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01 Jul 2022

Telephone pole blocking driver vision in Laois town

Telephone pole blocking driver vision in Laois town

Telephone pole blocking driver vision in Laois town

A phone and broadband company have been accused of “putting poles where they like” in Laois.

A councillor has requested Laois County Council to ask Eir to move a pole that is blocking driver vision in Abbeyleix.

Cllr John Joe Fennelly, Cathaoirleach tabled a motion to the May meeting of Portlaoise Municipal District.

“If you are coming from St Patrick's Cemetery around a dangerous bend, people are trying to exit properties onto the road. I am not sure about Eir's position on moving poles,” he said.

Cllr Barry Walsh seconded.

“It seems like they stick up poles where they like, surely safety should be a consideration, if it causes sight problems,” he said.

Engineer Wes Wilkinson agreed to view the location.

“We can contact them and hopefully they prioritise it,” he said.

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