Sligo councillor says building new Garda station makes more sense than refurbishing current building

A local Councillor says the list of issues that need to be addressed in refurbishing the current Sligo Garda Station just ‘goes on and on.’

Independent Councillor Marie Casserly says there is an Office of Public Works requirement for the long term storage of seized vehicles which is currently costing a substantial amount each year.

She says if the new station was to built at the Caltragh site that had been earmarked for a new Garda station, there would be enough space for a new vehicle storage area, significantly reducing costs.

Councillor Casserly believes there would be a substantial saving in the long term by building a new station.