News at a Glance 2

Tulsk road ‘in an awful state’ The road in Tulsk has been left in an awful state after the completion of a recent sewerage scheme, according to Cllr. Seán Beirne. He raised the issue at a recent council meeting and said that it was the subject of many complaints. He also said that the N61 approach to Roscommon is the worst road going into any county town in the whole country. It is not the standard width, there are no roadside verges and it is absolutely unsafe and dangerous. Change of mind on Castlecoote application The exclusion of Castlecoote Tidy Towns from a recent list of amenity grants allocated by County Council was raised by Cllr. Orla Leyden at a recent meeting of the Council. She said that Castlecoote Tidy Towns is one of the most active Tidy Towns committees in the county and recently came second in the county. They missed out on the grant because their application was just two days late and she sought the inclusion of Castlecoote in the grant allocation. Cllr. Domnick Connolly seconded her proposal. Clonown Road ‘must be upgraded’  Cllr. John Naughten (below) has called on Roscommon County Council to seek funding to carry out urgent upgrading works on the Clonown Road. ‘The road is now in a very poor condition between Athlone and Clonown,’ stated Cllr. Naughten, who will be raising the issue at the next area roads meeting of Roscommon County Council.  ‘I am calling on the council to apply to the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government to request emergency funding to upgrade the road as it has deteriorated drastically over the winter months and is currently in a very bad state of repair.’