Declan Breathnach TD
Louth (and East Meath)

14th March 2018

Breathnach welcomes decision by Louth and Meath Councils to provide footpath at the N1 Drogheda between Five Oaks and Deep Forde Estates

– I have been requesting funding for this since 2016 –

Fianna Fáil TD for Louth and East Meath Declan Breathnach has welcomed the announcement by both Louth and Meath Councils of funding to provide a footpath along the stretch of the N1 between Five Oaks and Deep Forde Estates. The joint statement from both Councils stated that following recent discussions between Meath County Council and Louth County Council representatives, agreement has been reached in principle on the provision of a footpath between Deep Forde and Five Oaks housing estates on the Dublin Road in Drogheda. A detailed design and tender documents will now be prepared and the project will proceed to tender in the coming months. The delivery of the project will then be re-assessed at that stage.

“I have had many complaints outlined to me from people residing in the area, of the danger along that stretch of road for people walking between the two estates”, said Breathnach.

“I made representations to both Louth County Council and Meath County Council back in 2016 outlining the danger for residents who have to walk along this dangerous stretch of the N1, which is an access point for the South Gate Shopping Centre. At that time I was simply told that there was no funding available for this project.”

“The statement also said that this is one of a number of opportunities for joint co-operation under consideration by the two local authorities, and I believe that this kind of joined-up thinking is what we need.”

“Today’s announcement is great news for those in the area, and I hope the works can commence soon,” concluded Breathnach.
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Johanna Walsh, Office of Declan Breathnach T.D., Leinster House, Dublin 2 (Declan – 087 2697638)

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