Another starting date for Castleconnell works

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Cllr Séighin Ó Ceallaigh

MORE than 18 months after a main road into the village of Castleconnell was damaged, work will begin this summer to ensure it doesn’t collapse.

Sinn Féin councillor Séighin Ó Ceallaigh, who asked for a definitive starting date for the work at this Monday’s meeting of Limerick City and County Council, welcomed official confirmation from the local authority.

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He was told that the works associated with the building of this wall should start in July and take up to three weeks to complete.

Despite the assurance, Cllr Ó Ceallaigh said he still couldn’t believe that the work will begin this July.

“False start dates were given on numerous occasions to myself and other councillors for the area, so I hope that they are telling the truth this time,” the City East representative said.

“The excuse now for it taking a year and a half to get an official answer, is that it is a special area of conservation, but why weren’t local representatives told this a year and a half ago?

“We are very lucky people weren’t killed from the road collapsing due to the damaged caused, which completely knocked the wall at the side of the road. It is right next to the children’s playground, so it’s amazing that there hasn’t been injury.”

He added that the people of Castleconnell deserved more respect than to be fed false start dates.

“It’s good to see July in writing so I can tackle this issue once and for all, if this is another false date,” he concluded.

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