WORK on controversial footpath gets underway.

Headford on the right path

Political saga concludes as funding secured

A PUBLIC safety project in Headford, derailed by the decision not to allocate council funding in the town last year, is back up and running after a local councillor secured money from a separate government scheme.

The walkway at Demesne in Headford is one of the town’s most popular walking routes, yet there is no public lighting or footpath along the section linking the route back into the town.

Cllr Andrew Reddington had identified the area as one of his chosen schemes for a €180,000 funding allocation to Tuam Municipal District Council by the Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien in 2020.

However, in April 2021, the majority grouping of Fianna Fail members on the MDC decided the money should be divided among their chosen projects, in a move that caused huge controversy and resulted in the matter being referred to the Council’s Ethics Committee and on to the Standards in Public Office Commission.

Cllr Reddington has now sourced alternative funding for the Demesne project, which got underway earlier this week...

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