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Colreavy backs SF Leader


A Sligo North Leitrim Sinn Fein Deputy has hailed party leader Gerry Adams as a statesman who stands head and shoulders over many of those calling on him to resign. Michael Colreavy spoke to Ocean FM today following a number of claims made by Mairia Cahill in recent days, implicating Mr. Adams in the alleged cover up of sexual abuse ... Read More »

New Bus Eireann Routes for Sligo Questioned at Municipal Meeting

A Sligo Councillor has expressed his disapproval of recent changes made by Bus Eireann to certain routes around the town. A new timetable has been released highlighting more routes by the bus company, but with fewer stops, leading many to believe that older members of society will be negatively affected. The S1 and S2 services have been improved, according to ... Read More »

BIPA calls for exemptions for Irish Hauliers


The UK Minister for Transport should consider providing exemptions to Irish hauliers on Northern Ireland roads, particularly the A5, according to a report adopted by the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly. The UK’s HGV levy, in force since 1 April 2014, provides that all vehicles of a gross weight of 12 tonnes or more must pay a charge for using the ... Read More »

Concern over Hughes Bridge traffic disruption


A Sligo Councillor has expressed concerns over works taking place to widen Hughes Bridge in the town. The major works, which began yesterday is expected to take in the region of nine months, and will see the four lanes on the bridge reduced to three during daytime hours. Significant traffic disruption is expected, despite assurances from the council director of ... Read More »

Harkin welcomes Donegal jobs announcement

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Northwest MEP Marian Harkin has welcomed the creation of 470 jobs in Co. Donegal, calling the announcment a beacon of light for the county. The posts will come on-stream at Randox Teo, a medical diagnostics company in Dungloe, Co. Donegal, and were announced yesterday. The news has been described as a well over-due boost to the region. Ms. Harkin is ... Read More »

Status Orange weather alert for NW


Met Éireann has issued a status orange wind warning for Donegal, Leitrim, and Sligo this morning as strong gale force winds hit gusts of 120km/h overnight. It is expected to be extremely windy again this morning, with strong gale force west to northwest winds accompanied by gusts of 90 to 110 km/h. Motorists are being warned that there is debris ... Read More »