Ireland - The Sligo Champion
Tuesday - 14th August, 2018
FORTUNATE RESCUE OF TOURIST AT LOUGH GILL
WATER enthusiasts are being warned of the dangers of boating after a Spanish tourist was rescued fro...
Tuesday - 7th August, 2018
PROTEST TO SAVE POST OFFICES
A mass rally will take place on Saturday 18th August in Sligo town to protests against 21 threatened...
Tuesday - 31st July, 2018
Sligo man (35) is sentenced for possession of child porn
A 35-year-old man who had a fascination with nude pictures of celebrities when they were children ha...
Tuesday - 24th July, 2018
FEARS FOR JOBS AT BASTA PLANT
A company in Tubbercurry employing 48 people has gone into examinership in an effort to safeguard it...
Tuesday - 17th July, 2018
Carjacking ordeal for rural driver
GARDAI in Riverstown have launched an appeal for information after a driver was set upon by a group ...
Tuesday - 10th July, 2018
A Spate of robberies as thieves take chalice
A stolen chalice has been recovered on a beach after being taken from a rural Church at the weekend....
Tuesday - 3rd July, 2018
TONY BOWS OUT OF POLITICS
TRIBUTES have been paid to Deputy Tony McLoughlin who is to bow out of politcial life after devoting...
Tuesday - 26th June, 2018
A 36-year-old Garda who supplied information from the force’s pulse system to a drug gang about a ...
Tuesday - 19th June, 2018
NEW MAYOR TAKES AIM AT HARRIS OVER HEALTH FUNDS
NEWLY elected Mayor of Sligo Municipal District Fianna Fáil Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady h...
Tuesday - 12th June, 2018
TENSIONS between Sligo County Council and members of the Travelling Community have never been higher...
Tuesday - 5th June, 2018
FAMILIES’ FIRM NO
THE McGinley family at Connaughton Road car park say they won’t be leaving to take up residence in...
Tuesday - 29th May, 2018
TDs will back legislation
As the Government moves to legislate for abortion in the coming weeks, the constituency’s TDs have...
Tuesday - 22nd May, 2018
A FRIEND OF THE POOR AND THE LESS WELL OFF
BISHOP of Elphin Kevin Doran has led the tributes to his predecessor, Bishop Christopher (Christy) J...
Tuesday - 15th May, 2018
Boost for mum in cancer fight
A mother of three has received the best possible news in her courageous battle with cancer - almost ...
Tuesday - 8th May, 2018
SHOCK AT PILOT’S DEATH
THE community of Doomore, outside Tubbercurry was said to be in shock after the death of local man M...
Tuesday - 1st May, 2018
Search for mum of three as man is questioned
GARDAÍ are very concerned for the safety of a 30-year-old woman missing since Sunday mornin...
Tuesday - 24th April, 2018
SIX ACRE SITE PICKED FOR STATION
A six acre site close to the Pensions Office and Summerhill College has been earmarked for Sligo’s...
Tuesday - 17th April, 2018
DIED DURING ‘OP’
A 51-year-old woman had a heart attack at Sligo University Hospital but the “clinically silent” ...
Tuesday - 10th April, 2018
BREAST UNIT IN NEW MOVE
THE BreastCheck mammogram service which was due to operate in Sligo town this month is remaining in ...
Tuesday - 3rd April, 2018
‘A NEW LOW BY THIEVES’
HEARTLESS thieves broke into the Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue base on Good Friday and stole thousan...
Tuesday - 27th March, 2018
O’CONNELL STREET WORKS DELAYED
WORKS on O’Connell Street in Sligo town centre have been delayed by another six months at least.&a...
Tuesday - 20th March, 2018
TURN UP AND WE’LL CANCEL THE PARADE, GROUP TOLD
A group of Repeal the Eighth campaigners say the organisers of the Dromahair St Patrick’s Day Para...
Tuesday - 13th March, 2018
BOIL WATER UNTIL MAY, HOUSEHOLDS ARE ADVISED
It was the news thousands of householders in South Sligo were dreading - a parasite is still present...
Tuesday - 6th March, 2018
STORM WASN’T GOING TO STOP US MARRYING
NEWLY weds Aine Kilgannon and Heath Bateman nearly didn’t make it to the church on time - they bat...
Tuesday - 27th February, 2018
Murder accused (31) is remanded
A 31-year-old man has been remanded in custody after he appeared in court charged with the murder of...
Tuesday - 20th February, 2018
SLIGO’S CHANCE TO GROW AND COMPETE
SLIGO rejoiced as it was designated a key regional centre in Project Ireland 2040 with the Cabinet c...
Tuesday - 13th February, 2018
BRIGHT FUTURE BECKONS
A Cabinet meeting in Sligo on Friday will reveal the city will be a designated regional capital grow...
Tuesday - 6th February, 2018
Parasite found in drinking water
SOME 13,000 households in the south of the county have been told to boil their water after Cryptospo...
Tuesday - 30th January, 2018
ANGRY MARC SAYS HE WILL TAKE LEGAL ACTION TD ‘furious’ as facebook is hacked
SLIGO Leitrim TD MarcMacSharry says he has hired a cyber crime specialist solicitor in an effort to ...
Tuesday - 23rd January, 2018
HEARTBREAK AT PASSING OF ALEX
Tragic Sligo kayaker Alex McGourty (19) who drowned in Ecuador at the week-end was due to return hom...
Tuesday - 16th January, 2018
Fresh pleas by McGinley family to be given homes
COME and talk to us - that’s the plea at the start of another year living in caravans in a city ce...
Tuesday - 9th January, 2018
Falling into the sea
COUNTY Sligo Golf Club may be forced to re-position its famous links course after Storm Eleanor caus...
Tuesday - 26th December, 2017
‘CONNED’ OUT OF €6,700
A farmer living in a rural area was driven to Dublin where he was allegedly made to withdraw €6,70...
Tuesday - 19th December, 2017
‘ONE OR TWO IS FINE’-TD
SLIGO/LEITRIM TD Eamon Scanlon says he’s standing behind controversial remarks that drivers should...
Tuesday - 12th December, 2017
Mum’s plea for help to aid injured daughter
THE mum of a young Strandhill woman seriously injured in a car crash in the US has made a plea for p...
Tuesday - 5th December, 2017
ANGER AT ROAD WORKS
RESIDENTS in the centre of Sligo had to endure a week of sleepless nights as roadworks continued int...
Tuesday - 28th November, 2017
RE-TRIAL IN MURDER CASE AS JURY ARE DEADLOCKED
A 30-year-old man is facing a re-trial on a murder charge after a jury in the Central Criminal Court...
Tuesday - 21st November, 2017
‘THINGS JUST GOT OUT OF CONTROL’
A 30-year-old man on trial for the murder of Martin Kivlehan (59) who died from stab wounds to his n...
Tuesday - 14th November, 2017
MAN PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO KIVLEHAN MURDER
A 30-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to the murder of a 59 year-old musician who was stabbed to ...
Tuesday - 7th November, 2017
ROADWORKS SHOULD NOT AFFECT SHOPPERS
RESTRICTIONS will be put in place to minimise road work disruption to Sligo town centre businesses i...
Tuesday - 31st October, 2017
A BIG SUCCESS
SLIGO Live has done it again. Twenty thousand people attended 146 gigs over the bank holiday weekend...
Tuesday - 24th October, 2017
Search for Róisín ends in tragedy for family
THE search for a missing woman from Finisklin, Sligo ended in tragedy after her remains were found o...
Tuesday - 17th October, 2017
SLIGO was back in business yesterday after tropical storm Ophelia left the county relatively unscath...
Tuesday - 10th October, 2017
Where’s our new Garda Station?
Fed up Gardaí in Sligo could end up walking out soon if progress isn’t made to find a new...
Tuesday - 3rd October, 2017
RESIDENTS ARE LIVING UNDER SIEGE
RESIDENTS living in one of the oldest parts of Sligo town are living in fear and dread of a local ga...
Tuesday - 26th September, 2017
SISTERS IN PLEA TO FUND A HOME
THE parents of two daughters who have a rare genetic condition are in a race against time to complet...
Tuesday - 19th September, 2017
Plea for drug to save life of Peter
A local cancer charity fundraiser is being denied access to a life-changing cancer drug because it c...
Tuesday - 12th September, 2017
€500 taxi trip from Tralee to Sligo court
A 28-year-old Asylum seeker took a taxi from Tralee to Sligo at a cost of €500 in order to make a ...
Tuesday - 5th September, 2017
ALWAYS HAD THE TOWN IN HIS MIND AND HEART
SLIGO is mourning the loss of one of its true champions this week, the passing of former Sligo Champ...
Tuesday - 29th August, 2017
Gay man attacked by a gang in city bar
A 32- year- old man has described how he feared for his life during what he claims was a sustained h...
Tuesday - 22nd August, 2017
CHARGES AFTER TEEN ( 16) IS HELD CAPTIVE
Gardaí in Sligo rescued a teenage boy who was allegedly being held captive in a house in a ...
Tuesday - 15th August, 2017
PLANT UPGRADE BOOST AT LAST
Capacity waste water treatment plants were holding up much needed development in Strandhill, Grange ...
Tuesday - 8th August, 2017
CHURCH TO SHUT DOWN
CHURCH services at Nazareth House may be coming to an end and the church deconsecrated. The...
Tuesday - 1st August, 2017
€1M TOURISM BOOST FOR SLIGO TRAILS
TOURISM projects from Raghley to Carrowkeel have received a much-needed funding boost to the tune of...
Tuesday - 25th July, 2017
CRASH VICTIM SAYS LOSS OF HUSBAND IS UNBEARABLE
A 57-year-old man will be sentenced on Thursday after pleading guilty to dangerous driving causing t...
Tuesday - 18th July, 2017
STILL IN SHOCK
THE family of murder victim Natalie McGuinness say they will never recover from the loss of the 23-y...
Tuesday - 11th July, 2017
COUNCIL STANDS FIRM
THE head of Sligo County Council has defended the scaled up Garda presence at a city centre carpark ...
Tuesday - 4th July, 2017
CHILDREN proudly waved Irish flags, bunting was flying in abundance and the celebrations were in ful...
Tuesday - 27th June, 2017
FIGHT FOR CAR PARK
THE McGinley family who have lived at a County Council car park for over 30 years in the centre of S...
Tuesday - 20th June, 2017
OFFICIALS VISIT CLOSED GYM AFTER COMPLAINTS
SENIOR officials from the Sports Division of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport carried ...
Tuesday - 13th June, 2017
IT’S ‘ A LIVING NIGHTMARE’ FOR CRUSH VICTIM MUM
LEADING Sligo company G Bruss has been fined for Health and Safety breaches after an employee receiv...
Tuesday - 6th June, 2017
ARMS SEIZURE IS BLOW TO GANG
GARDAÍ in Sligo have dealt a significant blow to a crime gang operating in the city followi...
Tuesday - 30th May, 2017
WE WANT OUT
CONNAUGHTON Road car park has been their home for decades, but the McGinley family say they have nev...
Tuesday - 23rd May, 2017
DRUGS SEIZURE WORTH € 100K
THE Garda Drugs Squad in Sligo have taken up to € 100,000 worth of cocaine and cannabis off our st...
Tuesday - 16th May, 2017
‘ THE BANKS WILL NOT THWART MY AMBITIONS’
THE banks have told him they could be left with tonnes of scrap if he doesn’t provide guarantees f...
Tuesday - 9th May, 2017
FIRE CREW HEROES
Firefighters battled over four days a blaze at Killery mountain Ballintogher/ Slish wood . Futher fi...
Tuesday - 2nd May, 2017
GARDAI ISSUE FRESH APPEAL IN COLD CASE SLIGO MURDER
GARDAI have issued a fresh appeal for information in the cold case murder of Eddie Fitzmaurice who w...
Tuesday - 25th April, 2017
SLIGO has been left numbed and shocked at the tragic deaths of a father and son in a fire at an apar...
Tuesday - 18th April, 2017
A SAFE HAVEN
MORE than 100 Syrian men, women and children from war torn cities such as Aleppo, Damascus, Latakia ...
Tuesday - 11th April, 2017
KING OF AINTREE !
He became only the second Sligoman to ride the winner of the Grand National and Derek Fox of Emmet P...
Tuesday - 4th April, 2017
‘ E’ TABLET LINK TO ILL STUDENT
A 22- year- old student remains in a critical condition at Sligo University Hospital after he was ta...
Tuesday - 28th March, 2017
HUNDREDS of commuters including students and the elderly are facing more days of disruption as the B...
Tuesday - 21st March, 2017
PLUCKED TO SAFETY
EIGHT divers were dramatically rescued off the West Sligo coast after their boat capsized on Sunday ...
Tuesday - 14th March, 2017
MUM SLAMS HSE AFTER DEATH OF HER SON ( 14)
A disgraught mother has slammed the HSE following the death of her teenage son by suicide. ...
Tuesday - 7th March, 2017
PARENTS STEP UP AUTISM ACTION
Parents of autistic children have stepped up their campaign for better services in the North West fo...
Tuesday - 28th February, 2017
PROTEST OVER HSE AUTISM SUPPORTS
PARENTS of autistic children in the North West are organising a protest over the lack of suitable ca...
Tuesday - 21st February, 2017
SUICIDAL TEENS ON WAITING LIST
A SLIGO Dad has spoken out about his experience with the Sligo Mental Health Service after his suici...
Tuesday - 14th February, 2017
HAWK’S WELL GETS MAJOR € 550K BOOST FOR REVAMP
THE Hawk’s Well Theatre is celebrating a ¤ 500million funding boost from the Government w...
Tuesday - 7th February, 2017
ANTHONY MARCHES FOR N4 URGENT UPGRADE
WELL known Sligo businessman Anthony Gray will lead a march on the Dáil on Wednesday to dem...
Tuesday - 31st January, 2017
HOPE FOR ‘ SOUP KITCHEN’ IN SHOCK CLOSURE
THE operator of a charity shop and soup kitchen, both ordered to shut by a court says he’s hopeful...
Tuesday - 24th January, 2017
SADNESS AS LISA ( 19) DIES SUDDENLY
SOUTH Sligo has been shocked at the sudden passing of 19- year- old student Lisa Niland. Li...
Tuesday - 17th January, 2017
ANGER OVER NO CARDIO SERVICE
FINE Gael T. D Tony McLoughlin has once again called on the HSE, the Minister for Health Simon Harri...
Tuesday - 10th January, 2017
SEX OFFENDER ON THE STREETS
HE’S walking the streets of Sligo for the past number of weeks as authorities grapple to deal with...
Tuesday - 3rd January, 2017
SLIGO’S BRIGHT FUTURE
IT’S generated a huge amount of excitement so far but the first glimpses of Sligo’s shiny new fu...
Tuesday - 27th December, 2016
Ambulance delays put lives at risk
PATIENTS in life- threatening condition could have to wait up to eight times longer than they should...
Tuesday - 20th December, 2016
€ 15K FOR ‘ SHOP ARREST’
A 21- year- old man has been awarded € 15,000 for false imprisonment after he was stopped on the s...
Tuesday - 13th December, 2016
DOCTOR GUILTY OF MISCONDUCT
A doctor is facing sanction by the Medical Council after being found guilty of 17 counts of poor pro...
Tuesday - 6th December, 2016
ANGER AS JOBS MOVE TO DUBLIN
Unions and politicians are gearing up to save 32 top Government jobs from being “recentralised” ...
Tuesday - 29th November, 2016
CF FAMILY PLEA FOR VITAL DRUG
The family of a Sligo woman who died from Cystic Fibrosis have said they’ll continue fighting for ...
Tuesday - 22nd November, 2016
END OF THE LINE FOR SLIGO RAIL?
The closure of the Sligo- Dublin rail line is on the table once again in a controversial new report ...
Tuesday - 15th November, 2016
CONCERNS OVER HUNGER STRIKER
There is growing concern over the condition of an Iranian man who has reportedly been on hunger stri...
Tuesday - 8th November, 2016
PARENT FURY AT SCHOOL LOCK OUT
Sligo’s largest secondary school is to remain closed indefinitely as the teachers’ strike is set...
Tuesday - 1st November, 2016
Sligo Live 2016 is a sell out success as thousands of fans feel the music!
Sligo fans of Rodrigo y Gabriela take to the stage to dance with the Mexican acoustic guitar duo at ...
Tuesday - 25th October, 2016
Frenzied stabbing attack in city pub
A man was left fighting for his life and his partner also received injuries in a frenzied knife atta...
Tuesday - 18th October, 2016
EMIGRANT’S TRAGIC DEATH
A young woman who emigrated from Tubbercurry to Canada three years ago has died in a tragic accident...
Tuesday - 11th October, 2016
O’Connell Street revamp is at risk due to staffing
VITAL refurbishment works to O’Connell St could be delayed due to staff shortages in Sligo County ...
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