Askeaton gets a helping hand

Emmett O'Brien, Independent. Photo: Cian Reinhardt

INDEPENDENT councillor Emmett O’Brien has helped secure funding for the residents of Barrack Road in Askeaton to support local community works.

The funding is from the council’s discretionary General Municipal Allocation (GMA) budget which, according to the Adare-Rathkeale representative, is there to help people in need to get their projects and schemes over the line.


He maintains that these worthwhile projects would not otherwise get on the Council’s radar.

“Our GMA budget, although modest, needs to be spent wisely for the benefit of the community as a whole and the common good, which is why I was willing to provide funding to for the residents of Barrack road, Askeaton,” Cllr O’Brien told the Limerick Post.

The scheme included tarring, kerbing and installation of top soil and speed ramps.

“I gave my word to the people of Barrack Road when canvassing that I would deliver this scheme for them as I was shocked that Barrack Road was left unkempt and untarred for years. This neglect caused huge dust pollution issues for the local residents who were at their wits end the summer past.

“Askeaton is a wonderful town which huge potential but there are many improvement schemes that could be of great benefit to the local community and that is why I’m always happy to take calls and assist the people of Askeaton,” he added.