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IT Sligo want 'citizen scientists' for major EU project
Fri. 1/10/21

Professor Frances Lucy

Scientists at IT Sligo, leading out a major European project on climate change, have put a call out for "citizen scientists" to be part of their team

Full Report, Eileen Magnier:

RTE News


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Keep Discovering Sligo
Thur. 30/9/21

Dartry Mountains

Sligo is known for its wild waves, but did you know it’s famous for its wonderful walks and wellness too?

Following an active few days spent surfing the waves and walking the ways, you can ease away any aches and pains with a luxurious seaweed bath, a long-standing tradition along the
West coast of Ireland

( Must-See Page) Full Report:

Lovin.ie


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To lure back Americans, Ireland offering $699 air-hotel tour packages
Wed. 29/9/21

Aer Lingus Crew

Aer Lingus has priced roundtrip flights from the U.S. starting at $359 from Oct. 1 until Feb. 17, 2022.

Add a six-night hotel booking and U.S. travelers can purchase an Irish holiday for
only $699 per person

Full Report:

Big News NetWork


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Irish hotel rooms sleeping six or more
Tue. 28/9/21

Not every family is 2+2. Some have the gall to have three children. Or four. Or – shock, horror – more!

The Enniscrone four-star has family suites sleeping up to eight in two doubles, a double bunk, camp bed and cot if required. “We can boast that we have the largest family rooms in the West of Ireland,” says manager Michael Yates. A separation wall allows for “semi-privacy” between adults and kids , and there are two separate TVs to boot, with Netflix and in-house games. Prices range from €179 midweek to €289 on peak Saturdays; 096 26000; diamondcoast.ie

Full Report:

UK News.com


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Local authority houses in Sligo among up to 200 homes with Pyrite in the county
Tue. 28/9/21

Cllr. Thomas Healy

The local authority in Sligo has, in recent years, demolished six council owned houses in Bunnanadden where pyrite was causing problems. The houses in question were constructed in the 1980s.

Local Sinn Fein councillor Thomas Healy says a
further two houses owned by Sligo County Council are due to be demolished in Coolaney, while 3 more are under investigation in the West Sligo area

Full Report:

MidWest Radio


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Glenisk will ‘rebuild and regroup’ after fire destroys Co Offaly factory
Tue. 28/9/21

Emergency services at the scene of a fire at the Glenisk factory in Killeigh, Co Offaly on Monday.
Photograph: Midlands 103

It was still uncertain what exactly had happened on Monday. "Smoke was first noticed at midday in the incubation room and within seconds the fire quickly spread along a wall. Even though there was shock among the staff, the building was evacuated quickly because of regular fire drills" said managing director, Vincent Cleary

Full Report:

The Irish Times


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Deirdre has invented the Skyscanner of furniture
Tue. 28/9/21

Sligo native Deirdre McGettrick

Deirdre said: “I was born and raised in Ballymote, I went to the local school, Coláiste Mhuire. My father has a drapery shop called McGettrick’s up the road. It’s still there, I’d say he’d probably retire soon and I don’t think any of us will go back home to take it over. He is the third generation of that business

Full Report:

Sligo Weekender


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Nervous about trying oysters? We've found the dish for you
Tue. 28/9/21


With oyster season well and truly upon us, you might be feeling like you'd like to give the wee molluscs a try .

Sligo Oysters have come up with a new dish that even the most nervy eaters will be able to get on board with

Full Report:

Lovin.ie


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RTE’s Maura Derrane jokes Daithi O’Se is 'going through a midlife crisis' after claiming they’re not friends outside of work
Tue. 28/9/21

Maura Derrane and Daithi O'Se
(Image: RTE/Miki Barlok)

Speaking after he made the comments Maura admitted she was surprised to read what Daithi said in the RTE Guide, and said she quickly confronted her ‘frenemy’ to see what the story was, RSVP Live reports

Full Report:

Irish Mirror


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Leitrim one of 11 counties without dementia day services
Tue. 28/9/21

Alzheimer Society

Speaking to OceanFM News, Pat McLoughlin CEO of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland said there over 500 people in Leitrim suffering from dementia who cannot avail of a local service

Full Report:

Ocean FM


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Westlife’s Shane Filan proves to be a hit on the golf course as well with win at Rosses Point
Tue. 28/9/21

Shane Filan (right) with his cup and (left), playing partner, Robert Fitzpatrick at County Sligo Golf Course in Rosses Point.

Westlife’s Shane Filan has proven he’s not only a hit on stage but on the golf course too with a trophy winning performance at County Sligo Golf Club in Rosses Point.

Shane, who lives close to course, teamed up with another local, Robert Fiztpatrick to win the
Noel Keyes Scotch Foursomes competition

Full Report:

Sligo Champion


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Ireland Is Welcoming Back Tourists With Travel Packages and Round-trip Flights From $359
Tue. 28/9/21

Aer Lingus Jet
CREDIT: ARTUR WIDAK/GETTY IMAGES

If you've been itching for a vacation, Ireland is calling for Americans to "Press the Green Button" and book a getaway.

The country reopened borders to non-essential travel in July and is encouraging travelers to return with the help of
tempting discounts on flights and accommodations

Full Report:

Travel & Leisure.com


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Sligo Bay RNLI rescued two swimmers (Tuesday 7 September) after they got caught in a strong rip current
Sat.18/9/21

Sligo Bay RNLI
Credit: RNLI/Eithne Gallagher

The volunteer crew were requested to launch their inshore lifeboat by the Irish Coast Guard at 5.41pm following a report that two swimmers had got into difficulty at Deadman’s Point, Rosses Point, County Sligo

Full Report:

RNLI News


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Former RTE star Mary Kennedy is back with brand new TG4 show Moving West
Fri. Sat.18/9/21

The Lovely Mary Kennedy
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She said: “We travelled all over the West: Mayo, Leitrim, Sligo, Galway, Clare and Kerry, on location for a few days at a time with a great crew - and hearing such interesting stories.
In Strandhill (Co Sligo), for instance, we met Aoife Porter from Dublin

Full Report:

Irish Mirror


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Sligo has the highest commercial vacancy rate nationally, in latest survey
Fri. Sat.18/9/21


A new study on commercial property shows Sligo has the highest rate of vacancy in the country at 20 percent.

Nationally, commercial vacancy rates increased by point one percent to 13.6 between June 2020 and June 2021

Full Report:

MidWest Radio


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13 gardaí honoured for 'acts of heroism and courage'
Sun. 29/8/21

© Press Association



Tributes were paid to the
“selfless courage” of gardaí, as 13 gardaí received a gold, silver or bronze Scott Medal – the highest decoration for bravery in the force.

“By its very nature, the work of An Garda Siochana is
dangerous and unpredictable” Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said

Full Report:

Press Association


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Chris de Burgh tested positive for Covid despite double jab
Sun. 29/8/21

Chris de Burgh

Chris de Burgh has hit out at decision-makers who have “overlooked and ignored” the music industry while large sporting events continue to get the green light.

The
Lady in Red singer was speaking as he revealed he is the latest high profile figure to contract Covid-19 despite being fully-vaccinated

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Man (20s) charged in connection with €106k Sligo drugs bust
Sun. 29/8/21



Gardaí attached to Sligo Garda station executed a search warrant and carried out a search operation at a residence in
Collooney, County Sligo

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Sligo has the highest commercial vacancy rate nationally, in latest survey
Fri. 29/8/21


A new study on commercial property shows Sligo has the highest rate of vacancy in the country at 20 percent.

Full Report:

MidWest Radio


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Sinn Féin accused of hypocrisy after problem betting policy launched as mayor votes to allow gambling in his town
Fri. 20/8/21

Mayor Arthur Gibbons

Sinn Féin has been accused of rank hypocrisy for issuing a national policy that would fight problem gambling, after a party mayor used his casting vote to enable gambling in two locations.

Arthur Gibbons, Lord mayor of Sligo, broke a tied vote at council level to approve gambling at two locations in the town

(Aine says: I support the Mayor
100% on this issue - in the real world the alternative is to hand over gambling in Sligo to the tender mercy of gangsters.)

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Local TD’s criticise pace of reopening live sector
Fri. 20/8/21

Marc MacSharry TD

A local TD says it’s an insult to the live events sector that Croke Park can be half full this weekend but live gigs still can’t happen.
Sligo/Leitrim Deputy, Marc MacSharry, is one of a number of members of the Government to
criticise the pace of reopening

Full Report:

Ocean FM


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Doctors leaving Ireland
Fri. 20/8/21

Dr Laura Walsh

Dr. Laura Walsh on her decision to leave Ireland

Full Report:

Drivetime RTE Radio


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Sligo's latest AirBnB - its local Garda Station
Wed. 18/8/21

Sligo Garda Station

Sligo Garda Station’s refurbishment is nearly complete and local Gardaí have taken to social media in a tongue-in-cheek invitation to the public to try out the new facilities

Full Report:

The Sligo Champion


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Ireland’s best burger 2021: The winners revealed
Wed. 18/8/21

An Angus beef burger from Flipside in Sligo, winner of the Best Burger in Ireland 2021 award.

The best burger in Ireland 2021, as voted for by consumers, is to be found at Flipside in Sligo town, an independently owned burger restaurant serving more than 20 varieties of the patty-in-a-bun meal, including beef, chicken, and a vegan version made with black beans and brown rice

Full Report:

The Irish Times


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Health services in Sligo urge greater vigilance due to COVID increase and high hospital attendance
Wed. 18/8/21

Sligo University Hospital

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the community and hospital attendances remain at a record high, health services in Sligo are urging the public to keep up their guard

Full Report:

The Leitrim Observer


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As new N4 set to open, it’s also a time to remember those who lost lives, those bereaved
Sun. 15/6/21


A member of the N4 Action Groupthat had campaignd for years for the provison of a new road between Cloonamahon and Castlebaldwin says the opening of the €80m dual carriageway later this month will be a ‘bittersweet’ occasion

Full Report:

Ocean FM


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5 things you need to see and do on your next visit to Sligo
Sun. 15/6/21


Fancy yourself another getaway?
Why not make it Sligo? A hub of
nature, thrills, and exciting culture, the county has been the site of many a staycation over the past few years and beyond

Full Report:

HER.ie


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99 nurse vacancy positions in Sligo University Hospital
Sun. 15/6/21


There are 99 vacant nurse and midwifery positions in Sligo University Hospital according to figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.

There’s also a total of 65 vacant staff positions across Letterkenny University Hospital. A spokesperson for the hospital said the
vacancy figures are higher in Sligo Hospital than elsewhere around athe country

Full Report:

Leitrim Observer


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Sligo native takes third editorial competition
Fri. 6/8/21


This week we feature the winner of the category for entrants aged 15 to 17. We are proud to announce the winner is 17-year old Liam Gilligan, from Sligo

Full Report:

Farmers Journal


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'Still trying to get my head around it' - McSharry after incredible eighth-place finish in Olympic final
Fri. 6/8/21

Mona McSharry
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IRELAND SWIMMING SENSATION Mona McSharry finished eighth in her 100m Breastsroke final at her first Olympic Games.

Just the
second Irish swimmer to make an Olympic final, and first in 25 years, the 20-year-old Sligo native clocked a time of 1:06.94 in an exceptional field

Full Report:

the 42


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Bishop to go ahead with communions, confirmations despite ban: ‘The mission cannot be on hold’
Fri. 6/8/21

Bishop Kevin Doran

The Bishop of Elphin is set to defy public health advice by holding confirmations and communions in the coming days.

“The mission of the Church cannot be put on hold indefinitely,” Bishop Kevin writes

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Rosanna Davison’s fans can’t stop talking about her ‘gorgeous’ mum Diane
Fri. 6/8/21

Rossana & Mum

Rosanna Davison has often praised her mother Diane de Burgh for how much she has supported her in her own parenting journey.
The former
Miss World previously revealed how much her mum helped her during various lockdowns when it came to minding her three children

Full Report:

Extra.ie


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The Thursday Interview
Fri. Fri. 6/8/21

Katherine Lynch

Actress and comic Katherine Lynch joined Kieran on The Hard Shoulder to discuss her fears coming out of lockdown, her family's obsession with GAA and how she would be cancelled if she was to start her career again now

Full Report:

NewsTalk.com


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Magnificent Mona McSharry becomes first Irish swimmer to make Olympic final for 25 years with stunning performance
Mon. 26/7/21

Magnificent Mona McSharry
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Sligo swimming star Mona McSharry turned in a stunning performance to qualify for the 100m breaststroke final in Tokyo today, the first Irish swimmer to make an Olympic final for 25 years

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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IT Sligo sports scholarship awardee marks International Chess Day
Mon. 26/7/21

Eibhia Ní Mhuireagáin

IT Sligo Sports Scholarship awardee Eibhia Ní Mhuireagáin is marking International Chess Day (July 20) in Sligo.

The Manorhamilton native became
Ireland's first sports scholarship student in chess last year when she joined IT Sligo to study marketing

Full Report:

Connacht Telegraph


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TOMB RAIDER
Gardaí appeal for information following illegal excavation of Sligo passage tomb
Tue. 20/7/21

Illegal Excavation

An inspection at Carrownamaddoo and Castle Dargan Passage Tomb in Ballygawley, Co. Sligo showed that the cairn had been “substantially excavated” and “significant damage” was caused

Full Report:

Sunday World


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Fleadhfest Sligo officially launched
Sat. 17/7/21

Minister Catherine Martin

Fleadhfest Sligo, an online festival based on Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, has been launched by Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin

Full Report:

Sligo Champion


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The mystery man who went to Ireland to disappear
Sat. 17/7/21

Peter Bergmann
Vid Pic: AEON VIDEO/CIARAN CASSIDY

In June 2009, a man with grey hair and a leather jacket arrived in County Sligo by bus with the intention of disappearing without a single trace

Full Report:

Irish Central


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Mullaghmore Sailing Club Announce New Regatta Sponsor
Sat. 17/7/21


County Sligo's Mullaghmore Sailing Club (MSC) has announced that Camile Thai is the new title sponsor for its annual regatta which takes place from 23-25th July

Full Report:

Afloat.ie


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‘Normal People’: Is Sligo a Real Place?
Sat. 17/7/21


If someone is looking for a new TV show to watch, they may be interested in the Irish series Normal People. The show premiered last year on Hulu and won a few awards. The story drew in viewers with its depiction of the journey of young millennial adults.
While there may not be another season, fans can visit the places where the crew filmed.
They can plan a trip to Sligo, Ireland where multiple scenes took place

Full Report:

Cheatsheet.com


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Who wore it better? Braless Kendall Jenner leaves nothing to imagination in same sheer tube top first worn by her younger sister Kylie 11 months ago
Sat. 17/7/21

Kendall Jenner

The perks of having not one, but four sisters is surely being able to share their wardrobe when you're in need of a killer outfit

Full Report:

Daily Mail


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Brewery in Sligo launches Super Split ice cream flavoured beer
Sat. 17/7/21

Super Split
(Image: twitter.com)

If you feel like reliving the famousSuper Split ice cream flavours, then this is for you.
The
White Hag Brewery in Ballymote, Sligo, have launched a new Super Split ice cream flavoured beer

Full Report:

Irish Mirror


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Cannes Film Festival 2021: Kimberley Garner flashes her bottom in a VERY high cut gown as she joins glam Stella Maxwell and Georgina Rodriguez at France film premiere
Sat. 17/7/21

Kimberley Garner
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The swimwear designer, 30, was joined by the likes of models Georgina Rodriguez, 27, Stella Maxwell, 31, and Hana Cross, 24, but had all eyes on her in her daring gown

Full Report:

Daily Mail


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