Jobs for Leitrim – Sligo struggles

Fears about Sligo’s economic and social future.

Sligo News File Online

The government supporting Fianna Fáil party is welcoming the announced €10m investment by VistaMed in Carrick-on-Shannon. SligoSligo-based party TD Marc MacSharry says the move, which will create 150 extra jobs, is testament to the talent and skills of the workforce in the North West region.

However, concern is growing over the absence or lack of industrial investment in Sligo town and county, where many have fears about the future of the area’s economic and social development.

Although more and more young people are being forced to migrate, there is little evidence of any political urgency to arrest the decline in activity across key fronts.

The area has four TDs – McSharry and Eamon Scanlon, Fianna Fail, Tony McLoughlin, Fine Gael and Martin Kenny, Sinn Fein.