Corrigan: Irish Water Obstruct Cycle Lanes And Disregard Residents

Cllr Edel CorriganSinn Féin Councillor Edel Corrigan has hit out at Irish Water workers who are endangering the lives of cyclists.

Several citizens have contacted Cllr Corrigan about the issue and Cllr Corrigan is concerned. “This is a safety issue. I have contacted Irish Water and the Council about this asking if the contractors had sought a permit to close the cycle lanes. No alternative access routes have been provided for the cyclists and this has had a knock on effect on the traffic and pedestrians alike.”

Councillor Corrigan continued “I am sure Irish Water have informed their contractors that it is illegal to block cycle lanes, if they have, then they are being ignored by their own contractors. Well they are not the only ones being ignored by the contractors. Residents are supposed to receive advance notice of when works are commencing. That is not happening and I have logged this concern with Irish Water also who informed me the contractors must give this advance warning as part of their contract. Unfortunately the only notice some residents get is when they are awoken at the crack of dawn by loud drilling and hammering.”