Bree claims planning granted after ‘letters from Fianna Fail’

Ructions in Sligo Council:

Despite recommendations from council planners that permission be refused for construction of a dwelling house, permission was granted following a letter to the council from Senator Eamon Scanlon and Clr. Albert Higgins.

So claimed Clr. Declan Bree at Monday’s meeting of the council which ended abruptly when the county manager and council staff walked out after the manager had warned he would not tolerate a personal attack on a staff member.

I have heard of this type of behaviour, where the recommendations of planners are completely ignored, all too often.

[Hat tip Simon]