Minister makes no promises on Sligo council’s finances

The CEO of Sligo County Council has been told to submit a new proposal to ease the financial burden on the council.

The current five year-plan sets a target for the Council to make a surplus of €1.6m by the end of this year and over €3.7m next year but a new viable plan would be considered by the department of local government.

Following meetings with Minister Simon Coveney, TDs from Sligo/Leitrim as well as members of the Independent Alliance were told dialogue must take place at an official and not political level.

Sligo County Council has confirmed to Ocean FM news that discussions are ongoing with the department regarding the county’s financial plan and it will make no further comment at this time.

Mayor of Sligo Independent Councillor Marie Casserly told Ocean FM the minister made no promises to her Independent Alliance colleagues.