Port’s paths
‘falling apart’

PORTARLINGTON’S county councillors will have to keep “shouting and fighting” for cash for the town’s footpaths, according to the Fianna Fail sole public representative for the town.

PORTARLINGTON’S county councillors will have to keep “shouting and fighting” for cash for the town’s footpaths, according to the Fianna Fail sole public representative for the town.

Dismissing the offer of minor patch repairs, Cllr Cribbin was scathing at a recent meeting of councillors and officials in Port.

“The majority of the town paths are starting to fall apart. Its a bad reflection on the town,” Cllr Ray Cribbin told his colleagues at the recent electoral area. He said the paths were bad and “only going to get worse”.

There has been no money since 2008 for the town’s paths and Cllr Cribbin said the issue needs to be brought up forcibily with the council’s senior management.

“We’ll have to keep shouting and fighting,” he said.

Orla Barrett, senior engineer for Port said she had been knocking on the door looking for funds for the past 2-3 years.