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€1,000 costs for repair of signs

CLARE County Council is to be stuck with a bill for over €1,000 following the repair of signs that are to be re-installed in Shannon.
At this week’s meeting of Shannon area councillors, Councillor Gerry Flynn said, “In the interest of safety to the public in Shannon that Clare County Council as a matter of urgency purchase new road and estate signs for the town of Shannon.” He claimed the lack of signage was causing major problems for emergency services and the community.
In a written reply, engineer Eugene O’Shea said, “A survey of the existing directional signage in the town, some of which needs to be renewed or replaced is currently underway. Once this survey is completed and costed a source of funding will have to be identified in order to proceed.
“In relation to the signs that are currently being restored, repair works are underway and, subject to satisfying our requirements, it is hoped that the signs can be re-erected during May,” he said.
Councillor Flynn said he had been told at the town council there would be no cost involved in returning the signs but he said this wouldn’t be the case unless the company involved compensated the council for the hours spent putting them up again.
Mr O’Shea said that while he couldn’t say off hand what the cost involved in putting back up 119 signs was, he estimated it could be between €1,000 and €1,500.

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