Funding announced for Sligo’s Archaeological Monuments

Funding announced for Sligo’s Archaeological Monuments

Three archaeological monuments in County Sligo are set to benefit from funding under the new Community Monuments Fund. The Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Mr Malcolm Noonan, TD, has announced the approval of €41,750 for Co. Sligo under the Community Monuments Fund 2020.
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Managing Waste at School in Light of COVID-19

Managing Waste at School in Light of COVID-19

During the transition back to school there may be some confusion and concern about managing waste correctly. To help you navigate these concerns the My Waste team has put together this short guidance note to explain and encourage the correct segregation and presentation of school waste.
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HSE COVID-19 Isolation Guide for Children

HSE COVID-19 Isolation Guide for Children

The HSE has created an Isolation quick guide applying to those aged greater than 3 months and up to 13th birthday.
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1920 Local Elections

1920 Local Elections

This year marks the centenary of the local elections of 1920 (urban authorities in January and the remainder in June) which were pivotal in the history of local government in Ireland.
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Music & Memoir Project Booklet Launch

Music & Memoir Project Booklet Launch

Sligo Libraries delivered a Music and Memoir Project in Autumn 2019 with funding provided by the Department of Rural & Community Development through the Dormant Accounts Fund.
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Highlighting issues facing people with disabilities - Make Way Day

Highlighting issues facing people with disabilities - Make Way Day

‘Make Way’ Day, Friday 25th September, is a national campaign coordinated by the Disability Federation of Ireland.
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Rare Prehistoric Rock Art Discovered in Co. Sligo

A rare find of prehistoric rock art has been found on a portal tomb in north Co. Sligo.
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Conservation of Sligo’s Metal Man Begins

Conservation of Sligo’s Metal Man Begins

Conservation works have started on Sligo’s Metal Man, a 19th century navigation beacon which is located mid channel between Rosses Point and Oyster Island in Co. Sligo.
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Historic Towns Initiative gets underway in Sligo

Historic Towns Initiative gets underway in Sligo

A number of Sligo’s iconic heritage buildings, including Wehrly Bros., Hargadon Bros., and Mullaney Bros. are to benefit from much-needed support and investment through the Historic Towns Initiative 2020 (HTI).
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Cross Party Meeting with Gardaí

Cross Party Meeting with Gardaí

A Cross party delegation of Sligo County Council Members met with Chief Administrative Officer Garda Síochána Joseph Nugent at County Hall this morning.
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New Community Education Website

New Community Education Website

A new website has been launched by the Cranmore Education Mentor Programme – an innovative community based initiative of Sligo County Council Cranmore Regeneration Project and the Institute of Technology Sligo.
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Development of 10 dwellings at Connolly Park, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo

Development of 10 dwellings at Connolly Park, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo

The building contract for the construction of 10 new dwellings in Connolly Park, Tubbercurry was signed at the Council Offices, Teach Laighne on September 9th.
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New Community Monuments Fund 2020 - Call for projects

New Community Monuments Fund 2020 - Call for projects

Under the Government’s July Jobs Stimulus Package, the National Monuments Service of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has announced capital funding for our archaeological heritage through a new Community Monuments Fund. Total funding available nationally for projects under the new Fund in 2020 will be €900,000.
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RSA & Gardai urge drivers to be extra cautious as more children cycle and walk to school

RSA & Gardai urge drivers to be extra cautious as more children cycle and walk to school

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are advising drivers to take extra care when using the roads now that national and secondary schools have reopened, following prolonged closure due to Covid-19.
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Sligo scores above average in national survey

Sligo scores above average in national survey

Sligo County Council has scored above average in a national survey over a range of categories: Satisfaction with the Local Authority, Openness and Transparency, Promotion of Economic Activity and, Doing a Good Job.
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Funding available for Heritage Projects in Sligo

Funding available for Heritage Projects in Sligo

The Heritage Council is inviting applications from across County Sligo to its Community Heritage Grant Scheme which is part of the rescue package for the heritage sector announced by the Minister for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan.
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School Bikes Africa - Rotary Ireland

School Bikes Africa - Rotary Ireland

We need strong sturdy bikes that can withstand rough terrain and to suit primary and secondary level students.
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Re-opening of Motor Tax/Finance office in Teach Laighne, Tubbercurry

Re-opening of Motor Tax/Finance office in Teach Laighne, Tubbercurry

The Motor Taxation/Finance Office at Teach Laighne, Tubbercurry, Co Sligo will re-open to the public on Wednesday 19th August, 2020.
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North West Major Emergency Group

Our communities across Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim have been living with the COVID-19 pandemic for the past six months. We have all dealt with the very severe restrictions of the earlier “lockdown” measures that seen our lives, society and the wider economy almost brought to a standstill.
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Economic Opportunities of Future Connectivity highlighted in new discussion document

A new discussion document, “5G and Future Connectivity: An Emerging Framework for Irish Cities and Towns”, published today by Sligo County Council, Dublin City Council and CONNECT – the Science Foundation Ireland research centre - warns that the absence of a roadmap for national connectivity risks eroding Ireland’s economic competitiveness. It calls for the establishment of a National Working Group to address this.
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O’Connell Street Enhancement Project

O’Connell Street fully reopened to pedestrians and traffic on Friday 31st July.
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Book of Condolence - John Hume

Book of Condolence - John Hume

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council described the late John Hume as a 'Giant of Irish politics.
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€800,000 for Sligo Greenway projects

Sligo County Council submitted a funding application under the Carbon Tax Fund 2020 for the Charlestown / Bellaghy to Collooney Greenway Project.
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Council takes extraordinary and unprecedented measures to boost local economy

Council takes extraordinary and unprecedented measures to boost local economy

Sligo County Council is responding to the challenge presented by Covid by coordinating a range of positive measures to boost commercial activity and renew the shopping experience in Sligo.
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Municipal District of Ballymote-Tobercurry July Meeting

Municipal District of Ballymote-Tobercurry July Meeting

Report on meeting 27th July.
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COVID-19 Safety Charter

COVID-19 Safety Charter

The COVID-19 Safety Charter is a Government-endorsed initiative to reinforce confidence in domestic and overseas visitors in tourism businesses. The COVID-19 Safety Charter is designed to give comfort and reassurance to employers, employees and customers that your business is ready to re-open safely.
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Municipal District of Sligo-Drumcliff July Meeting

Municipal District of Sligo-Drumcliff July Meeting

Report on meeting 20th July.
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Borough District of Sligo Meeting - 20th July

Borough District of Sligo Meeting - 20th July

Report on meeting 20th July.
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Re-opening of Services and public counters

Re-opening of Services and public counters

Sligo County Council is encouraging the public to continue to avail of its many online services while Covid restrictions are in place. The Planning counter in Sligo City Hall is open for meetings by appointment, and restricted access is available to Sligo Libraries.
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Inaugural meeting of Housing & Corporate Strategic Policy Committee

Inaugural meeting of Housing & Corporate Strategic Policy Committee

Sligo County Council’s Housing and Corporate Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) held its augural meeting of the current Council’s term on 16th July at County Hall.
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Major Historic Towns Initiative for Sligo

Major Historic Towns Initiative for Sligo

The historic built environment of Sligo will receive much-needed support and investment following the announcement that The Heritage Council has awarded €200,000 to a heritage-led regeneration initiative in the town this year.
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Prehistoric Pendant Discovered In Drumcliffe

Prehistoric Pendant Discovered In Drumcliffe

In March 2020, 15-year-old Darragh McDaniel was helping his father Anthony McDaniel dig a drain in a field in Drumcliffe, Co. Sligo when he spotted an unusual stone.
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SARURE South Sligo project proceeds to next phase

SARURE South Sligo project proceeds to next phase

With on the onset of COVID19 all events and projects were paused. Rural retail, which was already struggling has taken a heavy blow with COVID19.
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Indian Ambassador visits Sligo

Indian Ambassador visits Sligo

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Dara Mulvey and Mayor Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady have hosted a visit from the Indian Ambassador His Excellency Sandeep Kumar
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Your Council Day 2020

Your Council Day 2020

The innovative work carried out by the staff of Sligo County Council during the COVID-19 crisis will be highlighted on #YourCouncilDay, which takes place today, Wednesday July 1.
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Digital Strategy Survey - Have Your Say

Digital Strategy Survey - Have Your Say

Sligo County Council is preparing a Digital Strategy to encourage and support communities and businesses to reap the full rewards of a digitally enabled society. The strategy will provide an overarching vision for the county by setting out strategic goals and objectives aimed at harnessing digital opportunities for County Sligo. Closing date for submissions is 5pm on Thursday 9th of July 2020
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Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady Elected Mayor

Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady was elected Mayor of Sligo Borough District at its Annual General meeting held on Friday 19th June. Councillor O Grady was proposed by Councillor Bree, seconded by Councillor MacSharry, and unanimously elected. Councillor Arthur Gibbons was elected Deputy Mayor.
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Councillor Thomas Walsh elected Chair of Sligo-Drumcliff Municipal District

Councillor Thomas Walsh has been elected Chair of Sligo-Drumcliff Municipal District at its AGM on Friday 19th June. Councillor Walsh was proposed by Councillor Casserly seconded by Councillor Fox, and unanimously elected. Councillor Tom Fox was elected Leas Cathaoirleach
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Councillor Clarke elected Chair of Ballymote-Tubbercurry Municipal District

Councillor Michael Clarke has been elected Chair of Ballymote-Tubbercurry Municipal District at its AGM on Friday 19th June. Councillor Clarke was proposed by Councillor Joe Queenan, seconded by Councillor Dara Mulvey and unanimously elected. Councillor Martin Connolly was elected Leas Cathaoirleach
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Providing for the sustainable and orderly growth of County Sligo

At Sligo County Council’s June meeting, a report was presented outlining the main provisions of the County Development Plan adopted in August 2017. The Plan provides a framework for the physical development of the county allowing for sustainable, coordinated and orderly growth which respects the county’s natural, built and heritage resources.
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Safeguarding the public in town centre streets

Safeguarding the public in town centre streets

A Temporary COVID-19 Mobility Plan for Sligo town centre will improve physical distancing for Pedestrians on the busier town core centre streets during the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan was prepared by Sligo County Council having consulted with Sligo BID Business Members and other various stakeholders, including consideration of representations made on behalf of vulnerable road users and cyclists. The plan is a ‘living document’ and will be subject to review over the coming weeks and months ahead, as Government and HSE advice on social distancing is updated.
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Councillor Mulvey Elected Cathaoirleach

Councillor Mulvey Elected Cathaoirleach

Councillor Dara Mulvey was elected Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council at its AGM held on Monday afternoon in the Knocknarea Arena, IT Sligo. Councillor Dónal Gilroy was elected Leas Cathaoirleach.
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Arthur Gibbons co-opted to Sligo County Council

Arthur Gibbons co-opted to Sligo County Council

At its monthly meeting held on Monday in the Knocknarea Arena, IT Sligo, Arthur Gibbons was unanimously elected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of former Councillor (now MEP) Chris MacManus.
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Temporary COVID-19 Mobility Plan for Sligo Town Centre

Temporary COVID-19 Mobility Plan for Sligo Town Centre

Sligo County Council in consultation with Sligo BID and other various stakeholders have prepared a Temporary COVID-19 Mobility Plan for Sligo town centre to improve physical distancing for pedestrians on the busier town core centre streets during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Yeats Day Challenge 2020

Yeats Day Challenge 2020

Video yourself, family and friends reading favourite lines by WB Yeats for the Yeats Day Challenge June 13th 2020.
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Irish Water issues National Water Conservation Order in a bid to safeguard supply for essential purposes

Irish Water issues National Water Conservation Order in a bid to safeguard supply for essential purposes

Irish Water has confirmed that a National Water Conservation Order commonly referred to as a hosepipe ban will be in place from Tuesday 9 June until Tuesday 21 July.
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Cathaoirleach Pays Tribute to Fire Service Crews

Cathaoirleach Pays Tribute to Fire Service Crews

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Tom MacSharry has paid tribute to the Fire Service personnel who have been working around the clock this week treating forestry and gorse fires around the county.
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Water Conservation Order ‘increasingly likely’ as demand for water soars and drought conditions prevail

Water Conservation Order ‘increasingly likely’ as demand for water soars and drought conditions prevail

Irish Water has confirmed that it is ‘increasingly likely’ that a Water Conservation Order, more commonly known as a hosepipe ban will have to be put in place following increased demand on water and deteriorating drought conditions.
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Library Service announce plans for re-opening services

Library Service announce plans for re-opening services

Sligo Libraries are due to begin offering more services to the public from Monday 8th June as outlined in Phase 2 of the Government’s Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business.
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Sligo Student Entrepreneurs take second place in 2020 National Final

Sligo Student Entrepreneurs take second place in 2020 National Final

On Wednesday last, May 27th, at 3pm, for the first time since the Student Enterprise Programme began in 2003, the National Finals took place online, delivered by YouTube Live Streaming Podcast.
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Road Safety Authority and An Garda Síochána Renew Road Safety Appeal

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána have renewed their appeal for road users to take extra care when using the roads, as provisional collision figures for 2020 show that there has been a 17% increase in the number of fatal crashes and a 9% increase in road deaths compared to last year.
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Cathaoirleach commends ‘exceptional’ Armada film

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Tom MacSharry has commended the production team behind the film Armada 1588 : Shipwreck & Survival’ . The story of the Spanish Armada wrecks at Streedagh Beach has been widely praised at home and abroad since it was launched online at the weekend.
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IT Sligo deliver over 4,500 visors for Covid response teams

IT Sligo deliver over 4,500 visors for Covid response teams

In response to a call from HSE, IT Sligo assembled a project team to manufacture face-visors to assist front-line staff to deal with the Covid emergency, with over 4,500 visors produced and distributed across the region to date.
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Council meeting held in Knocknarea Arena.

Sligo County Council recorded a ‘first’ today (Monday 11th May) when it held its monthly meeting in the Knocknarea Arena in IT Sligo. While Local Authorities around the country held ‘virtual’ meetings or convened a quorum only in recent weeks, it is believed Sligo is the first Local Authority to meet in full session since the introduction of Covid emergency measures.
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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar addresses the nation with an update on Covid-19 restrictions
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Keeping the body moving when Cocooning

Keeping the body moving when Cocooning

A new physical activity initiative, primarily aimed at older adults who are cocooning, is being launched by HSE Community Physiotherapy, in partnership with the Age Friendly Alliance, Sport’s Partnerships and Public Participation Networks across Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan and Monaghan - Community Healthcare Organisation Area 1.
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Government briefing on Coronavirus April 29th

Delivered by Elizabeth Canavan, Assistant Secretary General, Department of the Taoiseach
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Phibro‘s generous donation to Community Response Forum

Phibro‘s generous donation to Community Response Forum

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Tom MacSharry has welcomed the very generous donation of local firm Phibro Animal Health Corporation to Sligo Community Response Forum.
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Covid-19: HPL1 Temporary Process

Covid-19: HPL1 Temporary Process

Social Housing applicants and applicants for the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan should note that in light of the Covid-19 emergency, a temporary alternate arrangement has been put in place that will remove the need for them to have to obtain a physically completed HPL1 form from Revenue, either in person, by post, or by Revenue’s online systems ROS/MyAccount.
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Government briefing on Coronavirus April 20th

Daily briefing on the government's response to COVID-19 - Monday 20th April, 2020. Delivered by Elizabeth Canavan, Assistant Secretary General, Department of the Taoiseach
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Mortgage Payment Break for local authority borrowers

Mortgage Payment Break for local authority borrowers

Circular 9 2020 - Mortgage Payment Break for local authority borrowers was issued by the Department on the 10th of April 2020 to inform of arrangements to be put in place to support local authority borrowers who are experiencing financial distress arising out of COVID-19.
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Covid-19 New Public Video by Sligo County Council

A new video on the latest Cover-19 regulations, restrictions and information for the Sligo public this Easter weekend. Produced by Sligo County Council HSE Ireland and An Garda Síochána
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Community Call Helpline – Freephone 1800 292 765

Community Call Helpline – Freephone 1800 292 765

With the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, a Freephone service has been launched in Sligo to assist those who are isolated or need other assistance.
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Government briefing on Coronavirus April 10th

Government briefing on Coronavirus April 10th
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Local Enterprise Office Sligo Welcomes Expansion of Business Supports

Local Enterprise Office Sligo Welcomes Expansion of Business Supports

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, has announced a major expansion of supports for businesses impacted by COVID-19, including an expansion of the Trading Online Voucher Scheme and a reduction in the interest rate for Microfinance Ireland loans.
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A message from Cathaoirleach Cllr Tom MacSharry

As we approach the Easter bank holiday weekend, Cathaoirleach Cllr. Tom MacSharry would like to share this message: Stay Home. Save Lives. Together, we can all play our part. #COVID19 #itsinourhands #Sligo #Easter
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Government briefing on Coronavirus - Wednesday April 8th

Government briefing on Coronavirus April 8th
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National Spring Clean activities are suspended

National Spring Clean activities are suspended

National Spring Clean activities are suspended until further notice.
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Download the Community Call Booklet

Download the Community Call Booklet

As part of the Government response to the COVID-19 crisis, Sligo County Council has established a COVID-19 Community Call Forum. Your local forum works with State agencies and community and voluntary groups to provide supports or services to any vulnerable person who needs them.
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How to tax your vehicle online

How to tax your vehicle online

You will need the following information in order to pay your Motor Tax for your vehicle online.
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A COVID-19 message from Marie O’Byrne

A COVID-19 message from Marie O’Byrne, the Director of the Hawk's Well Sligo #StayHome #SaveLives Together, we can all play our part. #COVID19 #itsinourhands #Sligo
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Sligo PPN launch Interactive Map

Sligo PPN launch Interactive Map

Sligo PPN launch Interactive Map Showing Groups & Individuals In Your Local Area Offering Support
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Freephone number 1800 292 765

Sligo County Council, in conjunction with local agencies and community networks, is providing a ‘Support helpline’ to assist at-risk members of the public during the current public health emergency.
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COVID-19:  Ireland launches “The Community Call” in major nationwide volunteering effort

COVID-19: Ireland launches “The Community Call” in major nationwide volunteering effort

The Community Call, a major initiative that links local and national government with the community and voluntary sectors, was announced today by Government.
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HSE guidelines for your mental health & self isolation

HSE guidelines for your mental health & self isolation

The HSE has put together some very important information on Minding your mental health and Restricted movements and self-isolation during the coronavirus outbreak.
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A message from Tommy Higgins Chair of Sligo Rovers

A message from Tommy Higgins, Chair of Sligo Rovers to Stay Home. Save Lives. We can all play our part.#COVID19 #itsinourhands #Sligo #CommunityCall
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Government briefing on Coronavirus April 3rd

Government briefing on Coronavirus April 3rd
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Government briefing on the arts - April 3rd

Government briefing on the Arts amid Coronavirus crisis - Friday April 3rd
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COVID-19 and Your Waste

COVID-19 and Your Waste

mywaste.ie have put in place the following information for your protection and also for the protection of the staff members who will be collecting your waste.
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Advice from Age Friendly Programme on Cocooning & Symptoms

Advice from Age Friendly Programme on Cocooning & Symptoms

To slow the spread of coronavirus vulnerable people are being asked to cocoon.
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COVID-19 Advice for Animal Owners

COVID-19 Advice for Animal Owners

Q&A regarding COVID-19 for animal owners.
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New road layout at the Oakfield Road in Sligo

A little bit of good news in these challenging times. The newly realigned Oakfield Road has reopened to traffic. Please take care with the new road layout.
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Virtual Library Story times

Virtual Library Story times

Irish Libraries, Publishers and Writers team up for Virtual Library Storytimes.
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COVID-19 Community Response Forum Radio Ad

COVID-19 Community Response Forum Radio Ad

Listen to our COVID-19 Community Response Forum Radio Ad
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Government briefing on coronavirus April 2nd 2020

Streamed live on 2 April 2020 - Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Minister for Rural & Community Development Michael Ring gave an update on the latest developments on #coronavirus
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No further Controlled Burning

No further Controlled Burning

Arising from current dry and sunny conditions associated with an Atlantic high pressure system a high fire risk is deemed to exist in all areas where hazardous fuels such as dead grasses and shrub fuels such as heather and gorse exist.
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Carbon Monoxide: ‘A Silent Killer’

Carbon Monoxide: ‘A Silent Killer’

In light of a number of recent carbon monoxide poisoning cases in County Sligo, Sligo Fire Service is issuing a warning on the dangers of carbon monoxide.
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Positive Advancement for the N16 Lugatober Scheme

Positive Advancement for the N16 Lugatober Scheme

The Contract was signed on Monday morning, 9th March 2020, between Sligo County Council and Technical Advisors, Barry Transportation, for the delivery of the next stage of the N16 Lugatober Project, which includes Detailed Design and preparation of Construction Contract Documents.
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St Patrick's Day Parade - Cancelled

It is with regret that the Sligo St Patrick's Day parade committee have decided to cancel this year's annual parade.
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IPI Awards 2019-2020

IPI Awards 2019-2020

Sligo County Council has been awarded a ‘highly commended’ prize in the Design Category of the Irish Planning Institute awards 2019-2020 for its 2018 Public Realm Plan.
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50th Anniversary Sligo St Patrick’s Day Parade

A very special event was hosted by Mayor Gino O’Boyle at City Hall on February 10 with the Sligo St Patrick’s Day Festival Committee, celebrating its 50th year of Sligo’s parade. Members of the committee over the years were presented with a commemorative gold medallion – marking their commitment to the annual event that brings the whole community together.
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Extension to Sligo Cemetery Opened

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Tom MacSharry officiated at the opening of the new extension to Sligo Cemetery on Wednesday.
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Sligo Rowing Club outline exciting plans at reception in County Hall

Sligo Rowing Club were honoured on Thursday evening at a reception in County Hall jointly hosted by Cathaoirleach Councillor Tom MacSharry and Mayor Councillor Gino O’Boyle.
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GAA and Local Authorities to Partner for Sustainable Communities

GAA and Local Authorities to Partner for Sustainable Communities

The GAA and the local authority sector, represented by the County and City Management Association have announced an innovative new initiative pledging to work together to lead their communities in promoting sustainability and climate action.
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Funding available for Sligo’s Heritage Buildings

Funding available for Sligo’s Heritage Buildings

On 14 November 2019, Minister Madigan announced that the Built Heritage Investment Scheme and the Historic Structures Fund will operate again in 2020 with total funding of up to €4.3 million.
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