Following on from suspected arson attacks at a hotel in Rooskey, Co Roscommon, a local Councillor is calling for a joint meeting of the Boyle and Carrick-on-Shannon municipal districts, in a bid to address what he calls "the escalating events" at the Shannon Key West Hotel.

Two small fires broke out at the premises on Monday night, 5 weeks after a previous fire at the hotel, which is due to accomodate 80 asylum seekers in the coming weeks.

Condemning the incidents, Roscommon Fianna Fail Councillor Joe Murphy is now seeking a meeting between the two municipal districts, saying we need to get county councillors from Roscommon and Leitrim working together on the issue, as Rooskey villages straddles the two counties.

Councillor Murphy is also hoping an official from the Department of Justice would attend such a joint meeting.

Meanwhile, another anti-racism rally will take place in Rooskey on Sunday.

The Leitrim / Roscommon United Against Racism group is organising a rally outside the hotel from 12.30 on Sunday afternoon.

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