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Journalist and presidential hopeful Gemma O’Doherty at Sligo County Council today

Earlier today.

At Sligo County Council.

Where the council heard from several presidential hopefuls seeking a nomination…

Marese McDonagh, in The Irish Times, reports:

Ms [Gemma] O’Doherty clashed with the Cathaoirleach, Fianna Fáil councillor Martin Baker and officials who had asked an unidentified person filming in the public gallery to stop or to leave the chamber after strong objections from Fine Gael councillor Hubert Keaney.

She said the public was entitled to see what is happening “in our chamber” . “What are you afraid of?” she asked.

After the would-be candidates finished their contributions and withdrew from the chamber, Councillor Keaney said he had asked that the rules be observed and he did not want the impression to go out that the council was against free speech.

Seán Gallagher asks councils to nominate other candidates (The Irish Times)

Yesterday: Mid Morning Presidential Matters

Pic: Gemma O’Doherty

UPDATE:

Yesterday.

Cairde Festival, Sligo.

Arms straight down, please.

Harrumph.

Tomorrow at 10am.

In Cork city.

At St Peter’s Church on North Main Street.

Together For Yes will hold a media event – a month ahead of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment on May 25, 2018.

Those speaking at the event will include Orla O’Connor, Co-Director of Together For Yes; musician John Spillane, broadcaster and journalist, who will be MC, Joe O’Shea; and GP Mary Favier, of Doctors Together For Yes.

Meanwhile…

In Sligo

On Thursday, at 8pm.

There will be a public meeting in the Glasshouse Hotel during which Galway Independent TD Catherine Connolly and Ulster University’s Dr Fiona Bloomer will talk about abortion, the workplace and why a Yes vote on May 25 is “vital to protect the health and lives of women and girls living in Ireland”.

Pat Fallon, of the trade union IMPACT, will preside over the event while other local trade union activists will also address those present.

Thanks Sarah Clarkin and Therese Caherty


Free accommodation (with chair) for casual gardening work in Sligo

Are you a  green-fingered introvert?

Fancy a free(ish) month in the country?

Via Gumtree

An ideal situation for someone looking to save on rental costs while living surrounded by fantastic natural scenes [County Sligo].

The property is set in a spectacular location with views of the iconic Ben Bulben mountain, as well as nearby features such as beaches, surfing, hiking, scenic cycling routes.

Plenty of work has been done on the place over the summer but maintenance is necessary over the coming months. We don’t expect too much work, a few hours here and there just to keep the place ticking along.

We have plans to remodel the whole place into an artist retreat so it’s open to any initiative you can bring to the table in this regard too.

You could keep a job on the go while just doing some gardening work here the odd evening and on weekend afternoons.

We have a 4 acre plot and free accommodation space so if this all the above sounds good to you, this is your lucky day!…. Looking for someone who can stay at least a month between Sept-December.

Free accommodation for casual gardening work (Gumtree)

Kevin Whitty writes:

You would return a better person…

In Fairness/Fight!

 

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Last night.

Dramatic scenes of a gorse fire which broke out at Killery, Ballintogher in County Sligo overnight.

No injuries have been reported.

Pics by Michael O’Donovan.

Thanks Annie

Meanwhile.

This morning…

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Firefighters tackle gorse fire in Co Sligo (RTE)

Via Sligo County Council

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Nocturnesfolk-tinged electronica with Sligo roots

What you may need to know…

01. Composer Pearse McGloughlin (pictured), late of indie bands Socialite, Thy Swan Army and Walkperson, now makes less ruckus with electronic project Nocturnes.

02. Under his own moniker, McGloughlin has released a triptych of long-players, most notably 2013’s Idiot Songs, a concept album that tackles and reinterpret Dostoevsky’s The Idiot.

03. Streaming above is the project’s debut long-player The Soft Animal, released last July via Bluestack Records.

04. Catch McGloughlin and collaborators this Sunday at Dublin’s Bello Bar, launching new single Dear Infant. Support from Ella Naseeb.

Thoughts: Simple pop songs, sans the saccharine, and set through a grimy, greyscale filter with fitting ambience.

NOCTURNES

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This Side Up – Sligo hip-hop

What you may need to know…

01. Myster E, Shaol and DJ Noone are This Side Up, a Sligo hip-hop collective.

02. Emerging from a live rap cypher at a regular vinyl night of the same name, in the town’s McGarrigle’s pub, the trio have been quietly gaining momentum in Irish hip-hop the past few years.

03. Streaming above is the trio’s debut album, Full Fat, the follow up to last year’s 3075 EP. Featuring appearances from Spekulativ Fiktion, MC Muipéad and Verb T and Moreone.

04. Catch them tomorrow evening at Liquid Lounge in Cork for the Cuttin’ Heads Collective’s birthday, and on the 26th at the Grand Social in Dublin.

Verdict: A big, boisterous offering that not so much touches on, but lands a big elbow drop on, everything from mental health in Ireland, to world politics.

This Side Up