Sligo County Council: two Traveller families are expected to take part in separate protests outside meeting

A silent protest is due to be held in Sligo next week in opposition to the county council’s plans to move a Traveller family on to a halting site curr(...)

 “As a regional centre, Sligo serves a large hinterland that extends beyond Co Sligo into surrounding counties,” the National Planning Framework states. Photograph: Istock

Sligo will play a key role in helping to develop the northwest under the Government’s 10-year National Development Plan, following its designation as (...)

The amount of money devoted to improving regional roads fell by €3 million to €45 million in 2016. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Over two-thirds of regional roads across the country were recorded as being damaged in 2016 but money spent by councils on repairs declined that year,(...)

More than 300,000 people work for the public service in Ireland. Photograph: iStock
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It is not too long ago that the public service and the banks were the main providers of job opportunities for school-leavers. Summers seemed to be one(...)

The Environmental Protection Agency said local authorities needed to improve segregation of household food waste to avoid avoid odour nuisance and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has criticised two local authorities for failures in environmental enforcement performance between 2014 and (...)

The LPT automatically returns to the base rate each year and the current regime is based on house valuations from May 2013. Photograph: Getty

The majority of local authorities have voted to keep the level of local property tax at the same rate for the coming year. Only a small number of cou(...)

A bird’s nest burned in a gorse fire in Coumkeen near Bantry, Co Cork. Photograph: BirdWatch Ireland

Gorse fires across the countryside are “devastating” for wildlife and bird populations, conservation organisation BirdWatch Ireland has said. Several(...)

The huge gorse fire at Ballintogher in Sligo, which raged for more than 30 hours. Photograph: Sligo County Council

A large gorse fire that raged on a mountain in Sligo for more than 30 hours has been brought under control. Sligo County Council confirmed the fire i(...)

The scene of the gorse fire at Killery. Photograph: Sligo County Council

Large gorse fires continue to burn in several areas around the country including one affecting up to 4,000 acres in Co Sligo. In the past two days, f(...)

Meath County Council is sending the largest delegation of six to New York for St Patrick’s Day.

More than 50 county council representatives are travelling to New York for St Patrick’s Day at a cost of more than €100,000. Representatives from al(...)

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