Roscommon fire services set for additional appliance boost

Fire services in Roscommon are set to be boosted by the addition of an extra appliance to the county in the next three years.

The Minister for local government Eoghan Murphy has confirmed that additional funding will be provided for an appliance in the county under the Fire Services Appliance Capital Programme 2018-2020.

Nationally, 23 new standard Class B appliances will be delivered to 20 local fire authorities between 2018 and 2020 including in Roscommon, but fire services in Longford and Leitrim will not see any additional tenders provided.