The local and regional roads in areas like Achill, Newport and Mulranny are in an appalling state of disrepair, according to Achill based Fianna Fail councillor Paul McNamara.
At the monthly meeting of the West Mayo Municipal District the councillor described many roads in his area as becoming “a health and safety issue” for the local authority.
He says many of these roads, are along the routes that lead to the attractions that are enticing both national and international tourists along the Wild Atlantic Way, and he argues it’s completely unacceptable to both locals and tourists to leave the roads in this state.
Funding to local and regional roads in the county was effectively reduced by 35 percent last year, due to the hike in price for materials, and councillor McNamara says urgent additional emergency funding is now needed to address the problem.
He has been speaking to Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley...

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