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Honours even between Sligo and St Pat's in entertaining draw
Mon. 16/5/22



Sligo Rovers 1
St Patrick’s Athletic 1

A well-matched tie at the Showgrounds on Saturday saw Sligo Rovers and St Patrick’s Athletic play out an entertaining one-all draw.

Goals from
Sligo’s Aidan Keena and St Pat’s Darragh Burns ultimately settled the contest, but the result offered little inspiration to either side in their battle to close in on the top three

Full Report From Darragh Cox at:

The Irish Times


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How Sligo embraced the legendary Dixie Dean
Mon. 16/5/22

Dixie Dean


Paul Little author of new book
‘In The Shadow of Benbulben: Dixie Dean at Sligo Rovers’ recalls how the footballer fell in love with Sligo.

He may have no links to Sligo, to Everton, or indeed to the legendary Dixie Dean, but
Paul Little was so captivated by the story of Dean’s short spell with Sligo Rovers that he felt compelled to put it all together

Full Report From Jessica Farry at:

The Sligo Champion


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Baker Boys Café & Deli Opens In Sligo
Mon. 16/5/22

Myles and Jane Lamberth


Baker Boys is the brainchild of Myles Lamberth of
Strandhill's Shells Café, and is owned and operated by Myles and Jane Lamberth, who are the creators of Strandhill’s Shells Café.

Situated on
Finisklin Road, Finisklin, Sligo, F91 H704, with parking available, it also includes a fully commercial bakery on-site providing for wholesale and catering, and offers a full catering service to any event large or small

Full Report From:

Hospitality Ireland.com


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‘He bashed the door down. Jim didn't stand a chance’
Mon. 16/5/22

Paula and Michael Loughlin with a portrait of their son, Jimmy, in their Co Sligo kitchen.
Photograph: Brian Farrell


Jimmy Loughlin was dead, killed as McLaughlin later told gardaí, because he believed the young man
had his mother in the house and he intended to rape her.

Local TD
Marc MacSharry who attended the inquest agrees that the tragedy could have been avoided. “Jimmy Loughlin should be alive today. If our system was adequate, the red flags repeatedly highlighted in relation to the threat of violence, by the gardaí and other agencies would have been acted upon. They were not and so the Loughlin family are without their son and brother.”

Full Report From:

The Irish Times


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Has Australian Fashion Week gone out of style? Stars are forced to sit front row with scantily clad former reality TV contestants... after the event was once a drawcard for Kim Kardashian
Mon. 16/5/22

Olivia Frazer
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This year's schedule saw scantily clad
MAFS and Bachelor contestants secure front-row seats - and their diva behaviour reportedly left a lot to be desired

Full Report From Kristy Johnston at:

Daily Mail


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Kim Kardashian lands first-ever Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover - as she joins Elon Musk's 74-year-old mom Maye, singer Ciara, and plus-size model Yumi Nu in gracing the front of FOUR editions
Mon. 16/5/22

Maye Musk (74 yrs.)
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The reality star is set to appear on front of the famed magazine - which hits stands on May 19th - for the first time, alongside
Elon Musk's 74-year-old mom Maye, singer Ciara, and plus-size model Yumi Nu

Full Report From Lillian Gissen at:

Daily Mail


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Multi-million-euro expansion and 100 new jobs for Sligo
Wed. 11/5/22

Arrotek co-founders Mark Pugh and Ger O’Carroll


Sligo medical device designer and manufacturer
Arrotek is delighted to announce the planned creation of up to 100 new jobs after the company was granted planning permission for a 20,000sq ft extension to its headquarters in Sligo town.

Arrotek is based in a purpose-built 50,000sq ft facility in the heart of the Medtech cluster in
Finisklin Business park in Sligo, which was built in 2019 and features state-of-the-art manufacturing cleanrooms, laboratory and engineering offices

Full Report From:

The Leitrim Observer


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Garda raised concern that man was a danger before fatal incident - inquest
Wed. 11/5/22

Jimmy Loughlin R.I.P.


Three years before Jimmy Loughlin was fatally injured a
20-year-old Sligo man using a crowbar, a local garda had written to his superiors saying he believed Mr McLaughlin was a danger to his mother, and others, a coroner was told today.

Sligo Coroner's Court is hearing an inquest into the death of
20-year-old Jimmy Loughlin, native of Ballintogher, Co Sligo who was killed in his rented home at Connolly Street, Sligo on 24 February 2018

Full Report From:

RTE News


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Jessie Wallace's love life from romance with police officer to new builder boyfriend
Wed. 11/5/22

Jessie Wallace
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Jessie Wallace is famed for her role as
Kat Slater in EastEnders, having starred in the hit BBC One soap on and off since 2000.

The 50 year old actress reprised her role in 2018 and has remained on our screens ever since, with Kat finding herself at the centre of
numerous explosive storylines

Full Report From Danni King at:

OK.co.uk


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'Fame is weird': Amanda Seyfried shares playing Elizabeth Holmes in The Dropout has seen a 'spike' in her celebrity but she adds it's 'not scary'
Wed. 11/5/22

Amanda SeyfriedT
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Amanda Seyfried has had an incredible year as she nailed the role of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in the Hulu series
The Dropout.

And now she has told the June cover of
Marie Claire's that the added celebrity the role has brought her feels different

Full Report From Ashley Hume at:

The Daily Mail


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'Not out of the woods, yet' but Tom Niland has regained consciousness following burglary attack
"It's a miracle he's still alive"
Sat. 6/5/22

Tom Niland


The family of Tom Niland have revealed that he has
regained consciousness.

The pensioner, who was attacked in his home in
Skreen, Co Sligo on January 18th, was left in a coma after a burglary, but doctors feared he'd never recover

Full Report From Kat O'Connor at:

Her.ie


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Mixed views on Sligo's first parklet
Sat. 6/5/22

The parklet on Quay Street, Sligo.


Sligo’s first parklet has been completed at
Quay Street with a lukewarm welcome to say the least from the public so far.

People have been taking to social media to
vent their views about the new creation from the County Council with many left wondering whether it’ll be a success or not

Full Report:

The Sligo Champion


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3,400 nurses report violent incidents in Ireland since 2021: HSE
Sat. 6/5/22



Speaking on RTE's
Morning Ireland, Karen McGowan said this issue was raised at the union's annual conference this week in Co Sligo, with health and safety dominating discussions.

According to HSE data, more than
3,400 nurses have reported violent incidents since 2021

Full Report From Khalid Umar Malik at:

Big News Network


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'NO SHAME' I’m 51 and had a £2.5k Kim Kardashian bum boost – my husband can’t keep his hands off, says Saira Khan
Sat. 6/5/22

Saira Khan reveals the results of her £2,500 butt lift
Credit: David Cummings
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DISPLAYING a
perfectly perky bum for a 51-year-old, Saira Khan jokes about what our cheeky photo-shoot will do to her elderly mother.

“She’ll probably have a heart attack when she sees it,” says the former
Apprentice contestant and Loose Women panellist

Full Report From Beth Neill at:

The Sun.co.uk


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Jennifer Lopez sparkles in a glitzy silver catsuit as she shares a throwback clip from her It's My Party tour and teases her return to stage
Sat. 6/5/22

Jennifer Lopez
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Jennifer Lopez sparkled in a glitzy silver catsuit as she shared a throwback clip from her
It's My Party tour and teased her return to the stage on Thursday.

The singer, 52, put on an eye-popping display in a one-legged metallic sequined catsuit as she danced up a storm on stage while belting out
Get Right

Full Report From: Kate Dennett for MailOnline and Kevib Kayhart for DailyMail.com

The Daily Mail


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CHEEKY! Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace shows off results of bum lift surgery in mesh jumpsuit after terrifying go-kart smash
Sat. 6/5/22

Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace
Credit: Getty
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The 43-year-old star flaunted her
peachy bottom and commanded attention in the outfit that highlighted her surgically-enhanced derriere.

She appeared in good spirits as she playfully posed for photographers in the show-stopping look that boasted a
black corset inside the PVC mesh

Full Report From Mary Gallagher at :

The Sun.co.uk


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ATU Sligo to host its first on campus Open Day as a University this Saturday
Wed. 4/5/22

A.T.U. Sligo


ATU Sligo will welcome perspective students and their families to an on-campus
Open Day this Saturday May 7.

The event, which will take place from 10am to 2pm, will be their first Open Day as
Atlantic Technological University

Full Report From Michael McHugh at:

Donegal Live.ie


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The cholera epidemic in Sligo which helped create Stoker’s Dracula
Wed. 4/5/22

Bram Stoker


New TV series starts this week which will highlight the various epidemics which ireland has faced, one of which was the
cholera outbreak of 1832-33 which affected sligo and influenced the writings of Bram Stoker.

The disease seemed to strike with
terrible swiftness. A farmer was infected as he mounted his horse in Knox’s St. (O’Connell St.) and was dead by the time he reached Market St. in Sligo Town

Full Report:

The Sligo Champion


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Acquisition of Sligo based Lough Gill Distillery reportedly in ‘advanced stages’
Wed. 4/5/22

Lough Gill Distillery
Photo Copyright: Suzy McCanny Photography & Fashion


The Sunday Independent reports an American alcohol company are in the
‘advanced stages’ of acquiring Sligo based Lough Gill Distillery.

It’s reported the potential acquisition by Sazerac is in the
tens of millions of euro.
The distillery was founded in 2014 by David Raethorne

Full Report:

Ocean FM


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Khloe Kardashian regrets not getting nose job sooner and tells fan her recovery 'was a breeze'
Wed. 4/5/22

Khloe Kardashian


Khloe Kardashian shared her
regret in not getting a nose job sooner as she discussed her recovery experience from the plastic surgery with a fan.

The 37 year old took to Twitter to talk about the procedure — which she confessed to having had on the
Keeping Up with the Kardashians reunion hosted by Andy Cohen last year — as she revealed that she’d had the surgery back in April 2019.

Full Report From Escher Walcott at:

OK.co.uk


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‘Well, that was awkward’ — Derry Girls star accuses Ryan Tubridy of ‘misogynistic’ question on Late Late
Sat. 16/4/22

Jamie Lee O'Donnell


Things took a very awkward turn on the
Late Late Show on Friday night as Ryan Tubridy was accused of asking a ‘very misogynistic’ question

‘You wouldn’t
ask a man the same question,’ Jamie Lee said seemingly accusing Ryan of an inappropriate query

Full Report From Clodagh Meaney at:

Extra.ie


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Yousef Palani charged with murder of Aidan Moffitt and Michael Snee in Sligo
Sat. 16/4/22

Yousef Palani


A 22-year-old man has been formally charged with the murders of two men and assault of a third man in Sligo before a sitting of
Sligo District Court.

Yousef Palani, of 10 Markievicz Heights, Sligo, was charged with the murder of Aidan Moffitt at 4 Cartron Heights on Sunday, April 10

Full Report From Sorcha Crowley at:

The Irish Examiner


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Sligo Town pub is one of the best in the country according to Lonely Planet
Sat. 16/4/22

Thomas Connolly, Sligo Town.
(Click Brilliant Sligo Champion Pic to Enlarge)


A Sligo Town pub has made it into
Lonely Planet’s ‘20 of the best pubs in Ireland for pints, music and the time of your life.’

The review states that the Thomas Connolly pub on Markievicz Road, Sligo was known for its extensive whiskey list and
a stop off there was highly recommended

Full Report From:

The Sligo Champion


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Irish police probe 'gay-hate serial killer': 'Middle eastern man', 22, is arrested after two men were found grotesquely mutilated in their own homes and third was stabbed in the eye 'after meeting someone through dating apps' - amid fears of MORE victims
Thur 14/4/22

Aidan Moffitt and Michael Snee

nvestigations launched after violent deaths of Aidan Moffitt, 42, and Michael Snee, 58, in the town of Sligo.
A man in his 20s remains in custody after being detained by police in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Garda chief superintendent
Aidan Glacken said officers were keeping an 'open mind' in regard to motivation

Full Report From Tom Pyman, Elena Salvoni and Ian Begely at:

The Irish Daily Mail


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Sligo Town pub is one of the best in the country according to Lonely Planet
Fri. 8/4/22

Thomas Connolly, Sligo Town.
(Click Brilliant Sligo Champion Pic to Enlarge)


A Sligo Town pub has made it into
Lonely Planet’s ‘20 of the best pubs in Ireland for pints, music and the time of your life.’

The review states that the Thomas Connolly pub on Markievicz Road, Sligo was known for its extensive whiskey list and
a stop off there was highly recommended

Full Report From:

The Sligo Champion


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New era for north-west education as Atlantic Technological University is constituted
Thur. 7/4/22

Dr. Orla Flynn,
President of the new Atlantic Technological University.


It's expected the university will deliver
€700 million to the region's economy every year and President Flynn hopes it will connect with communities and enterprises in the area.

Minister Simon Harris will perform the official opening of the University in Sligo on Monday

Full Report From:

ShannonSide News


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Funeral arrangements of Sligo GAA star Red Og Murphy confirmed
Thur. 7/4/22

Red Og Murphy


Funeral arrangements have been confirmed for the late
Red Og Murphy after the talented footballer's tragic death.

News broke over the weekend that the GAA star passed over the weekend and his funeral will take place on
Friday afternoon in Sligo

Full Report From Darragh Culhane at:

The Irish Mirror


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Inquest into deaths in Sligo fire hears power to alarm system had been cut off for years
Thur. 7/4/22

The jury has heard a file was sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions following the fire but the DPP did not proceed with a prosecution.


The power to the fire detection and alarm system in an apartment building where two men perished in a fire had been
cut off for some years, an inquest into their deaths has heard.

The second day of the inquest into the deaths of
Christopher (Sunny) Harte (63) and Sean Harte (34) at Market Street Sligo on April 22 2017, heard evidence from the chief fire officer who investigated fire safety issues in the building

Full Report From Marese McDonagh in Sligo:

The Irish Times


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The Supermodel and the TD: How Bella Hadid made Richard Boyd Barrett an internet star
Thur. 7/4/22

Bella Hadid
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People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett and globe-trotting supermodel Bella Hadid are not the first names you’d put together.

But the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown TD has developed an
unlikely online relationship with Hadid after the supermodel shared one of his posts

Full Report From Jonathon Rose at:

The Extra.ie


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Country music star Patrick Feeney marries fiancé Claire Hegarty in gorgeous Sligo wedding
Thur. 7/4/22

Patrick Feeney & Claire


Country music star
Patrick Feeney has married his fiancé Claire Hegarty in a gorgeous Sligo wedding.

The bride and groom officially got married in the beautiful surrounds of the
5* Markree Castle in their native county of Sligo on Sunday April 3

Full Report:

The RSVP Live.ie


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Katie Price and Carl Woods 'split and cancel upcoming wedding'
Thur. 7/4/22

Katie Price
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Katie Price, 43, and Carl Woods, 33, have reportedly
ended their relationship and called off their wedding.

The pair first started dating in June 2020, with Carl going on to pop the question
less than a year later

Full Report From Niamh Shackleton at:

OK.co.uk


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Britney Spears wants to be 'feared' rather than loved
Thur. 7/4/22

Britney Spears Nip Slip
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The 40-year-old singer has reflected on her
Las Vegas residency after her most recent trip to Sin City, and she insisted now she has "a whole new perspective" on life

Full Report:

Bang ShowBiz.com


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CAB CRACKDOWN
Solicitor and accountant's premises, and five homes searched in Sligo CAB raid
Tue. 22/3/22



Two professional premises,
a solicitor's and an accountant's, were searched today as part of a CAB raid in Co Sligo.

A total of eight searches were conducted, and documentation related to
financial accounts, business activity and the ownership of assets was seized, along with electronic storage devices

Full Report From Neil Fetherstonhaugh at:

The Sunday World


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Minister Heather Humphreys gives the thumbs up to Sligo community projects
Tue. 22/3/22

Minister Humphreys with Cllr Marie Casserly at the Spanish Armada Interpretive Centre, Grange.
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Minister for Rural and Community Development
Heather Humphreys spent Friday in County Sligo visiting the many projects funded by her Department under the Town & Village Renewal Scheme.

Her first engagement was at County Hall, where she was welcomed by
Cathaoirleach Councillor Paul Taylor and Chief Executive Martin Lydon

Full Report From Jonathon Rose at:

The Sligo Champion


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Normal People Season 2: Release Date Confirmation, Trailer, Plot On Hulu
Tue. 22/3/22

Marianne & Connell


Both
Marianne’s love story with Connell, a County Sligo high school sweetheart, as well as the book’s depiction of their high school romance, are a triumph

Full Report From Chai Brady at:

The Regal Tribune


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Dress Drama: Jennifer Zamparelli says she was annihilated over DWTS dress
Tue. 22/3/22

Jennifer Zamparelli
Pic: Kobpix
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Jennifer Zamparelli has been putting on a dazzling display while hosting Dancing With The Stars this season but she's opened up about
one dress that caused a stir with fans.

The presenter has been styled by Dublin-born fashion stylist
Fiona Fagan for the RTÉ series and while it has been tens across the board some fans drew issue with her little black mini dress which sported a massive bow on the front

Full Report From Rebecca Dore at:

Evoke.ie


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Ballymote Community shocked by tragic accident
Fri. 11/3/22

Ballymote Town


There’s widespread shock throughout the
Ballymote area of Sligo today following the death of two people that lived locally in a fatal road traffic collision.

The
man and woman lost their lives in the single vehicle collision. Which is believed to have taken place at approximately 3.30 am this morning at Edmonstown road

Full Report:

Ocean FM


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Sligo Rovers delete reference to ban on ‘religious’ conduct
Fri. 11/3/22



The CEO of Sligo Rovers FC has said they
mistakenly listed ‘religious’ conduct as being unacceptable at their games. The football club issued a notice to their supporters on their website last week listing match night guidelines

(Áine says: Ofttimes Rover's supporters just have to resort to prayer!)

Full Report From Chai Brady at:

The Irish Catholic


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Charli XCX flashes her underwear in a VERY revealing graphic print mini skirt and crop top as she struts out of her hotel in New York City
Fri. 11/3/22

Charli XCXT
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She is never one to
shy away from revealing outfits.

The Boys hitmaker, 29, showed off her
enviable figure and undergarments in a daring graphic print crop top ensemble as she strutted through the Big Apple

Full Report From Jonathon Rose at:

The Daily Mail


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Three men appear in court charged in connection with burglary at home of 73-year-old Tom Niland in Sligo
Fri. 11/3/22

Tom Niland


Three men appeared before a
special sitting of Sligo District Court last night, charged in connection with a burglary at the home of pensioner Tom Niland in January

Full Report:

The Irish Mirror


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CREEPY
Music producer who sent explicit messages to Sligo girl (14) told to sign England sex offenders reg
Fri. 11/3/22

Jason Paul Ryan


A PAEDOPHILE musical producer who was convicted of sending sexually explicit messages to a
14-year-old girl in Sligo appeared in court in the UK this week where he was ordered to sign on the sex offenders register

Full Report From Alan Sherry at:

The Sunday World


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Our Rural Future Roadshow: Minister Humphreys opens rural development projects in Sligo
Fri. 11/3/22

Minister Heather Humphreys


Speaking in Enniscrone, Minister Humphreys said:
“Today I have had the opportunity of visiting
some fantastic projects in Sligo which I know will serve communities well. Whether it is walks by the sea, playgrounds or communities centres, these are excellent facilities for local people to take advantage of and will attract even more tourists to Sligo

Full Report:

Irish Gov.ie


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Iskra Lawrence flaunts her ample cleavage and tone curves in a revealing three-piece lace lingerie set as she poses for sizzling snaps
Fri. 11/3/22

Iskra Lawrence
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She is
never shy showing off her phenomenal figure on social media.
The model, 31, put on a jaw-dropping display as she slipped into a green floral mesh three-piece lingerie set

Full Report From Brenda Dennehy at:

The Daily Mail


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Inside Euphoria’s Sydney Sweeney’s life off-screen with 'fiancé' and mechanic job
Fri. 11/3/22

Sydney Sweeney
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The 24 year old, who plays Cassie Howard in the hit American teenage drama, has also starred in The
Handmaid's Tale as Eden after she rose to fame in the Netflix series Everything Sucks! for her role as Emaline

Full Report From:

OK.Co.UK


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See Her Elected
to host online discussion on reality of juggling family life and the work of a county councillor
Thur. 3/3/22

Cllr. Marie Casserly
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Marie Casserly is an Independent councillor on Sligo County Council and
one of only three women out of 18 public representatives in the Sligo chamber.

Marie was first elected in 2014 and is currently serving her second term as a county councillor. Marie is
Chair of the Sligo Drumcliffe Municipal District 2021-2022

Full Report From:

The Longford Leader


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‘Sligo Rovers is very special to me, it’s my home club’
Thur. 3/3/22

Emma Hansberry
Photo: Sligo Rovers


Emma Hansberry is
thrilled to captain her local club as they begin the National League

“Growing up, going to the Showgrounds, supporting Rovers, it really never entered my head that one day the club would have a senior women’s team. And even as the years rolled by and more League of Ireland clubs were developing their women’s sides,
I still didn’t think it would happen in my time.

Full Report From Mary Hannigan at:

The Irish Times


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