Dit has been announced that Manorhamilton is to have a new fire station constructed under the Fire Service Capital Programme 2016 - 2020, while Drumshanbo and Ballinamore fire stations will be upgraded.

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Alan Kelly TD, announced details last Monday of the new €40m programme of construction / refurbishment of 26 fire stations for the five year period 2016 - 2020, along with 10 fire station upgrades / refurbishments.

Deputies Frank Feighan and John Perry welcomed the announcement.

“Fine Gael is committed to providing and maintaining a quality firefighting and rescue service,” Deputy Feighan said.

“Manorhamilton will be brought to tender by the end of 2019,” Deputy Perry confirmed.