NOAC National Survey Results

Sligo scores above average in national survey

Sligo scores above average in national survey

Sligo County Council has scored above average in a national survey over a range of categories: Satisfaction with the Local Authority, Openness and Transparency, Promotion of Economic Activity and, Doing a Good Job.

Council open and transparent

The survey was undertaken by the National Oversight and Audit Commission (NOAC) over a three-year period and covered all 31 Local Authorities.  Welcoming the results, Councillor Dara Mulvey, Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council, paid tribute to his fellow Councillors and staff and said the

‘results reflect the difficult decisions taken by Members in the interest of Sligo and the considerable effort and commitment of the Executive in the provision of relevant services to the wider community’. 

Council promotes economic activity

While echoing the sentiments, Ciarán Hayes, Chief Executive of the Council, cautioned against complacency stating that the Council cannot rest on its’ laurels and must constantly evolve and innovate if it’s to remain relevant to its’ community. 

‘If Sligo aspires to be a regional capital and growth centre and is to compete with other regional capitals, we must continually demonstrate leadership and creativity.  We must address fundamental issues of rural depopulation of recent years, build a sustainable economy and provide job opportunities in a good environment for the next generation rather than educating our youth for emigration’,

he said.

Satisfied with Council

He added that he was heartened by the results but emphasised that while

‘it indicated Sligo is going in the right direction, it is by no means the finished article and we still have work to do to develop a vibrant and sustainable urban centre with a good public realm, capitalise on our Smart City/County potential, address the very real Climate Change challenges, enhance our tourism offering and ensure social inclusion in all these matters’. 

Council satisfaction

The full National Oversight and Audit Commission (NOAC) report is available to download:

NOAC Satisfaction Survey 2020 (PDF) - 1,340 kbs  PDF

A summary infographic of surveys over the past three years is available to download:

Infographic Report 2018-2020 (PDF) - 2,445 kbs  PDF