Local election candidate Grace Boyle has slammed the lack of signage on many of Letterkenny’s housing estates.
The Fine Gael candidate said the lack of such signage could prove fatal for some residents in the case of an emergency.
Grace Boyle told Donegal Daily, “This is the entrance to Mountain View housing estate in Mountain Top, Letterkenny. While canvassing this area, we couldn’t figure out what estate we were going into because there is absolutely no signage identifying the estate”.
According to Boyle residents there are seriously concerned that there is no signage to identify their estate.
“They have witnessed ambulances pulling into the estate trying to answer an emergency call, only to find out that they should be in a different estate. What if an ambulance cannot find someone who needs emergency attention?”.
Grace concluded by calling on Donegal County Council to prioritise the up-grading and maintenance of signage on our roads.
“The Council must also ensure that every area or estate is adequately identified, whether an estate is in charge of the Council or not. As well as the fact that good signage will reduce accidents and ensure that our tourists don’t get lost, it will also ensure that emergency vehicles can find patients, before it is too late”.