17 January 2014 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The forestry authority Coillte have informed Monaghan Co Council that they are not amenable to waving the €5 admission charge recently introduced for vehicles accessing Rossmore Park in Monaghan Town.

This emerged at the January meeting of the Council in the course of a discussion on the forest amenity engendered when Fine Gael councillor Ciara McPhillips highlighted problems caused by trees from the park overhanging the Threemilehouse Road.

Acknowledging that a number of members had raised this matter in the past, Colr McPhillips expressed surprise that no hedge-cutting notice had been issued to Coillte in relation to it. The trees were dripping water onto the road, and falling leaves were creating mulch that was causing danger and damage to the surface of the road, she pointed out.

Director of Services Damien Treanor said Coillte were notified about this and said they would look after the matter, but this hadn’t happened. The Council would get back on to them.

Colr McPhillips noted that a hedge-cutting ban would come back into force soon. Co Mayor Sean Conlon recommended that roadsweeping take …

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