No cash for rural roads and paths

RURAL areas on the outskirts of Naas are being neglected.

RURAL areas on the outskirts of Naas are being neglected.

The poor condition of roads as well the lack of footpaths has been highlighted by politicians recently.

Now councillor Fintan Brett has called for road resurfacing work to be done at Mullacash, near Two Mile House.

He told a Kildare County council area meeting that the Mullacash area should be placed on a list of projects for which money would be allocated under various grant schemes.

“I know that there is a lack of money within the council to do much of this work but the Mullacash area is in a serious state and the roads there must be upgraded,” Cllr. Brett told the meeting.

He also bemoaned the fact that many requests made by councillors for work to be done are rejected on the basis that no money is available for the work.

“It is very depressing when the councillors keep getting representations for work to be done only to be told that there is no money.”

According to Kildare County council it is unlikely that funding could be secured under the grant schemes suggested by Cllr Brett.

However the area engineer will “keep this request in mind and will carry out routine maintenance as and when required.”

- Paul O’Meara