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75K for public loo is 'ludicrous'

A County council is paying a private company €75,000 a year to maintain two public toilets that have generated just over €5,000 in revenue in four years .

The two automated loos -- in the Fairgreen in Loughrea and at Vicar St in Tuam, Co Galway -- cost users just 50c a time.

Galway County Council confirmed that the upkeep of each was running at €37,500 a year.

Loughrea councillor Bridie Willers described the cost as ludicrous and is calling for a review of the maintenance contract for the faclity.

Irish Independent