Councillor calls for reintroduction of decentralisation programme

A Sligo councillor is calling for the government to reintroduce its decentralisation programme.

Some years ago, under the programme, it was hoped to bring workers from Dublin to towns in areas such as the north west by moving government departments from the capital.

However, the take-up among workers resulted in the programme being largely abandoned.

Now, Fianna Fail Councillor and election candidate Seamus Kilgannon says reintroducing the programme would help solve a number of problems.