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Wednesday 22 October 2014

Sligo Hospital in bed crisis

Published 01/01/2013 | 11:52

AN Emergency plan is put in place at Sligo General Hospital to deal with what is described as a crisis over a shortage of beds, combined with a high rate of respiratory admissions.

SLIGO's world-renowned traditional music group Dervish pull out of a tour of Israel amid scathing criticism of the band for accepting an invitation to play there in the first place.

Dervish said in a statement: "Our decision to withdraw from the concerts reflects our wish to neither endorse or criticise anyone's political views in this situation."

ELAINE Tuohy wins The Sligo Champion 'Search for a Model' competition 2012. The nineteen-year-old says it is one of her dreams to become a model.

A PALL of sadness looms over the Hazelwood and Calry areas following the unexpected death of Shane Gilroy, a 25-year-old man who was well known in sporting circles, having played football and hurling with Calry GAA Club as well as soccer with Calry Bohemians.

He was brother of Keith, former Sligo Rovers midfielder, who went on to play for a number of clubs in England.

MINISTER Kathleen Lynch delivers a blunt 'no' to Cregg House in its plea for more cash.

SLIGO's tourist office is on the move. The facility switches from Temple Street to a new central location in the landmark former Hibernian Bank building in O'Connell Street.

NEW sports facilities worth over €600,000 are opened at the Waterpoint Centre in Enniscrone and the Sligo Regional Sports Centre. The allocation makes both places more disabled friendly and energy efficient.

BALLYMOTE father Thomas Phillips gives the precious gift of life to his daughter Sophie as he donates his kidney to her as she continues to win her three-year battle with a rare children's cancer.

A TRACTOR survives after ten years buried in a Sligo bog. Cecil Jackson restores the 1956 David Brown 25D ahead of the annual Riverstown vintage day.

A RACEHORSE who dies after a win at Sligo Racecourse isn't removed for over 24 hours. Racecourse management say they regret the incident which left the animal uncovered in an area used for walking and jogging.

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