Long-term Cuisle worker hopes centre could be revived in future

A long-term Cuisle worker in Roscommon says he is hopeful that the centre could be revived in the future.

The final guests of the respite centre left the Donamon-based surroundings this afternoon, four weeks after the Irish Wheelchair Association announced it was closing the facility.

Last night the chairperson of the Board of the IWA Martin Kelly outlined in a letter to local politicians that due to the level of risk to guests and staff associated with the upgrades needed to the building, it cannot re-open in spring next year, and redundancies will take effect from today.

Noel Brennan, who has worked at Cuisle for 18 years, is disappointed by the centre’ closure but says there is huge support for a respite centre in the area.

He is hopeful that Cuisle could host service users again some day: