THE Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) have urged road users to take extra care as the number of tractors, trailers and other farm machinery using the roads increases. The appeal comes as farmers around the country avail of the improved weather conditions to bring in the first cut of silage in 2016.
FIANNA Fáil’s Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has welcomed the inclusion of targeted funding for local and regional roads in the Fianna Fáil manifesto.
ALMOST €13 million will be invested in Kerry’s regional and local road networks under a national tranche of €298 million for 2016. The announcement of the funding allocation by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, will allow Kerry County Council to plan its work programme for the year.
CORK South-West Dáil candidate Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has called for a significant repair fund to be put in place to fix damaged roads affected by the recent adverse weather. The Bandon-based councillor said roads all across West Cork have suffered damage, some very serious damage.
by Stephen Johnson A LARGE crowd turned out in Kenmare last Tuesday night for a public meeting called to protest Kerry County plans to convert streets in the centre of the town into one-way traffic.
CORK Southwest Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has written to the 55 members of Cork County Council seeking their support for an initiative he has resubmitted to Management in County Hall which he claims would drastically improve the current condition of rural roads at a cost of less than 1% of the Motor Tax collected in the County of Cork each year.
A REPORT this week on the allocation of funding for roadworks in the county for the coming year was issued to the councillors on Cork County Council at their forthnightly meeting. The omission of any funding for the N71,the scene of many fatalities over recent years,has been met with condemnation by Bandon based Cllr Rachel McCarthy. The Sinn Féin councillor has said that it was “a disgrace” that the N71
REGIONAL and local roads across West Cork are set to received a badly-needed investment following the announcement of funding road infrastructure in Cork by Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe. A total of €32.2 million has been allcated for regional and local roads in County Cork, part of a national investment programme of €294 million which will allow approximately 2,000km of regional and local road to be maintained and strengthened in
MORE action is needed from Cork County Council to ensure landowners meet their responsibilities for hedge and verge cutting on public roads. That was the message from the recent meeting of councillors from the West Cork Municipal District in Dunmanway.
CLONAKILTY Town centre is set for a major revamp with works including flood relief measures costing up to €2 million euro due to commence in the coming weeks. Speaking this week, local Fine Gael TD Jim Daly outlined the nature of the works to be carried out and acknowledged that the developments will come at a “big price” to the businesses and residents of the town who will have to
LABOUR local election candidate Norma Thomson has welcomed the announcement of funding for vital local road improvements. “I am happy to report that additional funding has been granted to Cork County Council to conduct a mix of pavement renewal (road surface maintenance) and improvement schemes.
THE poor condition of the road network in West Cork is becoming a major concern for the tourism sector as the busy summer period approaches. Fianna Fåil senator Denis O’Donovan is calling on the government to provide more funding to carry out repair works.
BANTRY and Bandon are among the areas in Cork which will receive funding under the 2014 national road allocations. €15,000 has been allocated for the construction of a proposed new pedestrian crossing adjacent to Bandon Bridge National School, while €450,000 is being allocated for road resurfacing works from the Abbey Cemetery through to the Square in Bantry, which is currently in a very poor condition.
MORE than €100,000 in funding for road maintenance via the Community Involvement Scheme has been announced for the next two years for West Cork.
Irate motorists – “why are we paying road tax” CORK County roads are set to benefit from €40 million under the 2013 local and regional roads fund, which has been announced by the Department of Transport, but the future is rough for West Cork roads, warns Dunmanway-based independent councillor Declan Hurley. According to Cllr Hurley the allocation received for regional and local roads for 2013 is almost €46.5m
TOWNS across West Cork are set to benefit from the €40 million road funding allocation for County Cork just announced for local and regional road works in 2013. Among the projects to get fundung is the Dunmanway Relief Road project which recieves €125,000; while Kinsale and Clonakilty Town Councils each receive €161,000 and Skibbereen Town Council gets €115,000.
THE National Roads Authourity has approved more than €450,000 in funding for two road improvement projects in West Cork.
BANDON Mayor Cllr Gillian Coughlan is calling on both Cork county and city councils to urgently address the problem of potholes throughout the county.
LOCAL independent councillor Declan Hurley has confirmed that funding has been diverted to address a number of local roads in the greater Dunmanway area which were damaged in the recent severe flash floods. In particular roads in Haremount, Monavadda and Derryleigh had to be closed to traffic due to the severity of the damage.
BANDON-based Labour councillor Gearóid Buckley has welcomed the news that an additional €161,694 has been allocated to Cork County Council’s winter road maintenance funding. The additional funding brings Corks County Council’s total Winter Maintenance grant to €1,445,246. “This increase of €161,694 is very much welcomed. Last year our roads were devastated by a severe winter cold spell, and with forecasts predicting similar artic conditions again this year, our roads are