Orla Leyden

  • Deputy Eugene Murphy  has expressed his shock at the addition of Cllr Orla Leyden to the Fianna Fáil ticket in Roscommon/Galway, claiming he was told by Cllr Leyden and Senator Terry Leyden that she was not going to run to help retain the Fianna Fail seat in the constuituency.

    However the sitting Fianna Fail TD wished Cllr Leyden well in the election campaign.

    Deputy Murphy says that as Fianna Fail's Spokesperson on the OPW and Flood Relief he has worked hard tackling issues which affect the everyday life of people and that his campaign will be focused on Healthcare, Climate Change and rural revitalisation.

  • In the Roscommon-Galway constituency, Councillor Orla Leyden has been added to the Fianna Fail ticket, to run alongside Deputy Eugene Murphy.

    Daughter of Senator and former TD Terry Leyden, Orla was elected to Roscommon County Council in 2004, and was re-elected in four consecutive local elections.

    Councillor Leyden says it's an honour to contest the forthcoming general election for the Fianna Fail party, and wants the opportunity to effect greater change for people and families, and to make things happen for towns, villages and rural areas on a national level.

    She has also committed to running a poster-free election campaign in the interest of the environment.


  • Roscommon Town is to get a facelift next year, after councillors this week approved a new plan for the regeneration of the town centre.

    The Market Square and Main Street Public Realm Enhancement Project will see a one-way traffic system on one side of the Bank of Ireland at the Square in Roscommon Town, with a 2-way traffic system on the other side.

    A shared space for markets and public gatherings will be put in place at the Square, and it's hoped tenders for the project will be issued early in the New Year.

    Cathaoirleach of the Roscommon Municipal District, Councillor Orla Leyden has been telling Midwest News about the new plan for the town centre.