Sligo

  • U20 Leo Murphy Cup

    Roscommon 2-10 1-13 Mayo

    U20 Philly McGuinness Cup

    Longford 4-11 2-8 Sligo

  • It's unclear if any Irish stores will be affected by Homebase's plan to close up to 80 outlets.

    Around a thousand jobs are at risk at the DIY chain, which is expected to reveal more details next week.

    Homebase have a store in the Carraroe Retail Park, in Sligo and closed their Castlebar outlet in 2013.

  • Westport, Knock, Sligo and Carrick-on-Shannon are among seven town centres that will become free public wi-fi zones.

    The new initiative will see free high speed broadband installed in Sligo, Westport, Knock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Monaghan and two further locations to be confirmed in Kerry and Donegal.

    The Irish Independent reports that the scheme, which costs the local towns nothing, involves local businesses allowing Magnet Networks to install access points on their premises, providing seamless connectivity within the town centre.

    Carrick-On-Shannon is the first of the six towns to go live this weekend with Sligo, Knock and Monaghan commencing in June and the remaining towns going live by August.

    This initiative follows on from the success of the firm's public-private partnership in Galway - the first of its kind in Ireland.

  • Roads across the West are very wet following heavy rainfall overnight, but the rain is now easing off.

    A status yellow rainfall warning, which was in place for Mayo and Galway until 2pm this afternoon - has now been lifted.

    The status yellow wind warning now applies to 9 counties including Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim, with gusts of up to 110 km/h until 2pm this afternoon.

    AA Roadwatch is advising motorists to slow down on wet roads, and watch out for wind-blown debris on roads.

    Dublin Port has been closed this morning due to the high winds associated with Storm Diana.

     

  • Met Eireann has described Storm Callum as "a very serious weather event" which people should be prepared for.

     The forecaster has issued an orange weather warning for coastal counties from 10pm tomorrow until Friday morning.

     Mayo, Sligo, Donegal, Galway, Clare and Kerry are all included under the orange alert.

     They're expected to be affected by strong winds of up to 130 kilometres per hour, while winds of up to 110 kilometres per hour are being forecast for inland counties.

     Meteorologist with Met Eireann Joanna Donnelly is urging the public to be cautious while the weather warning is in place.

  • A woman was airlifted by Coast Guard helicopter to Sligo University Hospital yesterday afternoon after she fell from the coastal cliffs at Mullaghmore Head in north Sligo.

    The woman was found unconscious at the bottom of the cliffs by passers-by who immediately contacted the Coast Guard.

    The Coast Guard immediately called Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat and the Strandhill, Co. Sligo-based Rescue 118 helicopter.

    The woman was first treated at the scene by ambulance and helicopter crew. An advanced paramedic member of the lifeboat crew also went ashore to help.

  • A woman was arrested and charged last evening following a public order incident in Sligo.

    Gardai say they received reports of a group of people gathered and drinking at Newfoot Bridge in Riverside, Sligo Town at about 3.15 yesterday afternoon.

    A woman in her 30's refused to give her details to Gardai and then allegedly coughed on a member of the Gardai, implying that she had coronavirus.

    The woman was arrested for public order offences and was later charged.

    She was subsequently brought before a special sitting of Carrick on Shannon District Court last night.

    Following this incident, Gardai are again reminding the public of the need to comply with the HSE guidelines on physical distancing.

     

  • Work has started on the new National Mountain Bike Trail in Coolaney in county Sligo.

    The project has the potential to be one of the biggest tourism projects in Sligo.

    Since 2012 a steering group of Coolaney locals have been working towards establishing a National Mountain Bike Trail Centre.

    Led by the sole landowner, Coillte, the project Steering Group also includes representatives of Sligo County Council, Local Enterprise Office, Sligo LEADER Partnership, the local community and Northwest Mountain Biking Club members.

    Local Fine Gael Councillor Dara Mulvey says the project will attract thousands of visitors and generate jobs for the local area.

  • Up to 270 Lloyds Pharmacy workers will stage a strike in Dublin today including workers from it’s Sligo store.

    The action will be the seventh strike by the workers but it's the first time workers from 40 different stores attend one picket.

    The worker's dispute centres on pay, conditions, job security and recognition of their trade union.

    Mandate says the company is refusing to implement a Labour Court recommendation which stated that the company should allow their workers trade union representation.

    A spokesperson from the Union confirmed to Midwest News this morning that workers from it’s Sligo store will strike.

  • The World Swimming Championships have been put back 12 months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    The sport's world governing body Fina announced the short-course championships will now take place between December 13th and 18th in 2021.

    Irish swimmers such as Darragh Greene, Mona McSharry from Sligo and Shane Ryan were hopeful of competing at the event.

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    Met Eireann have issued a status Yellow Weather alert for rainfall for counties Mayo, Sligo and Donegal which will remain in place until 3pm tomorrow.

    Rainfall of between 25 and 50 mm is expected to fall.

    The rest of the week remains unsettled as very heavy rain and wind are expected at times.

  • The Red level snow-ice warning has been updated and extended until tomorrow morning - with more snow forecast tonight in Dublin, Kildare, Wexford, Wicklow and Meath.

    Munster, the rest of Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan and Galway have a status orange warning - which is valid until 9 am tomorrow.

    While a yellow warning is in place for the northwest- that includes Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo.