Gardaí investigate complaint over training grant in Sligo

Probe follows a second complaint over conduct of creative and environmental programmes by Easkey Community Council

A whistleblower raised concerns that the proper procedures for using the Leader funding were not followed by Easkey Community Council

Gardaí are investigating the use of a training grant by a community group after a new complaint was made.

The money was given to Easkey Community Council in Sligo for a community training project between 2013 and 2015 using funding from the Leader rural development fund.

Local tutors were given sums of up to €1,200 to run classes on subjects such as gardening, creative writing, photography and painting.

However, a whistleblower raised concerns that the ...