1 February 2017
By Bryan Smyth
Local Kanturk TD, Michael Moynihan has said that the decision by Cork County Council to apply for planning permission for a new link road, and a new fire station is fantastic news for the town, and the local community.
“The construction of the link road is a vital cog in allowing for increased vibrancy within Kanturk town. Fianna Fáil has been pushing this development for many years and this is the first step in bringing it to fruition.
“The link road will ensure ease of access to the promised new national school for parents and school buses, and will also help ease traffic moving through the town during peak times in the morning and evening.
“Kanturk has desperately needed a new fire station for some time, due to the confined and cramped location of the current station at St. Theresa’s Place. It has been in the pipeline for some time, and I am delighted that progress has been made by bringing it to this stage. The total catchment area for the Kanturk Fire Station is 15,000, and it’s great to see that a new station will be developed.
“Later this year, the Government will announce its Capital Development Plan mid-term review. Along with the projects in Kanturk town, and to enhance the vibrancy of the entire region, I will continue to push for additional spending on local capital projects such as such as the M20 motorway which will help with increased connectivity into the wider cork region,” concluded Moynihan.