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Sligo's IBYE National Finalist meets with An Taoiseach

Sligo's IBYE National Finalist meets with An Taoiseach

LEO Sligo’s entrant in the IBYE National Final explains the benefits of ‘Stablelab’ to Sheelagh Daly, Head of Enterprise, LEO Wicklow and An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, T.D.

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Minister Coveney ‘turns the sod’ on Fr O’Flanagan Housing Scheme

Minister Coveney ‘turns the sod’ on Fr O’Flanagan Housing Scheme

Minister for Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government Simon Coveney, TD, visited Sligo on Friday 17th February to ‘turn the sod’ on the Fr O’Flanagan Housing Scheme. The Minister was welcomed by the Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney, Chief Executive Ciarán Hayes, public representatives and members of the project team. The main contractors for the 22 unit scheme are Brendan Sammon (Aughnasheelin) Ltd. Ballinamore.

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Hawk’s Well in line for Revamp with Capital Funding Announcement
Hawk’s Well in line for Revamp with Capital Funding Announcement

Hawk’s Well in line for Revamp with Capital Funding Announcement

The Hawk's Well Theatre has been successful in securing €550,000 in capital funding. The news has been announced by The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, today.

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Council Digest January 2017

Council Digest January 2017

Sligo has been designated as European Volunteering Capital for 2017.

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Tributes Paid to Councillor Sean MacManus

Tributes Paid to Councillor Sean MacManus

Sligo County Council’s elected members and staff paid tributes to Councillor Sean MacManus, who announced his retirement at the February meeting of the Council after 23 years service.

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Austrian Ambassador Visits County Hall
Austrian Ambassador Visits County Hall
Austrian Ambassador Visits County Hall

Austrian Ambassador Visits County Hall

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney welcomed the Austrian Ambassador to Ireland Dr. Thomas Nader to County Hall on Thursday 2nd February.

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Queen Maeve Tourism Award

Queen Maeve Tourism Award

Sligo County Council’s ‘Queen Maeve Trail - Knocknarea’ has been short-listed for a major Irish Tourism Industry Award in 2017 in the category of ‘Best Local Authority Tourism Innovation’

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Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2017

Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2017

Sligo County Council in conjunction with the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs are now inviting applications for the ‘Built Heritage Investment Scheme’ (BHIS) for 2017.

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Structures at Risk Fund 2017

Structures at Risk Fund 2017

Sligo County Council in conjunction with the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs are now inviting applications for the ‘Structures at Risk Fund’ (SRF) for 2017.

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Housing Assistance Payment Scheme helps 211 households in Sligo find Housing in 2016.

As part of meeting the Government’s ambitious “Rebuilding Ireland” target for the Housing Assistance Payment scheme (HAP) of securing housing for 12,000 households nationally in 2016, 211 households on the housing list in Sligo County Council have found long-term housing through HAP in 2016. Since November 2015 when HAP began in Sligo County Council more than 220 households have found housing through the scheme.

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European Volunteering Capital 2017 Launched
European Volunteering Capital 2017 Launched
European Volunteering Capital 2017 Launched

European Volunteering Capital 2017 Launched

European Volunteering Capital 2017 launched with call for people across Ireland to volunteer their time — and skills — to help others

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€0.7 MILLION TO HELP BUILD POSITIVE RELATIONS

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney has welcomed the announcement of significant EU funding by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme to help build positive relations. Approximately €773,000 has been offered to Sligo County Council under the Programme.

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Cathaoirleach Attends NW Hospice Fundraiser

Cathaoirleach Attends NW Hospice Fundraiser

Cathaoirleach Councillor Hubert Keaney recently attended a ‘Stroll at the Track’ fundraising event in aid of NW Hospice.

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Presentation to Councillor MacManus from LCDC

Presentation to Councillor MacManus from LCDC

The Sligo Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) made a presentation to outgoing Committee Chairman Councillor Sean MacManus.

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Sligo Entrepreneur reaches National Final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur Competition

Sligo Entrepreneur reaches National Final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur Competition

Local Enterprise Office Sligo has confirmed that Heinrich Anhold from Stablelab in Sligo has clinched a place in the national final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition in Dublin this March.

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Cathaoirleach Honours Fire Service Personnel
Cathaoirleach Honours Fire Service Personnel

Cathaoirleach Honours Fire Service Personnel

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney has honoured Sligo Fire Service personnel for their service over many years. At a ceremony in County Hall Members of Sligo and Enniscrone Units were presented with long-service certificates, and a special presentation was made to retained Fire-fighter Cyril McNamara who retired from the Service in 2016.

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Opinion Piece - Housing and Homelessness

Opinion Piece - Housing and Homelessness

Housing and homelessness are complex issues requiring informed discussion and detailed consideration. This Opinion seeks to contribute to such an informed discussion and add balance to the many populist statements that have tended to present the issues in very simplistic and sometimes inaccurate and ill-informed terms.

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Save the Date 27th Jan 2017

Save the Date 27th Jan 2017

Sligo has been designated as European Volunteering Capital for 2017. It is an enormous achievement for Sligo to be selected to host a European Capital event which has National and International Significance.

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Over €9.5 Million Allocated for Sligo’s Roads

Over €9.5 Million Allocated for Sligo’s Roads

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has advised Sligo County Council that it has allocated funding of €9,589,739 which will enable the Authority to progress a number of major road schemes in 2017, including:

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Council Digest December 2016

Council Digest December 2016

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney hosted a ceremony in County Hall to honour the winners in the Cathaoirleach’s Awards 2016. The Awards scheme was introduced to acknowledge the contribution of volunteers across a wide range of local activity.

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Major Award for Sligo Engineer
Major Award for Sligo Engineer
Major Award for Sligo Engineer
Major Award for Sligo Engineer

Major Award for Sligo Engineer

A major national award has been won by a local chartered engineer, Gary Salter, Senior Executive Engineer with Sligo County Council, who has been presented with Engineers Ireland, Excellence Award in the Heritage and Conservation category for his work on Culfadda Bridge. The Awards are sponsored by the Office of Public Works and the presentation ceremony was held in the InterContinental Hotel Dublin.

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Roger Eames Road
Roger Eames Road
Roger Eames Road
Roger Eames Road
Roger Eames Road

Roger Eames Road

Mayor of Sligo Municipal District Councillor Marie Casserly welcomed members of the Eames family to the official naming of the ‘Roger Eames’ Road in Ballydoogan on Saturday. The opening ceremony was followed by a reception hosted by the Mayor in City Hall, which was attended by Eames family and friends, local Councillors, representatives of St Mary’s GAA Club and Sligo Community Games.

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