Councillor raises question on ‘unauthorised trading’ in Enniscrone

Wants to know ‘what action the Council’s enforcement section has taken’

Sligo News File Online

A West Sligo Councillor is calling on the county council to indicate the action taken by the Authority in relation to what he has described as “unauthorised trading in Enniscrone.”

Cllr. Joe Queenan
Cllr. Joe Queenan,
member, Sligo County Council

Enniscrone -based Fianna Fail member, Joe Queenan has submitted a notice of motion, scheduled to be considered at Monday’s meeting of the Ballymote – Tubbercurry Municipal District body, asking the council to outline “what action have the enforcement section taken regarding unauthorised trading” on the Main Street of the resort.

It is not clear where, on the Main Street, the alleged ‘unauthorised’ trading is occurring, or the frequency of such incidents. However, it is understood that the issue will be given an airing, with the councillor also expected to detail the extent to which the activity is affecting profits of regular traders, and the number of complaints, if any, residents and shoppers have made to him.

He is also seeking information about activity on the beach, asking the council to outline the number of licences it has issued to carry out commercial activity there this summer.

Cllr. Queenan, a former Chairman of the County Council, is the owner or occupier of Connect, a grocery outlet beside the Post Office. It and a small cattle feed and pet shop unit he also operates is on the Main Street. It is believed that he has recently acquired a retail outlet in Strandhill.

The Councillor, from nearby Lackenaslive, is an auctioneer, estate agent, property letting negotiator and farmer. He is a member of the Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim Education and Training Board. Recently, the Minister for Education, Jan O’Sullivan, appointed him to the Governing Body of the Sligo Institute of Technology. He also serves on a number of council bodies.

Monday’s meeting will also hear Tubbercurry-based councillors Jerry Lundy and Margaret Gormley call for the restoration of full local garda services, and gardai on the streets, to combat local crime.

Cllr. Eamon Scanlon, Fianna Fail, Sligo-Leitrim.
Cllr. Eamon Scanlon,
Fianna Fail, Sligo-Leitrim.

Cllr. Eamon Scanlon is seeking information on an extension to the cemetary at Lavagh.

Cllr. Michael Clarke is pressing for the inclusion of Dromore West in the name of the Municipal District body, at present known as the Municipal District of Ballymote – Tubbercurry