Pedestrian crossing falls ‘out of the sky’ in Pallaskenry

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Cllr Kevin Sheahan considers installation of Pallaskenry pedestrian crossing a "mystery". Photo: Cian Reinhardt

COUNCILLORS in West Limerick are bemused over the installation of a pedestrian crossing at Nash’s Cross in Pallaskenry, which they claim “must have fallen out of the sky”.

Independent councillor Emmett O’Brien said at the AGM of Adare-Rathkeale Municipal District this Tuesday that the mysterious crossing was a “cause of concern” for residents.

“This issue has been raised repeatedly. The pedestrian crossing is too near Nash’s Cross and could cause a traffic accident. Has a traffic count been taken to determine the need for a pedestrian crossing at this location?

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“On whose authority was this installed?” the Pallaskenry man asked the council executive.

Fianna Fáil councillor Kevin Sheahan considered the installation of the pedestrian crossing to be a complete “mystery”.

“It must have fallen out of the sky as it was never discussed at this table. If we now have to look at spending money to move it — that’s unfortunate.

“It is a pity a few more of them don’t fall out of the sky,” Cllr Sheahan added.