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Councillor Pat Daly

Pedestrian crossing for ‘deadly dangerous’ Abbey Street planned

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PLANS are underway for the delivery of a pedestrian crossing at the top of Abbey Street, with one local councillor describing the current situation as “deadly dangerous”.

Councillor Pat Daly raised the issue at a recent meeting of the Ennis Municipal District where he said, “It’s seriously dangerous crossing the street at this particular area of town.”

He continued, “I have seen first hand people coming to cross the road and they are chancing their arm crossing over. How people have not been hurt or killed I can’t understand it. It’s a serious health and safety issue.”

Paddy Tiernan, acting senior executive engineer responded to the motion, “A need for a pedestrian crossing at this location has been identified and is planned.

“The pedestrian crossing is currently planned to be delivered under the Ennis Town Centre Public Realm Regeneration Project B. This project is programmed to commence construction in 2023.”

Councillor Daly stated, “I welcome something will be done, I see people running across and it’s deadly dangerous.” The motion was supported by Councillor Johnny Flynn who said a “proper pedestrian crossing is crucial.” Councillor Mary Howard also voiced her support.

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