Labour Party leader ‘taken aback’ at number of derelict buildings in Sligo

The leader of the Labour Party says he is ‘profoundly taken aback’ by the number of derelict buildings, houses and shops in Sligo.

Alan Kelly was speaking while on a visit to Sligo yesterday afternoon during which he met with local party members and officials.

It was one of his first visits outside Dublin or his home county of Tipperary since the Covid pandemic struck.

Speaking to Ocean FM News, Deputy Kelly, a former senator, European Parliament member and government minister, said the issue of derelict buildings in Sligo is alarming.