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MEETING :: Fianna Fail spokesperson on Children & Youth Affairs Robert Troy with Senator Marc MacSharry when he attended an open meeting in the Glasshouse Hotel to outline Fianna Fáils detailed plans to support affordable childcare for parents. Representatives from the Sligo Preschool Association, as well as local Fianna Fáil representatives were in attendance. Photo: Noel Kennedy / Pin Sharp Imagery

TASTY :: Independent MEP Marian Harkin was one of those who came across the Connacht Gold promotional unit in Grafton St. near the European Parliaments Dublin office. She is pictured here with a tasty sample of a scone with Connacht Gold spreadable butter offered by Leanne McCafferty of Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal who is based at the Connacht Gold Headquarters in Sligo.

TRIBUTE :: Irish MEPs Marian Harkin and Sean Kelly organised a minutes silence at the European Parliament today to coincide with the State funeral of Garda Tony Golden yesterday and to express sympathy with his family and the families of those who died in the Carrickmines fire. They are pictured outside the Parliament with staff and Irish expats.

UGLY :: St. Marys College take to the stage once again with a delightful and funny musical about Ugly, a duckling but it soon becomes clear that he is no ordinary duck. The musical will be performed at the Hawk’s Well Theatre on Monday the 2nd and Tuesday 3rd November at 8pm and there will also be a matinee for schools on Tuesday the 3rd of November. Please support this funny and at times emotional show.

VISIT :: Independent MEP Marian Harkin hosted a visit for constituents at the European Parliament in Brussels. Pictured on the occasion were (L to R): Anne McCaffrey, Cartron Point; Brid Fox, Kilmacowen; Mary Harkin, Carraroe; Marian Harkin MEP; Patricia Cawley, Geevagh and Frances Farry, Sligo Town.

SCHEME :: The discrimination which 3,900 young farmers have encountered in accessing entitlements under the EU Single Payment Scheme was discussed with Independent MEP Marian Harkin at the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska. Pictured on the occasion were (L to R): Tom Egan, Vice Chairman, ICSA Beef Committee; Kenneth O Brien, Glenamaddy, Co. Galway, Forgotten Farmers Organisation; Independent MEP Marian Harkin and Ger Grehan, Chairman, Roscommon ICSA.

HEIGHTS :: Local business owners in Sligo scaled new heights when a group of 27 intrepid networkers climbed Knocknarea Mountain for a networking meeting with a difference. The Yeats BNI group who were named BNI Chapter of the Year in May come from a broad range of business backgrounds including a hotelier, construction and an accountant. The group networked their way to the top before holding their weekly meeting at the summit. Photo: Frances Muldoon

DELEGATION :: A delegation from Conradh na Gaeilge held discussions in the European Parliament in relation to the status of the Irish language in the European Union. The delegation was led by Conradh Assistant General Secretary Peadar MacFhlannchadha (front left), who is pictured with Marian Harkin MEP, Sean Kelly MEP and Mairead McGuinness MEP and the members of the delegation.

RACING :: With the final race of the Sligo season approaching a team of Wexford fence builders are busy at Sligo Racecourse ensuring all is ready for Student Day on Wednesday 30 September. Pictured are (l-r) Dan Kellis, Brian O Keeffe and contractor Jim Murphy. Photo:

CREDIT :: At a reception to mark the 50th Centinery of Sligo Credit Union were (l-r) Laura White, Collette Hamilton, Donna Caufield and Orla Lee. Photo: