Crit­i­cism of Ir­ish Wa­ter over com­mu­ni­ca­tions

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IR­ISH Wa­ter came in for crit­i­cism at the Septem­ber meet­ing at Dun­dalk Mu­nic­i­pal District Com­mit­tee.

Cllr. Anne Camp­bell hit out at the wa­ter author­ity, say­ing they were ‘ex­traor­di­nar­ily bad at com­mu­ni­cat­ing.’

She made the com­ment in ref­er­ence to concerns she had at­tempted to raise with them about the con­di­tion of road re­in­state­ment af­ter they had car­ried out works on the Dublin Road.

Cllr. Camp­bell said she even­tu­ally man­aged to get a en­gi­neer from Louth County Coun­cil to look at the work, which she re­ferred to ‘as look­ing like ic­ing on a cake.’

‘ The cy­cles lanes on the Dublin Road, where works started last Septem­ber on one side of the road, re­mains in a ter­ri­ble con­di­tion.’ ‘ They are atro­cious,’ said Cllr. Camp­bell.

She added that she had been un­able to get any­one from Ir­ish Wa­ter to come back to her on the is­sue.

Director of Ser­vice, Frank Pentony said that the lo­cal author­ity ‘can’t an­swer for Ir­ish Wa­ter.’

Mean­while, Cllr. Maeve Yore also hit out at what she said was a lack of no­tice to res­i­dents and bus op­er­a­tors that drainage works were go­ing to be car­ried out in Hazelwood Av­enue in Bay Es­tate.

She said she had ini­tially raised concerns about these works back in March 2016, and that it was shock­ing to see no­ti­fi­ca­tion in the me­dia about the works be­fore res­i­dents had even been in­formed.

Cllr. Yore added that the works be­ing done when the school were back on was a ma­jor in­con­ve­nience.

She said that bus op­er­a­tors had also re­ceived no prior no­tice that the works were set to be car­ried out.

The meet­ing heard that Louth County Coun­cil were only re­spon­si­ble for the road clo­sure, and not the work it­self

Cllr Anne Camp­bell.

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