There was shock and disbelief at today’s monthly meeting of the West Mayo Municipal District, when it was revealed that the TII (Transport Infrastructure Ireland) stated that it had received no request for funding from Mayo County Council for the long awaited Murrisk to Louisburg and on to Roonagh Greeenway.
This controversial stretch of greenway, lost out on funding in 2021, after Mayo County Council was forced to pay back over a million euro to the government because the local authority had failed to comply with the rules of a government funded scheme.
Since September 2021, TII have taken over the construction of large greenway projects nationally.
West Mayo councillors have since continuously sought answers from Mayo County Council management for a delivery date for the long promised greenway from Croagh Patrick out to Roonagh Pier, but have failed to get a definitive response.
Westport based Fine Gael councillor Peter Flynn, sought the assistance of his party colleague deputy Michael Ring, to get some clarity on the project, and in response to a parliamentary question submitted by the deputy, the TII stated to Minister Eamon Ryan, that since September 2021 it had received no application from Mayo County Council for funding for this stretch of greenway.
Councillors have now sought a special meeting of the authority to secure an answer as to who is in charge of delivering this greenway, and when it will be delivered.
Cllr Flynn spoke to Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley....