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Mayor MacManus gravely concerned at reports of Lisadell Private Sale in coming days

11 August, 2003

Chairman of Save Lisadell Action Committee and Mayor of Sligo, Alderman Sean MacManus has expressed 'grave concerns‚ at reports that the private sale of the historic Lisadell House and Estate may be concluded within the next day'.

Calling on Minister Cullen to intervene to secure the house for the people of Ireland, Mayor MacManus said:

"The case for state ownership of Lisadell House is overwhelming. This has been made clear to both Minister Cullen and the Taoiseach by myself on behalf of the Save Lisadell Action Committee. Sligo County Council has also indicated their willingness to become involved in the future running of this potentially major tourist attraction. I now call on the Government to take immediate action in line with the wishes of the people of Ireland."ENDS

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