Special meeting over Castlerea Fire Station today

A special meeting will take place this afternoon between the chief executive of Roscommon County Council, Eugene Cummins, and local councillors over the closure of Castlerea Fire Station.

It has been shut for more than five weeks because a number of staff are on sick leave and there hasn’t been enough firemen to operate it safely.

The closure has caused fire-safety concerns in the community, with more than 100 people attending a public meeting about it last Tuesday night.

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Local councillor Paschal Fitzmaurice has this update.