Search

12 Aug 2022

Longford Co Council agrees to move Right of Way

Longford Co Council agrees to move Right of Way

A public right of way between two Longford town housing estates is to be removed, writes Liam Cosgrove.

Discussions to abolish a throughway between Dun Darrach and Old Ardnacassa has been a source for public  debate for the best part of two years.

Moves to address the access point follow long standing concerns over rumoured anti-social behaviour concerns and the execution of a petition by local residents.

  At last week's meeting of Longford Municipal District, elected members agreed to press ahead with the move following a proposal made by Cllr Seamus Butler.

The Fianna Fáil representative said he had carefully considered an engineer's report on the issue, but did not agree with it's findings.

“The recommendation that we wait and see for six months is not acceptable,” he said.

“We are talking about this for 18 months now and we need to take action. I propose we proceed.”

Engineer Eamon Bennett said he could  not dispute Cllr Butler's line of reasoning, stressing he  was being guided by the number of public order incidents which had been recorded by gardaí.

Cllr Mae Sexton said she was very much in support of Cllr Butler's appeal given the overwhelming preference of local residents to press ahead with the plan.

 

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.


Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.