25 new jobs confirmed at new Lidl store in Sligo Town

A new Lidl store at Finisklin road in Sligo is to create up to 25 permanent new jobs in the town and more during the building phase.

Planning permission for the new store, based just off the inner relief road in Sligo town, was granted by Sligo county council this week and will see a modern new build which Lidl say is more environmentaly friendly.

It will consist of a supermarket and off licence as well as 137 new parking spaces.

In a statement to Ocean FM Lidl confirmed the development will also incorporate the refurbishment of the existing Mill Building on the site which is a protected structure as well as the inclusion of a high specification large Urban Realm area which the community will benefit from.

The company also confirmed that the existing Lidl store on the Cranmore road will not be affected and will continue to trade as normal.

There is no confirmed date yet for when the works will begin or when the new store will open.



A Donegal TD has hit out at government plans to sell AIB shares to private investors.

Sinn Fein finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty says the idea is tantamount to selling the Irish people something they already own.

In a statement deputy Doherty said this is a bank the people bailed out with over €20bn of their money. It has only just started paying out a dividend and should not be sold.

He’s reiterated his call for the proposed sale to be abandoned saying it is the wrong decision to sell any part of the bank.