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A Leitrim Councillor says many rural communities are struggling to survive due to planning regulations. Fine Gael Councillor Sean McDermott fears the rules will prevent the likes of Leitrim from seeing a population increase as more people move out of urban centres due to remote working becoming more common place.…

Lidl have submitted planning permission for a new store in Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo.   The proposed investment of €6m aims to build a new store in the town bring the total to three in the county.  The new development will create a potential 35 new jobs and 80 through construction.…

A solution to the long running issues in relation to ‘one off’ planning permission in Leitrim could possibly be in the offering.   Ocean FM News understands that representatives of the EPA, Leitrim Council and officials from the Department of State with responsibility for Local Government and Planning will meet…

North West based members of the Green party have been challenged to step up to the plate and ensure that the issue of ‘one off planning in Leitrim’ is included in the ongoing government formation talks.   The call have been made by the Leitrim Fine Gael Councillor Sean McDermott.…

Difficulties in relation to planning permission in Leitrim could well impact on the success of the county’s economy emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic.   That’s according to the Sligo/Leitrim TD Martin Kenny. The Sinn Fein TD had introduced an amendment to the Local Government Act, which would permit local authorities…