Updated: 31/10/16 : 08:52:57
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Council temporary outdoor staff have contracts extended

Cathoirleach of South and West Sligo Municipal District Cllr Dara Mulvey has welcomed the news the 12 temporary outdoor Sligo County Council workers are to be give an extension of their contracts.

Cllr Mulvey told Sligo Today, "I'm delighted to be informed that following representations to the Minister the 12 temporary outdoor staff have been approved by the Department to have their contracts renewed for a further 4 months.

"I have seen at first hand the great works they along with our permanent outdoor staff have carried out over last few months.

"I have stated at recent meetings of Sligo County Council along with the Cathaoirleach Cllr Hubert  Keaney that regular contacts with the Minister and his Dept officials were made highlighting the need to keep these workers on outdoor projects in Sligo especially coming into the winter months.

"It's good news that the Minister and his Department have granted our request," concluded Cathoirleach Mulvey.