An extension of safety barriers outside the grounds of Scoil na Maighdine Mhuire in Newmarket-on-Fergus has been sought.
Clare County Council have been encouraged by Cllr Pat McMahon (FF) to add additional safety barriers at the entrance of Scoil na Maighdine Mhuire in Newmarket-on-Fergus. He cited the safety of pupils as reason alone for such works to be completed and was seconded in his request by Cllr Gerry Flynn (IND).
Senior executive engineer, Aidan O’Rourke committed to examine whether the installation of additional barriers was possible at the location.
Cllr McMahon, speaking at the November meeting of the Shannon Municipal District referred to the “huge population” of the school. “It is alongside the soccer field which has 14 different teams to U8s to adult level and the grounds are used by teams all over Clare”.
McMahon continued, “What’s more important is the student population, it is a wide open road leaving and coming into the village of Newmarket-on-Fergus. It was also the main road before the bypass as you all know”. He noted that the “lollipop man” was not there to assist children crossing the road following after school classes or training sessions.