Thursday 20 June 2019

Gorey councillors close business with discretionary project allocations

At the final meeting of Gorey Municipal District, closing the current term before the people of Gorey headed out to the polls, councillors highlighted the progress made on their indiviudal discretionary fund projects, leaving their mark finishing up a five year term.

Each had a total discretionary spend amount of €8,750.

Cllr Mary Farrell chose a new roundabout in Kilmuckridge, which came to fruition last month.

Cllr Farrell said that she is happy to report that people in Kilmuckridge are adhering to the new roundabout and it is making a difference to traffic calming in the village.

Cllr Fionntán Ó Sulleabháin chose public lighting in Askamore, and this project is ongoing.

Cllr Pip Breen chose gateway approaches and speed control through Ballygarrett village.

'It's halfway there and progressing well,' said Cllr Breen, expecting things to advance quickly.

Cllr Malcolm Byrne also chose gateway/speed control, this time through Ballymoney Village,

Cllr John Hegarty chose new footpaths for Ballyfad/Kilanerin for his project, which is still being researched by Council engineers.

Cllr Hegarty is hoping to get as much as possible done on location.

Cllr Anthony Donohoe chose a new footpath in Monaseed for his allocation, which is now complete.

'It has surely made a difference. I chose it as a safety measure for the children going to school,' said Cllr Donohoe.

Cllr Joe Sullivan chose a school crossing at Tarahill National School which has since been completed.

'It will make a huge difference, the real benefits will seen next term for parents parking and dropping off children,' said Cllr Sullivan.

Cllr Robert Ireton chose an extension of the footpath at Red Row and sight line improvements at Poulshone junction.

He explained that plans here are still being pieced together but he expects this will cost more than his allocation, in bringing both projects to completion.

'I'd hope for a pedestrian crossing at Red Row, and the sight line issue is very very dangerous, we're lucky that there hasn't been fatalities there so far, it's a serious risk,' said Cllr Ireton.

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