No Mountmellick shelter in sight

The plans for a bus shelter in O’Connell Square have ‘gone back on a shelf’ believes Cllr Stephen Lynch.

The plans for a bus shelter in O’Connell Square have ‘gone back on a shelf’ believes Cllr Stephen Lynch.

He was seeking an update at last Thursday’s Town Council meeting, the sixth last meeting before the council is abolished.

“We will be gone again it it comes back up. We are heading into another winter. It is unfair for people to be standing out in the rain,” he said.

“We are still flogging a dead horse on this one,” said Cllr Denis O’Mara.

Town Clerk Pamela Tynan said she would follow up Cllr Lynch’s query with the National Roads Authority.

“We have had no correspondance from them,” she said.

Cllr O’Mara also called for speed reducing measures to help Strahard residents exit their road, backed by Cllr Rosemary Whelan.

“There are 14 or 15 houses down there, finding it diffult to exit. There is heavy traffic exiting from the Portarlington road, from Harbour Street and from Debbicot. Can anything be done to slow traffic? There will be a serious accident,” he asked.

“I will talk to road design, I did talk to them before,” said Ger O’Mahoney, General Services Supervisor.