Coolrain playground ‘poopy’ dread causes stink in Laois council

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Seamus Dunne

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Coolrain playground ‘poopy’ dread causes stink in Laois council

“Mammy, I have to do a poopy.” Those were the words that every mother

dreaded.

So Cllr James Kelly told a Borris-in- Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District meeting last Thursday.

He pleaded with the County Council to provide toilet facilities at the public playground in Coolrain village.

The playground covered a huge area, Cllr Kelly explained, and people could travel to it from a radius of nine or 10 kms.

He insisted that the Council should make a contribution towards the cost of installing of toilets at the playground.

Chairman Cllr John King, while agreeing that toilets were a necessity, wondered who would be responsible for their maintenance.

Director of Services Donal Brennan promised to take on board the points that Cllr Kelly had made.

“The group (Coolrain Tidy Towns) has been advised that if they wish to pursue the provision of toilets, it may be possible for them to apply for funding towards the project through the national community funding schemes that may come on stream in the coming months.”