Sligo Councillors meeting in effort to pass budget for year ahead

Sligo county councillors are meeting around now for a second time this evening in an effort to pass a budget for the year ahead.

They failed to pass the budget last Monday after Fianna Fail Councillor Paul Taylor proposed that they do so.

The four councillors who formed a Pact with Fianna Fail — from Sinn Fein, People Before Profit and Independent Socialist — did not vote for Cllr Taylor’s proposal.

Fine Gael, which is not part of the majority Pact despite having the most councillors, insists it’s the duty of those in the Pact to pass a budget.

Speaking in advance of this evening’s meeting, Cllr Taylor appealed to all councillors to support the budget, adding that making difficult decisions was part of being responsible politicians.