Donegal County Council has been asked to carry out a fully inclusive safety audit on footpaths in Letterkenny.
The call comes after reports of walkers tripping and falling in problematic locations around the town.
Speaking at this month’s Letterkenny-Milford MD meeting, Cllr McMonagle proposed that all footpaths are inspected by the council and repairs are carried out where needed.
He said he has been contacted about broken paving slabs, potholes and trip hazards across the locality.
Cllr McMonagle has urged the council to liaise with representatives of local disability organisations and people with visual impairments to accompany the audit and highlight potential hazards.
The Letterkenny-Milford Roads Department responded to the request and said: “The Roads Area Team regularly carry out inspections and assessments of footpaths. Where upgrades or replacements are required sections are prioritised for consideration for funding from various sources.”
Cllr Ciaran Brogan added that the motion should be taken seriously to ensure the proper infrastructure is in place for walkers’ safety. He stressed that a full audit carried out by a dedicated member of staff was the necessary course of action to address current problems.