Historic Cabinet meeting gives ‘unique opportunity’

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The government decision to hold a first ever cabinet meeting at Lissadell House next week provides “a unique opportunity” for Sligo, a local TD has said.

The holding of the meeting in the county next Wednesday is not only historic for Sligo but is one of the few occasions when government cabinet meetings are held outside of Dublin.

Cabinet meetings usually only take place in Government Buildings in Dublin, every Tuesday morning when the Dáil is sitting although they have been held elsewhere.

The news was announced on Tuesday by local Fine Gael TDs John Perry and Tony McLoughlin.

Deputy Perry told the Sligo Weekender: “This is something on which I have been working very closely with the owners of Lissadell, Edward Walsh and Constance Cassidy, for many months since the re-opening of Lissadell by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny in June 2014”.

See this week’s Sligo Weekender newspaper for more details. In shops now.

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