Sligo Councillor hopeful rural areas will be included in Local Hackney scheme

A Sligo Councillor is hopeful rural areas in county Sligo will be included in the Local Hackney Pilot Scheme.

The scheme is a grant-aided pilot programme that aims to assist in the provision of part-time local hackney services in designated rural areas which cannot support a full time taxi or hackney operation.

Manorhamilton and Elphin have been previously included in the pilot scheme.

Speaking to Ocean FM, Councillor Michael Clarke believes the scheme would of benefit to the rural communities and night time economy of Sligo: