Parish pump politics in Portlaoise

“PARISH pump politics are still alive in Portlaoise.”

“PARISH pump politics are still alive in Portlaoise.”

So said Cllr Alan Hand at the recent meeting of the town council. Cllr Hand was responding to a motion by Cllr Kathleen O’Brien, for the county council to prune trees and clean the River Triogue at Millview and Riverview, Tower Hill.

Town engineer, Mr Farhan Nasiem said that this would be investigated and funds will be sought if works are required.

“It doesn’t need funds, just a bit of good will,” said Cllr O’Brien.

“I don’t mind giving an hour,” offered Cllr Hand, remarking that “parish pump politics” are still taking place in the county town.