Curry Moylough Community Playground forced to close

Another South Sligo play ground has had to close it’s gates In the lead up to the festive period due to the lack of insurance for the facility.

The deepening crisis when it comes to the lack of insurance options for community groups was highlighted once again in recent days with confirmation that Curry Moylough Community playgrounds have had to close their gates due to the committee’s failure in securing funding.

Susie McDonagh is involved with the project, she says several members of the Community worked have worked hard in a voluntary capacity to get the project off the ground over a number of years:


So fast forward to December 2019 and unfortunately the company that insured the facility last year had exited the market and despite extensive efforts the committee have not been able to find a replacement:


Local General Election candidate Nessa Cosgrove says that the Labour party has come up with a possible solution to tackle the high cost of insurance that has led to the cancellation of numerous community projects, festivals and markets in many of our towns and cities across the country.

The solution the Labour Party has come up with would expand the remit of Irish Public Bodies (IPB) Insurance to provide affordable public liability insurance to community groups and events that otherwise couldn’t afford it.

Speaking earlier to OceanFM news Nessa Cosgrove says the situation where several community groups find themselves in when it comes to securing insurance cover is simply just not good enough: