UPDATE

Rooskey - Dromod road closed as Gardai investigate second arson attack on Shannon Key West Hotel

Gardai appeal for information from the public

Leitrim Observer Reporter

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Leitrim Observer Reporter

Gardaí launch investigation into second Rooskey hotel fire

Fire services at the scene of last night's incident in Rooskey.

The Rooskey/Dromod Rd (R371) remains closed today, Tuesday February 12 near the bridge in Rooskey, it is expected to remain closed until at least this afternoon as Gardai investigate an arson attack at The Shannon Key West Hotel last night.

Superintendent Kevin English said “A fire was started and quickly detected by on site security at approx 9.15pm last night.” He said Mohill and Strokestown Fire Services attended and remained at the scene as a precautionary measure but the fire was quickly extinguished and there was “minimal damage to a bedroom.”

Superintendent English explained there were two security personnel and a foreman on the premises when the attack happened but “no body was injured.”

The scene is now cordoned off as Gardai investigate the second attack in two months at the facility. The previous arson attack was on January 10.

Gardai are appealing for anyone on the old Rooskey - Dromod Road or on the Old Bog Road towards VistaMed who noticed any suspicious behaviour from 7.30pm - 9.45pm yesterday Monday, February 11. Anyone with any information should contact Carrick-on-Shannon Gardai on : or the Garda Confidential Line on:

Superintendent English said the previous arson attack on the former hotel is also still under investigation.

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