North Longford's roads in rude health

Liam Cosgrove

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The state of north Longford’s roads network are in a far healthier shape than many of its neighbouring counties, a meeting has been told.

The state of north Longford’s roads network are in a far healthier shape than many of its neighbouring counties, a meeting has been told.

One by one, councillors paid tribute to the efforts local authority staff have made to improving and maintaining the region’s infrastructural wherewithal at last week’s meeting of Granard Municipal District.

Cllr Micheal Carrigy led much of those compliments, claiming Granard’s road structure was some distance ahead of other parts of the midlands and border region.

“We (Granard Municipal District) are well looked after and I think the road network within our region is in a good state, is well kept and well maintained,” he said.

“It’s only when you go to other counties and you see the state of the roads. Compliments must be sent on to the staff.”

Cllr Luie McEntire gave further credence to that outlook as he too heralded the efforts which had gone into preserving the area’s road system.
“No matter what we say, the amount of work that has been done over the past couple of years has been terrific,” he stressed.

“We surely are quite happy. We have an excellent team and the great thing about it is they are only a phone call away and we appreciate that.”
In the midst of those adulations, there was a brief moment of humour thrown in when Cllr Paraic Brady said the current state of the Granard region’s road infrastructure and comparison to the likes of Cavan and Leitrim were not being made to poke fun at council executives John Brannigan and John McKeon.

“Certainly our roads aren’t too bad at all,” he said.

“There are some roads that do need repairing and they will be repaired but in general the roads in north Longford are well above the standard of Cavan and Leitrim at this moment at time.

“That’s not getting at our two directors from both counties, but you can certainly see the difference when you compare it to those two counties.”

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