Land near Summerhill College earmarked as site for new Sligo Garda Station

Land near Summerhill College in Sligo has been earmarked as a site for a new Garda Station.

The Public Accounts Committee was told yesterday that a new site for a station in Sligo town is needed, but in the short term remedial works are the preference.

Today is the fifth day that gardai have refused to enter the station on Pearse Road because they say it’s ‘unsafe’ and ‘overcrowded’.

John Barrett, who is head of HR with the Gardai, says he is hopeful the fourteen acre site will become available: