DISCUSSIONS are ongoing with ESB and Clare County Council on the installation of what would be the first electric vehicle charging points in East Clare at a public site.

Speaking at the July meeting of the Killaloe Municipal District, Cllr Tony O’Brien looked for an update on plans for EV charging points in the town of Killaloe.

Acting senior executive engineer with the Killaloe MD, Derek Troy confirmed that they remained in discussions with the ESB “to tie down the details of the connection”.

Such conversations are “reasonably advanced,” he outlined. Funding can be sourced, Troy flagged and said the playground site in Killaloe was viewed as the best site for the charging points.

As well as EV charging points, Cllr O’Brien sought further information on what has been done regarding the installation of speed control ramps in the town.

In response, the engineer explained that speed surveys were to be arranged, “on the basis of those results, we will make a decision, if speed is detected we will forward to road design for inclusion”.

At the May meeting of the Killaloe MD, Cllr O’Brien had asked that the speed surveys be treated with a matter of “urgency”.

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