Ryan Welcomes Drish Footpath Application

North Tipperary Independent Councillor Jim Ryan has this week welcomed the news that North Tipperary County Council will be making an application to the NRA for funding under a low cost safety scheme in order to construct a footpath out to Drish Bridge.

North Tipperary Independent Councillor Jim Ryan has this week welcomed the news that North Tipperary County Council will be making an application to the NRA for funding under a low cost safety scheme in order to construct a footpath out to Drish Bridge.

Cllr Ryan told The Tipperary Star, “I am delighted with the response that I received from the Senior Roads Engineer when I raised this issue at our last area council meeting. I outlined the safety concerns of not having this footpath and he agreed to apply for funding in 2014.

“While there is no guarantee that the application will be successful I am happy that at long last an application for funding will be made. I have been raising this footpath issue for the past number of years and have always expressed the view that a footpath is needed. Hopefully the NRA will come back with a positive response for the council otherwise peoples lives will be put at risk due to huge amount of traffic that uses this very busy road out of Thurles,” he said.