Senator Frank Feighan has welcomed the announcement that the Athlone Boundary Review committee has not recommended any change to the Roscommon-Westmeath boundary.
“This is very welcome news for the people of the county especially those living in South Roscommon who feared the detrimental effects of any proposed boundary changes.
“It’s clear that the concerted campaign of pressure has paid off and I want to pay tribute to the Save Roscommon group and everybody who worked so hard to ensure that no area in the county would be moved into Westmeath.
“The fierce resistance which opposed any such move every step of the way was acknowledged by the Athlone Boundary Review committee. In its report, it notes ‘the strength of opposition from citizens of Roscommon to any such boundary change.”
“This is certainly a great day for Roscommon.”