Tuesday 24 January 2017

New body must maintain roads

Published 01/02/2010 | 05:00

I listened with disbelief to a recent morning radio interview with a councillor who was advocating that road maintenance responsibilities held by the National Roads Authority should be passed to county councils.

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Given the track record of Meath County Council for planning infrastructure, I would say that the last thing we need is to give them more responsibilities.

I would suggest that if a county council has no expertise in planning and development, which includes road maintenance, then it should be abolished and a new body be established and staffed by people who are qualified to carry out their function.

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