A brief round-up of the most read Roscommon news stories on roscommondaily.com during the past seven days as well as some which you may have missed.
Our Five Most Read Roscommon News Headlines
#5 Our Survey regarding Broadband Speed in Roscommon has proved to be very interesting. The Survey remains open until Wednesday. Take part now.
#4 Oran GAA win Digital Clock and Scoreboard courtesy of EirGrid.
#3 Smadynium records first win for Roscommon Horse Racing Syndicate
#2 Gardai seize €4,000 worth of Cannabis in Roscommon town
And the most read story over the past 7 days was:
#1 The decision by over 120 Roscommon County Council staff to go on strike.
Thankfully, the strike was averted following talks mediated by Michael Fitzmaurice TD.
And now for some Roscommon News items you may have missed.
An elderly farmer handed over over 4kg container of the deadly poison Cyanide at the EPA Hazardous Farm Waste event in Roscommon town last Saturday.
Speaking to Shannonside FM Suzanne Dempsey Environmental Education Officer with Roscommon County Council explained that the quantity was enough to “wipe out most the county”. The farmer explained that he had acquired the poison 45 years ago to kill rabbits and that it had been stored in his shed since!
Last Friday Roscommon County Council published it’s Budget for 2017. Here are some interesting figures:
40% – The Increase in the number of Planning Applications so far this year
155 – The number of unfinished Housing Estates in County Roscommon.
€33,300 – The Homeless Budget; a 200% increase on the 2016 figure.
€186,000 – Funding allocated to meet the operational cost of the Roscommon Leisure Centre.
€500,000 – Funding allocated to the development of “An Chistin” – the proposed Food Hub in Castlerea.
€52,400,000 – the Budget of Roscommon County Council for 2017.