Protest to be held as first resident leaves Rosalie Unit in Castlerea

A protest is taking place in Castlerea this morning against the closure of a psychiatric facility.

The HSE confirmed last week that the Rosalie unit in Aras Naomh Chaolain is to shut.

All 12 residents will move over the next six to nine months, with one patient leaving this morning.

To coincide with that, a demonstration is taking place outside the unit.

Local councillor Paschal Fitzmaurice is one of the organisers.