The decision to grant planning permission for an extension to Cloonfour NS, Rooskey was welcomed this week by Cllr. Tom Crosby. Funding of over €270,000 has been made available for the essential works which will include an extension to the existing school and will incorporate improved classroom facilities, toilet facilities etc. Cllr. Crosby complimented Principal Mrs. Kathleen Gearty and the Board of Management for their commitment to this project. He also thanked a local landowner for facilitating the services in order to obtain the necessary planning permission which was granted recently. ‘Works will commence in the coming months and will be of great benefit to the local community and it will also ensure that the school will survive for generations to come.’ Cllr. Crosby has also made representations to Roscommon County Council to improve road safety measures outside the school, which is on a bad bend on the L1415 Rooskey to Tarmonbarry Road. Cllr. Crosby also confirmed that a further €60,000 is secured from the Council for road reconstruction and surface restoration on the Rooskey Tarmonbarry Road which will improve a stretch of the road from Kilbarry/Cloonshannagh Cross past Clonfour School, and stated that the work will commence in the near future.