5 August 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The special circumstances created in Co Monaghan by the location of a large proportion of the county’s employers along rural roads will be taken consideration of when the 2017 roads budgets for local authorities is being determined.

This was the commitment given by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD when he met the Cathaoirleach of Monaghan Co Council P J O’Hanlon, his Fianna Fáil Co Council colleague Seamus Coyle and the party’s Monaghan Senator Robbie Gallagher in his office in Dublin on Thursday last.

The FF delegation was accompanied at the meeting by the party’s Dáil Spokesperson on Transport Robert Troy TD.

Speaking to The Northern Standard this week about the meeting, Cathaoirleach O’Hanlon described the engagement as positive and said that the delegation was hopeful that their highlighting of the unique conditions that pertained in relation to roads in Co Monaghan had been taken on board both by the Minister and the senior Dept official who accompanied him at the meeting.

“We had a very frank discussion and the Minister met us for over an hour,” Colr O’Hanlon stated.

“We made the point to him that 90% of the people…

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