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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NEW SOCIAL HOUSING FOR ROSCOMMON

I would like to welcome the news that Roscommon County Council are set to provide 255 new social-housing units between now and 2021. Figures up until September 2018 show that there are just under 700 people on the housing list; 300 of those are in private accommodation and are receiving Housing Assistance Payment. A total …

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GREAT NEWS FOR ROOSKEY AND STROKESTOWN!

I am delighted to confirm that the Shannonside village of Rooskey is to receive a major financial boost under the Government’s Town and Village Renewal Scheme of €100,000 towards the improvement of the village townscape while Strokestown will also receive €80,000 to enhance building frontage in town and purchase chalet type stalls and marquee. Also …

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GOOD NEWS FOR PRESCRIPTION CHARGES IN BUDGET 2019

As Budget 2019 approaches I would like to welcome the news that the current Fine Gael/FF supported Government looks set to reduce the cost of the highly unpopular €2 prescription charge for 1.6 million medical card holders, the extent of which could be in the region of 50c, leaving the charge at €1.50 per prescription …

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FUNDING FOR DOUGLAS HYDE CENTRE

I would like to warmly welcome the recent announcement of government funding of 25,000 to be allocated to the Douglas Hyde Interpretative Centre in Portahard, close to Frenchpark which was confirmed this week. The funding have been made possible from Roscommon County Council’s 2019 budget to further develop the centre where the first President of …

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SUCCESS FOR TARMONBARRY IN THE TIDY TOWNS AWARDS

Tarmonbarry is again among the Bronz medal winners in the 2018 National TIDY TOWNS competition which has just been announced in the Helix Centre DCU in Dublin. The County Roscommon Tourist Village situated on the banks of the river Shannon got 320 points only 19 points behind the national winner Listowel   This is a …

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UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES DOWN

In good news for the midlands region more than 200 fewer people were signing on last month in Leitrim, Longford and Roscommon compared to figures for July, according to the latest Central Statistics Office figures, which reveals that there is currently 1,874 people unemployed in Leitrim, a drop of 99 people on figures for July, …

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CHILDCARE ALLOCATION

Tom Crosby Published by Audrey Healy ·  21 mins ·  I’d like to welcome the news that the sum of €5,000 has been allocated to parent and toddler groups in the midlands region under the National Parent and Toddler Group Initiative Grant 2018. Amongst those set to benefit are:- Athleague Community Centre, Brightsparks Lisacul, Boyle Family Resource Centre, …

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GOOD NEWS FOR STROKESTOWN

I am delighted to confirm that I am in the process of developing Strokestown’s iconic cornerstone building with a view to opening it a new department store. The premises, which comprises some 12,000-square-foot, is situated in the centre of the town and we plan to carry out some significant refurbishment work in the building. It …

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