'Name and shame' agencies that stop cleaning of rivers demands councillor for flood hit Mountmellick

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Seamus Dunne

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Seamus Dunne

'Name and shame' agencies that stop cleaning of rivers demands councillor for flood hit Mountmellick

Name and shame the people and associations who were preventing the cleaning of rivers, insisted Cllr David Goodwin at a Borris-in-Ossory / Mountmellick Municipal District meeting.

“We have a government - it’s not the fisheries boards that are running the country,” he said.

Cllr Seamus McDonald had called for drainage works on the River Barrow downstream from Two Mile Bridge to Forest, Mountmellick.

Senior Executive Engineer Paul McLoughlin (in a written reply):

”Laois County Council will assess this stretch of river and include on schedule of maintenance.”

Cllr McDonald: “It hasn’t been cleaned for years and years.”