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A Sligo councillor and businessman says a report on commercial vacancy rates highlights the need to continue to invest in towns. West Sligo Independent Councillor Joe Queenan says the challenge for businesses is now being made greater by the Covid-19 restrictions, particularly for places like Enniscrone where he is based…

Between 15% and 17% of commercial buildings in the north west are vacant. County Sligo still has the highest commercial vacancy rate in the country while both Donegal’s and Leitrim’s vacancy rates are rising. These figures, released today, come from GeoDirectory, which was jointly established by An Post and Ordnance…

County Sligo has again emerged as the county with the highest rate of empty shops and offices in the country. And when it comes to towns in the country, Ballybofey in County Donegal tops the vacancy rate. The latest GeoDirectory analysis of commercial vacancy rates for the second quarter of…