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‘Infrastructure deficiencies’ in the area of disability access across Killaloe will be flagged in an upcoming mobility plan.

A designated disability parking bay at the lower end of Killaloe town was sought by Cllr Tony O’Brien (FF) at the January meeting of the Killaloe Municipal District. “This would enable people with disabilities to have access to do business” in this part of the town, he felt.

An assessment on the possibility to put in place additional accessible space will be conducted over the coming weeks, senior executive engineer Niamh Madden outlined. She did highlight that “a number of existing public accessible spaces which facilitate access to the lower end of the town” already exist.

Putting forward his argument, Cllr O’Brien stated, “It is required because of the work that was done, it was fantastic work which I praised at the last meeting to put down the bollards and ensure people can walk on the footpaths. It has caused a problem for people with disabilities or parents with children with disabilities. It is a necessary piece of infrastructure”.

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He expressed his satisfaction that the wheels were “in motion”. Support for his call was reiterated through Cllr Joe Cooney (FG).

Further works will be identified in the Killaloe Ballina Mobility Plan which is due to be released in the coming weeks “will highlight infrastructure deficiencies in the area”.

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