Sligo Housing Action Group

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Sligo HAG

The Back Story

As we journey on here at Sligo Housing Action Group, pushing for change in Sligo’s’ derelict & vacant housing landscape we encounter the back stories. There are people working in the background trying to make a change. One case is Ronan Gilroy and the Savoy Cinema.  The Savoy is not an example of vacant housing …

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Integration! Integration! Integration!

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Integration (DCEDIY) headed by Minister Roderic O’Gorman oversee housing refugees and asylum seekers. Whatever options Roderic O’Gorman’s department produces to house our unfortunate migrants/asylum seekers can they include locals in the mix? The name of the department includes the word “Integration”. Like I said, “Integration, Integration, …

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Development Levy

The development levy is the money paid to the local Authority by a developer for infrastructure costs. Not necessarily the infrastructure costs of their development, mind you. Infrastructure costs include lighting, footpaths, and water. Here in Sligo, one of our unfinished developments is 16 houses in Calry. These houses are just idling on top of …

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Corporate Social Responsibility Versus Community Social Responsibility

We set up “Sligo Housing Action Group” in 2021 as a call to action to solve the housing shortage in our lovely, sophisticated and (apparently) rich little country. We contacted various multi- national corporations, (some based here, some not) asking for help. We appealed to them under their “Corporate Social Responsibility” banner. Not one responded. …

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