Plan to invest in Athlone lab secures its future – Naughten

In News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Plans by the Department of Agriculture to invest in the Athlone Veterinary Laboratory over the coming decade secure the future of this vital facility in the midlands, says local TD Denis Naughten.

“In the past, there has been a question mark hanging over the future of this important laboratory but the commitment to enhance the facilities in Athlone and to ensure that farmers have access to laboratory services within an hour’s drive of their farm now provides security for its future,” said Denis Naughten.

“For members of the farming community with unexplained deaths this facility is of vital importance in both providing answers and ensuring that measures are taken to prevent further losses,” he concluded.