TRUCK COMPANY LAMBASTED OVER ABUSE OF FERMOY TOWN
There was a major outburst by local Fermoy businessman and councillor, Michael Hanley this week regarding the continuous flow of trucks through the town from the Aldi site in Mitchelstown.
In a statement to The Avondhu, Mr Hanley said: ‘If ever there is an example of the arrogance or ignorant display of wealth via the abuse of a townspeople and community in general, it must surely be the train of trucks carrying soil through the town of Fermoy by the firm of McGuire, involved in the removal of soil from the Aldi development in Mitchelstown’.
‘These trucks are spilling their contents onto the streets of our town, interfering traffic wise with a very delicate business environment and all of this whilst a €300 million bypass lies in an under-used capacity at the doorstep of the development location.
‘To add insult to injury, the trucks in question use the free portion of the bypass to and from Mitchelstown. What a despicable way to do business. I have referred to this issue previously and all we experienced was a washing of the hands, by both Aldi management and McGuire’s.
'To make matters worse, Fermoy town is currently experiencing a major flood relief programme of works, through which this ‘train’ travels with utter disregard for all concerned.”
Cllr Hanley’s statement goes on to say that this whole exercise is ‘a graphic illustration of a failed political system where there is no law to deal with trucks still pouring through towns, with millions to billions of taxpayers money being spent on bypasses’.
‘There is a lot of talk of the need to create a smart economy. There is a much greater need and urgency to create a smart political system. As we attempt to survive a most dreadful exhibition of political failure, is anyone out there listening? What we need is a Matthew Elderfield for the local authority system.’
When McGuire Haulage was contacted by The Avondhu on Wednesday, a spokesperson was unavailable for comment.
Thursday 29th April 6:33pm