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NRA Takeover Will Lead To Further Reduction In Road Quality – Sherlock

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CORK East Labour TD Seán Sherlock has expressed serious concern that the National Roads Authority is to take control of the Road Maintenance programme for all of Cork County.

“I strongly believe that this is a deliberate move by the Minister for Transport to give control to the NRA so that when the budget is reduced the he can claim that it is not a matter for him. This is an underhand attempt by Fianna Fail to further reduce the roads maintenance programme and make it look like it is not their fault,

In North Cork we have already seen that the NRA has refused to prioritise the N72 and N73 which are national routes. It is now the case that the NRA will be responsible for every other boreen and non-national road. The implication for the loss of control by the department of Transport to this body could be serious for smaller minor roads. It will also have an impact on how public representatives do their job in terms of lobbying for improvements to roads in their area. With no direct line of communication to the Minister this will immediately lesson the government’s accountabilty with regard to the state of our roads. I am fearful that we are entering a new phase whereby roads maintenance will be increasingly privatised and this could see a further reduction in workforce of Cork County Council. More importantly, it will also see a reduction in the standard of roads throughout my constituency which stretches from Mallow to Mitchelstown right across to Youghal and into Cobh.”

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  1. Lynn O'Reilly

    September 21, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    so who is going to fill the pot hole /crater at the junction at the top of Newtown,,, you can nearly fall into it tonight !!!!,,, oh I know,, the town council will probably say that’s for the county council,,, great , they don’t even know where you’re talking about !!!! and we pay road tax for the upkeep of our roads ?????? hhhmmm I wonder !!!

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Cobh Community Centre give generous donation to St. Vincent De Paul

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The cheque of €500 was presented to St. Vincent de Paul on Tuesday evening at the Community Centre. It was part of the proceeds from the Centre’s ‘Christmas Variety Concert’. John Coleman, Chairman of the Cobh Community Centre, thanked all the groups that performed at the concert last December, including nearby colleges St. Mary’s National School, Bunscoil Rinn an Chabhlaigh and Scoil Iosaef. Members of the Fundraising Committee – Manager, Gwen O’Halloran, Majella Smith, Martin O’Leary and Catherine Jefferson – also expressed their appreciation for the spirited and uplifting performances that were given last December by the Children’s Theatre, the Cope Foundation Day Unit, Pop & Rock and the Carrigtwohill Gospel Choir. Thanking the Cobh Community Centre, Liz O’Driscoll and Aine O’Regan from St. Vincent de Paul said, “Our charity receives much focus around Christmas time, which is a great thing, but our work is ongoing, year-round. Therefore, donations at this time of year are especially important to us.”

The Chairman used the presentation of the cheque to St. Vincent de Paul to announce ambitious plans to increase the usage of the Centre’s many and varied facilities. John noted, “Cobh Community Centre has great potential for hosting a variety of both community and commercial activities as well as training sessions. We offer convenience plus first-class facilities. That’s a package that’s hard to top! We are also constantly expanding and upgrading our classes and events. So, there is something here for everyone in the Cobh community…the Centre literally does what it says on the tin!”

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