Nenagh’s disabled parking spaces under the spotlight

Cllr Virginia O'Dowd
A member of the Nenagh branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association is to take a Nenagh Town Council staff member around the town to highlight problems with disabled parking.

A member of the Nenagh branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association is to take a Nenagh Town Council staff member around the town to highlight problems with disabled parking.

At this Monday’s council meeting, a motion from Cllr Lalor McGee and Cllr Virginia O’Dowd asked that the council look at the current spaces on Pearse Street and Mitchel Street.

Cllr O’Dowd said there were difficulties for users getting in and out of cars on Mitchel Street because of traffic flow. She also pointed out that the space was quite tight to reverse into.

She described it as “dangerous”.

The Labour councillor said a pole and parking ticket machine were hindering users on Pearse Street.

Cllr Hughie McGrath, Independent, asked that the footpath in Pearse Street be brought to the same level as the roadway as there was a difference in height between them.

Fine Gael’s Cllr Tom Moylan called for penalty points to be imposed on people who park illegally in disabled parking bays.