Fine Gael Councillor for Dundalk – Carlingford, John McGahon, has today (Tuesday) called on Louth County Council to place protective railings and bollards outside Scoil Phadraig Naofa, Kilcurry. Councillor McGahon placed down a motion on the matter at a recent meeting of the Dundalk Municipal Committee.
“For a number of years, the issue of road safety has always been a prevalent one outside Scoil Phadraig Naofa. The school have already done a tremendous amount of work in trying to reduce the risk of an accident happening on the R177. Only last year the school were awarded their fourth green flag for their transport policy”.
”Road safety outside urban and rural schools is a very important issue and its one which I intend to campaign on throughout my five year term as a local councillor for Dundalk and North Louth. Council officials have told me that the situation at the school will be examined and a report prepared as to what the next steps will be”.
” I am calling on the council officials to produce this report as a matter of great urgency. We cannot run the risk of an accident happening. This is a protective measure that will greatly enhance the security and safety of the 220 pupils of Scoil Phadraig Naofa”.