CLLR John King has asked that Laois County Council repair manhole covers in Rathdowney because “a lot of them have sunk and get loose due to heavy traffic”.
He was told by Michael Malone, senior executive engineer with Laois County Council that many of these are now repaired but there are others they would like to attend to. “They can only be done if there is an improvement in the discretionary funding available. We are committed this year to repairing the large number of problematic manholes in Abbeyleix and Durrow. We will of course replace any frames and covers which are dangerous,” said the engineer at the recent council meeting.