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Roscommon councillor says they can't give up on Funshinagh residents

Mar 23, 2022 17:03 By Shannonside News
Roscommon councillor says they can't give up on Funshinagh residents Roscommon councillor says they can't give up on Funshinagh residents
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Roscommon council has been trying to argue that they must be allowed carry out small remedial works in the area of Lough Funshinagh to avoid some families being forced out of their homes

A Roscommon councillor says  the battle may be over, but the war still goes on, to try to help the people around Lough Funshinagh.

Councillor Laurence Fallon was speaking  as Roscommon County Council agreed in the High Court to stop all flood relief works at Lough Funshinagh following a successful challenge by an environmental group.

The Independent councillor says he believes the difference between Irish and European law is leading to uncertainty and confusion on the issue.

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He says the situation will continue until such times as legislation is rewritten to take EU rules into account.

 

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Meanwhile, a statement from Roscommon council says it had left 'no stone unturned' in trying to find a mechanism to deliver relief that would allow families stay in their homes.

The local authority has described it as a sad day for the Lough Funshinagh community, and for others who may find themselves in similar circumstances.

 

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