Engineer’s wrong glasses

A council senior engineer who argued there was no safety concerns at a junction in Camira, Rosenallis was told “maybe it’s the glasses you have” by Cllr David Goodwin.

A council senior engineer who argued there was no safety concerns at a junction in Camira, Rosenallis was told “maybe it’s the glasses you have” by Cllr David Goodwin.

Cllr Goodwin had requested a motion at the Borris-in-Ossory Mountmellick municipal district.

“That this Council make safe the junction at Camira, Rosenallis.”

The council’s written reply following a review.

“Visibility is not an issue, the hedges have been recently cut and the road was lined late last year”.

“In what way are you looking at it to be made safe? There’s one tree that has been deboughed but it’s still ten or fifteen metres from the junction. The landowner cut the hedges to a metre high, we didn’t even need to issue a notice,” said senior engineer Brenda Cuddy.

“You can’t see left or right at the junction,” said Cllr Goodwin.

Ms Cuddy agreed to meet at the junction to review the visibility, while noting the hedge at it was private property.