Protest action is being considered if Mayo County Council fails to reinstate a stone wall removed in Islandeady, Castlebar during the new N5 dual carriageway construction works.

The issue was raised by local Councillor Ger Deere at this week’s monthly meeting of Mayo County Council.

The Fine Gael councillor pleaded with the council roads design section and council management to engage with the local community on restoring the stone wall on the entrance to the village of Islandeady, while also addressing the height of a new land embankment installed during the construction works.

He urged the chief executive of Mayo County Council to intervene after councillors were told that restoring the wall would cost €250,000.

Director of services Tom Gilligan explained that discussions have taken place on the matter and that the local authority had already agreed a final contract with the contractor.

He said he was listening to the concerns of members but what they requested was unlikely given the costs.

Councillor Deere told Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley it’s not the Great Wall of China or a wall up Croagh Patrick that the Islandeady community want to see built…






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