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Sligo county councillors observed a minutes silence this afternon for Jo Cox, the British MP who was shot and stabbed to death. Jo Cox was attending a constituency clinic when she was brutally attacked. The minutes silence was proposed at this afternoon’s annual meeting of the council by outgoing cathaoirleach…

A significant parking area at a planned new cemetery in Ballisodare in county Sligo is key to the development along the busy N59 Ballina road. Sligo County Council approved planning for the new cemetery in March at Abbeytown between Ballisodare and Corhownagh Church. It’s being developed by the Ballisodare Parish…

The issue of the closure of an aquatic based sports adventure business in Trawane Bay on Lough Gill was raised at this week’s monthly meeting of Sligo County Council. The SUPforall stand up paddling business, owned by David O’Hara, was served with a closure order last month over planning issues.…

Sligo has been chosen as the European Volunteering Capital for 2017. Winners for the past three years were Barcelona, Lisbon and London. The CEO of Sligo County Council Ciaran Hayes told a meeting this morning that it is the first time an urban centre with the population of Sligo has…

Sligo County Council is facing a bill of more than a quarter million euro from Revenue. It arises because the council did not believe it was responsible for VAT arising from arrangements with contractors to carry out work on unfinished housing developments under a special government scheme. The actual VAT…