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Tuesday 6 December 2016

war rages in county 

The Irish War of Independence can be attributed to the 1918 general election - an election which is considered to be one of the most significant in the country's history. It was won by a landslide by the young and vibrant Sinn Féin, who beat the old-timer Irish Parliamentary Party (IPP) who had dominated the Irish political scene since the early 1800s, and who were also responsible for securing Home Rule. Led by Eamon de Valera, Sinn Féin refused to take their seats in UK parliament and in January 21, 1919 formed their own breakaway government...

Multi-million Science building opens in IT 

SEPTEMBER 2014 saw Taoiseach Enda Kenny officially opening a €17 million state-of-the-art Charles MacMunn science building at IT Sligo. The Taoiseach officially unveiled the 4,500 square metre facility which took more than a year to build. Guests included members of the MacMunn family and representatives from some of Sligo's main employers. Many of Sligo's biggest employers in the science field include Abbvie, Abbotts, BM Braun and Stiefel GSK Sligo. The new building completed a five year €35 million redevelopment of IT Sligo's campus. A total of €60...

Horsemeat saga hits farmers 

THE discovery of trace elements of horsemeat in beef burgers in 2013 sent shockwaves around the world and put beef farmers in a precarious position regarding their livelihoods. Reporter Emma Gallagher went to Ballymote mart where farmers expressed their concerns regarding the saga. Mart manager Tom Jordan said he was shocked as strict regulations were being adhered to throughout Ireland. He said: "Ireland has been placing very stringent conditions on animals' traceability from the field to the fork. Because the cattle are mainly grass-fed, the flavours...

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