COLR CONNOLLY ANGRY AFTER URGENT BUSINESS DEBATE ON EMYVALE SAFETY ISSUE VOTED DOWN

4 February 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

“It is an awful pity this has become a political issue,” Independent councillor Paudge Connolly declared at Monday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council after his attempt to have an urgent business debate on a road safety issue in the village of Emyvale was voted down.

Colr Connolly tabled the following motion of urgent business: “In view of the fact that safety measures were recently completed at Shaw’s Corner in Emyvale village which were designed to prevent traffic mounting the footpath, and the fact that on January 15 a car mounted the footpath and struck a wall, that Monaghan Co Council calls on Transport Infrastructure Ireland to review that further safety measures need to be taken to further improve safety standards for pedestrians, residents and motorists.”

When Cathaoirleach Noel Keelan (Sinn Féin) asked if members were agreeable to have the proposal taken as urgent business and discussed later in the meeting, SF’s Brian McKenna requested that instead a report be prepared on the matter for the next meeting of the Monaghan Municipal District in a fortnight’s time.

Colr McKenna said that one of the Co Council engineers were aware that any incident had taken place, and it was incumbent on them to find out exactly what happened. If a report was prepared for the next Municipal District meeting, the North Monaghan members could then discuss it.

Objecting to this approach, Colr Connolly said there…

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