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Castlerea Councillor believes local libraries should be used for digital services

Dec 20, 2022 13:34 By Shannonside News
Castlerea Councillor believes local libraries should be used for digital services
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Councillor Paschal Fitzmaurice says libraries should be used as facilities for older people to be able to log complaints and seek information

A Castlerea Councillor believes libraries should be made available to assist older people with the Council's online services.

Paschal Fitzmaurice's comments come following the launch of the Roscommon County Council's digital strategy for the next four years.

The plan sets out out how technology will support and enable the county to grow and develop and while Councillor Fitzmaurice welcomes this he says some people find it difficult to access digital services.

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He believes due to the closure of the council's area offices to the public, libraries should be used as facilities for older people be able to log complaints and seek information.

"I think Roscommon County Council needs to provide these type of services at the local library where a person can walk in, lodge something digitally like a problem, or fill out a form for a grant, I don't see why you shouldn't be able to do that at the local library and it's somethign that we should be doing and it's something that the management should accept. For somebody who may not have an Android or a phone like that, or not know how to work one of those, it's very daunting for them so I think these services should be available at the local library". 

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