News Archive 2018

Dog Owners Asked To Keep Dogs Under Control

Sligo County Councils Dog Warden attended at a sheep kill in the Rosses Point area on Tuesday last.
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Council Reports €4.5m Surplus in Last Three Years

Sligo County Council’s Audit of Accounts confirms a €2.11m revenue surplus for 2016 and comes just as initial figures for 2017 indicate a further surplus in the region of €1.6m.
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Cathaoirleach welcomes funding for Western Distributor Road

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon has welcomed this morning’s announcement from Minister Shane Ross of funding for the construction of the Western Distributor road.
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Launch of Sligo Communities and Biodiversity Project

Free Information and Training Evening for Sligo Community Groups
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Launch of Sligo Community Archaeology Project

Sligo has an exceptional wealth of archaeological monuments spread throughout the county, from mounds and tombs to castles and medieval churches. The archaeology of Sligo dates from earliest times to the present day and includes approximately 6,500 known sites which are located throughout our countryside. Landowners, including farmers, developers, public bodies and the general public, are the custodians of this heritage resource.
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Sligo County Council To Receive €10.5M For Regional And Local Roads Programme

Sligo County Council will receive an allocation of €10,502,125 for its Local and Regional Roads programme in 2018, which represents an increase of over €2M on the 2017 allocation.
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Boil Notice - Lough Talt Water Supply

Boil Notice - Lough Talt Water Supply

It has come to the attention of Irish Water and Sligo County Council that the water supply served by the Lough Talt Public Water Supply is contaminated with cryptosporidium. Following consultation with the Health Service Executive, Irish Water and Sligo County Council are issuing a Boil Water Notice with immediate effect to protect the health of consumers.
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Water sampling and scouring programme to begin on Lough Talt water supply following announcement of Boil Water Notice

Water sampling and scouring programme to begin on Lough Talt water supply following announcement of Boil Water Notice

Irish Water, working in partnership with Sligo County Council, would like to remind customers supplied by the Lough Talt Public Water Supply that the Boil Water Notice that was issued on the supply on Monday remains in place until further notice.
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Community Enhancement Programme’

68 Community Groups from within the Sligo Municipal District who between them shared grant aid of over €135,000 in the ‘Community Enhancement Programme’ were today invited to an acknowledgement and promotional event in City Hall. The event was organised by the LCDC who provided this grant aid. MC for the event was Senior Staff Officer Jude Mannion and speakers included the Chairperson Cllr Sinead Maguire along with a number of community groups themselves. A similar event is to take place in Tubbercurry for the Ballymote-Tubbercurry Municipal District later in the month.
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Zero Tolerance for Illegal Parking in Disabled Parking Bays

Zero Tolerance for Illegal Parking in Disabled Parking Bays

Sligo County Council has confirmed that Traffic Wardens will enforce a zero tolerance policy for anyone parked in disabled parking space without displaying a valid disabled parking permit.
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Cathaoirleach Commends Regional Assembly for Role in National Planning Framework

Cathaoirleach Commends Regional Assembly for Role in National Planning Framework

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon has commended the Northern and Western Regional Assembly for their input into the National Planning Framework.
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Minister Bruton Launches Report on Pioneering National Brown Bin Initiative

Minister Bruton Launches Report on Pioneering National Brown Bin Initiative

Thanks to a pioneering consumer focused initiative, households in Sligo City are leading the nation in food waste recycling according to a new report launched last Friday by The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton TD.
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Roads / Weather Notice 12 pm Wednesday 28th February 2018

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has issued a notice today, Wednesday, advising road users to take extreme care as many roads in parts of the country are treacherous and unpassable following heavy snowfalls overnight.
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Care and Conservation of Historic Graveyards

Care and Conservation of Historic Graveyards

As part of the ‘Sligo Community Archaeology Project’ a free seminar on the care and conservation of historic graveyards will be held on the evening of Thursday the 15th of March at the Sligo Park Hotel from 6.45 pm – 9.30pm.
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Phasing of National Route Projects

Phasing of National Route Projects

This year Sligo County Council have plans to carry out road repairs and provide a new surface to three sections of national primary routes on the northern fringes of Sligo City.
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Funding Announced for Four Sligo Walks

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, TD, has announced that funding of €225,000 has been allocated to develop four public walks in County Sligo under the 2019 Outdoor Recreation Scheme.
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Ireland/Northern Ireland Border Corridor Brexit Forum

Ireland/Northern Ireland Border Corridor Brexit Forum

Eleven NI Local Authorities meet Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee to discuss ‘Brexit’.
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Cathaoirleach welcomes commencement of works at Grange Treatment Plant

Cathaoirleach welcomes commencement of works at Grange Treatment Plant

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon has welcomed the commencement of construction works for the new Grange Waste Water Treatment Plant.
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National Spring Clean 2018

National Spring Clean 2018

Spring is in the air, and therefore local communities all around Ireland are, once again, gearing up and getting their gloves on for the National Spring Clean.
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Household Waste Management Compliance through Eircodes Investigation – National Pilot Project

Household Waste Management Compliance through Eircodes Investigation – National Pilot Project

Sligo County Council officially launched a new national pilot project on Tuesday 20th March 2018, supported and funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and the Connacht Ulster WERLA Office (Waste Enforcement Regional Lead Authority).
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Local tourism business wins place at National Enterprise Awards

Local tourism business wins place at National Enterprise Awards

Local Enterprise Office Sligo announces winner of local Enterprise Award
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Visitors from Orange County New York meet Cathaoirleach

Visitors from Orange County New York meet Cathaoirleach

In the lead up to St Patrick’s Day, the Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon sent a special message to Maureen Morse, Orange County, New York, on her selection as Grand Marshall of their local Parade. Maureen traced her family roots to Easkey.
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Urban Regeneration and Development Fund

Urban Regeneration and Development Fund
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Sligo Peace IV Programme Launched

Sligo Peace IV Programme Launched

The Sligo Peace IV Programme is to receive €860,000 of EU PEACE IV funding and was launched at an event held in City Hall, Sligo on Tuesday 10th April 2018.
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New PPN Representatives.

Following a successful election night on Thursday 19th April, 2018, Sligo Public Participation Network are pleased to announce the successful candidates elected to the PPN.
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President Higgins to attend Bridge-naming ceremony Ballisodare

President of Ireland Michal D Higgins will visit Ballisodare on Friday 20th April to perform the official naming ceremony of the ‘Martin Savage Bridge’.
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President Welcomed to Ballisodare for naming of ‘Martin Savage Bridge’

President Welcomed to Ballisodare for naming of ‘Martin Savage Bridge’

President of Ireland Michael D Higgins visited Ballisodare on Friday 20th April for the official naming of ‘Martin Savage’ Bridge.
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Council Concludes 4th Successive Year of a Budget Surplus

Council Concludes 4th Successive Year of a Budget Surplus

‘Sligo’s vulnerability prior to the last local elections has given way to creativity, innovation and inventiveness’, says Ciarán Hayes, Chief Executive of the Council, adding that ‘the improving local economy has given rise to a renewed energy, vibrancy and confidence in Sligo’.
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German Ambassador visits County Hall

German Ambassador visits County Hall

The German Ambassador to Ireland Deike Potzel visited Sligo County Hall for a reception hosted by Cathaoirleach Councillor Seamus Kilgannon.
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Disposal of Scrap Cars (End of Life Vehicles)

Disposal of Scrap Cars (End of Life Vehicles)

Sligo County Council would like to remind vehicle owners that when they wish to dispose of their unwanted or worn out vehicles, that this should only be done at an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF).
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Property Marking Unit Launched in Grange

The first 'roll out' of the Telesis property marking unit took place in Grange on Saturday.
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Sligo Peace IV Programme Small Grants Fund Open for Applications

Sligo Peace IV Programme Small Grants Fund Open for Applications

The Sligo Peace IV Programme which is a beneficiary of EU PEACE IV funding has opened its Small Grants Fund for applications.
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Europe Day Schools Debate 2018

Sligo Grammar School and Mercy College Sligo once again battled it out in the finals of the Europe Day debate held in the Sligo County Council Chamber on the 9th May 2018.
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Champion Athlete Lauren Cadden honoured

Champion Athlete Lauren Cadden honoured

Mayor Councillor Rosaleen O Grady has hosted a reception to honour local athlete Lauren Cadden, Irish record-holder and Gold Medallist at the National Juvenile Championships.
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Portuguese Visitors Welcomed to County Hall

Portuguese Visitors Welcomed to County Hall

A delegation from Portuguese town Miranda Da Douro, led by Mayor Artur Nunes, visited County Hall on Sunday last for a reception hosted by Mayor of Sligo Municipal District Councillor Hubert Keaney.
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Sligo County Council introduce cashless parking payments

Sligo County Council introduce cashless parking payments

Sligo County Council has become the latest authority to introduce Parking Tag, the popular cashless mobile parking payments system.
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Tubbercurry Credit Union celebrates 25 years of service

Tubbercurry Credit Union celebrates 25 years of service

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon hosted a reception in Teach Laighne for the Board, staff and members of Tubbercurry Credit Union to mark their 25th Anniversary celebrations.
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WW1 Exhibition opened at Ballymote Community Library

WW1 Exhibition opened at Ballymote Community Library

Leas Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Paul Taylor officiated at the opening of a WW1 exhibition in Ballymote Community Library on Wednesday.
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The late Bishop Christopher Jones

The late Bishop Christopher Jones

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon recalled the late Bishop Christy Jones as 'A decent and generous man whose discreet acts of kindness touched so many people.
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Mayor Honours Sligo Rugby Club

Mayor Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady hosted a reception to honour Sligo Rugby Club on their successes earlier this year in winning the Connacht Senior Cup for the first time in over 100 years.
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Implementation of Homeless HAP Place Finder Service in Sligo County Council

The Homeless HAP Scheme (Place Finder) provides additional financial and related supports to tenants and landlords, along with all of the benefits of the national HAP scheme.
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Civic Reception to honour 60 years of Yeats Society

Civic Reception to honour 60 years of Yeats Society

Sligo County Council hosted a Civic Reception for the Board and membership of the Yeats Society to celebrate their sixty years of outstanding service.
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The late Ciaran McCarthy

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon has expressed his sympathies to the McCarthy family on the sudden passing of Ciaran, founder and editor of news website Sligo Today.
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Sligo Tidy Towns Launch their BYOB Reusable Shopping Bag

Sligo Tidy Towns Launch their BYOB Reusable Shopping Bag

Sligo Tidy Towns recently held a launch for their new reusable shopping bags at the Greenstar Offices at Deepwater Quay.
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N59 Owenbeg Recycling Scheme

N59 Owenbeg Recycling Scheme

The TII are undertaking a recycling scheme on the Bog Rampart section of the N59 West of Dromore West.
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Communities Enhancement Programme’ sees over 120 Community groups share LCDC allocation of €250,000 in grant aid

Communities Enhancement Programme’ sees over 120 Community groups share LCDC allocation of €250,000 in grant aid

129 Community groups across a wide spectrum of focus and activities have recently been awarded grant aid totalling €263,402 under a new scheme funded by the Department of Rural & Community Development and administered by Sligo County Councils LCDC (Local Community Development Committee).
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Cathaoirleach Welcomes Jobs Announcement

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon has welcomed the news that 350 jobs are to be created in this region.
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Launch of Bike Week 2018

Launch of Bike Week 2018

Sligo Bike Week 2018 was officially launched by Cathaoirleach Seamus Kilgannon on Thursday 7th June, and was attended by Elected Members, Sligo County Council staff members, representatives from Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership, North West Adventure Tours, Innisfree Wheelers Cycling Club and Sligo Cycling Campaign.
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Honouring Our Volunteers - Cathaoirleach’s Awards 2019 Launched

The Cathaoirleach’s Awards 2019 have been launched and nomination forms are now available. The initiative acknowledges the contribution of the many unsung heroes who carry out invaluable voluntary work in our communities.
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Media Statement Re: Halting site at Glenview

The halting site at Glenview contains 8 bays, 6 of which are unused and are derelict. The Sligo County Council Traveller Accommodation Plan 2014 – 2018 includes the following objective:
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Special Funding for Storm Damaged Roads

Sligo County Council has received funding of €600,000 to assist in the repair of regional and local roads damaged by severe weather events.
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Official opening of new pontoon in Rosses Point

There was a large attendance on Thursday evening at the Lifeboat Station in Rosses Point for the official opening of the new pontoon and walkway.
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Cathaoirleach welcomes lifting of Lough Talt ‘Boil Water notice’

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Marin Baker has welcomed the announcement that the Boil Water notice has been lifted from Lough Talt. After consultation with the Health Service Executive, the notice imposed on 5th February 2018 has been lifted with immediate effect.
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Council Acquires ‘Property Marking Unit’

Council Acquires ‘Property Marking Unit’

Following a recommendation of Sligo Joint Policing Committee (JPC), Sligo County Council has purchased a ‘Telesis Property Marking Unit’.
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National Day of Commemoration Ceremony

The National Day of Commemoration Ceremony, to honour all those Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations, will be held on Sunday, 8th July at 1.30pm at City Hall, Quay Street, Sligo.
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Cathaoirleach Welcomes Major Jobs Announcement for Sligo

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Martin Baker has welcomed the announcement that Telecommunications company Eir is to create 350 new positions at its new state of the art facility in Rathedmond in Sligo Town.
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New Chairs elected by Sligo County Council and Municipal Districts

New Chairs elected by Sligo County Council and Municipal Districts

Councillor Martin Baker has been elected Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council at its Annual General meeting in Sligo County Hall on 18th June.
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Excellent Result for Sligo in Latest Litter Survey

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Martin Baker has welcomed the results of the latest IBAL survey which has ranked Sligo as 8th out of 40 towns / cities surveyed and deemed ‘Cleaner than European Norms.’
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Sligo Community Archaeology Seminar

Sligo Community Archaeology Seminar

As part of the ‘Sligo Community Archaeology Project’ a free seminar on Sligo Community Archaeology will be held on the evening of Wednesday the 30th of May at the Clayton Hotel Sligo at 6.45 pm – 9.30pm.
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World Mental Health Day at Summerhill College

Cathaoirleach Councillor Martin Baker and Mayor Councillor Rosaleen O’ Grady attended a photocall in Summerhill College this week to promote ‘World Mental Health Day’.
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National "Slow Down" Day - 07.00 hrs on Friday 19th October to 07.00 hrs on Saturday 20th October 2018.

An Garda Síochána will conduct a national speed enforcement operation "Slow Down", supported by the Road Safety Authority and other stakeholders for a 24 hour period from 07.00 hrs on Friday 19th October to 07.00 hrs on Saturday 20th October 2018.
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Summerhill Gaelic Team honoured at County Hall

The Summerhill Gaelic team that won the double of the Juvenile A Championship and League were honoured with a reception hosted by Mayor Councillor Hubert Keaney at County Hall
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Cathaoirleach Welcomes Announcement on N4 Project

Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Martin Baker has welcomed yesterday's announcement of funding for the construction of the N4 Collooney Castlebaldwin road upgrade.
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Cathaoirleach welcomes latest jobs announcement

Following on from the news of Abtran’s imminent arrival in Sligo bringing 350 jobs, the Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon has welcomed the announcement that Retail Solutions Company E3 Retail will create 40 jobs.
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Cathaoirleach Welcomes Major Funding Under Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Cathaoirleach Welcomes Major Funding Under Town and Village Renewal Scheme

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Martin Baker has welcomed the announcement by Michael Ring, TD, Minister Rural and Community Development, of funding for 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.
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Traffic Update - Sligo 12pm Saturday

There has been a road traffic accident at junction S5 on Sligo Inner Relief Road at Church Hill causing traffic delays in the area.
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Cathaoirleach meets Rovers Legends

Cathaoirleach meets Rovers Legends

Cathaoirleach Councillor Martin Baker was in the Showgrounds on Saturday to welcome a Rovers legend, Graham Fox, who captained the team to league success in 1977.
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Building Communities

Building Communities

Sligo County Council currently provides long-term housing for 2,133 households through standard council house tenancies, long term leasing tenancies and Traveller halting sites in the county.
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National Day Of Commemoration Ceremony At Sligo City Hall

The National Day of Commemoration Ceremony, to honour all those Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations, was held on Sunday at Sligo City Hall.
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Irish Water to write to homes and businesses about their water quality and the work to improve it

In the coming weeks Irish Water will write to 140,000 homes and businesses on the public water network whose supplies are on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Remedial Action List (RAL).
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Cathaoirleach commends organisers of Benbulben Festival

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Martin Baker has commended the people involved in hosting the Benbulben Country Music Festival
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Sligo Libraries hosting Summer Stars Reading Adventure

Sligo Libraries hosting Summer Stars Reading Adventure

Mr Seán Kyne TD, the Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development launched the national Summer Stars Children’s Reading Adventure recently.
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Sustaining communities – Cranmore Regeneration

Sustaining communities – Cranmore Regeneration

The implementation phase of the Sligo East City, Cranmore & Environs Masterplan is well underway following its launch by the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government, Mr Simon Coveney, in December 2016.
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"Sligo County Council will have delivered 23 houses by the end of October and construction will commence on a further 66 by the end of the year."

Ciarán Hayes Chief Executive Sligo County Council.
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EU Funding for ‘Saving Rural Retail’ Project

EU Funding for ‘Saving Rural Retail’ Project

One of the main objectives of the County Sligo Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) 2016-2021 is to develop Sligo as the economic driver of the Northwest and to promote is as an attractive location for investment, tourism, entrepreneurship and employment.
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Update on Hazardous Waste disposal service at Greenstar, Deepwater Quay

Due to the unprecedented demand for the free disposal of household hazardous waste at the Greenstar Facility in Sligo this morning and in consultation with the Sligo Gardai, the service had to be terminated due to traffic congestion, health and safety concerns and the site having reached full capacity. We thank the public for the support in this initiative and we apologise to those who were unable to dispose of their waste. We hope to find a solution to those who were affected and will issue an update in due course.
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Mullaghmore Beach - Temporary ban on bathing lifted

The temporary ban on bathing placed on Mullaghmore Beach on the 19th July 2018 has been lifted
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Council Supports Defence Forces ‘Fuschia Flag’ Initiative

Council Supports Defence Forces ‘Fuschia Flag’ Initiative

Cathaoirleach Councillor Martin Baker welcomed a number of retired members of the Defence Forces to County Hall.
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Statement Regarding Connaughton Road

Sligo County Council welcomes the decision announced by the McGinley family to vacate Connaughton Road car-park and the Council is committed to the early delivery of a solution.
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Rovers legend Raf Cretaro honoured at County Hall

Rovers legend Raf Cretaro honoured at County Hall

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Martin Baker hosted a reception for long-serving Sligo Rovers player Raf Cretaro. The reception was hosted on Saturday afternoon as part of his testimonial celebrations, and guests included Raf’s family and friends, local Councillors and Deputy Eamon Scanlon, members of Sligo Rovers Management Committee and the Testimonial organising committee
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Four-day Sligo Summer Festival is going from strength to strength

Four-day Sligo Summer Festival is going from strength to strength

The Sligo Summer Festival has become a welcome recurring feature on Sligo’s events calendar, bringing 20,000 people into the centre of the town and creating a lively carnival atmosphere complete with a wide variety of food stalls.
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Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival 2018

Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival 2018

The Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival takes place from Saturday 4th to Wednesday 8th August, with the highlight of the festival the Old Fair Day on the Wednesday.
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Canadian Ambassador visits Sligo for Hargadon Commemoration Events

Canadian Ambassador visits Sligo for Hargadon Commemoration Events

The Canadian Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers attended a reception in his honour in Sligo City Hall on Wednesday hosted by Cathaoirleach Councillor Martin Baker.
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Council Makes Dangerous Building Safe

After many months of engagement with the joint owners, receivers and the bank to secure the protection of the public from the collapse of a dangerous building on High Street, Sligo County Council has reached agreement to acquire the building and has now commenced work to render it safe.
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Building contractors urged to register for minor works contracts worth €100m

Up to €100m worth of minor building works contracts are to be tendered by the Local Government Operational Procurement Centre for the provision of Minor Building Works to public service bodies including 31 local authorities, the HSE, the OPW, the Department of Education and Teagasc.
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North West Hospice Coffee Morning

The Mayor of Sligo Municipal District Councillor Rosaleen O'Grady will host a coffee morning in aid of the North West Hospice on Thursday 20th September in The Mayor's Parlour, City Hall, Quay Street from 10am to 1pm.
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Disruption to Water Supply in Calry and Tubbercurry

Due to power outage this morning there is a disruption to the water supply in Calry and Tubbercurry areas.
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Cathaoirleach Commends Emergency Crews

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Martin Baker has commended Sligo County Council’s Roads and Fire Service personnel and the ESB crews ‘for their prompt and professional response to the storm damage around the county.
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Cathaoirleach Honours Community Games Medallists

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Martin Baker hosted a reception in Count Hall for the county’s medallists at the national Community Games finals.
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Cathaoirleach Welcomes Guests from Kempten and Crozon

Cathaoirleach Councillor Martin Baker described it as a ‘unique celebration as he welcomed guests from Sligo’s twins Crozon and Kempten to County Hall for a reception.
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Mayor Thanks People of Sligo for Support of Coffee Morning

The Mayor of Sligo Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady has thanked the local community for supporting the Coffee Morning she hosted on Thursday last in City Hall.
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Cathaoirleach Commends Sligo Tidy Towns Volunteers

Cathaoirleach Commends Sligo Tidy Towns Volunteers

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Martin Baker has paid tribute to the ‘Tidy Towns’ volunteers across County Sligo, and said the 2018 results announced this week showed that their hard work was yielding results.
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Mayor Hosts Reception for Local Boxers

Mayor Councillor Rosaleen O'Grady has honoured three local champion boxers with a reception in County Hall:
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