In this week’s Leitrim Observer

In this week’s Leitrim Observer there is good news on the jobs front with the news that VistaMed is to double its workforce in Carrick-on-Shannon with the creation of 79 new jobs. There is also news of plans for a further development at the Rosebank Retail Park in Carrick-on-Shannon.

In this week’s Leitrim Observer there is good news on the jobs front with the news that VistaMed is to double its workforce in Carrick-on-Shannon with the creation of 79 new jobs.

There is also news of plans for a further development at the Rosebank Retail Park in Carrick-on-Shannon.

There is also news of plans for a further development at the Rosebank Retail Park in Carrick-on-Shannon.

On the eve of the Presidential Election the Leitrim Observer catches up with Sean Gallagher while there is a message from the Referendum Commission offering advice on what the two referendums that the Irish people will be voting on consist of.

This week’s paper also features a supplement to coincide with Local Newspaper Week 2011 where we talked to people from throughout the county about what a local newspaper means to them.

Ahead of his visit to Leitrim, comedian Neil Delamere talks to the Leitrim Observer about his live show, and what he describes as the unique banter, that he has previously experienced from Leitrim audiences!

In sport there was plenty of reason to celebrate for the Gortletteragh hurlers as they ended a wait stretching back to 1998 to claim the Senior County Hurling Championship as they got the better of Manorhamilton after extra-time in last Saturday’s replay.

The Junior C footballers from Cloone and Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher will meet again this Saturday after last Saturday’s final finish level. Also in this week’s sports section there is a look ahead to Melvin Gael’s Connacht Intermediate Championship semi-final.