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Roscommon council seeks tenders for overhaul of bridges

An overhaul is planned for Cloonagh Bridge, near Ballaghaderreen (Photo: Google Maps)Roscommon County Council is seeking tenders for repair works on two bridges. The local authority intends deconstructing Cloonagh Bridge, near Ballaghaderreen, and Emlaghnagree Bridge, near Donamon, while the road surface will be stripped to enable bridge repairs to be undertaken. The council placed the notices on the procurement website eTenders this week, with applications accepted […]

Complaints to council about scrap cars in Castlerea

scrap-car-pix-2017Roscommon County Council has received an environmental complaint relating to a number of discarded scrap cars in Castlerea. The local authority was also informed about allegations of backyard burning, along with dumping of mattresses and litter and rats in a derelict house.   Roscommon County Council received a total of 54 environmental complaints in October […]

Roscommon council outlines €62-million capital programme

capital-programmeRoscommon County Council has allocated €3.5 million in its new capital programme for further developing innovation centres and a food hub. Nearly three quarters of a million euros has also been set aside for the upgrade of Roscommon Arts Centre, while €600,000 is set to be spent on plans for a new headquarters for the […]

Animosity continues between Roscommon council and Impact

roscommon-county-council-2017Roscommon County Council has criticised the Impact trade union for only calling off its planned industrial action at the last minute. Council staff, who are represented by Impact, were due to start a work-to-rule today because of a dispute with management over changes planned for the flexi-leave scheme. But, after the National Oversight Body’s intervention […]

Roscommon council threatens to deduct pay over industrial action

Roscommon County Council chief executive Eugene Cummins is threatening to deduct money from staff if they take industrial action next weekRoscommon County Council has warned staff they may be deducted pay if they engage in industrial action next week. In a letter to staff, obtained by Shannonside FM, it describes the work-to-rule as ‘ultra vires’ and ‘in contempt’ of the Labour Court ruling issued in July. The local authority has also threatened to take court […]

Impact warns of possible all-out strike at Roscommon County Council

ImpactTrade union Impact has warned all-out strike action may be considered by workers in their dispute with Roscommon County Council. The local authority and a section of employees have been locked in a long-running disagreement over flexi time arrangements which resulted in a Labour Court Recommendation being issued to both sides in June. However, Impact […]

McGahern community facility at Cootehall gets planning

John McGahern, the famous novelist, was raised at Cootehall's barracks (Photo: Google Maps)The new community facility in the former home of novelist John McGahern at Cootehall is set to open in October of next year. Roscommon County Council has given Cootehall Community Development Group planning permission to change the use of the former Garda station to a community house and library. It closed as a Garda station […]

Roscommon council agrees to sell historic courthouse

The Courts Service is set to be the new owner of all Roscommon Courthouse (Photo: Google Maps)Roscommon County Council is set to sell its portion of the historic courthouse in Roscommon town to the Courts Service for just over €240,000. The deal is expected to be confirmed at a meeting of the local authority on October 30th, and the Courts Service intends refurbishing the listed building.   The courthouse is a […]

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