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Costly legacy issues on roads after cold winter


Costly legacy issues on roads after cold winter

There were going to be legacy issues from the long, cold winter, Senior Executive Engineer Paul McLoughlin warned a Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District meeting.

He gave the example of a County Council application for €1.8m to cover pre-Christmas flood damage in the county. Cllr Paddy Bracken asked was there any sign of extra funding for Laois as a result of the bad weather.

Mr McLoughlin said the Council was assessing roads as part of a process of seeking extra funds from the Department.

Cllr Bracken said Mountmellick would not have got more than €3 million for flood relief if it had not needed the money.

Cllr James Kelly: “There’s no point in Cllr Bracken harping about it at every meeting.”

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