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Erris and Residents along the R312 will not be fooled by Taoiseach’s Announcement – Conway-Walsh

9 February, 2016 - by Rose Conway Walsh


While the €500,000 announced by the Taoiseach for the R312 is welcome, it is wholly inadequate and will only serve to address the emergency bridge repairs at Beltra lake.  These urgent repairs are necessary to prevent the flooding situation which caused the main Erris to Castlebar Road to be closed for several days during recent flooding reoccurring.

The investment needed outside of these emergency repairs is in the region of €30 to €50 million.  If the Taoiseach’s announcement is any indication of Fine Gael’s commitment to the R312 then we will have to wait 60 years to have a proper road from Belmullet to Castlebar.

We will not be fobbed off by this announcement.

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