Baffling that Government didn’t discuss Macroom Bypass or Cork boundary dispute with locals on visit to Cork

Aindreas Moynihan

Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has said that Fine Gael turned a blind eye to two major issues affecting Cork last week when a meeting of the Government took place in Cork City.

“Last week, we heard the Government make positive noises about the M20 motorway project. While positive, there is a still a long way to go, and many local people will only believe the Government’s commitment when they see the road being actually built.

“However, last week, despite the Government coming to Cork, there was no mention of the Macroom Bypass of the N22 or indeed no discussions between Government Ministers and local people on the ongoing boundary dispute between the city and the county.

“These two issues are some of the most pertinent issues being discussed right across the county at the minute.

“A bypass of Macroom can breathe new life into the town, and can be a major economic catalyst for the wider South West region. Again, there was no news about this important project following last week’s meeting of the Government. One would have thought that if it was a priority for them that they would have been shouting about it from the rooftops.

“Equally as important is the decision to expand the City Council’s boundaries to include large chunks of the county. I’m baffled as to why there was no meeting between Government ministers and local people and community organisations in the county.

“These two issues are really important to the people of County Cork. It’s disappointing that the Government chose not to discuss them last week when they visited. Is it a case of them only announcing and discussing good news?” concluded Moynihan.