The long running saga of the replacement of a stone wall on the entrance to the Castlebar village of Islandeady is continuing.

At the monthly meeting of Mayo County Council earlier this week the issue was again raised by local councillors – as they explained that the local community remains frustrated with no confirmation from Mayo County Council that the stone wall that was removed during the construction of the new N5 dual carriageway, will be replaced.

The Director of Services with Mayo County Council, Tom Gilligan told councillors on Monday that complex negotiations are continuing and “they are very close to a resolution”.

Local councillor Ger Deere says it’s simply not good enough that a stone wall removed during the construction of a development like the new N5, would not be replaced on the entrance to a village. He says the community of Islandeady were seriously inconvenienced during the construction of the dual carriageway and they do not deserve to be treated in this way now by Mayo County Council – left without a firm commitment that the wall will be restored.

Cllr Deere has been speaking to Midwest News editor Teresa O’Malley...



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