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!