Crossmolina fire station

  • The go ahead has been given for a new fire station for Crossmolina and the project has opened for receipt of tenders for construction on Etenders today.

    The closing date for receipt of tenders is 1st July and all going to plan we should see the long awaited and much needed new fire station go to construction this year on the site at Crossmolina Industrial estate on the Ballina Road owned by the Council.

    This news has been welcomed by former Fine Gael Senator and TD Michelle Mulherin  who campaigned over the years raising the matter in the Dáil and Seanad and in more recent years managed to secure a place for the project on the Government’s Capital Plan. 

    Ms. Mulherin says the current accommodation for the nine retained fire fighters is grossly substandard and the project had been given number one priority for the County by Mayo County Council.

  • The conditions in which the fire crew in Crossmolina are based is simply unacceptable, according to local Fianna Fail councillor Michael Loftus. At present the fire crews work out of prefab buildings contained in the old fire station.

    Capital funding for a new fire station in Crossmolina has been approved for next year (2020), but councillor Loftus says he’s concerned that it may become a victim of the many cutbacks required by government to fund the overrun in the new National Childrens Hospital budget.

    At this week’s monthly meeting of Mayo County Council he again expressed concern that the plans and preliminary works for the new structure are not already in place.

    He told Midwest News today that he believes the Crossmolina fire station premises is the worst in the country.