Borough District of Sligo July Meeting

Borough District of Sligo Meeting - 20th July

Borough District of Sligo Meeting - 20th July

Report on meeting 20th July.


  • Councillor Rosaleen O'Grady (Mayor),
  • Councillor Declan Bree,
  • Councillor Arthur Gibbons,
  • Councillor Tom MacSharry,
  • Councillor Sinead Maguire,
  • Councillor Gino O'Boyle

Recent meeting: 

Monday 20th July, Council Chamber, County Hall, Riverside

Meeting agenda: 

Agenda of meeting of the Borough District of Sligo - Meeting Date 20/07/2020

Report on Meeting

Councillors were briefed on the positive impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) during the Covid emergency. The positioning and promotion of Sligo as a Smart City/County region has been given an unexpected boost by the acceleration of ‘all things digital’, as people who may have been reticent about video conferencing and now well versed in the technology and in the new virtual meeting etiquette.

The following are some of the most prominent support initiatives put in place:­

  • Promotion of COVID message through website and social media
    • Published videos for the promotion of the COVID safety messaging
    • Over 50 COVID related posts during April on Facebook, twitter, Linkedln and lnstagram
  • Support for Community Response Forum - Enabled support for the Community Forum while staff worked from home.
    • Setup of Customer Relationship Management System for response desk
    • 50 Staff trained and set-up on the CRM for the new community response Department
    • Development and setup of call centre / response desk on CRM
    • Setup of multiple channels for the public to log queries with the call centre, e.g. phone, email, web form
    • Setup text message integration to take queries into the CRM
    • Development of reports from CRM for management use
    • Submission of daily statistics to the Taoiseach's office each evening
  • Online / Virtual Meetings - Allowed for meetings to be carried out using video conference software.
  • Setup and support of facilities for Council meetings at IT Sligo to enable compliance with social distancing.


BoroughDistrictMD2_Meeting 20thJuly Nigel Carter discussing Sligo County Council's proposed Digital Strategy
BoroughDistrictMD3_Meeting 20thJuly