Local anger as car burnt out in popular Cork city walking area 

Local anger as car burnt out in popular Cork city walking area 
Car burnt out at Nash's Boreen.

A CAR was burnt out on Nash's Boreen last night, leading to anger among local residents.

The incident is one of several such ones in the area in recent years, along with illegal dumping.

The area is used as an amenity walk, especially in recent weeks because of the Covid-19 lockdown.

But local resident Derry O'Farrell said incidents like the latest car fire highlight why the area should be closed off to vehicles.

Car burnt out at Nash's Boreen.
Car burnt out at Nash's Boreen.

Sinn Féin Cllr Mick Nugent said he and party colleague Kenneth Collins have been raising the matter with Cork City Council, in a bid to close off the Hollyhill end of Nash's Boreen to vehicles.

He said: "It is at risk of being ruined by the burning of cars there."

The walk stretches from Upper Fair Hill to Apple Computers in Hollyhill.

It was opened to vehicles from the Hollyhill end after a legal battle by a landowner.

There have been repeated incidents of dumping and anti-social behaviour in the area in recent years.

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