North Ring Road must 'become priority' after HGV get stuck on Cork's Dublin Hill

North Ring Road must 'become priority' after HGV get stuck on Cork's Dublin Hill

Labour councillor John Maher.  Pic Darragh Kane

Labour councillor John Maher has said that unless the North Ring Road becomes a priority for the Government, then it will "be clear" that the Northside of Cork will be left to "fend for itself". This comes after another HGV got stuck on Dublin Hill last Friday evening.

Mr Maher said: “Estates throughout the Northside whether it’s Glanmire, Mayfield, Ballyvolane, Gurranabraher, have all had massive amounts of traffic and HGVs going through our communities each day. This is where our young people play, our neighbours walk and people cycle.

“For far too long this has been spoken about by public representative after public representative. The government and TDs for Cork North Central need to come together and ensure this happens. We need it for existing communities and businesses and the building of the North Ring Road will allow Corks Northside to reach its full potential.

"An Bord Pleanála will not allow building in Blarney because of the North Ring Road. So let’s build it and save our communities.”

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