Road safety at risk, urgent action needed

08 April 2024
  • Local councils need resources to tackle crumbling roads

Labour’s Alan Kelly TD, was today sounding the alarm on the perilous state of local and regional roads across the country. Extreme winter weather conditions have accelerated an already dire situation.

Deputy Kelly said:

“Every day, motorists brave treacherous conditions on our crumbling roads. It’s not just inconvenient; it’s a matter of life and death. The recent spate of bad weather has only compounded the problem, leaving roads in a state of disrepair that endangers those who travel on them.

“The Government’s failure to provide adequate funding for road maintenance is a dereliction of duty. Our local councils are being forced to stretch already thin budgets to cover the costs of repairs, leaving essential services underfunded and communities isolated.

“The time for political posturing is over. We need action, and we need it now. The Government must wake up to the reality that local and regional roads are crumbling before our eyes. We cannot continue to ignore this disaster, while driver safety hangs in the balance.”

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