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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…

Concerns over the lack of local authority housing in locations in North Leitrim such as Kinlough and Tullaghan will be aired at the October monthly meeting of the Manorhamilton Municipal District of Leitrim Council on Monday next.   As a result of job losses and the financial effects of Covid…

More than €1.6 million has been allocated for housing in County Donegal. The money will help refurbish social housing units in the county and re-let to individuals and families struggling with homelessness or who are on the social housing list. Agriculture Minister and Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue says it will…