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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fire Services donate to Sligo/Leitrim Mountain Rescue Service and the RNLI

Fire Services donate to Sligo/Leitrim Mountain Rescue Service and the RNLI

On Friday the 22nd of December members of Sligo Fire Services made a €200 donation to each of Sligo/Leitrim Mountain Rescue Service and the RNLI.
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Investing in Rural Communities - Clar Programme

Investing in Rural Communities - Clar Programme

As part of Government’s overall programme for Rural Development, a number of initiatives, aimed at assisting the social and economic regeneration of rural areas, were delivered by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (DAHRRGA) during 2017.
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Cathaoirleach commends Mona on latest honour

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon has congratulated Mona McSharry on winning the RTE’s ‘Young Sports Personality of the Year.
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Local Volunteers Honoured at Award Ceremony

Local Volunteers Honoured at Award Ceremony

Sligo County Council hosted its annual Cathaoirleach’s Awards ceremony in County Hall on Wednesday evening.
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Sligo’s Best Young Entrepreneurs Announced

Sligo’s Best Young Entrepreneurs Announced

Sligo’s best young entrepreneurs have been announced last Friday (December 8th) at the County Final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition, held in City Hall, Quay Street, Sligo.
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Tubbercurry/Cloonacool Community Games National Champions honoured at County Hall

Tubbercurry/Cloonacool Community Games National Champions honoured at County Hall

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon hosted a reception in County Hall to honour Tubbercuury Community Games Girls team who won national honours in 2016 and 2017.
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Champion Swimmer Mona McSharry Honoured at County Hall

Champion Swimmer Mona McSharry Honoured at County Hall

Sligo County Council hosted a reception in County Hall to honour Champion swimmer Mona McSharry.
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Korean Ambassador visits County Hall

Korean Ambassador visits County Hall

Cathaoirleach Councillor Seamus Kilgannon welcomed the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to County Hall, His Excellency Ambassador Kang-il Huwas accompanied by Second Secretary Mr. Hyoyoun Jeong.
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Special guests from Kempten honoured by Council

Special guests from Kempten honoured by Council

Mayor of Sligo Municipal District Councillor Hubert Keaney hosted a reception to honour a visiting delegation from Kempten, including their choir taking part in Sligo International Choral Festival, and young Business students who visited a number of local factories.
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Cathaoirleach welcomes Sports Grants Awards

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon has welcomed the announcement of Sports Capital funding for 2018.
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Funding Announced for Conservation of Heritage Buildings

Funding Announced for Conservation of Heritage Buildings

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, has announced that the very successful Built Heritage Investment Scheme and Structures at Risk Fund will operate again in 2018.
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Council Welcomes Major Investment in Wastewater Infrastructure

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon has welcomed today’s announcement by Irish Water that over €16 million will be invested in County Sligo’s Wastewater infrastructure.
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Major Wastewater Upgrades by Irish Water

Four Sligo towns to receive major wastewater upgrades by Irish Water which will provide for developmental growth and environmental protection.
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Sligo Library Launch Right To Read Initiative

Sligo Library Launch Right To Read Initiative

Sligo Library Service launched its ‘Right To Read’ Programme on Monday November 13th with a group of children and staff from Cranmore Resource House.
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Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy

Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy

The Issues Paper aims to commence a dialogue on our region’s future. Our vibrant, evolving and growing region. The Framework also sets out our approach and underlying principles.
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Last Chance to Nominate Special Volunteers for Award

The closing date is fast approaching for submitting nominations for the Cathaoirleach’s Awards 2017, an initiative which acknowledges the contribution of the many unsung heroes who carry out invaluable voluntary work in our communities.
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Sligo's Own Ice Rink Opens This Week

Sligo's Own Ice Rink Opens This Week

Time to put your ice skates on! As the weather gets colder and Christmas approaches, Sligo County Council and Sligo Business Improvement District are delighted to announce the opening of Sligo on Ice at the BID Barn in Stephen Street car park.
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Sligo Water Mains and Sewer Rehabilitation Project

Sligo Water Mains and Sewer Rehabilitation Project

Over 65 per cent of the Sligo Water mains and Sewer Rehabilitation project is complete at this stage with all pipe- laying works on target for completion by March 2018, two months ahead of schedule. The works represent a €6.8 million investment by Irish Water in Sligo and will ensure an improved supply to all customers by reducing leakage and bursts. The project will also deliver financial savings over the medium and long term through reduced maintenance costs associated with the upgraded pipeline.
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National Public Participation Network Conference

National Public Participation Network Conference

Sligo Public Participation Network (PPN), in conjunction with the Department of Rural and Community Development and Sligo County Council hosted the first National PPN Conference in the Clayton Hotel on Thursday 19th October 2017.
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Dancing Champions honoured at County Hall

Dancing Champions honoured at County Hall

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon hosted a reception at County Hall to honour the young dancers of the Lisa Cooper Dance Academy who excelled at the recent World Lyrical Dance Federation Championships in England.
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Reception to mark 50th Anniversary of Sligo Regional Veterinary Laboratory

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon hosted a reception at County Hall to honour the staff of Sligo Regional Veterinary Laboratory on the occasion of their 50th Anniversary celebrations.
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BID Barn in Stephen St Car Park

Sligo Business Improvement District (BID) and Sligo County Council are delighted to support the installation of a covered structure (BID Barn) in Stephen St car park over the next three months
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Civic Reception for Irish League of Credit Unions

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon hosted a reception at County Hall to honour the Credit Union Board, staff and volunteers. Among those attending were Charles Murphy, President of the Irish League of Credit Unions, Brian McCrory, Chairman of World Council of Credit Unions, MEP Marian Harkin, Sligo County Council Chief Executive Ciarán Hayes, and Councillors Margaret Gormley, Hubert Keaney and Chris MacManus
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Road Safety Alert – Weather Warning for Storm Ophelia

The Road Safety Authority (RSA), is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads over the weekend and on Monday, as Met Éireann has warned that storm-force winds, heavy rain, and high sea levels may be on the way as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia look set to hit Ireland on Monday.
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Draft Green Fort Conservation Plan

Draft Green Fort Conservation Plan

Sligo County Council in partnership with the Green Fort Technical Group, and with the support of Sligo Heritage Forum and the Heritage Council, has prepared a draft Conservation Plan for the Green Fort, Sligo.
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Cathaoirleach Awards 2017 Launched

Cathaoirleach Awards 2017 Launched

Sligo County Council’s Cathaoirleach’s Awards for 2017 were launched at County Hall recently.
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Launch of Boats from Cranmore Boat Building Programme

On Saturday 30th September 2017, Sligo witnessed the final stage of the Cranmore Boat Building programme when the boat builders launched their creations (Highlander boats) on Sligo’s scenic Lough Gill.
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Cathaoirleach Welcomes Major Funding for Rural Schemes

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon has welcomed today’s announcement that almost 300 rural towns and villages are set to benefit from over €21m in funding announced today under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme. Fourteen Schemes in County Sligo will receive funding totalling €1.06 million.
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Notification of Water Outage – Areas Served off Farnacardy Service Reservoir

Sligo County Council Water Services, on behalf of Irish Water, wish to issue the following notification relating to a water supply interruption.
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Public Briefing on Draft River Basin Management

Sligo County Council will host a public information briefing on its Draft River Basin Management Plan. It will be held in the Council Chamber, County Hall, between 2.00pm and 4.00pm on Friday next, 6th October.
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Council Launch Guide on Historic Windows

Councillor Hubert Keaney, Mayor of Sligo Municipal District, has welcomed the publication of an information leaflet on the importance of maintaining and repairing sash windows on historic buildings.
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Let's Get Sligo Walking

“Let’s not only get Sligo walking, let’s get the world walking in Sligo,” were the final words spoken at the launch of the new Sligo Walks website and video at Sligo Airport, Strandhill on Friday last. Those words were spoken by Deirdre Lavin of the Sligo Sport & Recreation Partnership, who were among the many organizations, groups and other stakeholders present at the event, which also included a short but symbolic walk in glorious sunshine along the nearby Killaspugbrone Looped Walk in Strandhill.
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Good News for Sligo Entrants in Tidy Towns Awards

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon has welcomed the results of the National Tidy Towns Awards and commended the many volunteers across County Sligo who played an active role in their communities.
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Cathaoirleach Welcomes Announcement on Local Improvement Schemes

Sligo County Council is pleased to welcome a funding allocation of €282,000 for the county’s Local Improvement Schemes.
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Sligo Ladies Team Honoured by Council

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon hosted a reception in County Hall for the County Sligo Ladies Team, to honour the achievement in winning the Connacht Title and reaching the All Ireland semi-final.
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More Sligo Young Entrepreneurs Wanted

More young entrepreneurs from Sligo are wanted for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition.
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Council supports Light up Orange Campaign

Council supports Light up Orange Campaign

Sligo City Hall was illuminated Sunday evening in support of a Suicide Awareness campaign.
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Summer Stars 2017 at Ballymote Community Library

Summer Stars 2017 at Ballymote Community Library

The Summer Stars Reading programme at Ballymote Community Library commenced at the end of June and concluded with a ceremony in the library on Saturday the 2nd of September at 11.30am.
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Cathaoirleach Welcomes Another Medal Success For Sligo

Following on from Mona McSharry’s magnificent success at the World Junior Championships, the Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon congratulated Drumcliffe native Joseph Mooney on winning a Gold Medal at the European Swimming Championships in Belgium in the ‘Line Throw’ category.
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