Closure of Sligo Vet Lab would leave no service west of Shannon

There are calls for further clarification on the future of the District Veterinary Lab in Sligo.

A working group report commissioned by the Department of Agriculture last year is recommending the closure of the Sligo lab as a possible option.

There are 6 labs around the country at present and the report suggests that only the Kildare, Cork and Athlone facilities should remain.

This week, the Department confirmed to Ocean FM News that a review is underway and consultations on the recommendations are ongoing with staff but no decision has yet been made.

JP Cowley, Chair of the IFA in Sligo says it would leave no such service west of the Shannon: