Roscommon News Round-up April 12th

Here’s a round up of some brief Roscommon news items from throughout the day
Pobal to fund new Day Care Service in Keadue

Denis Naughten TD announced this evening that Pobal are set to commence funding a Day Care service to replace the existing St Asicus Day Care Centre service, which is expected to commence operation soon.
There was a fear that when funding was withdrawn last month it may not be reinstated. The new service is to be managed by Roscommon LEADER Partnership. A full statement from Pobal and Roscommon LEADER Partnership is expected in the morning.

Unemployment Figures

Figures released today showed that there are 3,187 people on the live register in County Roscommon – down by 127 in the last 12 months. As a percentage of the population of the County it stands at 5%, which is below the national unemployment rate which at the end of March which stood at 8.6%.

Water Disruption – Tarmonbarry Area

Roscommon County Council and Irish Water have announced that consumers served by the North East Roscommon Regional Water Supply Scheme in Tarmonbarry Village, Ballytoohey Road and surrounding areas, will experience disruption to water supply/loss of water pressure tomorrow (13th April), between 10am and 12.30pm approximately, due to the replacement of meters on the scheme.

Athlone Boundary Review

The Minister for the Environment and Local Government Alan Kelly has pulled back from pre-election comments on the status of the Athlone Boundary Review. In a response to a question from Eugene Murphy TD regarding the delay in publishing the Boundary Review Report the Minister stated that it was not appropriate to comment further on the issue, because of the independence of the committees. He had previously said that parts of South Roscommon could move under the control of Westmeath County Council for administrative purposes.


Kiltoom’s Jack Carty has recovered from having his spleen removed following an accident on Holiday earlier this year and has resumed full training with the Connacht Rugby.


The Midlands North West Cúige of Sinn Fein’s have elected Claire Kerrane to the position of Youth Officer.
Councillor Ivan Connaughton was elected as Cathaoirleach of Galway Roscommon Education & Training Board today.

Work begins at Glanduff NS

Work has begun on the construction of a new extension at Glanduff NS, which will include new Classrooms and other facilities. Full story here

Rising cost of Legal Fees raises

Michael Fitzmaurice has called for action on “Compo Culture” rising and Legal Fees”. Full story here


The HSE has released an important notice about Cryptosporidium in water.