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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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Official opening of new pontoon in Rosses Point

There was a large attendance on Thursday eveing at the Lifeboat Station in Rosses Point for the official opening of the new pontoon and walkway.
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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National "Slow Down" Day- 7.00 hrs Friday 25th May to 7.00 hrs Saturday 26th May 2018.

An Garda Síochana 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 25th May to 07.00 hrs on Saturday 26th May 2018.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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