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Monday 22 September 2014

Beach railings in 'deplorable state'

Published 18/09/2012 | 16:48

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IRISH RAIL is to receive a letter from Balbriggan Town Council demanding that a dangerous fence erected by the company be replaced and that grass banks under the company's control be properly maintained.

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Cllr Gráinne Maguire ( NP) raised the issue at the September meeting of Balbriggan Town Council where she tabled a motion saying: 'Balbriggan Town Council urgently call on Fingal County Council to liaise with Irish Rail so that that grass banks fronting the beach are cut each year and also to inspect the railings along the tracks and do the necessary repairs.' Cllr Maguire said the grass was never cut on the banks until pressure is put on the company and that an agreed programme had to be put in place for the area. She said the railings were in a ' deplorable state' and she expressed concern that the damaged railings would result in someone getting hurt. Cllr Dermot Murray (FF) agreed and said the railing was in a ' very dangerous estate' and 'absolutely rotten'. Cllr Gráinne Kilmurry (Lab) said that a member of the public had managed to get the company to cut the grass recently after taking the problem onto a social networking site. While congratulating that member of the public for their initiative, Cllr Monica Harford (Lab) said whe4 was not happy that the rail company would ignore representations from the town council but respond to public complaints.

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