Sign of ingratitude on ‘mini Sydney’ bridge

A SIGN of the times... Cork County Council has commenced work on a project on the outskirts of Midleton to build a pedestrian bridge (that mimics the Sydney harbour bridge) over the Owenacurra river, south of the Midleton bypass.

Now, quick as a flash, up goes a large board showing the council’s name alongside the logos for the National Development Plan, the Department of the Environment and the EU.

The council has been fast off the mark to acknowledge itself and its fellow bureaucrats.

However, it lacks the good grace to acknowledge the €500,000 contribution made by local residents through levies raised specifically for this project as part of the planning approval process on new developments in the area.

Perhaps one of our local county council representatives will press the council properly to acknowledge the generous contributions made by many local people.

Just in case nothing happens, may I say a very sincere thank you to all the new residents in the area who have contributed so handsomely and generously out of their own pockets for this long overdue development.

Maybe Cork County Council will have the good grace to let one of them unveil the plaque that will no doubt go along with the scheme.

After all, one way or another they have paid for it.

Donal Fellows

Cois na hAbhainn

Bailick Road


Co Cork

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