“I’ll leave no stone unturned, we want the N26,” Fine Gael councillor Eddie Staunton said this week. “It’s our turn now, you only have to look at the likes of the roads they have got in Cork and Kerry.”
Cllr Staunton was speaking at the monthly meeting of the Ballina Electoral Area committee this week where the members were discussing the roads budget for the coming year. Independent councillor Gerry Ginty told the meeting that “everything comes down to money”.
“I hope that by having both Dep Dara Calleary and now Dep Michelle Mulherin that they can work together to deliver things for the area,” Cllr Ginty added. “I’d also like to compliment the staff of the council and all those involved in the work that was carried out recently resurfacing part of the N26 from Mount Falcon out of the town. It just goes to show that with a bit of money and the right people you can do a very good job. It’s not a perfect road, but it is in a far better condition than it was and shows what can be done and it doesn’t have to be a big new road to make it safer and better.”
Fine Gael Cllr Seamus Weir also congratulated those involved in the recent pavement works, but said that things had to be pushed on in regards to the N26. “We need the N26 back on the agenda,” Cllr Weir said. “While I welcome the work that was done recently on it, the N26 has fallen by the wayside of late, it’s something that we need to deliver to the people of this area.”