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Published on August 1st, 2018 | by

New law to protect county boundary

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that the Government has published a new law which will ensure that the Roscommon County boundary is set in stone and cannot be altered in future, “with the stroke of a pen”

“As a result of my work with Ministers Eoghan Murphy and John Paul Phelan we have now received Cabinet approval to put a new law in place to protect the Roscommon County Boundary” said Denis Naughten.

“The new law, the Local Government Bill 2018, now requires the approval of both the Dail & Seanad and I hope that I will have the support of all the local public representatives to ensure its speedy passage, later this year.”

“The community of Monksland and the County as a whole, rejected plans for Westmeath to take over part of County Roscommon and while this has been stopped, it is now important to ensure that this is taken off the agenda completely.”

“Once passed, the new law will provide clarity once and for all by protecting the existing County boundary and remove the possibility of any disagreement in the future” the Minister concluded.


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