crucial for Alzheimer’s care

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A Tubbercurry woman diagnosed with Early-onset Alzheimer’s says early intervention is a key factor in the care of people with the condition. Helen Rochford Brennan received her diagnosis three years ago, and has since become a vocal advocate for the illness and on raising awareness. Ms. Rochford Brennan is chairwoman of the Irish Dementia Working Group lobby and a member ... Read More »