Donegal County Council is in the process of assessing a Letterkenny housing estate after safety concerns were again raised.
Sinn Féin Councillor Gerry McMonagle highlighted fears surrounding the retaining walls at the Carraig Craoibh estate.
“The roads and paths are deteriorating, but I would be more concerned about the retaining walls,” Councillor McMonagle told a Letterkenny Municipal District meeting.
“I have already noted how one fell…If anyone was at the back of the house at the time, I dread to think what could have happened. The wall collapsed so if it wasn’t built to spec, who was at fault?
“I am fed up trying to nudge this along quietly.
“I just can’t stay quiet about this any more – we have known about this for a long time. We need to assess this and, if remedial works are needed, they need to be done.”
Councillor McMonagle first raised these issues at the May 2017 meeting of the Letterkenny MD.
Donegal County Council is assessing the estate for the purpose of establishing if it is suitable for taking in charge.
“We are approaching this from a takeover point of view,” DCC Director of Services Liam Ward said..
“It presents challenges for the organisation if the estate has not been taken over. We are also conscious about safety issues so it’s not a case where can sit by and do nothing.
“Once the report is available, a decision will have to be made.”Tags: