A deputation from Castlerea were planning to travel to Dublin later today to meet with the Health Minister Simon Harris and the Minister for Mental Health Jim Daly, in relation to the future of the Rosalie unit in Castlerea.

However, Minister Daly has requested that the meeting be postponed, due to diary issues.

It’s now been rescheduled for three weeks time -Wed 28th March.

There are major concerns about the future of the home, which accommodates 13 elderly people with Alzheimers and dementia, after the HSE said the facility is not part of its long-term plans.

No new admissions have been taken into the home for the past year and a half.

However, a campaign is underway locally to retain the Rosalie unit, with thousands of people signing a petition to that effect.



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