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Caution advised on Leitrim's roads following snowfall

Motorists travelling on the county's roads tonight and tomorrow morning are advised to exercise caution with many roads in a poor state following the earlier snowfall. Met Eireann have issued a status yellow ice warning for the entire country saying: "Hazardous conditions will be in places ...

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Seamus O'Rourke nominated for Best Actor in Irish Theatre awards

Congratulations to our very own Seamus O'Rourke on his nomination for Best Actor at The Irish Times Theatre Awards for his part as Thomas/Son in Livin' Dred Theatre Company production of Trad.

Seamus is nominated for this massive award along with big names ...

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Heavy snow fall results in Ireland West Airport flights being diverted and cancelled

Ireland West Airport are advising anyone intending to travel to the airport this afternoon to check the live updates on their website as a number of inbound flights have been diverted to Dublin while several outgoing flights have been cancelled.

Anyone intending on driving to or from the ...

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Leitrim's hurlers begin league campaign with defeat in Fermanagh

Leitrim's hurlers began life under the managerial reign of Olcan Conway with a slender defeat in Enniskillen yesterday as Fermanagh began their National Hurling League Division 3B campaign with a two point win.

The traffic chaos in Enniskillen led to the game being delayed by 15 minutes ...

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Two Leitrim pubs feature on Sunday Times top 100 restaurants

Two Leitrim venues, The Courthouse, Kinlough and The Cottage, Jamestown, have made it into The Sunday Times 100 Best Restaurants.

Now in its 5th year, The Sunday Times 100 Best Restaurants is the definitive guide to eating out in Ireland featuring a wide ...

yesterday 15:01 open_in_new
Saorview’s frequencies are changing in County Leitrim

Saorview customers in Leitrim may notice a change in service as the frequency is changing. Customers in Leitrim are likely to be affected by the frequency change and should take action now to avoid any disruption in service.

To find out if you are affected and what you need to do ...

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121 people have cancer diagnosis delayed with devastating implications - Naughten

A delayed cancer diagnosis could be facing 121 people, with potentially devastating implications for their survival, because the HSE is refusing to fund an innovative rapid urology model developed at Roscommon Hospital, states Denis Naughten.

“Approximately 1,350 patients of the 9,000 ...

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Gardai to host Community Engagement Day at Leitrim venues

This Friday, January 31, An Garda Síochána are inviting local communities to a ‘meet and greet’ opportunity at over 300 venues across Ireland. Local gardaí, IFA branch representatives and representatives from community groups involved in the National Rural Safety Forum ...

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Decision to expel Jude Perry from Fine Gael has been suspended

The decision to expel Independent general election candidate John Perry's son, Jude, from being a member of Fine Gael has been suspended according to general election FG candidate Cllr Thomas Walsh.

Mr Perry had earlier described the move as “an attack on his family”.

He ...

yesterday 12:55 open_in_new
John Perry's son expelled from Fine Gael Party

Independent General Election Candidate for Sligo, Leitrim, South Donegal and North Roscommon  John Perry has condemned Fine Gael for what he has described as “an attack on his family”.

Mr Perry has reacted angrily after Fine Gael moved to expel his son, Jude Perry, from being a ...

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It is snowing in Leitrim!

Snow has arrived in Leitrim, it started this morning and if you have not seen it yet, just wait it is coming your way soon!

There'll be frequent showers today, wintry in nature. There'll be accumulations of snow over the hills and mountains with lower levels seeing mainly wet snow or ...

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Deaths in Leitrim, Monday, January 27, 2020

The following deaths have occurred in the Leitrim area:

Kathleen Clarke (née Neary) 4 Stoneyvale, Rooskey, Roscommon

Kathleen Clarke (nee Neary), 4 Stoneyvale, Rooskey, Co Roscommon and formerly of Slatta, Kilglass. Friday, January 24th, 2020 peacefully in Mullingar Regional ...

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Sligo/Leitrim candidate profile: Frank Feighan (Fine Gael)

What do you think will be the main issues coming up on the door steps in Sligo-Leitrim now that the election campaign is under way? A: There are many issues coming up on the doorsteps, key among them are jobs; the supply of suitable adequate and affordable housing; provision of affordable ...

2020-01-26 21:04 open_in_new
Leitrim Mammy Diaries: New baby visiting restrictions at home

A number of babies have been born into my close family and friend circle recently, it really does feel like a baby boom with my house once again filled with tiny baby clothes tied up in ribbons of pink and blue (no gender fluid babies yet!)

A new baby is so exciting: the smell, the soft ...

2020-01-26 18:58 open_in_new
Leitrim/Sligo IFA to host election debate at the Sligo Park Hotel on January 29

Leitrim and Sligo IFA are jointly hosting a debate on agriculture and rural issues on, Wednesday, January 29. The debate will feature candidates in the upcoming General Election for the Sligo/Leitrim constituency. The debate will take place in the Sligo Park Hotel, Sligo at 8.30pm. IFA is ...

2020-01-26 17:55 open_in_new
Abbott & IT Sligo Excellence Awards Scores a Job for Leitrim Student

A student from Leitrim Village is one of two graduates from IT Sligo who received The Abbott Donegal Science and Engineering Graduate Excellence Awards at the Institutes recent graduation ceremony.  The award recognise those students who encompass the core values on which Abbott Donegal’s ...

2020-01-26 17:55 open_in_new
Early Childhood Ireland highlights three vital initiatives for next Government

Early Childhood Ireland, the membership organisation for the early years sector, has written to general election candidates in every constituency this week, asking them to support three vital initiatives in the next Programme for Government. “Now that we know who is standing for election ...

2020-01-26 17:55 open_in_new
Sligo/Leitrim candidate profile: Bernie O'Hara (Independent)

What do you think will be the main issues coming up on the door steps in Sligo-Leitrim now that the election campaign is under way? A. I believe the health crisis affects nearly every household, and will be a big issue; rural decline/the neglect of the region; increase in retirement/pension ...

2020-01-26 13:43 open_in_new
Very cold and frosty conditions for Sunday, January 26 with sleet and snow tonight

Cold, with sunny spells and scattered rain or hail showers during the day, with an isolated sleet or snow shower possible too. Later in the evening, a more organised band of rain, hail, sleet and snow showers will spread from the west. There will also be a risk of isolated thunderstorms. ...

2020-01-26 11:37 open_in_new
Leitrim deaths - Sunday, January 26, 2020

The following deaths have occurred in the Leitrim area:

Kathleen Clarke (née Neary) 4 Stoneyvale, Rooskey, Roscommon Kathleen Clarke (nee Neary), 4 Stoneyvale, Rooskey, Co Roscommon and formerly of Slatta, Kilglass. Friday, January 24th, 2020 peacefully in Mullingar Regional ...

2020-01-26 11:37 open_in_new
Leitrim Observer Snapshots: An iconic picture of an Arigna miner

The closure of the Arigna Mines was a huge blow for the local community and the image of miner Charlie Hopkins became known the length and breath of the country.

As a young reporter, having left the Meath Chronicle to come and work for the Leitrim Observer, the closure of the mines was ...

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