Saturday 18 November 2017

Dowling welcomes bridge railing repairs

LOCAL Fine Gael representative, Bob Dowling, has welcomed the repairs of the railings on Donabate Bridge.

The bridge and surrounding area had recently become dilapidated and created a poor welcome to the town for both residents and visitors alike, according to Dowling.

He said: 'I have asked Fingal County Council to contact Irish Rail to repair their railings and the surrounding area to be secured.

Mr Dowling added: 'Despite Irish Rail repairing the bridge, as of today there is a broken fence which allows access to the railway embankment, a child could easily access this and it needs to be addressed by whatever agency is responsible for its upkeep and security.'.

On a separate note, he welcomed the provision of €600,000 from the Fingal Capital Programme to set up the new Donabate library.

Some €264,800 will be released in 2013 with the remaining €335,200 allocated to complete the project in 2014.

Mr Dowling said: 'This project is essential for the community infrastructure of the peninsula according to Dowling and with a new LAP plan for the area due to go into its public consultancy phase very soon such projects need to be ring fenced.'

Fingal Independent

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