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Traffic disruption as work begins on Hughes Bridge

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Work begins today on widening Hughes bridge in Sligo town. The work is expected to last for a total of nine months. During this time, the four lanes on the bridge will be reduced to three during daytime hours. As a result, significant traffic disruption is expected. Council director of services Tom Kilfeather says it’s hoped to keep such disruption ... Read More »

House prices rising in the North West

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The price of an average three-bed semi detached in Co Sligo has risen by 15% to the end of September this year, according to a national survey carried out by Real Estate Alliance. The cost of an average three-bed semi in the county is now €85,000, an increase of 4.5% in the last three months. Meanwhile in Co Leitrim prices ... Read More »

Donegal Truckers say UK companies have unfair advantage

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A member of the Donegal Truckers Group says it’s important hauliers continue to fight efforts to enforce a road user levy on HGVs travelling into the North. Earlier this year, the group sent delegations to both Stormont and Leinster House to outline the case against the levy which is to be payable on any truck weighing more than 12 tonnes. ... Read More »

540 jobs confirmed for Donegal

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540 new jobs are being created at Randox Laboratories in Co Donegal. The company has announced it’s expanding its facility in Dungloe over the next six years. It specialises in developing tests for conditions like Alzheimers, kidney disease and some forms of cancer. Donegal TD Joe McHugh told Ocean FM News that today is a big day for the county. ... Read More »

Mixed picture for NW construction

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Sligo and Donegal are continuing to see a recovery in residential construction while Leitrim experiences a slowdown. This is according to the latest National Housing Construction Index compiled and issued by Link2Plans Project commencements have increased in both Counties Sligo and Donegal for the first 8 months Meanwhile the number of new planning applications in Sligo are up +2% but ... Read More »

Brady “deeply disappointed” by synod decision

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A Donegal Gay Rights campaigner says he’s deeply disappointed with the decision by Catholic bishops in Rome to reject Pope Francis’ proposals to reform the church. A draft document prepared by clerics following the end of a two week synod states that “there is no foundation whatsoever” to compare homosexual marriage to heterosexual marriage, calling heterosexual marriage “God’s plan for ... Read More »

Fr. Gabriel Rosbotham to take time out from his duties

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The Bishop of Killala has announced that a priest involved in high profile case against his former partner over the ownership of a house will take time out of his duties. Bishop John Fleming told parishoners in Kilmoremoy Co Mayo where Fr Gabriel Rosbotham, serves as a curate, that he would now “reflect on his life, on the commitments he ... Read More »

Gardai investigating Manorhamilton burglaries

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Gardai are investigating burglaries in Manorhamilton over the weekend. Two houses were broken into at McDermott Terrace on Saturday evening at around 8pm, while many residents in the area were attending Mass. The extent and value of items taken in the break-ins is unclear at this stage. Gardai are appealing for any witnesses to the incidents to contact Manorhamilton Garda ... Read More »

Major jobs boost for Donegal

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Up to 500 new jobs are expected to be announced in west Donegal today. Randox Teo is expected to announce the positions as part of a multimillion euro investment at its life-science, engineering and manufacturing facility in Dungloe. The company currently employs 70 people Details of the plans are to be unveiled at lunchtime today. Read More »