ROOSKEY HOTEL FIRE

As someone closely associated with the village of Rooskey I have to say that I am very upset by the violent actions of last night which saw a fire break out in the Shannon Key West Hotel. Unfortunately preliminary investigations now suggest that the blaze was started maliciously and whilst it is true that the …

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WELCOME FUNDING FOR COUNTY ROSCOMMON

I welcome the news that over forty recipients are set to benefit from the allocation of € 240,000 under the Community Enhancement Programme (CEP). The news, which was announced by the Minister for Rural Affairs Michael Ring, will see Dysart Community centre receive € 22,000 to go towards car parking resurfacing while € 20,000 was …

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SUBSTANTIAL INVESTMENT IN ROADS FOR RURAL AREAS

€14. 3 million has been announced by Transport Infrastructure Ireland to be invested into roads in County Roscommon. This substantial allocation will go towards working on the new section of road at the Hill of Oran, upgrading sections of the Boyle to Athlone road as well as resurfacing roads in Athleague and Castlerea. It is …

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CALLS FOR RURAL TASKFORCE

I am backing calls for a dedicated taskforce to fight rural crime, particularly in the agricultural sector. It is my belief that many rural farmers are living in real fear for their safety, which is a real concern these days with theft of valuables and livestock and machinery a major issue. There is a real …

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POST OFFICE CLOSURES

I am saddened to hear of the imminent closure of Knockvicar post office in north Roscommon which is run by Cathal and Anne Beirne. The closure is yet another blow to rural Ireland which has seen the post office network fall from 1,111 offices to 950 nationwide, as a results of talks between the IPU …

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FUNDRAISING EVENT IN COOTEHALL

A major fundraising event will take place this Saturday October 27th in Clancy’s Knockvicar as part of a community effort to raise money for the maintenance and upkeep of new defibrillators, which were purchased last year. There are currently thirteen defibrillators in the Cootehall in the area, covering approximately 15 square miles and with a …

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SAFETY CONCERN FOR ANGLERS

Inland Fisheries Ireland are urging anglers in the midlands region to follow safety regulations carefully after the deaths of three anglers so far this year. Tragically 109 have people died from drowning in Ireland last year – nine deaths every month and the Association have said it is it is particularly important as winter approaches …

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MORE INVESTMENT NEEDED FOR SCHOOLS

A lack of teachers in the Rosocmmon region is forcing students to turn to grind schools, according to secondary school principals, while many schools had to open ths year without a full team of staff. These stark facts were revealed at the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals and revealed that Irish medium schools …

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DRUG DRIVING STATS UP IN COUNTY ROSCOMMON

It is disappointing that over twenty people have been arrested for drug driving by Gardaí in Roscommon so far this year – these including cocaine, cannabis, opiates and benzos which can be detected by an individual providing a saliva sample. As stated in an earlier post, drug use has become more prevalent in this country, …

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Funding for Text Alert Schemes Available

I am pleased to confirm that community groups working to prevent crime can now apply for funding under the 2018 Text Alert Rebate Scheme to assist them in their work. I welcome the news that Minsiter for Justice Charlie Flanagan has made the sum of € 150,000 available to local communities theoughout the region for …

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