Pedestrian crossing falls ‘out of the sky’ in Pallaskenry

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Outspoken Fianna Fáil councillor Kevin Sheahan with a portrait of Eamon De Valera who he worked with as a member of the President's Garda protection unit. 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?

“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.

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