Roscommon People

Roscommon County Council new HQ building

Things are pretty bleak in Roscommon these days. Over half the county is still on “boil water” notices, their local hospital Accident and Emergency facility was forced to close in 2011 due to budget cuts and they were the only county in Ireland to vote no in the Marriage Equality Referendum (although on the plus side they did beat Cavan in the football at the weekend!)

But Roscommon County Council aren’t letting these things get them down, or the fact that they are operating with an annual deficit of €21 million. No sir! Instead, they’ve commissioned a shiny new, state-of-the-art €18 million HQ for themselves. Only, as with any public contract, the costs are now estimated to come in at €30 million (67% over budget).

Let the good times roll!

And thanks to Servant to the Public for digging up this fantastic piece of gombeenism!

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6 Responses to Roscommon People

  1. Ger says:

    Well, the County Council obviously doing such an excellent job that they deserve such shiny new office to further distance themselves from the realities.
    Can imagine the piped music in the building’s elevators and canteen – to the sound of Pulp:

    I want to live like Roscommon people /
    I want to do whatever Roscommon people do /
    I want to sleep with Roscommon people /

  2. RoSy says:


  3. mememe2u says:

    Hope they’ve commissioned a shiny new kettle, for the new headquarters.

    To boil the water…

    Oops, how daft of me, surely, they’ll have Ballygowan on tap (still AND sparkling)…

  4. aj vosse says:

    Palace for the princes of the people… sounds positively feudal!! 😉

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