Councillors discuss Rosalie closure




Motion calling for legal action withdrawn

A motion proposing that Roscommon County Council seek an injunction in order to prevent the HSE closing the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea was temporarily withdrawn at a special meeting of the council yesterday (Wednesday).

  The proposal, one of six made at yesterday’s meeting, had been made by Cllr. Nigel Dineen. Cllr. Dineen later withdrew his proposal after Director of Services, Martin Lydon, informed members that Roscommon County Council could only participate in legal action in relation to functions performed by the council.

  Cllr. Dineen’s two other proposals called for Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin to withdraw support from the government if the closure isn’t reversed and that all TDs and Senators stop support for the current confidence and supply agreement.

  The other three proposals at yesterday’s meeting were made by Cllr. Orla Leyden.

  Cllr. Leyden called for a full investigation of the county’s mental health services and she also called for all Oireachtas members to support Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy’s private members motion.

  Cllr. John Cummins later said that if the issue isn’t resolved after being raised at the Dáil, Fianna Fáil councillors could call on Micheál Martin to withdraw support from government.