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An Independent Sligo Councillor says if the Council collected rates on vacant commercial properties and introduced a refund and incentive scheme it would to the creation of new businesses.   Councillor Declan Bree says such a scheme could potentially generate between €500,000 and €750,000 a year for the local authority.…

The construction contract for the National Surf Centre of Excellence in Strandhill, Co. Sligo has been signed.   The €2.7m facility is being funded by Sligo County Council, Failte Ireland and the Department of Rural and Community Development.   It will cater for local and international surfers providing start of…

Plans for the construction of new Surf Centre of Excellence in Strandhill in County Sligo has received a major boost with an additional grant of €321,468 from Failte Ireland.   The project had been delayed due to increased costs but this additional funding will enable the project to proceed as…

A Sligo councillor says he has ‘significant concerns’ over the maintenance of navigational lights and aids in Sligo Harbour. Independent Socialist Councillor Declan Bree told a meeting of councillors from Sligo Borough Municipal District that many of the lights are not working. The meeting heard that navigational aids are checked…

The death has occurred of a former mayor of Sligo, John Harrison. A Fianna Fail councillor, he was a former member of Sligo Corporation, later Sligo Borough Council, a former secretary of Feis Shligigh and a former principal of Ballinode Community College. He was also among those accorded the town’s…

A group of Sligo councillors have submitted a motion to the Western Regional Health Forum calling on the Minister for Health to ensure all medical positions at St. Cecelia’s School are fully staffed.   Fianna Fail councillor, Donal Gilroy, Fine Gael’s Dara Mulvey and Independent Socialist Councillor, Declan Bree met…

Sligo county councillors have unanimously passed a motion calling for a garda investigation into alleged postal voter fraud in the Ballymote/Tubbercurry/West Sligo area before the last local election.   The motion was put forward at yesterday’s meeting of the council by Independent Socialist Councillor Declan Bree and was seconded by…