Roscommon TD says testing centre at Castlerea fire station must not mean the end of fire service base in the town

Roscommon Galway TD Claire Kerrane says the use of Castlerea Fire Station as a Covid-19 testing centre can’t signal the end of a fire service for the town.

The Sinn Fein TD says she welcomes the establishment of any Covid-19 testing centre as the battle continues against the virus, it can’t be at the expense of a fire service in Castlerea.

She says a fire service in any community can be the difference between life and death in an emergency situation and it’s vital that the station be re-opened.

Deputy Kerrane says she’s been contacted by many local residents in recent days over the issue and she intends to continue to campaign for the station to be re-opened.