Call for installation of CCTV cameras at Sligo cemetery

Distress over flowers taken from graves

Sligo News File

Security looks likely to be stepped up at Sligo cemetery following reports that items have been removed from graves in the ground.

A caller to the local radio station recently spoke of the distress of families over flowers and objects allegedly being taken from graves of deceased relatives.

Saying she had launched a petition requesting action on the issue, the caller added that it was “hard lines when our deceased loved ones can’t rest in peace.”

Now, the county council is to be asked to install CCTV cameras at the cemetery.

The request in the name of Cllr. Tom MacSharry is down for discussion at the next meeting of Borough District of Sligo Municipal on Monday.

 At the same meeting, motion submitted by Councillor Declan Bree is to ask that the Council indicate what action it has taken “to protect No’s 16 and 17 High Street, Sligo, (both buildings which are included in the Councils Record of Protected Structures).”