Murphy ‘in discussions’ on financial aid for Elphin

Senator Eugene Murphy says he has been in discussion with Minister Heather Humphreys, his Government Fianna Fáil colleagues, and Roscommon County Council regarding financial support for the town of Elphin. Senator Murphy says he is also “having conversations” with local councillor Valerie Byrne as to how to speed up the granting of support.

“I have suggested to the Minister and Roscommon County Council that we immediately work on a substantial Enhancement Grant, which, if successful, could be approved this year”, he commented. “This would have an immediate positive effect as we worked towards a more substantial financial package for the town.

“I have also spoken to Cllr Joe Murphy and I know any package would have the full support of the four other councillors in Boyle Municipal District: Cllr Tom Crosby (Cathaoirleach of the Council), Cllr Liam Callaghan, Cllr John Cummins, and Cllr Michael Mulligan, as they have always advocated for support for Elphin.

“The Minister, the Council, and Cllr Byrne would, in my view, support this initial move, but I would still be very insistent on further funding for the town”, Senator Murphy added.

Senator Murphy also stated that with the funding granted for Elphin Community College, which will come to several million euro, he is anxious to work with local councillors and the community to achieve further improvements in the town.