Government finally yields to pressure and sanctions new garda headquarters for Sligo

Contracts to be signed within days.

Sligo News File.

The government has finally yielded to years of pressure and given the go-ahead for a new garda headquarters in Sligo.

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said a site for the building had been found at Caltragh and contracts would be signed within a few days.

Existing Sligo Garda Headquarters on Pearse Road

The announcement follows a long campaign during which conditions at the existing garda structure at Pearse Road were repeatedly
condemned as unfit for purpose.

At one stage gardai walked out of the building in protest over the state of the premises.

Meanwhile, Sligo-based company Kilcawley construction has secured the €8.3 million  contract for the revamp of the garda station in Athlone.