Children at risks of breaking necks at Rosenallis estate

Fence

Seamus Dunne

Reporter:

Seamus Dunne

Children at risks of breaking necks at Rosenallis estate

Cllr David Goodwin, Minister Charlie Flanagan, Enda Kenny.

“Go and get the job done,” insisted Cllr David Goodwin at a Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District meeting, referring to a storm damaged fence at the Meadowbrook estate in Rosenallis.

Housing official Michael Rainey, in a written reply said the Council was going to tender for the repair/replacement of the fence which had collapsed in a number of places. The work would be completed subject to funding, he added.

“Here we go again—subject to funding. This happened from the storm. There’ve been three or four almost fatal accident because of children running across the road. The fence should be taken down. Somebody will break their necks over it,” said Cllr Goodwin.

Director of Services Donal Brennan promised to pursue the issue.

Cllr Seamus McDonald: “It’s an eyesore.” He called for the work to be done within the next week.

Cllr Brendan Phelan: “These temporary fences are not really suitable. We should have proper fences that will last for ever. When we do a job at all we should do it right”.

A concrete fence is the only answer.”

Cllr Paddy Bracken: “This should not drag on.”