Anger in Corbally at Red Path closure

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LABOUR TD Jan O’Sullivan has called on Limerick City and County Council to get on with the work at the scenic Red Path walkway in Corbally.

Deputy O’Sullivan, a local resident, says there is a lot of anger among the people of Corbally and people from other parts of Limerick at the closure of the Red Path. The walkway is beside the River Shannon, running from the Corbally Baths to the Corbally Road beside Athlunkard Bridge.

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She has urged the local authority to get on with the work, claiming the path has been closed for three weeks with no sign of any work taking place.

“This is a hugely popular walking route that leads directly to the Smarter Travel walking and cycling way along the Shannon Fields to UL on one side and the city canal on the other.  I have had numerous queries as to what is going on,” Deputy O’Sullivan told the Limerick Post.

“The sign says: “Footpath closed, works in progress” but there are no works in progress.  When I looked for clarity the reply from the Council was that it is closed for remedial works but they couldn’t tell me when they will start or when they will finish.

“If the path is going to be upgraded that would be welcome but we need to know and we need to see the work starting so that this beautiful scenic walkway can be open again as soon as possible.”

There was no response from Limerick City and County Council at the time of going to print.