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TAKE OVER :: French students studying at IT Sligo and on the Erasmus programme in Marketing decided to promote women empowerment by planning to take over IT Sligo for a day on Thursday 9 Novemeber. The innovative event entitled Girls Take Over Day in support of the Because IíM A Girl charity. Pictured (l-r) are Valentine CERATO; Maurane BETTIN; Iris LEGRAND; Annabelle VIALLON; Manon BRIERY; Emma BETTIN; Thao-phuong DUONG. It will be a day full of actions to collect money and raise awareness about women around the world. See http://www.sligotoday.ie/details.php?id=47876

FOOD :: Tesco Sligo is part of the companys national programme of surplus food donation to local charities and groups who need it. Since inception of the programme the Sligo store has provided an astounding 22,385 meals to several local groups including, The Sligo Food Bank and The Sligo Northside Community Centre. Any organisation wishing to avail of the programme can contact Tesco.ie/NoTimeForWaste

ORGANIC :: During their recent tour THE Sligo Organic Growers group visited the European Parliament where they met with Independent MEP Marian Harkin. They are pictured in the European Parliament (L to R): Leo and Geraldine Mattimoe, Coolmeen, Ballyfarnon; John Derek Bruen, Carrowcrinn, Ballygawley; Marian Harkin MEP; Fintan O Connor, Culfadda, Ballymote and Thomas Duffy, Ballinafad, Boyle

HALLOWEEN:: Eleanor McCarthy from Ballymote looking scary at a Halloween party in Flitwick, Bedfordshire where she now lives. The former Colaiste Mhuire student has a keen interest in art and activly persues her career in the UK.

RUMBLE :: Eight members of the Collooney Kickboxing Club took part in The Rumble at City West Dublin. Pictured are brothers Leo and PJ from Castlebalwin, Co Sligo.

KICK :: In total seven medals and 2 trophies were taken back to Collooney Kickboxing Club from City West Dublin. Fifteen of the athletes are currently training for the Bristol Open next weekend where 500 competitors will compete.

BREXIT :: Brexit Co-ordinator for the European Parliament, Guy Verhofstadt visited the border area between Armagh and Monaghan and met a number of groups representing farmers, road hauliers, IBEC and Border Communities Against Brexit. The visit was organised by Independent MEP Marian Harkin. Pictured at the farm of Arthur Hughes of Foyduff, Middletown whose farm straddles the border were (L to R): Vincent Roddy, Secretary, INHFA; Frank Brady, Chairman, Co. Monaghan IFA; Brian Treanor, Vice Chairman, Co. Monaghan IFA; Michael Collins, Chief Financial Officer, LacPatrick Co-op; Edmund Graham, Chairman, Co. Monaghan ICSA; Marian Harkin MEP; Guy Verhofstadt, European Parliament Brexit Co-ordinator; Arthur Hughes,and Gerry McGovern, Cavan/Leitrim INHFA.

APPRENTICE :: The Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship, Irelandís first level-8-degree apprenticeship, kicked off its second-year last week, with 85 new apprentices from all across the country, beginning the three year Earn and Learn programme which allows the apprentices to work for an insurance employer, while also studying for a BA Hons in Insurance Practice. Pictured at IT Sligo are the apprentices.

CENSUS :: On the day that the 2016 Census revealed 3,800 young carers under 15 in Ireland, a group of young carers from throughout Ireland at a two day meeting in the Lilliput Adventure Centre, Lough Ennell, Co. Westmeath are pictured with Sligo-based MEP Marian Harkin(front row L to R): Sonnia Brady and Jennifer Kavanagh, Donor Avenue Youth Service; Catherine Cox, Communications Officer, Family Carers Ireland: Marian Harkin MEP and Padraig McGrath, Young Carers Development Officer, Family Carers Ireland.