20 February 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Municipal District members seek to make plea to Minister on Carrick visit

“More roads money, please!” will be the urgent appeal addressed by the members of the Monaghan Municipal District if they are successful in their bid to secure a meeting with Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly when he comes to Carrickmacross today, Thursday.

The elected members of the Monaghan body resolved to attempt to petition the Minister – who is in South Monaghan to perform the official opening of the Carrickmacross Water Treatment Plant at Nafferty – after contemplating at their meeting on Monday another reduction in the Government allocation for regional and county roads.

With roads once again becoming a major preoccupation in the county’s local authority meeting chambers, there was wholehearted support for a motion tabled by Fianna Fáil representative Robbie Gallagher which voiced disappointment and frustration with regard to the reduction in funding for regional and county roads, and called on Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe and the Fine Gael-led Government to at least increase the funding to last year’s levels.

Expressing frustration at another funding cut, Colr Gallagher said that Monaghan had received almost €8.5 million for regional and county

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