Athlone Boundary

Save Roscommon campaigners reject recommendation of Athlone Boundary Review

Athlone Boundary

The Roscommon Boundary Group, who ran the Save Roscommon campaign, have released a statement rejecting the Athlone Boundary Review Committee recommendation that the boundary change will occur in four years time if certain conditions are not met.

In the statement they said that having completed an initial review of the recently published Report of the Athlone Boundary Review Committee they “emphatically reject the final recommendation which stipulates that the boundary change will happen in four years’ time in certain circumstances. This is contrary to the initial publicity surrounding the publication of the Report on the 24th November, 2016.” The statement continued “We call upon the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government to dismiss the Report and to respect the publicly expressed wish of 28,000 people that the boundary of County Roscommon remains intact.”

The statement concluded by saying “The Roscommon Boundary Group will continue to work to achieve the objective to SAVE ROSCOMMON. We again wish to publicly acknowledge and thank the massive support we have received from Roscommon people all over the world. We invite all to read and review the report and let us have their views to assist us in formulating our definitive response to the report.”

You can read the review of the Athlone Boundary Review Report and local politicians’ mixed reaction here. The full report can be downloaded here.

Earlier this week Eugene Murphy TD said that Fianna Fáil are examining legal advice as to what can be done to “take the report off the table”