The proposed new extension to Longford Town Fire Station has been given the go-ahead at a cost in the region of €600,000.
Longford/Westmeath TD, Deputy Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran outlined that a new extension had been waited upon for some time and he was delighted, once in a position to push the project forward, to do so.
“This is news that I am particularly delighted with as it is a matter that I have been pressing Minister Simon Coveney on for some time.”
“The extension to Longford Town fire station fell victim to constraints on public finances, in the past when other competing projects were given priority. I am happy to say that Minister Coveney was very happy to review that decision following my representations on the the extent of current and previous investment in Longford fire services.”
“The provision of the new extension is essential for the smooth running and efficiency of the emergency fire services in the town and I look forward to seeing work getting underway very soon,” said Deputy Moran.
“The new fire station, of course, will be of great benefit to both fire officers and the local communities that they serve,” added Deputy Moran.
“In addition, the benefits of the new extension are numerous, with the fire service housed in a facility that fully support the needs of a modern fire and rescue service.”