IRELAND South MEP and member of the EU Tourism Taskforce Deirdre Clune has called on local authorities in her Ireland South constituency not to undertake large-scale roadworks during the peak tourism season of June, July and August.
Speaking from a tourism seminar in the European Parliament MEP Clune appealed to councils to use their common sense: ‘Large-scale repair works and road works at the height of summer can be very disruptive and unsightly for the tourist market. I am conscious that the councils must carry out works while the weather is fine, but I would appeal to them to limit that work in tourist areas to Spring and Autumn.
'A little bit of planning can go a long way when it comes to ensuring that tourists experience the best that Ireland has to offer. It makes no sense to dig up roads when traffic is at its peak in the summer months.’