Sligo Councillors expected to address 5G concerns

A discussion on controversial plans to erect 5G masts across County Sligo is due to take place at a meeting of Sligo County Council today.

A motion is being put forward by the seven councillors from the Ballymote/ Tubbercurry Municipal District of the local authority, asking for the council to oppose the roll-out and testing of 5G technology in the county.

It calls on ComReg to deny licencing for the introduction of 5G and is seeking the Minister for Communications to clarify the facts about the possible health implications from radiation emitted from the masts.

There are plans to erect the masts across several locations in the county, including one in Enniscrone where An Board Pleanala has turned down an appeal put forward by local residents there for the mast to be erected.

Demonstrations also took place last week by crèche workers outside the proposed site for a mast in Collooney.

Fine Gael Cllr Martin Connolly, who is one of those putting forward the motion, says he is hopeful they well get the support of other elected members.


The ‘Stop 5G Colloney group are protested outside of Sligo County Council Offices this morning

A Representative for the group, John Banks says the Council have to stall the construction of the masts