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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 CEO and cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council have both voiced concern over the rising cost of building materials and the consequences of that for the local authority.   Chief executive Martin Lydon said the 35% increase in the cost of building materials will ultimately impact on the buying power…

  The murder of the Conservative MP Sir David Amess has shocked many people over the last week. Back in June 2016, Jo Cox, the British Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP), died after being shot and stabbed multiple times in West Yorkshire. So the safety of politicians is being…

A major fundraising event staged in Sligo yesterday to help raise awareness around men’s mental health.   The event which was coordinated by the Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council, Paul Taylor, and was ran in partnership with Sligo County Council and took place on the new stretch of the N4…

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council is calling for a government scheme to be introduced when it comes to the upgrading of domestic septic tank systems   Nationally 54 % of domestic septic tanks failed inspections last year.   The Environmental Protection Agency says 23% were a risk to human…