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The six Western Catholic Bishops have called for a change of Government policy on the numbers of mourners allowed to attend funerals during Covid, and for a re-opening of Churches to members of the public when lockdown restrictions ease. They have also deferred this year's First Holy Communion and Confirmation ceremonies, as Bishop of Elphin, Kevin…
 
It's been a while but we're togging out again...The Final Whistle is back for a new season of sporting talking points.On the first episode of 2021, we sample some of the feelgood factor around Irish athletics with Breege Connolly and John Travers as the European Indoors begin in Poland.New Donegal GAA under-20 manager Gary Duffy outlines his vision…
 
04 March 2021 - Episode 34All Podcasts can be found on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Soundcloud or wherever you find your podcasts. Just search OceanFmIreland.To contact the show or for previous episodes see www.oceanfm.ie/artsArts North West is a weekly, magazine arts show that covers everything creative in the region. Featuring the best of music, theat…
 
The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, has said she's confident of a speedier Covid vaccination process, and that she hopes for a brighter situation in April. She's been responding to reports of backbencher TD criticism of the roll-out - the Minister today announced funding for numerous outdoor recreational activities…
 
On Agri Week:The IFA President Tim Cullinan on the importance that Irish and European beef farmers to be protected from the import of beef produced under lower standards than EU beef.The IFA President claims there is a serious contradiction between EU Commission’s trade policy and their intent to impose further restrictions on EU farmers here.The S…
 
The grandchildren of a local man who died in the past month were unable to carry his coffin after his funeral mass, despite it being his wish. Joan describes how the ongoing Covid restrictions on mourner numbers devastated her family, and talks about the heartbreak of the long wait to have deaths certified…
 
There's an irony in the condemnation of the UK Pontins holiday group after revelations of their 'undesirable guest list' of Irish surnames, in a bid to exclude members of the travelling community. That's according to Sligo Traveller representative, Bernard Sweeney, who points out that such discrimination is still in existence in Ireland…
 
Conor McKeon from Gurteen in Sligo, now living in London, along with his cousin Karl will run 4 Miles every 4 Hours for 48 hours in aid of the charity Croí. A charity which was very good to Conor's Family after his dad passed away last year. Conor spoke to The Francie Boylan Show about the challenge and how it all came about.To donate see: https://…
 
Sligo businessman, Finbarr Filan, has rubbished the findings of the latest Geoview Commercial Property report which show that Co Sligo has the highest commercial vacancy rate in Ireland. Mr Filan claims surveys carried out by the Sligo BID group show much lower vacancy rates, and he takes offence at the contents of the report…
 
This year's West of Ireland amateur championship at Co Sligo Golf Club will be staged on the 4th and 5th of September as a 72-hole strokeplay competition.The event has had to move from its traditional Easter date because of the Covid restrictions. The field this year will be limited to 78 golfers as Co Sligo Golf Club manager David O'Donovan has be…
 
Part FourEver wondered what drives someone to push their body to its limit? The final part in this series goes the full distance with two extreme runners as they take on challenges that few others would even contemplate. From the wilds of Connemara, to the deserts of North Africa, this programme comes with a health warning - if any listeners might …
 
Business and community leaders need to work together and focus on economic solutions to resolve Sligo Town's commercial vacancy problems. That's according to the CEO of Geo Directory, whose latest property report shows that 1 in 4 commercial premises in the town are vacantBy OceanFM Ireland
 
Ada Cunningham has two young sons attending Carbury National School in Sligo Town but she's not happy that the bus route taking them to school from their home in Rathcormac has been changed. She feels the family have a solid case for the school bus to continue to pick up her sons outside their houseBy OceanFM Ireland
 
Fianna Fail TD Marc MacSharry says Micheál Martin should stand down as party leader when his term of Taoiseach ends, and has indicated his support for Jim O'Callaghan as the leader. His made his comments on the independent.ie's Floating Voter podcast - and said if backbenchers came up with a cure for cancer, it would not be taken seriously by An Ta…
 
This week’s show is a special on Liam Kelly, flute player extraordinaire with Dervish. Includes tunes from his album Sweetwood and Dervish’s collaboration with David Gray.All Podcasts can be found on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Soundcloud or wherever you find your podcasts. Just search OceanFmIreland.To contact the show or for previous episodes see www…
 
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has been reacting to today's national poll which shows that 55% of the population believe the Government is not going a good job in dealing with the Covid pandemic. He's also criticised the leaking of information from parliamentary party meetings, after reports that senior Fine Gael members have been very critical o…
 
Enough is enough, I had to speak up for the rural publicans - so says Breda Sheridan, owner of Sheridan's Bar in Kilglass in Co Sligo. Breda has written to Justice Minister Helen McEntee to express astonishment at her proposal to extend pub opening hours, and says all pubs want right now is to be able to re-open, as they are community hubs…
 
Agri Week February 25th 2021:01.28 Gerard Pilkington the Vice Chairman of the national Beef Plan movement talks to John Lynch about the importance of creating a role for a beef regulator in Ireland.16.21 Cllr Padraig Fallon talks about reports of peat earth and debris from the landslide at the Dawn of Hope in North Leitrim being placed on turf bank…
 
The Editor of The Sligo Champion, Paul Deering, has stoutly defended comments he made in an article in this week's paper, criticising Transport Minister Eamon Ryan for prioritising greenways and cycleways over upgrading roads. He'd been accused of engaging in fake news by Sligo-Leitrim Green Party member, Leslie O'Hora, who both debate the issue…
 
Running for our Lives is a 4 four documentary that opens up the world of running in the North West for newcomers and serious athletes alike. Tune in for discussion and tips from experienced runners, health and medical professionals and the view of the casual "everyman". With over one million people running in Ireland this series offers something fo…
 
Former Minister for Communications, Richard Bruton, who signed the contract for the roll out of the National Broadband Plan, has rejected criticism of the delays involved, and insists high speed broadband will transform the North West. Deputy Bruton has also been reacting to the Ulster Bank decision to exit the Irish market, which he said was a dis…
 
Enniscrone couple to raffle off house with panoramic views of Killala Bay. A three-bedroom house in one of Ireland’s best-known seaside destinations could be yours for as little as £20 (GBP)!Gary Cawley and Dyann Kilawee have decided to give punters all over Ireland and beyond the chance to win a beautiful house in Enniscrone, Co Sligo via a prize …
 
Agri Week February 18th 202101.18 Michael Fitzsmaurice TD on why the Government are intent on penalising the agricultural sector at every turn when it comes to the climate change agenda.09.28 Cllr Donal Gilroy on why further reaction to the pandemic that is illegal dumping on farm lands, this time in County Sligo.13.05 Kathleen Henry the Sligo IFA …
 
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