Major announcement on new Edgeworthstown library expected this afternoon

Minister Michael Ring is due in Edgeworthstown this afternoon when it is expected he will make a significant announcement on the town’s long-awaited new library.

Previous estimates of the project have indicated that the development of the facility in the heart of the town could cost in excess of €3million euro.

Plans for the new library in the east Longford town were originally unveiled in 2015 and it’s expected that the project will go to tender early in 2019 with construction likely to begin in less than 12 months time.