Limerick councillor critical of Irish Water for ‘shoddy repair work’

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

Cllr Frankie Daly inspecting the roads

Cllr Frankie Daly inspecting the roads

INDEPENDENT northside councillor Frankie Daly has claimed repair work carried out by Irish Water is causing safety problems.

Cllr Daly has criticised the utility for its “disgraceful” efforts in several parts of the city.

“Cold tar poured into holes and left for a month by Irish Water is simply not a solution – it’s in fact a dangerous precedent,” the councillor claimed, “There’s a busy stretch of road, opposite the Hi-Way Bar and Restaurant in Dooradoyle like this, where there is shoddy repair work and no sign of the necessary reinstatement work.”

Councillor Daly also highlighted the recent burst water mains at the Dublin Road, claiming “far from satisfactory” road repairs took place.

“The level of reinstatement works on the roads by Irish Water is disgraceful, and it’s now high time to return the control here to Limerick Council.  We need radical action on bad road repair works now – with the winter hitting hard – and not down to line,” he concluded.

Irish Water said along with Limerick council, they carry out “emergency repairs” to burst pipes in order to restore supply to customers in the affected area as quickly as possible.

“Priority in such cases is to restore supply to customers and reinstate road surfaces to a safe condition. Full road reinstatement, if required, will then be carried out as soon as it is feasible to do.”