Minister confirms site of new Garda Station in Caltragh

Minister Charlie Flanagan has confirmed that Sligo’s new Garda Station is to be based in Caltragh.

Speaking exclusively to Ocean FM News this lunchtime, the Minister confirmed that the contracts to acquire the new site are being signed in the coming days.

It was confirmed in 2015 that Sligo would get a new Regional Headquarters and the new building has long been sought by rank and file members in Sligo who have staged walkouts over conditions at the station.

Speaking from Athlone, Minister Flanagan says the work can now progress with the acquisition of this site in a key location:

Fine Gael Sligo Leitrim TD Tony McLoughlin is welcoming this long-awaited news: