Local councillor calls for bona fide of beggars to be examined

A Sligo Cllr is calling for a multiagency meeting over the legitimacy of beggars in Sligo town.


The call comes as a similar meeting which is due to take place in Letterkenny next week regarding the issue.


There’s ongoing concern that some of those begging on the streets of the North West may be disingenuous.


People Before Profit Cllr Gino O’Boyle says there are many people locally who are in genuine need of help but unfortunately, there’s also a cohort who are masquerading as homeless and he says that must be tackled: