There is a need to open up to the public, and to staff the toilets that are available at the Kennedy Glasgow centre at the Quay in Ballina. That’s the view of local councillor John O’Hara who raised the issue at the monthly meeting of Ballina Municipal District earlier this week.

The councillor called on council management to investigate if two CE staff could be hired to staff the toilet facilities in the centre during day time hours, as they are located in a busy location, at the Quay and there is considerable demand for such facilities.

He also suggested that a shower facility be available at the centre for the many water sports enthusiasts that frequent the area.

The Kennedy Glasgow House is a beautifully refurbished building in state ownership, on the banks of the River Moy at the Quay in Ballina which is now a Discovery Point along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Councillor O’Hara has been campaigning for additional public toilet facilities in Ballina for many years now, arguing that toilets are essential infrastructure for any commercial and tourism location.

He has been speaking to Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley about his proposal for the Kennedy Glasgow Centre.