Limerick councillors angry over Adare improvement works

June 4, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgAdare Manor unveil plans to launch The Padel Club this Autumn FINE Gael councillor Stephen Keary has called on Limerick City and County Council to withdraw plans for N21 Adare Western Approach Improvement Scheme works, which are due to start at the end of the year.Speaking at this month’s Adare/Rathkeale municipal district meeting, Cllr Keary expressed disappointment that the planning application is proceeding despite the serious concerns raised by local councillors about the proposed €1 million upgrade.He accused the council executive of “railroading” the application and said he would not be supporting the scheme, as many issues raised had not been “trashed out”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The project, which will extend from the R519 Ballingarry Road to the L1422 Blackabbey Road over a distance about 1.3km on the N21, includes pavement rehabilitation, drainage and footpath works.Cllr Keary has called for the plans to be amended to include the provision of sewerage pipes while the road is dug up and a footpath along the Blackabbey Road.“The local authority and the utilities need to address the issues. You are going to build a road at enormous expense without the proper utilities. Our concerns are falling on deaf ears. This is taxpayers’ money you are spending,” he fumed.Fianna Fail councillor Kevin Sheahan warned the executive that council members would be taking the issue “all the way” and suggested they come up with an acceptable plan.“Our views are very strong. Unless our views are taken on board we will refuse Part 8. Don’t make us do it,” he urged the council executive.Independent councillor Emmett O’Brien said he was growing increasingly frustrated at the executive’s approval of works without reference to the councillors.“It is unacceptable. You have not taken on board the concerns as raised by councillors. We have had no feedback,” he said.Independent councillor Richard O’Donoghue said digging up the roads and not taking the opportunity to also lay down sewerage pipes would be “absolutely criminal”.“You are putting the cart before the horse. I can’t see the logic. Ye mustn’t have a spark of cop on. Our concerns are not being addressed,” he added.Adare-Rathkeale district director Caroline Curley pointed out that the footpath was not part of the scheme but agreed that it was needed. She said that she would like to see a footpath at the Blackabbey Road but explained that it was all down to funding. Regarding the sewerage pipes, she said it was not on Irish Water’s “priority list”.by Alan [email protected] TAGSAdareAdare-Rathkeale municipal districtCllr Emmett O’BrienCllr Kevin SheahanCllr Richard O’DonoghueCllr Stephen KearyFianna FáilFine GaellimerickLimerick City and County CouncilN21 Adare Western Approach Improvement Scheme works Print Irish Water and Limerick City & County Council are working to restore water supply to customers in Adare following a burst water main Twitter Adare Manor Resort COVID-19 Ambassadors NewsLocal NewsLimerick councillors angry over Adare improvement worksBy Alan Jacques – April 15, 2016 819 Email WATCH: The Golf Course at Adare Manor celebrates its second birthdaycenter_img Limerick Post Show | The Golf Course at Adare Manor Linkedin Advertisement WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Brendan O’Connor announced as new General Manager of Adare Manor Previous articleAnnie Get your Gun shoots the breeze at concert hallNext article#nowbooking The Buzzcocks 40 years going steady Alan Jacques Facebooklast_img

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