Spacious new offices for IFAC Accountants were officially opened at Racecourse Road, Roscommon, on Tuesday last. IFAC specialises in doing accounts for farmers and small businesses and the new offices have already proved hugely popular with clients. The spacious offices ensure clients’ privacy, while the easy parking is a wonderful facility for all visitors. Among the guests present for the official opening on Tuesday were Wiillie Fahey, Chief Executive of IFAC, Seamus O’Brien from Carlow, Chairman of the Board of IFAC, Edel Connolly, the Area Development Officer based in Carlow, Larry Kinsella, the National Development Officer, Una Burgess, Administrative and Human Resources Officer. Farming and business leaders from throughout County Roscommon were also present. Managers from IFAC offices in Cavan, Balla and Athenry were also in attendance, as was Matt Meerick, the Roscommon and Offaly representative on the Board of IFAC. Vice President of Roscommon Lions Club, Ciaran Mullooly performed the official opening of the new IFAC offices, just off Racecourse Road, on Tuesday last. Speaking at the official opening, he praised the foresight of former farm leaders such as Donal Cashman who had the foresight to put structures like IFAC in place. He also referred to the importance of farming in County Roscommon and noted the success of the recent Roscommon Lamb Festival. He also recalled his own family’s farming roots and recalled as a child coming in from Lanesboro to the mart in Roscommon and then on to Ward’s early house for some refreshments. As Vice President of Roscommon Lions Club, Mr. Mullooly noted that while many people are aware that the Lions movement is an international movement, it is essentially a community-based organisation. ‘Here in Roscommon we are trying to put together a youth centre, a place for young people to go to that is not a pub. The venue chosen is the old District Veterinary Office at Circular Road. We are glad to have that facility available and hopefully in the next 12 months will have that facility.’ The suicide prevention and awareness project being operated by the Lions Club was also referred to. Mr. Mullooly said that a lot of money has been raised and much work has gone into trying to help people at risk. In the last two years over €100,000 has been raised for that project. To arrange an appointment with IFAC Accountants, Roscommon, simply call (090) 66 26599.