Safety of beach-goers at Donegal strand must be paramount – Councillor

first_imgCouncillor John Sheamais Ó Fearraigh has called on authorities to do more to guarantee the safety of beach users amid growing reports of incidents of fallen rock at the main access route onto Magheragallon strand in Gaoth Dobhair.Sinn Féin representatives have this week written to Donegal County Council to request information on the efforts being made to ensure the safety of all those accessing the beach.Cllr Ó Fearraigh has once again stressed the need for action to be taken immediately by the authorities in order to prevent injury to beach goers. Cllr Ó Fearraigh said “This week Sinn Féin has written to the executive of Donegal County Council to bring to their attention the growing number of reports from people who’ve contacted me claiming that they have witnessed fallen rock at the pathway from the pier leading to Magheragallon beach.“Reports suggest that loose rock from the cliff face adjacent to the pathway is now a growing problem with loose stone falling onto the access route below.“Obviously, this is a real cause for concern particularly considering that the beach is a popular spot for walking and recreational activities for local people and visitors to the area alike, and loose rock poses a very real threat to the safety of all beach goers.”He added that he raised this matter with the council previously, and it is imperative that the relevant authorities respond appropriately, and without delay, to resolve this issue quickly and to protect all those accessing the strand at Magheragallon. “While we now await the response of the local authority, clearly this is a matter which cannot be left unresolved for much longer as time is very much of the essence should accident, injury or worse wish to be avoided.“In the interim, I would strongly encourage all those using the beach to exercise extreme caution and to take all the necessary precautions while entering and leaving the beach via the pathway leading from Magheragallon pier onto the strand.”Safety of beach-goers at Donegal strand must be paramount – Councillor was last modified: March 1st, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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