Protest over Enniscrone 5G mast at councillors’ meeting in Tubbercurry

More than 30 people protested in Tubbercurry yesterday afternoon against a proposed twenty-two metre 5G mast in the west Sligo town of Enniscrone.

They gathered at the entrance to Sligo County Council’s offices in Teach Laighne, where councillors from the Ballymote/Tubbercurry/West Sligo area gathered for a meeting.

5G is the latest in mobile technology and the successor to 4G, which is currently on phone networks in Ireland.

It’s understood planning permission is being sought for about six such masts throughout the county. Those opposed claim the health affects of the masts are unknown or unclear.

One of the protesters in Tubbercurry, Michael Moyles, told Ocean FM News how they planned to appeal the decision to grant planning permission for the Enniscrone mast to An Bord Pleanala.