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9th North West Pride parade today


The 9th Annual North West Pride Parade takes place in Sligo today. The parade departs City Hall at 2.30 pm this afternoon. Hayley Fox-Roberts from North West Pride says they aim to make the festivities as accessible to the LGBT community as possible Read More »

Concern remains over Leitrim Fracking


Concern amongst Leitrim residence over fracking remains high, despite the recent decision by the Northern government to refuse permission for exploratory drilling in the Belcoo of Fermanagh last week. That’s according to Cllr Sean McDermott, who attended an anti-fracking meeting in Glenfarne last night. The meeting was organised by campaign group Love Leitrim. Cllr McDermott says there was a determination ... Read More »

Many Sligo Town prices in excess of rent allowance


Some rented properties in Sligo Town are priced up to 200 euro in excess of rent supplement. That’s according to new figures from the Simon Community, which have been published in today’s Irish Independent. In its Pre-Budget Submission for 2015, the homeless charity is calling for an “immediate increase” in rent allowance. The report says people looking for one-bedroom apartments, ... Read More »

Children from the North West head to Community Games

community games

Children from all over the North West will be taking part in the second half of the Community Games in Athlone this weekend. Now in their 47th year, the games will see up to 4 thousand competitors take part in over 50 activities over the course of the weekend. This year – the games are being sponsored by the Healthy ... Read More »

Sligo all set for North West Gay Pride Parade


The 19th North West Gay Pride Parade will take place in Sligo tomorrow. The parade will commence at 2.30pm at City Hall. . Organisers say that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in rural areas can be very isolated and that tomorrow’s parade  gives them the chance to meet up. Hayley Fox-Roberts from Northwest Gay Pride says that they want ... Read More »

Three in hospital after Bundoran crash

Garda accident sign

Three people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic accident in Bundoran. The two car collision occurred close to Rooney’s Tyre Centre at the East End of the town at around 10.15 this morning. Gardai say the injuries sustained are minor and the road has now fully re-open , with the vehicles cleared from the scene. Read More »

Mountcharles priest says grieving family heard about Ebola link on news


Test results are due back from the HSE later today, to determine whether or not a Donegal man died from Ebola. 43-year-old Dessie Quinn from the Drumconnor area, outside Mountcharles, recently returned from Sierra Leone where he was employed in the telecommunications industry. He was found deceased on Thursday morning and was brought to Letterkenny General hospital for a postmortem. ... Read More »

Further Irish Water protests in Cranmore


Further protests have taken place against the installation of water meters at the Cranmore Estate in Sligo. Irish Water workers were prevented from installing the meters at the Joe McDonnell Drive area of the estate yesterday evening. There have been ongoing demonstrations in Cranmore, with residents have prevented meter installation on several occasion. One of the protester, Jeffrey Gorman outlines ... Read More »

Tests for Ebola conducted on body of deceased Mountcharles man


The HSE is awaiting the results of tests carried out on the body of a Donegal man at the centre of a major Ebola scare. 43-year-old Dessie Quinn from the Doorin area, outside Mountcharles  recently returned from Sierra Leone where he was employed in the telecommunications industry. He is thought to have been living with his partner in Dublin but ... Read More »