Tuesday 21 May 2019

Tarmac patching is unsightly

Brendan Keane

Irish Water contractors putting temporary tarmac 'patches' on concrete footpaths around Enniscorthy came in for criticism as this months meeting of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council.

Cllr Johnny Mythen said such patches 'don't look good at all' and he asked officials if such patches will ultimately be replaced with concrete.

In response, Executive Engineer Joanne Kehoe said strict conditions are attached to all such work being carried out. 'There are conditions to reinstate the footpaths,' she said.

Referring to the tarmac patches, she added: 'They are temporary.'

However, Cllr Mythen didn't appear to have much faith that the issue will be rectified and asked: 'What is temporary?'

Enniscorthy Guardian