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sligo / environment / press release Sunday March 16, 2014 21:19 by Anti-fracking   image 2 images
For the third year running North West Network will be entering a horse drawn float into the Sligo St. Patrick's Day Parade, with a "frack free Ireland" theme. The 2014 parade, however, will see their attempt to set a world record for the most people dressed as W.B. Yeats in one place at one time! read full story / add a comment
Independent Guide
sligo / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Friday March 22, 2013 14:46 by Seamus Mc Goldrick   text 2 comments (last - friday march 22, 2013 15:43)   image 5 images
The Yes Vote in last year's Children's Rights Referendum began proceedings to change Children's Rights in Ireland. However, a legal challenge to the referendum has suspended the referendum process and, for now, prevents the Irish president signing this amendment into the constitution.

Ever wanted to know more about the Children's Rights Referendum and amendment 42a? Read on to find out.
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How fracking works
sligo / environment / news report Thursday March 08, 2012 13:12 by Edward Durand   text 2 comments (last - friday march 09, 2012 21:12)   image 1 image
Dr. John O’Connor and Jessica Ernst from Canada gave a series of talks on ‘The realities of hydraulic fracturing and associated health risks’ across Ireland. This is a write-up of their talks on fracking in Sligo. read full story / add a comment
sligo / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday October 12, 2011 10:22 by Jim O'Sullivan   text 4 comments (last - sunday october 16, 2011 11:42)
Below is the full text of the speech delivered by Valerie Finan, of the Save Our Cancer Services-NW campaign, to the Martin McGuinness public meeting held in Sligo read full story / add a comment
sligo / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Thursday February 17, 2011 13:03 by Bakunin   video 1 video file
It might seem like a contradiction in terms, but this Anarchist explains his strategy for voting in the forthcoming general election in the Sligo North Leitrim Constituency. read full story / add a comment
sligo / environment / news report Tuesday February 08, 2011 13:50 by Sharon Mullen   text 4 comments (last - saturday february 19, 2011 23:41)
Pat & Sharon Mullen of Ballymote, Co. Sligo are in a dispute with the Electricity Supply Board, the E.S.B. want to put three 123 foot high electricity pylons on their land carrying 220,000 volt cables. Pat & Sharon are refusing E.S.B. staff entry to their land to install five overhead lines. On the grounds that they have the potential to have adverse effects on their health, their children and communities health and that of their livestock. Furthermore, they are concerned about the almost certain devaluation of four sites on their picturesque land by the erection of these massive 123 foothigh pylons and the subsequent impact on their children’s inheritance. They want the E.S.B. to place the power lines under ground. A simple request! read full story / add a comment
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sligo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday September 28, 2010 17:49 by Gerry C   text 2 comments (last - saturday october 09, 2010 16:28)   image 4 images   video 1 video file
The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) launched its new Northwest Branch at a public meeting in Sligo on Saturday 26 September in the Glasshouse Hotel.

Around 40 people attended the inaugural meeting of the Northwest IPSC. Addressing the meeting was the IPSC Boycott Officer Anne Kennedy, Fintan Lane of the Free Gaza Movement and the IPSC and Fiachra O Luain. Both Fiachra and Fintan were part of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla that was attacked on May 31 in International waters by Israel, resulting in the murder of nine pro-Palestinian activists and the wounding of many more, some of whom remain in a serious condition.
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sligo / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Tuesday September 14, 2010 17:34 by Cancer Campaigner   text 6 comments (last - saturday september 18, 2010 17:05)   image 3 images
Brian Cowen is visiting Sligo on Friday next the 17th to attend a Chamber dinner. A vigil is being organised to meet him and to demonstarte against the continued attack on our health services and health workers. If you are nearby come and join us for an hour of silent dignified protest. read full story / add a comment
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sligo / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Wednesday July 28, 2010 23:08 by éirígí Sligeach   text 5 comments (last - monday september 27, 2010 23:00)   image 1 image
New savage cutbacks are to be introduced at Sligo and Letterkenny General hospitals and others around the country. read full story / add a comment
sligo / environment / news report Tuesday March 23, 2010 17:14 by Edward Durand   text 5 comments (last - friday june 10, 2011 02:14)
Developers plan to build a housing estate right in the middle of Sligo's deciduous forest. This would endanger the habitats of many rare and protected species of plants and animals and take away the magic of the forest which has provided inspiration for so many, including W.B. Yeats. The proposal was rejected but has been appealed. read full story / add a comment
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sligo / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday March 23, 2010 16:37 by Dungloe and proud   text 2 comments (last - wednesday march 24, 2010 09:49)   image 1 image
éirígí call for people to support Saturdays demonstration outside castlerea prison in support of jailed fisherman Pat O'Donnell. They call for his immeidate release, an end to Shell's pipeline and the nationalisation of our natural resources read full story / add a comment
sligo / anti-capitalism / press release Thursday March 18, 2010 23:05 by Dungloe and proud   text 6 comments (last - sunday march 21, 2010 11:43)
éirígí attack Fianna Fáil TD in relation to the giveaway of the states natural resources and the Deputies financial interest in Shell read full story / add a comment
sligo / miscellaneous / press release Monday November 16, 2009 20:35 by North West Red   text 7 comments (last - friday november 20, 2009 10:15)   image 1 image
Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Gerry Murray to hold a civic reception tomorrow for the former DUP leader Ian Paisley in Tubbercurry, County Sligo read full story / add a comment
O'Connell Street Festival
sligo / environment / news report Wednesday November 11, 2009 00:55 by Aisling Ryan   text 26 comments (last - monday december 21, 2009 19:23)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Sligo's elected representatives have ignored the majority of public opinion and have voted to reopen O'Connell Street to traffic. What can we do?? read full story / add a comment
sligo / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Monday November 09, 2009 21:08 by North West Red   text 3 comments (last - tuesday november 10, 2009 17:53)
Sligo's demonstration was one of a series of marches organised on both sides of the border by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) to campaign against cutbacks in pay and essential public services being imposed by both the Dublin and Stormont administrations. read full story / add a comment
sligo / eu / press release Tuesday June 23, 2009 20:42 by Sligo leftie   text 11 comments (last - sunday july 05, 2009 14:54)
Sligo éirígí activist Gerry Casey has condemned the decision by Brian Cowen’s administration to hold a re-run of the Lisbon Treaty referendum, which was democratically rejected last year. read full story / add a comment
sligo / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Monday June 15, 2009 19:52 by Ray   text 11 comments (last - sunday june 21, 2009 19:37)
Labour Councillor Jim Mc Garry has been elected as Mayor of Sligo at the Council AGM this afternoon. The voting alliance between Fine Gael, Fianna Fail and Labour which elected Cllr Mc Garry was harsly criticised at this afternoon’s meeting of Sligo Borough Council. After all the speculation, there will be no left-wing alliance on the Council, despite the fact that seven of the 12 councillors elected onto the new council are from left-wing parties.

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sligo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday April 19, 2009 20:54 by Allen   text 7 comments (last - thursday april 23, 2009 19:58)
The presence of plainclothes Gardai in an unmarked car in the vicinity of a 1916 Commemoration in Sligo where two former Labour Party Mayors, Cllr. Declan Bree (Sligo Borough Council) & Cllr. Catherine Connolly (Galway City Council), held a ceremony has been described as "sinister and disturbing."

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Poster for Fridays protest
sligo / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Friday April 10, 2009 01:23 by Killian McLoughlin   text 22 comments (last - wednesday april 29, 2009 00:37)   image 9 images   video 1 video file   audio 1 audio file   1 attached file
This is a copy of the press release sent out regarding the 'Save Sligos Cancer Services' (SCSS).
The group are organising a huge protest in Sligo this good friday, they are marching on Sligo General and demanding that the management choose whether they are going to represent the people of the Northwest or the private interests and agenda of Mary Harney and the HSE. The SCSS have stated that their memmbers are sick and tired of teh duplicity and lies of both the management in Sligo and the HSE and are no longer willing to accept it.
The people of the northwest are taking back their health services, starting with Sligo General Hospittal, this Good Friday 10/04/2009 read full story / add a comment
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sligo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday February 20, 2009 20:36 by robert   text 3 comments (last - monday february 23, 2009 00:05)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Pat O’Donnell and Maura Harrington addressed a public meeting in Sligo on Thurday evening. They gave an inspiring presentation of a campaign that even after ten years of intense struggle could not be broken.
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