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Sligo councillors are calling for housing grants to be increased because of rising building costs.   At this week’s monthly meeting of the council yesterday, councillors pointed out that the cost of building materials and labour had gone up by more than 60%.   In a motion, Cllrs Michael Clarke,…

The damaging of a defibrillator in Ballymote is been strongly condemned by a local Councillor.   Gardaí are investigating an incident of criminal damage after a defibrillator was damaged in the town. The device located at Community Library and was damaged on Halloween night, the 31st of October.   No…

A south Sligo councillor is calling for an ATM to be installed in the Credit Union building in Ballymote.   The town now has no 24-hour ATM because of the closure of the Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank branches in the town.   The Credit Union is now in…

  A Sligo Councillor is raising issues with the waiting time for people availing of the Warmer Home Scheme.   A backlog with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) means some are waiting upwards of two years for essential works to be carried out in their home.   The…

It’s expected that Fianna Fáil Councillor, Paul Taylor will succeed Dara Mulvey as Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council today.   The appointment is expected to be confirmed at the AGM of the local authority which will commence at 10 a.m.   The Ballymote Tubbercurry Councillor is the most likely to…

The death has taken place of the Former Sligo Councillor and Mayor, Padraig Branley.   Padraig Branley was a native of Glencar and first elected to Sligo Borough Council in 1994 and Sligo County Council in 1999.   He was elected Mayor of Sligo in 1998 and Cathaoirleach of Sligo…

A Sligo councillor says it would be a major mistake if people in the north west were to think that difficulties currently being experienced by the aviation industry applied only to Shannon or Dublin.   Sligo County Council Cathaoirleach Cllr. Dara Mulvey says Ireland West Airport and the airport at…