The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health is to call in the Directors and CEO of the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA)  in an effort to have the decision of the Association to close the Cuisle Holiday Centre in Donamon, county Roscommon reversed.

The closure was announced at the start of the month and the facility, that provides holidays and other facilities for people with disabilities, is now due to close at the end of November.

A campaign to Save Cuisle is before the gates of the Dail this afternoon  - since 12 noon campaigners are urging Minister Finian McGrath , the Minister of State for Disability issues, to the decision reversed.

 Aontu deputy Peadar Toibin spoke to Midwest News this afternoon from the protest where he said a huge crowd had gathered to voice their opposition to the closure.

On Monday last, a special meeting of Roscommon County Council was convened in an effort to save the facility. It was unanimously agreed by all cllrs that the IWA should be asked to explain its decision to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health.

Local Independent councillor Tony Waldron contacted the Chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee Dr Michael Harty, who has now agreed to call in the directors and CEO of the IWA before it, in an effort to rescind its decision to close, with the loss of 44 jobs.

Speaking to Midwest News today Cllr Waldron insisted Roscommon county council is not prepared to give up on the future of Cuisle.


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