Theft of road signs an issue in Mayo

THIEVES are targeting road signs in Mayo.

Signage is being stolen every day in this county,” Councillor Patsy O'Brien told a Claremorris Municipal District meeting this afternoon.

Councillors, he said, were hearing about the issue of missing signs on a daily basis, he said.

Councillor Richard Finn agreed there was an issue with the pilfering of signage.

It was a health and safety matter and had to take precedence. It wasn't a big deal to put in an order for a few signs, and was then a lesser deal to erect them, he said.

On a local signage issue, Councillor O'Brien said he had attended a meeting yesterday evening where the absence of signage at Collerans Cross, near Claremorris, was raised.

It has, he said, been 'missing for nearly two years now', with no signs for areas such as Taugheen and Mayo Abbey.

About the junction in question, Councillor Finn said advances had been made but signs were needed for the likes of Lough Carra, Hollymount, Carramore, Mayo Abbey, etc.

The councillors were told signs have been ordered for Collerans Cross and they will be up fairly shortly.

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