They say that all politics is local and that seems to be proving true for Sinn Féin candidate Mick Roche who says he is delighted that the County Council have agreed to fix a fallen perimeter fence surrounding an estate in Kilrane. The fence in Pairc Naomh Padraig had been a source of concern for local residents for some time.
"I met some residents while canvassing the area last week who said they were very upset over the condition of a fence around the perimeter of their estate," Mr Roche said, "The fence had blown over in the recent storms and had been quite loose and a danger to passersby even before that. Residents were particularly concerned that it posed a danger to their children."
"After petitioning the County Council to get this fence fixed, I am delighted that they have agreed to have it repaired. Unfortunately there is no funding available at the moment to build a permanent block wall but I have been assured that the fence will be secured and made completely safe."
"Sometimes people think politics is all about bail outs, corruption and bickering between parties but it should be about helping people with those seemingly smaller issues that may be causing them great distress."