First met Dermot in 1986
Dear Madam, I'm writing this letter on Christmas Eve. I'm listening to the radio. Every second request is for all those nurses who do such brilliant and unselfish jobs at Christmas and, indeed, throughout the year. Amen to that say I.
Dear Madam, I am writing to thank the people of County Sligo most sincerely for the support they have shown for Trócaire's work throughout 2012.
THE DAWN of the New Year brings with it hopes and expectations for the year ahead, renewed optimism and a resolve not to repeat the errors of the past. We make resolutions and strive to make ourselves and the world around us a better place and even if our commitment fails, we have at least demonstrated a desire to improve.
Dear Madam, I fear the dream will become a nightmare for many and will become so for many more unless there is a change in how we look at things. Even those not affected are probably more insecure, more frightened of the future and more pessimistic than any time outside warfare.
NIALL DELANEY THERE WAS a great piece of television a couple of weeks ago on TG4. It was called 'Arise, You Gallant Sweeneys'. The quote, it seems, comes from the song, ' The Rocks of Bawn'. And essentially, it was the story of men who had emigrated from Ireland in the 1940s and ' 50s,...
NIALL DELANEY Dear Madam, Those of us who live in the real world, know quite well that the Budget was the biggest and most disastrous of about 50 ' budgets' we have had imposed on us during the past year.
HARRY KEANEY THIS YEAR'S annual 'Live Art Week' in Sligo moved to the town centre for the first time.
HARRY KEANEY IN THE public mind, civil servants now occupy a place that is uncomfortably close to that reserved for some of the miscreant elite in banking and politics who oversaw the country's economic ruin. It's not a place they would want to be and they certainly don't all deserve the unwelcome honour.
HARRY KEANEY Dear Madam, Would it be possible to once and for all clear up what the position is between what happens in the UK and what is proposed here regarding exemptions etc. under the Property Taxes.
HARRY KEANEY Dear Madam, I would like to thank my teachers as a Transition Year student of Coola Post Primary having been in New York on our school tour when super storm Sandy hit.
BRIAN LEYDEN IT WAS Christmas Eve when Emmet Casey arrived back from England. He rolled off the ferry driving a Jaguar XJS. "The same car Margaret Thatcher drives," he boasted to the lads when he pulled up outside the pub. He had a chunky wallet too that he tugged out of...
CANON NIALL AHERN A new year stand on my doorstep, ready to enter my life's journey. Something in me welcomes this visitor: The hope of bountiful blessings. The joy of a new beginning. The freshness of unclaimed surprises. Something in me rebuffs this visitor: The swiftness of the coming. The...
REV. IAN LINTON SOME days change your life forever. The day your boyfriend proposed to you, or you decided what course to take at college. The day you signed for your house or accepted a new job. The day your child was born. The day you were let go by your employer, or you were diagnosed...
REV. IAN LINTON ANYBODY WOULD be forgiven for thinking that we have all been transported to a Celtic Tiger era building site with all this talk of ' heavy lifting' that has been going around since Budget 2013 was announced last week - and a more disingenuous use of the irksome cliché has never before been heard.
MARIAN HARKIN IT CERTAINLY changes your perspective when you spend a few weeks...
MARIAN HARKIN Ballymote had a very busy and eventful year in 2012, from boxing tournaments, pop-up bistros, fundraising events for worthy causes, summer camps for the children and a very successful and enjoyable St. Patrick's Parade.
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