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Hundreds of Aughavas residents make case for retention of local post office

aughavas-2017It’s hoped An Post will look favourably on the high levels of submissions from people in the greater Aughavas community of Leitrim to retain their local post office. An Post opened a public consultation process on the future of the service after recent the sale of the premises; the deadline to make the case for […]

Vigil takes place at Sligo and Galway hospitals calling for increased investment

sligo-hospital-from-hse-website-2017A vigil will take place outside Sligo and Galway hospitals this evening calling for increased investment in front line health services. The ”Still Waiting Health Campaign” arose following last week’s coverage of the plight of people waiting for operations and misleading information on the length of waiting lists. Sligo and Galway are among seven hospitals […]

Senator raises Leitrim accident’s ‘good Samaritan’ insurance issue

catsMotor insurance companies need to be brought to task about the recent incident involving a good Samaritan deed at a Leitrim accident. That’s according to Fianna Fail Senator Keith Swanick who raised the issue in the Seanad yesterday. Senator Swanick said the public has been very generous in helping Paul Egan who lost his car […]

Roscommon and Leitrim councillors paid over €1million in 2016

expenses-2017New figures show that councillors in Roscommon and Leitrim were paid more than €1 million in salaries, allowances and expenses last year. Councillors in Roscommon received €534,000 in 2016, while Leitrim’s got almost €488,000.   The average councillor in Roscommon last year received €26,700, while it was €25,700 in Leitrim. In Roscommon, the current cathaoirleach, […]

New day care centre planned for Carrick-on-Shannon

The car showroom that could partly be turned into a day care centre (Photo: Google Maps)Planning permission is being sought for a day care centre to be developed in Carrick-on-Shannon. Margaret Lunney has asked Roscommon County Council to allow her change the use of a portion of a car showroom at Cortober, which has been vacant since 2011. She wants to turn 300 square metres of the 2,500-square-metre building into […]

Where the wandering water gushes

The morning frost heralded the low January Sun to bathe its light on the neat patchwork of fields around Coolera, County Sligo. As we climbed the ancient hill of Knocknarea, Yeats words came floating over the shrill air; “The wind has bundled up the clouds high over Knocknarea, And thrown the thunder on the stones […]

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