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Mc Guinness fears financial support for farmers will be redirected

Mairead McGuinness

Concerns are being raised that financial support intended for farmers and food producers struggling as a result of the Russian ban on food imports, will be redirected. One Midland’s Northwest MEP has written to the new Agriculture Commissioner, urging him to resist efforts to extract funds the CAP budget for use in the Ebola Humanitarian effort. According to Vice-President of ... Read More »

Post mortem examinations talking place of Cuddihy Parents


Post mortem examinations are currently being conducted on the bodies of Jimmy and Kathleen Cuddihy, who were found dead at their home in Carndonagh yesterday morning. A man was arrested by Gardai investigating the deaths of a couple in their seventies in Co Donegal. The post-mortem’s are underway at Letterkenny General Hospital. A hatchet found at the house is being ... Read More »

Member of Sligo Garda to receive national bravery awards


A member of Sligo Gardai is set to receive two national bravery awards today. Garda Mark Irwin will be commended for his work at a ceromoney later today, and will be presented with the honour by the Ceann Comhairle. Garda Irwin was involved in two separate rescues in Westport, where motorists were in danger of drowning. This afternoon’s cermoney takes ... Read More »

New Figures reveal big boost for Northwest Tourism


Irish Tourism has been given a boost today with the release of new figures from the CSO. The travel and tourism results for the year til the end of September reveal that overseas trips to Ireland have increased by nine percent The biggest increase can be seen in visits from North America which are up by fourteen percent. Meanwhile traffic ... Read More »

Fracking Documentary showing in the Northwest this weekend


A Documentary about fracking is being shown to audiences in Sligo and Leitrim this weekend. It documents the worldwide effort to ban fracking, with showings in Carrick-on Shannon and Sligo Town. Director Jolynn Minners visited the Northwest during the filming of her documentary and says she was inspired by protesters in the area. Leah Doherty from No Fracking Ireland says ... Read More »

Harkin encourages tenants in the Northwest to oppose charges


Householders and Tenants in the Northwest are being encouraged to oppose charges to be levied to fix water leaks in the future. A public consultation on the matter is set to take place, during which people will get the chance to make their feelings about the proposed charges known. Suggested call out fees consist of one hundred and eighty eight ... Read More »

Tanaiste says Sinn Fein still questions to answer


The Tanaiste says Sinn Fein still have serious questions to answer in relation to the Mairia Cahill abuse allegations. Speaking in Sligo yesterday, Labour Leader Joan Burton said that it was of particular importantance that party leader Gerry Adams confirmed whether abusers who committed crimes in Northern Ireland were placed in safe houses in the republic, including at locations in ... Read More »

Suspect on Mary Boyle case released without charge


A sixty four year old man who was being questioned about the disappearance of Mary Boyle has been released from Garda custody without charge. The six year old vanished in County Donegal thirty seven years ago, and no trace of her has ever been found. Pending further investigation a file will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions. Gardai ... Read More »