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Leitrim jobs roundup: Who's hiring in the county this week?

Who’s hiring across County Leitrim this week? Check out the Leitrim Observer recruitment pages for a roundup of the best jobs in Leitrim.

Waterways Ireland is seeking to fill the following temporary seasonal positions, temporary assistant lockkeeper; temporary assistant boatperson ...

yesterday 20:22 open_in_new
€1.7m to transform former Royal Hotel in Boyle

Significant funding has been allocated to transform the old Royal Hotel in Boyle town centre into a new enterprise centre and civic space.

Senator Frank Feighan warmly welcomed more than €1.7m in funding allocated by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring under the ...

yesterday 15:07 open_in_new
Ballinamore and Manorhamilton ‘not happy’ they didn't get any rural regeneration funds

Both Ballinamore and Manorhamilton are “not happy” at being unsuccessful in their ambitious applications to the Rural Regeneration Fund.

Ballinamore community activist Maureen Martin said she was “irate and disappointed” that Ballinamore's application for €1.3m to redevelop St ...

yesterday 15:07 open_in_new
Bumper crowd treated to epic Páirc Seán All-Ireland semi-final

The eyes of the country were fixed on Carrick-on-Shannon last Saturday, specifically Avantcard Pairc Sean MacDiarmada as Corofin and Ghaoth Dobhair locked horns in the AIB All-Ireland senior club championship semi-final.

A crowd in excess of 5,000 descended upon the Carrick venue and were ...

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Leitrim GAA to run supporters' bus for Saturday's trip to Kilmallock

With momentum growing with every passing week there is a huge interest in the Leitrim senior football team at the moment and the county board have advised that anyone wishing travel on the supporters' bus for the game against Limerick should book their place by tomorrow (Thursday).

Leitrim ...

yesterday 14:04 open_in_new
Still no funding commitment for new Ballyconnell school

Deputy Brendan Smith says there is no Government funding for the Cavan ETB proposal to close two schools and open a new second level centre in Ballyconnell.

The Bawnboy TD asked the Minister for Education if funding had been committed. Minister Joe McHugh did not give any commitment or ...

yesterday 13:01 open_in_new
Action against GP following death of mother of three

The husband of 42-year-old mother of three who died of a heart attack just hours after visiting her GP complaining of cardiac like symptoms has described yesterday's High Court settlement as "the end of a long journey."

Michael Tymon was reacting to the settlement of an action ...

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Leitrim deaths - Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The following deaths have taken place in Leitrim and surrounding areas:

Noel Gray, Farnaught, Mohill, Co Leitrim / Gortletteragh, Co Leitrim The death has occurred of Noel Gray, Farnaught, Mohill, Co. Leitrim, Monday 18th February 2019 suddenly at his residence. Predeceased ...

yesterday 10:55 open_in_new
Asylum centre will go ahead in Rooskey

Works are underway in preparation for a direct provision centre in Rooskey according to the Department of Justice.

Despite two arson attempts in five weeks and damage to the interior, the centre will be used as a direct provision centre for asylum seekers as planned.

Gardai have ...

yesterday 10:55 open_in_new
Gardaí issue warning over multiple phone and broadband scams

An Garda Síochána in association with the FraudSMART, a fraud awareness initiative led by Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI), are advising consumers to be on the alert for a phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be calling from utility companies on the pretence that ...

yesterday 10:55 open_in_new
New doctor's clinic opens in Carrick-on-Shannon

Dr. Pearl Taylor has opened a new GP service ‘Carrick Family Practice’. Located adjacent to St Mary’s Hall and School, Summerhill, the practice is now accepting both private patients and those with Medical Cards. Dr. Taylor specialises in providing up-to-date, Doctor-led, medical care, in ...

yesterday 09:52 open_in_new
Wet and breezy conditions for Leitrim today

It will be breezy, misty and mostly cloudy. Persistent rain in the morning along with some patches of fog. But some dry periods in the afternoon, with the rain lighter and more scattered. Top temperatures 11 to 14 C., in fresh and gusty southerly winds.


Very mild indeed with ...

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Irish player wins massive €175m Euromillions jackpot

Someone in Ireland won last night's €175m Euromillions jackpot.

The numbers drawn were 1, 8, 18, 19, 39. The lucky stars numbers were 7 and 9.

The winning county has not yet been revealed as lotto bosses process the win.



yesterday 05:40 open_in_new
Leitrim people don't want contactless church collections

Catholic masses look set to take a big step into the 21st century by introducing contactless card machines at a number of churches, but the readers of the Leitrim Observer are not in favour of the move.

In response to a trial by some Dublin churches to have a contactless card machine ...

2019-02-19 19:04 open_in_new
Public supportive of plans for Carrick-on-Shannon but businesses concerned

Plans for the regeneration and improvement of Carrick-on-Shannon town centre were brought before members of the local municipal district last week with a general welcome for the proposals.

The Public Realm Improvement Scheme within the town centre aims to enhance the existing street scapes ...

2019-02-19 19:04 open_in_new
Call for recognition for Sligo’s ‘other countess’ Lola Montez

Entrepreneur brothers, Fergal and Kevin Quinn, are on a mission to raise the profile of Lola Montez, a native of Sligo who was famous throughout the world in the mid-19th century.

Described as the “Madonna” of the Victorian age and credited with inventing the cult of celebrity, ...

2019-02-19 18:01 open_in_new
Eslinbridge road to remain closed until June

Leitrim County Council have advised that the Local Road L-3441-3 from its junction with L-3444-1 at Eslinbridge to its junction with L-3446-1 at Stuck, Co. Leitrim will be closed, with diversions in place, until Friday, June 14.

The closure is in order to facilitate the ...

2019-02-19 15:55 open_in_new
Irish Rural Link to discuss transport in Leitrim post Brexit

The next meeting of the South Leitrim Community Network will take place in the Leitrim Association of People with Disabilities(LAPWD) Centre in Mohill on Wednesday, February 27  at 8pm.

A representative from Irish Rural Link will attend this meeting to hear views on the impacts of ...

2019-02-19 15:55 open_in_new
Don't forget to donate blood this evening in Manorhamilton

Blood donors living in the North Leitrim area are being asked to donate blood this evening in the Bee Park Resource Centre, Manorhamilton.

The clinic runs today, Tuesday, February 19 from 6:30pm - 9:30pm.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service is urging people to "Bring a friend ...

2019-02-19 14:52 open_in_new
New Fianna Fáil contender throws hat in the ring for European elections

Maynooth based councillor, Naoise Ó Cearúil (29) is to seek the Fianna Fáil nomination to contest May’s European elections in the Midlands North-West Constituency. 

Ó Cearúil has been asked by party members to contest the election; “Last week I ...

2019-02-19 14:52 open_in_new
Drumshanbo Juniors pass first tests

Eleven more Drumshanbo volleyballers made a successful debut at Junior Volleyball on Friday when, in Drumshanbo’s Mayflower, they beat three Elphin teams and qualified for the National Junior A competition.

Drumshanbo VS beat Elphin CC A 25-20, 25-13

The first set of this was the ...

2019-02-19 13:49 open_in_new