A Mayo Councillor has outlined his frustration, following attempts over the past number of months to have a tap installed at Newport pier.

Westport-based FG Councillor Peter Flynn is hoping to get a tap installed to allow local boat owners in Newport to wash down their boats and to assist with general maintenance work.

After making his initial request last Summer, Mayo County Council eventually referred him to Irish Water, who have said they must make a submission to the Commission for Regulation of Utilities before a tap can be installed.

Councillor Flynn received a similar response when he asked if drinking water fountains could be located along the Greenway, eliminating the need for plastic water bottles.

He told Midwest News that the amount of red tape involved "is just bonkers" ....


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