Cllr Bugler calls for Ballina’s main street to be repaired

The main street in the lakeside village of Ballina is in “terrible” condition, according to local councillor Phyll Bugler.

The main street in the lakeside village of Ballina is in “terrible” condition, according to local councillor Phyll Bugler.

The Fine Gael councillor called on Nenagh Municipal District Council at its March meeting to resurface parts of the street that have been “destroyed” by burst water mains.

She was told by Rosemary Joyce, district administrator, that the matter had been passed over to Irish Water.

However, Cllr Bugler pointed out that the burst pipe issue was going on for “too long. I was promised some works would be done. The street has collapsed.”

She said she needed to get the main street repaired and asked if the council could get a date from Irish Water as to when the work would be carried out.

Cllr Bugler was backed by Cllr John Carroll, who said the road was in poor condition and the problems were taking away from other work done in the area. “Irish Water must reinstate the road properly,” said the Fianna Fail councillor.

Meanwhile, Nenagh Municipal District Council has turned down a request from Cllr Mattie Ryan for a public light outside the Forde Pub in Ballinaclough.

He was told by Rosemary Joyce, district administrator, that it was council policy to install lights only within 50km/h zones and there was no funding available.

“There is a pub and a pole there. It would be a simple job,” said Cllr Ryan.