14th April 2014, Monday
By Bryan T. Smyth,
A West Cork County Councillor says the Failte Ireland “Wild Atlantic Way”
driving route is in jeopardy because of the poor state of roads.
The route is designed to encourage visitors into the small towns and
villages in scenic areas from Kinsale to Donegal.
Last month a Council overtime ban was temporarily lifted for roads workers
to tackle the “pothole crisis”, but Councillors say the Government’s
overall recruitment embargo needs to be lifted so it can recruit more
permanent roads workers.
Councillors alaos agree the amount of money Cork gets for road
maintenance from the Government needs to be increased.
Fine Gael Cllr Dermot Sheehan, from the Mizen Peninsula – told TheCork.ie
that West Cork has much to offer tourists but the region will lose out if
visitors are put off by the bad roads