Councillors to oppose plans for south Sligo to lose a Council seat

Councillors in south and west Sligo say they will oppose plans to reduce the number of seats in their area for future local elections.

It follows the new local electoral boundary commission report out last week.

It proposes to reduce the number of Councillors in Ballymote Tubbercurry from 8 members to seven.

FF Cllr Joe Queenan is the new Cathaoirleach of this Municipal District and he says this decision is a huge blow for rural county Sligo: