Waterford County Council had no funding available to deal with the risk of a cliff collapse at the entrance to the car park at Counsellors Strand in Dunmore East and traffic restrictions had to be put in place, revealed Director of Services, Michael Quinn, at a meeting of the Council in Dungarvan this week.

The Council had to deal with a number of quite serious issues arising from cliff collapses in Ardmore, Glendine, Dunhill and Strand Road, Dunmore East. He said the Council hoped to look at the problem at the entrance to the car park at Counsellor’s Strand but they had no funding at the moment.

Replying to Cllr Joe Conway (Ind) who asked if a safety audit was due to be carried out at Summerville Estate, Tramore, to allay the fears of local residents, the Director of Services said the safety audit would be carried out when the road was finished.

Cllr Nora Flynn (FG) said she would like to see tar and chipping work completed on the Ballingown Road at Aglish, which led to the school and church.

Mr Quinn said the road needed to be strengthened and that work would be included in the roads work programme for next year. He said the Council had no plans for repair work at Castle Road in Dunhill which has been closed after a land ‘collapse’ as there was an alternative road that could be used by traffic in the area. Funding was not available and there were more pressing issues.

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