STICKY SUBJECT PUTS ROY AND SIR ALEX IN THE DOCK
Fermoy came in for an unlikely favourable comparison with Premier League managers Roy Keane and Sir Alex Ferguson at a Cork County Council meeting this week, writes Joe Leogue.
The town was roundly praised by local councillors for its recent good showing in the second round results of the Irish Business Against Litter league, securing an admirable sixth place from 55 entries and described as being a town ‘clean for European norms.’
“This high score is a tribute to the litter wardens, county council, town council and residents associations who worked so hard for this,” Cllr Aileen Pyne said of the result, which sees Fermoy secure the highest placing of any Cork town.
The call from the IBAL for a tax on chewing gum was echoed by councillors who lamented the negative impact gum has on Irish streetscapes. Charleville-based Councillor Michael Donegan remarked that council officials should write to famous chewers Roy Keane and Sir Alex Ferguson on the bad example they are setting young people.
There was further bad news for the former Manchester United and Cobh Ramblers player as his home city was ranked Ireland’s dirtiest, while Cobh propped up the list at rock bottom, rated ‘seriously littered.’
“Perhaps we can offer advice to Cork City Council on how to get the job done,” Cllr Kevin O’Keeffe quipped.
Thursday 23rd October 7:43pm