Two separate petitions protesting against the opening of a head shop at Castle Street, Roscommon have attracted almost 2,000 signatures.
Francis Brennan said that a petition which he organised had been signed by over 750 concerned members of the community. Those signing were objecting to the opening of ‘High Times’ in Roscommon town, he said.
“We got a fantastic reaction and I want to thank everyone who signed,” Mr. Brennan said. He also thanked the local media for their support. “Since the Roscommon People broke this story there has been a very strong reaction. I want to thank the public, the media and everyone who attended the protest march. I hope a big crowd attends next week’s public meeting and I hope to see all local politicians there.”
Ms. Jaqui Snype from Athleague said that about 800 people had signed her petition. “We want to get rid of all of the head shops in the country” she said at Wednesday morning’s protest. “We need to get the law changed because presently these shops are legal. I want to thank everyone who attended the protest march and I urge people to attend next Wednesday night’s meeting.”