Leitrim Councillors vote to oppose 5G rollout across the county

Leitrim County Council will not support the rollout of 5G technology in the county.

Councillors Felim Gurn and Justin Warnock brought forward motions to their colleagues at this mornings meeting of the council, where over 25 people with banners and placards staged a demonstration.

However, the council executive told members that it does not have any jurisdiction over the erection of antennae after the government issued a circular that local planning protocols would be bypassed for the technology.

Motions to oppose 5G were supported by Councillors while Sligo County Council also voted today to oppose its roll-out.

Councillor Warnock has told Shannonside FM news while the council has limited powers, it’s important to take a stand.