Hayes steps down as CEO of Sligo County Council

Leaving to take up university role in the United States.

Sligo News File.

Ciaran Hayes

Sligo County Council chief executive Ciaran Hayes has resigned to take up a fellowship with an American university.

Dublin-born Hayes has headed up the council’s managerial operations for the last six years since his appointment as CEO in 2014 when he succeeded former county manager Hubert Kearns

Signing off at a meeting of the authority, Hayes praised the contribution of voluntary and business groups in the town and county, and also acknowledged the input of staff and councillors to the running of the council. He also paid tribute to his wife, Joan and family for their support during his tenure as chief executive in the area.

Sligo, he said, had seen a ‘transformation’ in recent years. What had been achieved was “extraordinary.” 

Hayes heard tributes from the chairman, Dara Mulvey and other councillors, with all joining in wishing him well in his career ahead.