Big overhaul of a Laois fire station on the cards

Conor Ganly

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Conor Ganly

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Laois Fire & Rescue Service crew in action

Mountrath is in line for a new fire station, according to Laois TD and Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan.

Minister Flanagan said the go-ahead has been given for a rebuild.

“The approval of funding is real progress for Mountrath Fire Station and is something that I’ve been working towards for some time.

“The works involve a new state of the art four-storey fire tower training facility along with garage premises.

“Fire stations and firefighters are a vital service to local communities. I wish to congratulate fire fighters in Mountrath and across County Laois for the work they do protecting the community day and night. The Mountrath works will ensure updated facilities and will assist in the vital works for fire fighters,” he said.

The Fire and Rescue Services confirmed that funding has come through.

“This addition of the drill tower and purpose-built 4 x4 garage at Mountrath Fire Station will significantly enhance both the training capabilities and operational response of the Mountrath crew, which will further improve the vital service provided to the public by Laois County Fire & Rescue Service,” said the service.