Camross sign would ‘squander’ money

A COUNTY councillor is adamant that there there should be two signs at the same junction for Camross.

Cll Michael Lalor is looking for Laois County Council to erect the second sign for Camross at the Holycross junction on the Mountrath to Castletown road.

But the councillor has been warned that doing so would only “squander” public money.

Cllr Lalor made his demand at the Borris-in-Ossory electoral area meeting and was told by Senior executive engineer Michael Malone that signs are in place and are clearly legible. Mr Malone also brought photos and showed the location in question.

“I want a comrade for the white sign for Coolrain, why would they put up one and not the other?”, asked Cllr Lalor. He said that they had all been through the process before.

“We went through this before and your answers then were better than now. Your answeres before were twice as good. Why did they put up a sign for Coolrain. We won the Pride of Place competition and ye begrudge us a decent sign. You’re going backwards”.

Mr Malone was adamant that another sign would not be erected. We went to the location and brought back photos. You don’t believe your own eyes.

“Putting up a sign where there is already a sign is surely going backwards.

“Do you want to put up a sign that’s smaller than the one already there? You can’t duplicate signs and squander money”.

“Yes you can’t put up a sign for one village and not the other. Enough people were talking about Abbeyleix before and we’re talking about Camross now. I’m not letting go of this”, added Cllr Lalor.