15 January 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard


THERE were separate calls this week from a Cavan-Monaghan Dáil Deputy the Cathaoirleach of Monaghan Co Council, and a Carrickmacross Fianna Fáil councillor, for urgent measures to be undertaken for greater traffic control on the N2 Dublin/Derry Road, between Castleblayney and Carrickmacross, after an horrific crash on Monday last in which two lorry drivers were killed.

Both drivers died after the horror crash involving their trucks on a stretch of the road near Broomfield.

The victims were named as Declan Holian, 30, from Barrack, Ramelton, Co Donegal and Klaidas Bakanas, 32, a Latvian national who was living in Carrickmacross.

Yesterday, local Independent TD for Cavan/Monaghan, Deputy Sean Conlan stated that the planning and layout of the stretch of the N2 road where the latest double fatality occurred must be looked at “as a matter of urgency”.

He said there was an unprecedented number of accidents on this stretch of road which had already claimed the lives of many people.

Meanwhile, the Cathaoirleach of Monaghan Co Council Noel Keelan (Carrickmacross) and South Monaghan Fianna Fáil councillor Pádraig McNally (Carrickmacross) made further calls this week for remedial steps to be taken to have the “death stretch” of the N2 made safer.

Councillor Keelan, who was associated with an expression of sympathy to the families of both drivers, said it was now recognised that this stretch of the N2 was one of the most dangerous in the country.

He said he was renewing a call for junctions between the route and side roads to be upgraded and felt it was imperative for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (formerly the National …


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