Sligo is leading the way when it comes to promoting the use of digital technology for remote working.
Earlier this year, Junior Minister Seán Canney TD launched the Smart Community initiative in Tubbercurry, in south Sligo, the first of its kind in Ireland.
The Smart Community initiative is to enable communities all over Ireland to discover and experience what is possible with digital technology and content.
The aim is to expose communities to digital content and technology and support people in discovering the value of using digital in their daily lives.
Last month, Tubbercurry hosted a Grow Remote Conference that featured speakers from across Europe and America.
The conference highlighted the opportunities that exist for remote working in Ireland and the benefits it can bring to employees, employers and local communities.
It was a theme echoed at last week’s meeting of Sligo County Council which agreed to a motion calling for public employers and government bodies to allow their employees to work remotely on a full time or part time basi.
The motion was proposed by Fianna Fail councillor and election candidate, Paul Taylor.