The surface of a North Kerry road is so poor a school bus may soon be unable to travel along it. That’s the claim of local resident Thomas Harrington, who spoke of the road’s condition as part of a delegation at the monthly meeting of Listowel Municipal District. Councillors heard the concerns of residents from Slieve A’Mhadra, Ardoughter, Clahane and Addergown who claim local roads fell into disrepair following a rally. Mr Harrington said the quality of life of some elderly and disabled residents’ was especially affected and there are growing concerns for the welfare of children travelling to school on the road. In response, senior engineer with Kerry County Council John Sheehan said the council was aware of the roads in question but were constrained in terms of maintenance funding. Cllr Robert Beasley said the health and safety of children was paramount and that a school-bus “twisting and turning” on this road wasn’t good enough. He added “people were still paying their taxes and expected something in return”. Mr Harrington told Radio Kerry News he was thankful for the opportunity to speak but feared the issue was being “kicked further down the road”.