Naas cranes not safety threat

FEARS that any of the unused cranes dominating the Naas skyline for the past few years might represent a threat to public safety have been dispelled.

FEARS that any of the unused cranes dominating the Naas skyline for the past few years might represent a threat to public safety have been dispelled.

The cranes – worth an estimated €100,000 each – were erected during construction work on the unopened Naas Shopping Centre.

It emerged at a Naas Town Council (NTC) meeting last week that the three cranes are going nowhere fast.

Cllr. Rioghnagh Bracken asked that the cranes be removed from the site “before they topple of their own accord”. However the council responded that the equipment is on private property.

The centre developer has advised the council that the cranes are serviced and certified by a specialist contractor on a regular basis”.

A certificate of inspection from March 2013 indicates that the machines are certified “to be in a safe condition.”

- Paul O’Meara