Businesses need to advertise along major roads, councillor says

A Sligo councillor has hit out at restrictions being imposed on businesses that want to advertise along major roads such as the N17 from Collooney to Charlestown.

South Sligo Fianna Fail Councillor Jerry Lundy says some businesses have been asked to take down not only advertising signs but even flags as well.

He says the restrictions are being enforced by the county council at the behest of Transport Infrastructure Ireland, formerly the National Roads Authority.

Councillor Lundy says businesses must be allowed to advertise if they are to survive.

And he says the council itself and local communities benefits from this as these businesses pay rates.