Nenagh councillor’s concern over brick footpaths

Cllr Seamus Morris
Concerns have been raised over the use of bricks to upgrade the footpath in Sarsfield Street. Tipperary County Council spent 10 weeks upgrading the paths in the run-up to Christmas and plans to have all ESB cables placed underground.

Concerns have been raised over the use of bricks to upgrade the footpath in Sarsfield Street. Tipperary County Council spent 10 weeks upgrading the paths in the run-up to Christmas and plans to have all ESB cables placed underground.

However, Cllr Seamus Morris told Nenagh MDC that while the street now had a “lovely surface” he was “not sure” that the bricks were the right way to go.

“Could we try something else? They seem to collapse. I am sure it’s opening up to claims,” he said.

He was supported by Cllr John Carroll, and while area engineer Michael Hayes felt Cllr Morris “has a point”, the council viewed the project as a “great success”.

“There are problems where people are parking on them, but not in other areas,” he said.

District manager Marcus O’Connor admitted that while the bricks do subside, he maintained it was an easy job to relay them.

He also stated that if the council looked at the brickwork on Sarsfield Street, it would have to look at other areas as well.