Village fears the arrival of 82 asylum seekers
Mcgowan said many in the area, which has a population of just 550, are annoyed at the lack of consultation. He added: “Mid-december is when they’re talking about the first people arriving. Last Monday we got word.
“Roosky is a very small village. I feel very sorry for the plight of people who find themselves in this unfortunate situation because of war or whatever. But they’re supposed to be put in this hotel and there’s no services for them and no facilities.
“I have great sympathy for those coming in and it’s not a case of ‘not in my back yard’ but you need to have facilities. Roosky just doesn’t.”
The Cathaoirleach of Leitrim County Council said the lack of public transport and GP services as well as a school which is at full capacity added to the village’s unsuitability as a location for asylum seekers.
CONCERN Cllr Sean Mcgowan