LETTER: Rural roads need to be made safer

November 28th, 2015 5:03 PM

By Southern Star Team

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SIR – I have long felt that Cork County Council, Western Division, as regards service to the paying public, operates the Mushroom System – cover us in bull-manure and keep us in the dark.

Not for the first time, in recent years, our water supply disappears – for ‘maintenance work’ we are told. Mid-morning, while our dishwasher was ‘on cycle,’ my wife turned on the tap to get a drink – no water. Fortunately, she realised the potential for disaster and stopped the machine.

In my youth – and even later – such events were preceded by a van fitted with loudspeakers warning the public of the impending outage. Today, with modern domestic machinery, dishwashers and washing machines, et cetera, working on ‘cycles’ which require continuous water, some even on time-settings, surely it is more important.  

I rang Irish Water where a nice young lady was deputed to receive the outpourings of outraged customers. No management in sight.  

A short drive around our (Cathedral) city and I found some Cork County Council workers in a hole in the ground and water pouring from a hose. Again, a foreman to fend off the irate householder; no sign of an administrator.  

That foreman and the young lady at Irish Water should be given a bonus for their attempts to defend the indefensible.

Le meas,

 Cal Hyland, 

4, Closheen Lane, 


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