Easkey group protests outside Sligo council offices

About 20 people gathered outside the headquarters of Sligo County Council this morning to protest over what they say is pollution of a river and ‘destruction’ of a special area of conservation in the village of Easkey, in West Sligo

The protest took place as councillors gathered for their April monthly meeting of the council.

The protesters are also raising questions about the use of an allocation of €80,000 from the council for a proposed wildflower project in Easkey.

One of those protesting, Carmel Gordon, says they want the special area of conservation cleaned up and pollution of the Easkey river stopped.

She spoke to our reporter Therese Madden: