Department liaising over state of Monaghan roads

Deputy Smyth had urged the Minister to meet a delegation.

Officials at the Department of Transport are engaging with Monaghan County Council about a meeting to discuss the dire condition of roads in the county.

Confirmation that a meeting would take place was provided by Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan to Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan & North Meath, Niamh Smyth.

Deputy Smyth had urged the Minister to meet a delegation from Monaghan County Council on this issue.

“Our road network is extremely important in rural Ireland and is vitally important to the local people that use them every single day. The council have written to me on a number of occasions on this issue. They want to meet the Minister to discuss this very issue. I am happy that Minister Ryan in his latest response to me is engaging with the council about the possibility of this meeting taking place.”

Deputy Smyth continued: “Defects in our roads infrastructure have serious repercussions for road safety, leading to increased accidents and collisions. Too many lives have been lost on Cavan & Monaghan roads and a concerted effort must be made to carry out the necessary improvements to ensure our roads are as safe as possible.”