Nenagh district council asked to prioritise footpaths for repair

Nenagh Municipal District Council has been urged to prioritise spending on the footpath outside the former military barracks on Summerhill.

Nenagh Municipal District Council has been urged to prioritise spending on the footpath outside the former military barracks on Summerhill.

The call came from Cllr Hughie McGrath who said the footpath along Summerhill was broken and there was none outside the barracks.

Cllr McGrath also wants the council to upgrade footpaths in Knockanpierce and Tyone.

He was told by Marcus O’Connor in a written reply that the condition of footpaths in the Nenagh Municipal District was kept under continuous review and repair and restoration works prioritised accordingly.

In the current year, footpath restoration and repair works are being, or have been, carried out Tyone, Woodview Close, St Conlon’s Road, Richmond Cross, Coill Fuinnseoga, Sarsfield Street, Church Road, Dromineer, Carrig, Ballycommon; Silvermines, Balliina, Stonehall, Newport; Mulcair Manor, Newport.

Mr O’Connor said that, subject to availability of funding, the district’s footpaths will continue to undergo repair and restoration work on an annual basis.

Meanwhile, Cllr McGrath was also told that work had been carried out on Ballintoher road and it was expected that this would reduce the risk of flooding outside houses on the road.