Rowlagh Primary Care centre has been allocated funding under the HSE capital plan, a local councillor has confirmed. Cllr Emer Higgins said the much-needed primary care centre will have a huge impact on local healthcare. She said: “It is excellent news that this primary care centre is included in the HSE’s three-year capital plan. The area will benefit hugely from having a top-class primary care centre. This project has been a long-time coming and it is imperative now that there are no further delays.”

Cllr Higgins continued: “We have seen some trying to play politics with this issue locally and I hope this now ends. This is too important an issue to be scare-mongering for cheap political point scoring. “I will continue to advocate for investment in our health service here locally and on the timeline for the delivery of the Rowlagh Primary Care centre.”

Also included in the plan is the completion of 100 beds at Peamount, which is also welcome news for the area. “High quality healthcare that is community based is a priority for Fine Gael and for me as an elected representative. It is landmark day for our local community,” Cllr Higgins concluded.