By Dan Walsh
Wexford Ógra Fianna Fáil have called on Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan TD to take immediate action to address the state of the road network in the county.
Chair of Wexford Ógra Ruairí Ryan told WexfordLocal.com; “We as an organisation are calling for this to be addressed seriously by the minister. If you drive anywhere in the county (Wexford) you’ll see how bad this for yourself. The roads are particularly bad where I live around Enniscorthy, being quite dangerous for drivers. It’s affecting road safety for everyone. It’s quite clear to me that Wexford has been forgotten by the Minister in this regard.”
The call comes in the wake of recent published research which show “that Wexford had the worst roads in the country.”
The Business Post recently reported that a study from the National Audit and Oversight Commission in 2020 found that 31% of primary roads, 44% of secondary roads, and 39.5% of tertiary roads in the country were “structurally distressed” in 2020.
“It is clear that additional funding from central government is now needed to address this ever-growing problem,” concluded Mr Ryan.