Councillors’ allocations used for repairs in Causeway as no council funds available

Funding from councillors’ allocations will be used to carry out repairs in the North Kerry village of Causeway, as there’s no council money available.
A deputation from the Causeway Community Action Group addressed the recent Listowel Municipal District meeting, appealing for funding for a number of issues.
The Causeway Community Action Group called for funding to rectify the poor surface of the church car park, lighting at the church, space in the graveyard, traffic calming at the national school, footpath surfacing, and redeveloping the picnic area.
Council management said they didn’t have funding to undertake all the works but several councillors gave money from their councillors’ allocations for some of them.
€10,000 is to go towards footpath improvement works in Causeway village, while €1,000 will cover the cost of resurfacing the picnic area, which is being redeveloped.
The council’s Durapatcher machine will be used to patch potholes in the church car park, while road markings at the Cross in Causeway village will be refreshed.
Council management say the recent passing of bye-laws means 50km/hr speed limits will be imposed around all schools; and as part of this, the council will refresh road markings around Killury National School soon.
The deputation addressed the Listowel Municipal District meeting following a request from Cllr John Lucid.