This from the Indo:
THE quick thinking of local residents has saved one of Sligo's oldest buildings from demolition.
The early 18th century house on High Street, a protected structure, is considered one of the last surviving original houses on Sligo's oldest street.
In the days before Christmas, local people informed a councillor, Declan Bree, of their belief that the house was at risk of being demolished during the holiday.
It emerged that the owners of an adjacent building site had been asked by the owner of the protected structure to allow access to the back of the building through the site.
The development company at the building site advised council officials, who had remained on duty at City Hall, that such permission would not be granted.
Sligo Borough Council then received a request from an agent acting for the building's owner calling for its immediate demolition because it was "considered dangerous".
A council spokesperson said yesterday the owners had been advised that such a proposal would not be considered.
An Taisce has praised the vigilance of the residents.