The ‘sticking-plaster’ approach to roads in Tipperary has again been criticised, with calls for the council to take out a state loan to bring roads up to standard.
197 million euro is the full amount of money needed – but a 9 million euro package is what the the council has applied for from the Department.
That would be to fix the roads severely damaged by recent storms – and would be addition to this years’ road budget – which is already increased by 14%.
Cllr Michael O’Meara has made repeated calls for a 50 million euro state loan, which he says could be paid back over 30 years.
However, the Nenagh Councillor admits 9 million would go some way towards the worst affected areas…