North Tipperary County manager Joe MacGrath has defended the allocation of funding for the provision of cycle tracks in the county, rubbishing suggestions from elected representatives that the money could have been better spent on roadways that require attention.
A number of members, including Fianna Fail councillor John Hogan, suggested that the allocation of funding towards the cycle track linking Nenagh with Limerick along the old N7 route was a waste of money, especially considering that these roadways are now less busy than heretofore and hardly require cycle tracks.
“It’s a complete waste of money - money which could be spent on some of the roads of the county, many of which are impassable. How so much can be spent on painting a few lines on the road is a mystery to me,” Cllr Hogan said.
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