No funds for Dromod station or Rooskey bridge

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There are no funds available for an extension of the car park at Dromod train station or works on Rooskey Bridge.

There are no funds available for an extension of the car park at Dromod train station or works on Rooskey Bridge.

Correspondence from Iarnrod Eireann to Carrick Municipal Assembly said only essential maintenance to ensure safe access would be undertaken at Dromod Station.

Cllr Sean McGowan was disappointed about the response to the car park extension. He said he understood that the old red shed will be renovated into a shelter.

Cllr Des Guckian said the car park was “overflowing every day.” He said there has been a loss of trains each way through Dromod which he “condemned.”

The Department of Tourism also informed council members they are not available to meet a deputation on the situation with Rooskey Bridge. They said funding is low and no maintenance will be undertaken unless the Council can fund it from their own resources. Cllr McGowan said this was very disappointing. He said the maintenance has been on the agenda for almost 12 years; it had been on a list of grants in 2007/08 but was then withdrawn. He asked for the council to apply for funding under the bridge rehabilitation scheme and requested Leitrim council to liaise with Roscommon for a “joint approach.”