Coveney to open new Civic HQ

A senior member of the Cabinet, Simon Coveney, has been invited to preside over the official opening of Áras an Chontae, Roscommon County Council’s new civic headquarters, on June 17th.  Cllr. Paddy Kilduff, the Cathaoirleach of the Council, said that an invitation had been sent to the newly-appointed Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to ‘cut the tape’ on the €15 million building. All departments have been fully operational in the premises since December 7th. The building measures 6,250 square metres. Cllr. Kilduff will also attend the official opening, in what will be one of his final duties as Cathaoirleach before his terms ends on June 27th.  “An Open Day for member of the public will also be held on June 17th,” he said.