THE infrastructural deficiencies in Graball Bay are so bad that Cllr Aidan Lombard (FG) felt justified in saying: ‘Cattle are better thought of.’
When he raised the subject at a meeting of the Western Committee, the councillor was referring to the fact that the area’s water service pipe is in an open ditch and is subject to the elements, which means it freezes in winter.
‘There is no sewerage system and Irish Water are aware of this,’ he added. Other infrastructural deficiencies include the fact that the area’s fire hydrants don’t work.
The councillor also complained that the area’s storm water system mixes with sewage, and he said that it shouldn’t be tolerated in any civilised society.
‘We need to get Graball included in the Council’s reports and onto a priority list,’ he said.
Clodagh Henehan, the divisional manager, said that there are land ownership issues that have to be dealt with, but she did give an undertaking to come back to the next meeting with an up-to-date report.
Cllr Lombard repeated his assertion that animals are better thought of and he said it has got to be ‘the worst example of infrastructure in the county.’ And he insisted: ‘Someone in Cork County Council is going to have to take responsibility for this situation.’