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€1 MILLION FUNDING CONDITIONAL ON A "REALISTIC AND ACHIEVABLE" PLAN

IT HAS EMERGED in the Dail that Sligo County Council is the only local authority in the country required to submit a long term financial plan which is agreeable to the Department of the Environment and...

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EXORBITANT ADMINISTRATION COSTS OF CRANMORE REGENERATION

IT WAS REVEALED in the Dail last week that Council expenditure on the administration of Sligo’s Cranmore Regeneration project has risen significantly. United Left T.D. Joan Collins in a Parliamentary...

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LABOUR IN PANIC OVER WATER CHARGES

“THE LABOUR PARTY today is in an obvious panic over the water charges – and they have every reason to be.  Labour’s infamous advertisements during the last general election specifically named the Fine...

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LABOUR ACCUSED AT MAY DAY CEREMONY

THE LABOUR PARTY in particular stands condemned for helping to impose a vicious austerity programme which has forced ordinary people to pay the debts of rogue bankers, speculators and developers, Cllr...

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HOGAN KICKS TO TOUCH ON COUNCIL €15 MILLION BAILOUT

THE MINISTER FOR the Environment, Community and Local Government Mr Phil Hogan has given no indication that he will provide Sligo County Council with a bailout of €15 million which has been sought by...

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EDUCATION MINISTER WILL NOT ACCEDE TO GAELSCOIL REQUEST

THE MINISTER FOR Education and Skills Mr Ruairi Quinn T.D. has told the Dail that the management of Sligo’s Gaelscoil has been advised that his Department is not in a position to accede to the school’s...

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COUNCILLOR DECLAN BREE SAYS THANK YOU

I WISH TO thank everyone who supported my Election campaign.   I was delighted with the result and I wish to extend my sincere gratitude to everyone who voted for me.   Topping the poll has been a...

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BREE WELCOMES GAELSCOIL DECISION

I WARMLY WELCOME the decision of the Department of Education to sanction the appointment of a second teacher for junior infants in Sligo’s gaelscoil and I wish to pay tribute to the Principal Mícheál Ó...

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NEWLY ELECTED COUNCIL FACES SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGES

SPEAKING AT THE inaugural meeting of the newly elected County Council Cllr Declan Bree said: "Today it is commonly agreed that the Irish local government system is the most constrained, narrow-based...

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SLIGO MUNICIPAL DISTRICT CALLS FOR WITHDRAWL OF WATER TAX

AT IT’S INAUGURAL meeting the Sligo Municipal District Committee suspended standing orders to consider and adopt an emergency motion calling on the Government to repeal the water tax legislation. The...

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