Traffic lights at Dunnes are back in action
Council pay reconnection fee
IN case you hadn't noticed the traffic lights outside Dunnes are back in action.
Town Clerk Pat Collins said the council had paid a €374 reconnection fee to the ESB, which had previously said it was waiting for the fee to be paid before turning the power back on.
Mr. Collins said, however, that the fee had already been paid at the time the ESB comments had been made and would have been received by the board on the day this newspaper reported the payment was still outstanding.
The ESB had been asked by this newspaper why the power had not been reconnected after Borough Engineer Sinead Casey told Cllr. George Lawlor that the council was waiting for it to be restored.
The ESB, which refused to detail how much was outstanding, said at the time it had been waiting for the council to accept its quotation and the payment.
The Dunnes lights had been out of action since the end of February when they were disconnected by the ESB to allow the council to carry out work there.
Cllr. Lawlor had raised concerns about what he termed the protracted delay at the Dunnes crossing.
Mr. Collins said that work was now complete.