The budget for the new Portlaoise Municipal District is to be used in more than just “The Town”.
So Cllr John Joe Fennelly reminded his fellow councillors at the recent draft budget meeting. Under discussion was how best to use the €140,000 available, with several councillors ringfencing Portlaoise projects.
“That €140,000 is for all the areas, not just ‘The Town’,” remarked Cllr Fennelly, who is based in Abbeyleix.
“No, it’s just Portlaoise,” said Cllr Willie Aird.
“No, it’s all areas,” corrected town manager, Michael Rainey.