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Part 1 of a session & chat with Brídín, recorded at The Glens, accompanied by Felip Carbonell & Kenny Danagher(22:40) Kwasie Boyce, curator of The Art Of Witness Festival for Smashing Times International Centre for Arts & Equality tells of this celebration & exploration of language, culture & identity.All Podcasts can be found on Spotify, Apple Pod…
 
Letterkenny Hospital was among the hospitals which featured in a protest by members of the Association for Improvements in Maternity Services yesterday. Krysia Lynch of the Association insists there is no reason anymore for any hospital to refuse access to partners of pregnant women to maternity appointments…
 
There have been calls for clarification on which motorists have the right of way as lanes heading northwards on Sligo's Bundoran Road converge. The ongoing roadworks at the Rosses Point junction will not change the system where two lanes coming from the N4 onto the N15 road merge into one, as Lisnalurg resident, Gerard, outlines…
 
'Ireland Cancer and Me' was the title of an RTE TV programme broadcast last week, in which Sligo's Tommie Gorman updated us on his cancer battle, having travelled to Sweden for treatment when first diagnosed. Cancer survivor, Tom Towey, from Cloonacool, says the programme gave great hope to those like him, in outlining the improvements in Ireland's…
 
What could our National heroes Michael Collins and Michael Davitt have in common with an eight year old girl, countless drunken men and women and Matthew Phibbs, the notorious Ballymote Slasher? The answer lies in Sligo Gaol, an astonishing building that remains hiding in plain sight in the heart of Sligo Town.Take a walk through the rarefied world…
 
The Labour Party's electoral woes in the UK, Covid rates in Donegal, minimum pricing for alcohol, European super leagues, the cost of stamps and the latest round of political correctness are all under the spotlight on this week's Friday Panel. Guests are businiessman and Sligo Rovers Chairperson Tommy Higgins and former Senator and Yeats Society Di…
 
Breege Doherty, a mother of one from Stranorlar in Donegal, has been spearheading a campaign by the Irish Heart Foundation for curbs on junk food marketing to children. She's been outlining ways in which this can happen, while expressing concern at current childhood obesity rates in IrelandBy OceanFM Ireland
 
Kevin Comiskey spoke to The Francie Boylan Show about the O'Rourke's Table 'Stepping it Up' fundraiser. They hope to develop a new walkway around O'Rourke's Table over the next 12 months. For more information or to donate click here https://bit.ly/3o7x7CVAll Podcasts can be found on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Soundcloud or wherever you find your podca…
 
This Week: (00:40) A fascinating look at a life in music with Michael Christie of The Kings of Cool who shared stages with ZZ Top & Mark Knopfler.(16:30) Maeve McGowan runs through May events at The Hawkswell Theatre.(21:40) Guilt on the Greenway by Dromahair based singer/songwriterRosena Horan is a wry, quirky tale set during lockdown.All Podcasts…
 
Residents in South Donegal have continued to raise objections to the comments of Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan in relation to the numbers of Covid cases in the county. Marie Askin of Ballyshannon says the county was unfairly singled out by Dr Holohan, and the language used by him at his press conference last Friday was derogatory and insulting…
 
Minister Frank Feighan has this week introduced a new minimum unit pricing for alcohol, which he insists will ensure that cheap and strong alcohol is not available at 'pocket money' prices. Sligo publican and off-licence proprietor, Martin Foley, clams the research into the plan is flawed, and it won't solve alcohol addiction problems…
 
A new Garda hotline set up for residents in County Donegal to report any illegal gatherings during Covid has been slammed in the Dail as a rat line and tout line. Deputy Thomas Pringle says the initiative encourages neighbours to tout on neighbours and should not be the first response to the Covid problems in the county…
 
The parents of 5 year old Megan McGoldrick of Ballintogher say it's regrettable that the HSE and Sligo University Hospital have not indicated that lessons were learned arising from the birth of their daughter in 2015. The family received a High Court apology yesterday over Megan's injuries received at birth, as their legal representative Niall Tans…
 
Politicians, business and tourism groups have been emphasising the importance of reducing the Covid numbers in Co Donegal, after the weekend meeting between Dr Tony Holohan, Health Minister, Stephen Donnelly and Donegal politicians. The Cathaoirleach of the Council, Rena Donaghey, and Paul Diver of the Irish Hotels Federation discuss…
 
A Donegal Town restauranteur says Tony Holohan's comments about rising Covid numbers in the county were not helpful, and unfairly branded it as a 'wildman' county. Jo Daly of Quay West restaurant says the focus now has to be on getting supports in place to reduce the Covid numbers and get businesses such as hers re-opened…
 
Gardai are appealing for witnesses after an incident on Sunday night in which a petrol bomb was thrown at a house in Knockaganny Park. Another criminal damage incident occurred at Collery Drive in Cranmore shortly afterwards, and Gardai believe the two incidents may be linked. Sergeant Angela Cummins has this week's On The Beat information and advi…
 
What could our National heroes Michael Collins and Michael Davitt have in common with an eight year old girl, countless drunken men and women and Matthew Phibbs, the notorious Ballymote Slasher? The answer lies in Sligo Gaol, an astonishing building that remains hiding in plain sight in the heart of Sligo Town.Take a walk through the rarefied world…
 
01.11 Sheep farmers and farm officials have strongly criticised the import of lamb by Irish Country Meats (ICM), which is claimed is a clear attempt to undermine prices for sheep farmers. Kevin Comiskey a local farmer and a member of teh national sheep committee discusses the development. 07.11 Leitrim County Council are introducing DNA testing thi…
 
This Week: 00:36 We celebrate National Poetry Day & Strokestown InternationalPoetry Festival with Leitrim poet Vincent Woods.13:05 Caroline Wynne of Artscope gives us the brief on this weekend’s Sligo International Chamber Music Festival with music by Dvorak.All Podcasts can be found on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Soundcloud or wherever you find your p…
 
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