In this week’s Leitrim Observer

In this week’s Leitrim Observer there is a shocking story to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Week that reveals children as young as nine are being treated for self-harm in the north-west.

In this week’s Leitrim Observer there is a shocking story to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Week that reveals children as young as nine are being treated for self-harm in the north-west.

This week’s paper also features comprehensive coverage of Tamboran Resources CEO, Richard Moorman meeting with Leitrim County Council in relation to ‘fracking’ on the Lough Allen Basin while there is also full coverage of last week’s public meeting organised by the Lough Allen Conservation Society.

Richard Bruton, Minister for Enterprise Jobs and Innovation was in Carrick-on-Shannon last week to meet with senior officials and staff from MBNA as well as local councillors to discuss the future of the Carrick-on-Shannon based business.

The local Tidy Towns results are also published in this week’s paper as well as reaction from the two silver medal winning entrants.

It proved to be a busy sporting weekend in the county with the semi-finals of the Senior and Intermediate Championship taking place. In the Connacht Gold Senior Championship Glencar/Manorhamilton kept their quest for a fourth successive title alive as they comfortably dismissed Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s. In what will be a repeat of last year’s final Glencar/Manorhamilton will face St Mary’s Kiltoghert who emerged one point winners over Annaduff in an evenly matched encounter.

The winning and losing managers spoke to the Leitrim Observer after their semi-finals, offering their assessment of the games they were directly involved in.

In the GWP Intermediate Championship, favourites Melvin Gaels overcame near neighbours Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher while Gortletteragh proved too strong for Drumkeerin in the other semi-final.

For full coverage of all the news and sport from throughout the county make sure to see this week’s Leitrim Observer.