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Independent Sligo Councillor, Declan Bree, is to contest the general election. He is Sligo’s longest serving councillor after being first elected to the local authority in 1974, retaining his seat each time and also ran in the 2016 general election as an Independent, previously being a Labour TD from 1992…

A group of cllrs from the Sligo Town Standhill area are seeking the restoration of Sligo Borough Council. Independent Cllr Declan Bree, People Before Profit Cllr Gino O Boyle, Sinn Fein Cllr Chris MacManus and Fianna Fail Cllr Rosaleen O’ Grady put forward a joint motion at the inaugural meeting…

Works are due to start on the refurbishment of the Gate Lodge at Doorly Park in Sligo town next month. It’s expected the building will add to the growing tourism potential of the area after a new pontoon jetty was opened in Doorly Park earlier this month. Two years ago,…

Sligo municipal councillors want to know why Sligo Town has not been chosen among those where a poll will take place next May or whether or not a mayor should be directly elected by the people. Such a vote will take place in Cork, Galway, Waterford and Limerick. Sligo Municipal…

A Sligo councillor says the ongoing issue of access to Inishmurray Island off the coast of North Sligo is ‘being turned into a political football.’ Independent Alliance Councillor Marie Casserly was speaking at this week’s meeting of councillors from Sligo Municipal District after she came under pressure to arrange a…

Sligo County Council is to call on the government to end the Direct Provision system for asylum seekers. It’s after a proposal from Independent Socialist Councillor Declan Bree who described the system, as ‘inhumane.’ He says hundred of children born in Direct Provision centres have known no other type of…