Major Sligo Town development hopes to attract post-Brexit business

A law firm in Sligo is hoping for a post-Brexit influx of businesses from the North to a major new development in the centre of Sligo town.

Work on a new development by Damien Tansey and Sons in the centre of Sligo town is set to start in the coming days creating 100 jobs.


Damien Tansey and Sons have acquired the old ESB building on the corner of Castle Street and Thomas Street.

Ciaran Tansey told Ocean FM News today that they have outgrown their base on Castle Street and when the old ESB building came on the market recently they successfully explored the option of acquiring it.

He says 100 jobs will be created immediately with construction set to start in the coming days.

However, he says more knock-on jobs will be created for the wider community:

However, the overall plan is much bigger and the Tansey firm plan to and say they are quite confident they can attract Brexiteers to the North West region creating a kind of a financial hub and cluster of businesses.

Ciaran Tansey told Ocean FM News that Brexit will provide opportunities for locations like Sligo and with this development they hope to seize those opportunities:

The Tansey firm hopes to move into the new building by the end of the year on the first floor doubling their workforce but they say efforts to attract businesses to the bottom floor units are ongoing.