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leitrim / housing / news report Tuesday September 05, 2006 21:11 by Ray 15 comments (last - monday may 14, 2007 19:05)
A LOCAL authority has come under fire after revelations it sold a prime development site in a thriving town centre for just €100. Leitrim County Council last week defended its decision to sell the town centre car park, which is estimated at being worth tens of thousands of euros. The land on Church Lane just off the Main Street in Manorhamilton was sold to the Manorhamilton Enterprise Forum Ltd, a voluntary group comprising of local businessmen. They have since sold it on to developers for an undisclosed "slight" profit who are in the process of building a major residential and commercial development on the site. The development was unsuccessfully appealed by a number of local residents to An Bord Pleanala in April and involved a petitions signed by Hundreds of local people. It has further emerged this week that the County Council have agreed to purchase back some of the development for €900,000. read full story / add a comment
Hunger strike commemoration in Carrick-on-Shannon read full story / add a comment
leitrim / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Tuesday May 30, 2006 13:13 by woman 9 comments (last - sunday march 30, 2008 16:46)
Historic movies about ireland seem to always make it big on the big screen but at what costs? Whose authorisation is required ? What about the famine? The mass grave where 5000 poor of the district were buried near my house is also a story to tell! Why can't a fim maker make a movie about the great famine? So that Irish Americans can see what their forefathers lived through before emigrating to the USA. This is a story that needs to be told! From the fact that the people were to starve, food supplies they needed withdrawn from them, workhouses, emigration aboard coffun ships etc. The world needs to know!!! read full story / add a comment
leitrim / history and heritage / news report Thursday April 27, 2006 16:45 by Jim 10 comments (last - sunday april 30, 2006 03:48) 4 images
The Annual Jim Gralton Commemorative Weekend and School took place in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, on the weekend of the 22nd/23rd April.
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leitrim / elections / politics / news report Monday April 03, 2006 22:07 by Ray 17 comments (last - tuesday july 03, 2007 15:06)
The Labour Party has been accused by one of its own local councillors of having no regard for the members of the party in the North Leitrim. Sligo councillor, Declan Bree, has issued a scathing statement against his party leadership, following the surprise decision by its North Leitrim representative to resign. read full story / add a comment
leitrim / miscellaneous / event notice Saturday April 01, 2006 01:29 by J. Rooney 3 comments (last - friday november 24, 2006 23:17) 1 image
The Annual Jim Gralton Commemorative Weekend and School will take place in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, on the weekend of the 22nd/23rd April.
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leitrim / anti-capitalism / news report Wednesday January 04, 2006 21:39 by Kat H 57 comments (last - saturday june 02, 2007 08:30)
Elements of the Irish labour movement are actively undermining its philosophy to keep establishment parties in power, a Labour Party stalwart has claimed. Declan Bree, a former TD and the current mayor of Sligo, made his comments while addressing a wreath-laying ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of the death of the Leitrim socialist Jim Gralton on January 1.
His comments were widely seen as a thinly veiled attack on his party leader, Pat Rabbitte. read full story / add a comment
leitrim / anti-capitalism / event notice Wednesday December 28, 2005 00:56 by Gerry Bambrick 14 comments (last - saturday march 08, 2008 04:12)
A wreath laying ceremony will be held at the site of Jim Gralton’s Pearse-Connolly Hall in Gowel, Drumsna, Co. Leitrim, on this Thursday afternoon the 29th December at 3.30.p.m. to mark the 60th anniversary of the death of the famous Leitrim socialist. The event is being held under the auspices of the Connolly Forum. read full story / add a comment
The 3rd annual Green Festival in the Northwest celebrates our heritage, environment, food, culture and ecology. It is a festival for local communities and environmentally aware visitors alike. Log on to www.thegreenfestival.com for more information. read full story / add a comment
leitrim / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday July 12, 2005 02:50 by Dunlo Tom 2 comments (last - tuesday july 12, 2005 13:47) 1 image
Last Friday, Sin Fein and Shell to Sea activists took to the highways and byways of Leitrim to publicise the case of the Rossport Five. Further protests are planned. read full story / add a comment
SLIGO MAYOR alderman Declan Bree paid tribute to Leitrim socialist Jim Gralton, during a recent visit to New York. Speaking at the Leitrimman's grave in Woodlawn cemetary in the Bronx, Bree said that Gralton personified all that was positive about the Irish and American labour movements. "He was a life-long socialist and trade unionist and a fighter for the rights of ordinary people. Jim Gralton was a working class hero," said the Sligo mayor read full story / add a comment
There's a public meeting on the new e-voting system in Carrick On Shannon on Tuesday Feb 17th. Venue: Bush Hotel, Carrick on Shannon at 7.30pm read full story / add a comment
leitrim / miscellaneous / press release Monday January 12, 2004 19:00 by rayo 2 comments (last - tuesday july 06, 2004 12:46)
Once again Manorhamilton and the North Leitrim area have been ignored and forgotten by Government, said Labour representative Mr Gabriel McSharry when he referred to the fact that none of the proposed decentralised jobs announced by Minister McCreevey on Budget day, will go to North Leitrim read full story / add a comment
The festival will:
involve local communities in practical workshops and activities.
have an educational and cultural programme on environmental topics.
network producers, consumers, businesses, schools and communities.
demonstrate and show good environmental practise and behaviour, educate and train people and community groups. read full story / add a comment
leitrim / environment / press release Wednesday July 02, 2003 17:33 by a bored ipsiphi 14 comments (last - friday july 02, 2004 16:32) 2 images
"As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect..."
1883 -- Franz Kafka (1883-1924) born in Prague. Czech-born German writer & anarchist sympathizer whose posthumously published novels express the alienation of 20th century man.
Also in 1805 the first cultivated Strawberry! read full story / add a comment
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