Urgent action required on Leenane road — Mulroy

There is an urgent requirement for action to be taken to get a number of hedges under control on the Leenane road out of Westport, Fianna Fáil councillor Brenda Mulroy said this week.

Speaking at the July West Mayo Municipal District, Cllr Mulroy said: “The road out of Westport towards Leenane is now quite dangerous and the hedges have taken on a life of their own.” The first term county councillor said: “People are having to cross the white line on to the other side of the road quite regularly to avoid having their cars or vans damaged by the hedges and it’s getting very dangerous.”

Independent councillor Christy Hyland agreed with his council colleague and also pointed out that the stretch of road was a place where people coming into town often end up speeding and he said that there have been a few accidents on that stretch already.

Cathaoirleach of the municipal district, Cllr Michael Holmes, told the meeting that the issue of hedge cutting was something that was affecting everyone in rural areas in a big way, and he told how he himself while driving a high sided vehicle had it damaged by overgrown hedges.

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