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Title of Mayor defended by Councillor Séamus Kilgannon


Fianna Fáíl Councillor Séamus Kilgannon has been defending the decision of Sligo Municipal District Council to adopt the titles of Mayor and Deputy Mayor for it’s Cathaoirleach and Leas Cathaoirleach. The decision was taken at a meeting on Monday and approved by an 8 to 1 majority, with Councillor Declan Bree the only member to oppose the move. This follows ... Read More »

Women airlifted to Sligo General Hospital


A woman was airlifted to hospital yesterday after a kayaking accident off the Donegal coast. Killybegs Coast Guard teams were called to St John’s Point, Dunkineely at late yesterday afternoon after a female kayaker sustained a leg injury while making her way ashore. Sligo’s Rescue 118 helicopter later airlifted the casualty to Sligo General Hospital. The coastguard have been called ... Read More »

Sinn Fein in favour of The Green Paper on Energy Policy

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Sinn Fein have welcomed the Government’s Green Paper on Energy. However speaking yesterday evening Sligo-North Leitrim TD Michael Colreavey stated that without a clear strategy and policy, the energy company’s will ‘run rings around Government.’ Sinn Féin’s Spokesperson on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources believes that a much broader approach to renewable energy should be taken, with a focus on ... Read More »

Sligo Masters DVD Launch tonight at Gaiety Cinema


The Sligo Masters DVD Launch will take place later this evening. The documentary reveals the story behind some of the County’s most prestigious fiddle players. Michael Coleman, James Morrison and Paddy Killoran are featured in the DVD which focuses on their International success in America during the 1920s. The Sligo based Production was filmed between Ireland and New York and ... Read More »

Major Breakthrough for the N4 Action Group


The N4 Action Group have called the go ahead for the upgrading of the N4 stretch of road between Collooney and Castlebaldwin in County Sligo a major breakthrough. Yesterday An Bord Pleanala approved the Road Development Scheme, as presented by the Sligo County Council at an Oral hearing in April. This scheme which is subject to funding of an estimated ... Read More »

Young Fine Gael Summer School begins in Sligo Today


The Young Fine Gael summer school kicks off in Sligo today and will focus on Political Reform. Up to a hundred members will attend the event which is a mix of social activities and political debate. Mairead McGuinness MEP will chair the main seminar on Political Reform – she’ll be joined by David Farrell, Professor of Politics at UCD and ... Read More »

Councillor Kate Feeney says Youth are Fed up of Broken Promises


The MacGill Summer School has heard how young people are bored with politics because of too many broken promises. The summer school’s heard that many young people who voted in 2011 are unlikely to do so again because of the current government’s actions. The school’s been discussing the apathy of young people in current affairs. The president of Fianna Fáil’s ... Read More »