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A Sligo Leitrim TD has described the governments housing for all programme as a missed opportunity to seriously tackle the housing crisis that is currently engulfing this country. Sinn Fein’s Martin Kenny says the plan will continue to lead rising house prices with developers set to construction a large number…

The lack of housing in Sligo is expected to be a dominant item on the agendas of upcoming council and municipal district meetings in the autumn of 2021.   Sligo/Drumcliffe Councillor Donal Gilroy earlier this year called for land that’s part of the strategic reserve to be rezoned and used…

Sligo 444%, Donegal 192% and Leitrim 266% — these are the massive percentage increases needed in housing delivery in the north west to meet targets in county development plans, according to recently-published figures. And despite the high figure in Sligo, it’s a particularly sensitive issue in Leitrim because of the…

A Leitrim councillor is calling for a refurbishment grant scheme to encourage the renovation of vacant houses as part of an effort to deal with what he says is a serious housing issue. About 315 properties in the Manorhamilton Municipal District of County Leitrim have been identified by the county…

Opponents of county council rent increases in Sligo say they are starting a campaign to highlight the issue. A number of protesters against the increases stood outside Sligo County Council’s headquarters at County Hall at Riverside in Sligo this morning as councillors gathered for their December monthly meeting. Protesters outside…

A Leitrim councillor is calling for a full report into the cost of failed housing estate developments in the county during the past 20 years. Independent Councilor Des Guckian is seeking a report into how much this has cost the local authority over the years and how it may have…