First met Dermot in 1986
NIALL DELANEY ANOTHER Olympics pass, and we're told by our jingoistic cross-channel neighbours that they were the best ever. Which itself is arguable, because for me, the excitement and credibility of the Olympics was...
NIALL DELANEY THE KNIVES are out for rural Garda stations and there need be little doubt that it won't be long now before we hear of proposals to add to the list of previous closures as the Government searches for every possible means of cutting costs.
DEBORAH COLEMAN FIGURES RELEASED recently show that burglaries in the country rose by 15 per cent in the first quarter of the year. | It's not good enough that Justice Minister Alan Shatter pays lip service in describing this situation as 'alarming'.
DEBORAH COLEMAN Dear Editor, I'm from New Zealand but searching for family roots in Sligo.
CANON NIALL AHERN IN LIFE it may be faith that starts us off but it is charity that keeps us going in any undertaking in life. Little acts of charity can awaken life-giving confidence in yourself and in others. Charity can be enacted in many ways, such as giving food and clothes to the needy;...
CANON NIALL AHERN Dear Editor,
CANON NIALL AHERN THERE IS going to be trouble ahead for the Government if Labour's Education Minister Ruairí Quinn presses ahead with proposals to include agricultural land in a revised means test for third level student grants. As things stand the grants means test is based on the income of a student's parents. But Minister Quinn, who says he want to broaden the means test to...
BRIAN LEYDEN SEAMUS HEANEY read in the Hawk's Well Theatre on August 1, which happened to be the night of a big harvest-bright full moon and also, the Feast of Lúnasa. Heaney's reading too had a harvest theme.
BRIAN LEYDEN INSENSITIVE comments made by Sligo-born judge Mary Devins suggesting that the Social Welfare system equates to a charity for some Polish people in Ireland might have hit a nerve this week but raised a question about those who commit crimes, Irish or otherwise, being funded by the State.
FR. A.B. O'SHEA OVEN-READY dishes are a godsend, especially for the bachelor boy! Lift the product out of the fridge, take it home, remove the wrapping (admittedly, on occasions, that might require the use of a weapon of some considerable destructive capability!), put it in the oven, set the...
FR. A.B. O'SHEA NAMA, one of the most secretive State organisations, is carrying out an internal investigation into the facts surrounding a property transaction involving one of its former employees. The agency has not identified the former employee, nor the value of the transaction. However, national newspapers have reported that one of NAMA's former property portfolio managers,...
MARIAN HARKIN 'THE Euro is irreversible", so said Mario Draghi President of the European Central Bank. He was trying to defend the latest of what seems to be another of the 'too little, too late' series of actions by the Eurozone.
EMMA GALLAGHER Joe McGowan 'I heard about it in the newspaper and I must say that I agree with her...
THE new Bishop of Elphin has criticised the delivery of a baby by caesarean section on a young woman in the first test of the...News
A SLIGO soldier tragically fell to his death from a bathroom window at McKee Barracks...News
SLIGO has dropped places in a national litter league and now ranks 26th out of 40 areas...News
THAT'S the IFA's position when it comes to the farm environmental scheme GLAS.News
WORK is continuing on refurbishing and decorating The Coach House Hotel in Ballymote.News
THEY came in their hundreds to protest on Rosses Point...News
THERE were 16 arrests for public order during the week of the Fleadh.News
IT was notable when...News
ALL eyes were on the biggest competition of the Fleadh, the ceili band contest, on Sunday night.News
AMONG the big winners at the All-Ireland Fleadh were competitors from Sligo.News