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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Sligo

All time
# the walls have ears
This empty old house is being turned into a unique venue for a Sligo festival
A building called Breda Murphy’s House is being turned into a temporary gig venue.
# Sligo
Murder accused who killed girlfriend 'believed he was in the Matrix', court hears
Oisin Conroy has pleaded not guilty to murdering Natalie McGuinness by reason of insansity.
# The Late Late Show
Meath breathe a sigh of relief as they scrape past Sligo for first qualifier win in six years
Mickey Newman hit two decisive scores in the closing minutes on his return from injury.
# aughris head
Man dies after kayaking incident off the coast of Sligo
The man has been named locally as Paddy McCarrick.
# that's a wrap
Qualifiers wrap: Wicklow leave it too late and Sligo hold out to win
Wicklow scored two late goals to give Laois a fright.
# swanning around
Gardaí in Sligo had to direct traffic around two swans and their babies in Sligo yesterday
Protect the babbies!
Do you agree with The Sunday Game's man-of-the-match selections?
Conor Lehane and Patrick Durcan scooped yesterday’s awards.
Hat-trick hero McGrath gets Dundalk back to winning ways
The reigning champions picked up a 4-0 victory over Sligo Rovers at Oriel Park.
# wine street
Man in his 70s treated in hospital after he was carjacked in Sligo last night
A man and woman have been charged following the incident.
# wild atlantic way
Ireland looks absolutely stunning in this new video
Fáilte Ireland wants more Irish people to explore the west coast.
# Ox mountains
Firefighters continuing to battle massive Sligo mountain fire
Sligo Fire Brigade, Coillte and the Air Corps have been involved in the operation over the last number of days.
# behind enemy lines
'I'll always be true to my county but this will be different, I'll wear the New York jersey with pride'
Vinny Cadden is hoping to inflict an embarrassing defeat on his former side tonight.
# Sligo
It took 32 hours to quell a gorse fire which spread over 4,000 acres of 'outstanding natural beauty'
Over 60 gorse fires have occurred since March of this year.
# No regrets
'I'd love to represent Down again but I've come out here and New York is my new county'
Gerard McCartan is hoping to lead his side to a historic victory against Sligo on Sunday.
# Second chance
'I think it's unfair London get in and we can't': New York boss calls for qualifier route
Justin O’Halloran’s charges are hoping to claim a maiden championship victory at Gaelic Park against Sligo on Sunday.
# Aidan O'Shea
A winter playing basketball in Sligo and back from injury for another summer of hope with Mayo
The 26-year-old turned to another sport in the wake of their All-Ireland final loss.
# little alfie
A four-year-old boy in Sligo claiming he's moving house because he doesn't want to go to bed is just the best
He has the plan well thought through.
# Tragedy
Father and son who died in Sligo house fire to be buried together
Tributes have been paid to both men online.
# Tragedy
Two men die in overnight house fire in Sligo
Emergency services were called to the scene at 5am this morning.
# remorseful
Man who fatally stabbed a man 30 years ago apologises to family on Liveline
“If I could turn back time to have John Fox back with his family again, I would make it happen in a heartbeat.”
# Winter Tides
'Irish guys can put it up to anyone': Surfing through life on the best waves in the world
We spoke to Ollie O’Flaherty and Gearoid McDaid, who both appear in ‘Winter Tides’.
# Coast Guard
Hopes that dives to wreckage of Rescue 116 can begin today
Favourable weather conditions are expected this morning which will allow divers to reach the wreckage of the helicopter beneath the water.
# rescue 118
Coast Guard and RNLI rescue eight people from overturned boat off Sligo
Two people have been hospitalised following the incident.
# appeal
Kenneth McGowan has been missing from Sligo for three weeks
He is known to frequent Sligo, Dublin and Kildare.
# food and drink
'What do you do when your business fails? You pick up the pieces'
As part of our weekly How My Business Works series, we profile Sligo food firm Good4U.
# this way please
What tourism officials are doing to lure visitors to Ireland's overlooked north-west
The bulk of Wild Atlantic Way travellers opt to head south – and bypass Sligo and Donegal.
# Wrap
Armagh let six-point lead slip at Sligo while Westmeath slump to draw with Carlow
Elsewhere there were wins for Longford, Waterford, Wexford and Leitrim as the league returned today.
# Rural recovery
'Sligo needs a motorway to give it a fighting chance'
Businesses say the north-west has been overlooked when it comes to job-creating infrastructure.
# Sligo
Funeral of young woman who died after 'falling ill in restaurant' taking place today
Lisa Niland’s family have said they are heartbroken.
'Rural pubs were hesitant to chase the hen and stag market. Now we need it'
This bar and restaurant owner wanted a new business to kickstart stagnant trade in Sligo.
# out in force
Clamp down on speeding and drink driving with one motorist caught at 168 kph
Gardaí have also arrested a number of drink drivers.
# Apollo mission
An office building is now being occupied by homeless activists in Sligo town
The location of the disused office building in the western town is as yet unknown.
# Ballyfarnon
Man killed in accident on Sligo windfarm
The Health and Safety Authority and gardaí are investigating the circumstances of the accident.
# Delicious
This Sligo ice cream has been named the best Oreo gelato in the world
The Italian seal of approval.
# sligo and drogheda
'There will be people lying in doorways and parks this Christmas': Homelessness in regional towns
There has been a 100% increase in the number of people registered as homeless in Co Louth in the last two years.
# nowhere to go
'I have never seen anything like this': Homelessness in Galway hits crisis point
More and more families are presenting as homeless in Galway, where no social housing has been built since 2009.
# Sligo
Hunger-striking Iranian man to be granted access to asylum process
The man was admitted to hospital yesterday after 35 days on hunger strike.
# direct provision
Asylum seeker enters 35th day of hunger strike in Sligo centre
The Iranian man has been served with a deportation order.
# behind the music
"I always bring my granny": Stetsons, stilettos (and apple tarts) at The Nathan Carter Show
The fans are the real stars of the show, as we discovered in Sligo recently.
# freaky fests
8 family festivals to hit up this Halloween
Fiercesome (mostly) free fun.