Minister for Local Government Simon Coveney: met with Ciarán Hayes, chief executive of Sligo County Council on September 21st to discuss staffing crisis. Photograph: Alan Betson

The battle to save Sligo’s three libraries will gather momentum on Monday morning when county councillors unanimously back a Section 140 motion forci(...)

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Simon Coveney has been urged to rethink the Government’s attitude to local authority debt.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The chief executive of Sligo County Council has warned that he may be forced to close two of the county’s three branch libraries. Ciarán Hayes said (...)

Sligo’s losses don’t include whatever the council will have to pay in legal fees from the Lissadell House case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A local government auditor has questioned why loss-making Sligo County Council spent €15,000 sending a four-person delegation to the US on an eight-da(...)

Sligo county councillor Séamus (Séamie) O’Boyle,  who has died after apparently suffering a heart attack while driving

Tributes have been paid to Sligo county councillor Seamus (Seamie) O’Boyle who has died suddenly after apparently suffering a heart attack while drivi(...)

Lissadell House in Sligo: the council has already paid its own legal bill of €2 million but has been directed by the Supreme Court to pay 75 per cent of the owners’ costs, estimated at between €6 million to €8 million

Sligo County Council has unanimously passed a motion calling on the Government to pay its share of the legal costs of the owners of Lissadell House i(...)

Minister for Local Government Alan Kelly: his department has already signalled its unhappiness with a recently submitted 10 year financial plan from Sligo County Council. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Sligo County Council is facing cuts to its library services, the shutdown of its motor tax offices and further redundancies as it prepares for a meeti(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has made it clear he does not wish ‘to close down Sligo County Council’, elected members have been told. Image: Google Street View

Marese McDonagh Taoiseach Enda Kenny has made it clear he does not wish “to close down Sligo County Council”, elected members have been told.Amid spec(...)

 Lissadell House in Sligo, owned by Constance Cassidy and Eddie Walsh. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to re-open Sligo’s Lissadell House and Gardens to the public on Friday, five years after it closed due to a legal dispute over(...)

Lissadell House: council faces major legal bill after losing case on rights of way

If Sligo County Council was a property developer, it would almost certainly be in Nama now. The council has accumulated a staggering deb(...)

O’Connell Street in Sligo is set to be reordered in an attempt to afford more space to pedestrians. Photograph: James Connolly

Sligo rightly sees itself as the “capital of the northwest”, easily outpacing Enniskillen. With a royal charter granted in 1613, it defines its(...)