Sligo Councillor dies following road crash

People Before Profit member of local authority believed to have suffered a heart attack

Sligo News File Online.

A local councillor has died following a road crash in Sligo this evening.

Seamus O'Boyle 1Seamus (Seamie) O’Boyle is believed to have suffered a heart attack while driving. It is understood his vehicle veered off the road and crashed into a building at Temple Street. He was taken to the Sligo Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short while later.

The 57-year-old People Before Profit member of Sligo county council was elected to the authority in 2014.

Mr. O’Boyle was a long-time resident of the Forthill area of the town, where he lived with his family.

He was a prominent anti-water rates campaigner, and served as deputy chair of the Sligo Municipal District Council up to June this year.

He is survived by his wife and four grown up children