A public meeting will take place this evening (Friday) in Breaffy to look at the options that TII (Transport Infrastructure Ireland) is offering the community in terms of its long campaign to have the speed limit through the village which is located along the N60, reduced from 100 to 60 km per hour.

This evening’s meeting, being organised by the Breaffy Road Safety Group, takes place at 8pm in the hall of St John’s School.


Earlier this week, Castlebar District councillors said they had exhausted all avenues open to them to impress on the TII the need to reduce the speed limit at Breaffy- the scene of many collisions and a number of fatalities, and so they said they were supporting a public protest on the road after 11.30 Mass this Sunday.

But now it appears that the local campaign group- Breaffy  Road Safety Group, has not organised any such protest and are looking at a new offer on the table from the TII.

Tonight’s meeting will outline what’s on offer to the community and from there they will decide what , if any action they may now take.

John Fahy is a member of the Breaffy Road Safety Group and he told Midwest News this morning that their group had not been in contact with local councillors for some months and that the Breaffy Road Safety Group  is not planning a protest this Sunday.