Additional funding for older people & those with disabilities in Sligo Budget

There will be an additional 350,000 Euro of funding available for older people and those with disabilities when it comes to upgrading their homes in the Sligo for the year ahead.

The County Council at yesterday’s annual Budget meeting added an additional 70,000 Euro to the fund, with matching funding to be included this will now bring the total budget to 1.9 million Euro.

The Council also decided not to increase rates payments at yesterday’s meeting.  Chairman of Sligo Council Martin Barker says any increase on rates would have a negative impact on the local economy.