Mayor MacSharry outlines housing and the cost of living crisis as key priorities for the year ahead

Sligo’s housing situation and the promise of vigorous campaigning for funds to provide targeted supports to those most in need were two of Cllr Tom McSharry’s priorities as Cathaoirleach of Sligo/Strandhill MD during the year ahead.


The Fianna Fail councillor was unanimously selected as mayor at this morning’s meeting of councillors from the Sligo/Strandhill municipal district.


Cllr Tom MacSharry succeeds outgoing mayor, Sinn Fein Councillor Arthur Gibbons


He was proposed by his party colleague Cllr O’Grady and seconded by. Cllr Declan Bree


The newly elected Mayor said there is plenty to be positive about going forward into the year ahead. Highlighting the tourism and recreation sector here in Sligo, and the announcements of the purchase of Lough Gill Distillery by global spirits company Sazerac.


Meanwhile, Cllr Rosaleen O’Grady was selected this morning the new deputy mayor.

She was proposed for the position by outgoing major Cllr Gibbons and was seconded by Independent Socialist Cllr Declan Bree


After the formal handing over of the mayoral chain of office, Cllr MacSharry gave his reaction to Ocean FM News and elaborated on two of his priorities for the coming year.