No funding for footpath

THERE is no funding to fix the footpath on the Durrow Road in Ballacolla, councillors heard at the recent Borris in Ossory electoral area meeting.

THERE is no funding to fix the footpath on the Durrow Road in Ballacolla, councillors heard at the recent Borris in Ossory electoral area meeting.

Senior executive engineer Michael Malone told Cllr Marty Phelan that work on the footpath outside Hayes’ shop in the village had been “quantified and will be priced shortly”, before adding that there is no funding to fix the Durrow Road footpath.

“The kerb is already there for that footpath, all you need is tarmacadam”, said Cllr Phelan.

In response, Mr Malone asked: “Can you get it for free?”