Group of Sligo councillors call for restoration of Sligo Borough Council

A group of cllrs from the Sligo Town Standhill area are seeking the restoration of Sligo Borough Council.

Independent Cllr Declan Bree, People Before Profit Cllr Gino O Boyle, Sinn Fein Cllr Chris MacManus and Fianna Fail Cllr Rosaleen O’ Grady put forward a joint motion at the inaugural meeting of the Borough District of Sligo.

They say former Borough and Town councils were the most efficient, competent and effective part of the Irish local government system.

They are also calling for a directly elected Mayor with executive powers.

Fianna Fail Cllr Rosaleen O’ Grady says abolishing the town councils was a backwards move by Minister Phil Hogan at the time.

Fianna Fail Cllr Tom MacSharry has also been vocal on the issue in the past and says the abolition of the towns and borough councils has been a outright failure.