Dáil debates

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate

Inland Waterways Maintenance

2:15 pm

Photo of Martin KennyMartin Kenny (Sligo-Leitrim, Sinn Fein) | Oireachtas source

I thank the Minister of State for his reply. We are on the same page on this. The work is welcome but the difficulty seems to be that access through various adjacent locations is not clear to people using the walkway. If there is an issue with communication or signage, it needs to be dealt with. It probably should have been dealt with some time in advance with better communication and consultation with local tourism providers. I will tell Councillor Dermot Connolly that the Minister of State would welcome some contact for reassurance on this matter.

There is much work to be done across the Beara-Breifne Way, particularly north of Leitrim village. It would be welcome if the work could be done as speedily as possible. If reassurances can be given and better signage put in place, this issue could be easily resolved. In some of these cases, one can find individuals who do not think outside the box or do not try to find the solution when one is clearly there in front of them. Perhaps a word in the right ear might be able to resolve that issue.


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