Monday 23 October 2017

Council disappointed with court decision

County Manager Ciaran Hayes
County Manager Ciaran Hayes

County Manager Ciaran Hayes has expressed his disappointment at the Supreme Court decision on costs.

The council is facing a legal bill of around €8 million arising from the Lissadell case.

In the immediate aftermath of the judgement Mr Hayes said: "While the existence of a public right of way has been established over a portion of the lands, I wish to express my disappointment at today's Supreme Court decision, which brings to an end a difficult chapter in Sligo.

"At this time, my only other public comment is to express my desire that Lissadell House and lands would continue for the benefit of current and future generations of people in Sligo and the North West region."

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