Speaking after the launch of Ábalta Ros Comáin, the new ability programme for the County which is being led by Roscommon LEADER Partnership, Senator Maura Hopkins stated, “It was fantastic to have Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty T.D. in the Trinity Arts Centre, Castlerea on Monday last (14th October). Minister Doherty officially launched the new Ability Programme and also presented the participants of the programme with their certificates of achievement.”

“I was very pleased that Minister Doherty was able to accept my invitation to visit the County. It was wonderful to hear from those who have participated in the Ábalta programme, and to see first hand the positive impact that the programme has had on their lives.”

“During her visit, Minister Doherty also heard from local participants in the Rural Social Scheme, SICAP, Tús and the back to work enterprise allowance.”

Senator Hopkins concluded, “I want to thank Martina Earley CEO and staff in Roscommon LEADER Partnership for the great work they do right across Co. Roscommon. I know that Minister Doherty was very impressed by the scope of their work during her visit. I look forward to continue working with them into the future.”