Raheen to be resurfaced in 2014

William Delaney (St.Fergal's College ,Rathdowney ) , Clr. John Joe Fennelly and Eoghan Quigley ( Mountmellick C.S. ),  at the Launch of Teens of Laois Website by Laois Comhairle na nOg at the Heritage Hotel , Portlaoise .            Photo: Michael Scully - No Reproduction Fee .
A section of Raheen has been included in the roads resurfacing programme for 2014, councillors heard at the recent Borris in Ossory electoral area meeting.

A section of Raheen has been included in the roads resurfacing programme for 2014, councillors heard at the recent Borris in Ossory electoral area meeting.

Councillor John Joe Fennelly asked that the council include both Raheen and Shanahoe on their programme for resurfacing for next year.

“The Mountrath side is in terrible condition. Cullahill is looked after and Coolrain is looked after, we need to look after the small areas”, he said.

He was told by acting senior exective engineer Brenda Cuddy that if councillors wish to include Shanahoe, “it can be discussed at the annual roads meeting”.

She added that drainage works were completed in Shanahoe ahead of the meeting. This comes after many months of residents’ complaints.

Cllr Fennelly replied: “at the end of the day the job is done, it is great to see it done”.