Sligo Borough Council (SBC) elected members are among a group of town and borough councillors that have made an 11th-hour plea to Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan not to abolish their local authority. SBC has been in existance for 400 years since it was granted a Royal Charter by King James I in 1613.
The publication of long-delayed plans for local government reform is expected next week. The Minister is due to address the annual conference of the Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland (AMAI), which represents town, borough and city councils, in Ballinasloe, Co Galway tonight, Friday 14 September.
STREET PROTESTS now seem certain in Sligo once the scale of planned HSE cutbacks is confirmed in Home Help supports. See SligoToday.ie 10/9/12
Trade union SIPTU held meetings with Home Helps in Sligo and Tubbercurry yesterday (Monday).
Chop and Slash
There are growing fears that the scale of HSE chop-and-slash could be significantly greater even than first announced only a fortnight ago.