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Thursday 22 February 2018

Dervish to serve up a musical feast as fans gather for 21st birthday bash Aldi comes out on top at food awards €12m campus expansion under way

DERVISH celebrate 21 years in the music industry and the official birthday party will take place at Sligo Live Sessions, where Dervish fans from around the world will travel for the October bank holiday weekend. Moya Brennan and her regular collaborator Cormac De Barra will guest with Dervish for the gig on Sunday, October 24, in Sligo's Radisson Hotel. Tickets at €25 are available from

Aldi comes out on top at food awards

Aldi Stores Ireland has won more titles than any other retailer in Ireland at the third annual Blas na hEireann Irish food awards, netting a total of 12 wins for its Irish products -- including five gold, five silver and two bronze medals. Aldi's gold-winning products include its Nature's Isle specially selected Angus fillet steak, produced by AIBP Nenagh, Co Tipperary; its Kilcree Gold specially selected eucalyptus honey, produced by Healy's Honey, Co Cork; and its Killeigh Farm luxury Irish caramel fudge ice cream produced by Silverpail Dairy, Co Cork. Over 45 per cent of all grocery sales at Aldi are now generated from products bought from Irish suppliers, producers and manufacturers.

€12m campus expansion under way

IT Sligo has announced that there are three major capital projects under way on the campus to a value of €12m. These include the extension and refurbishment of the Yeats Library, an extension to the technology building and new sports facilities including flood lighting and an all-weather pitch. Visiting the institute this week, President Mary McAleese paid tribute to those involved. Professor Terri Scott, president of IT Sligo, said: "The superb facilities will contribute and enhance the experience of students and staff.''

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