Residents from the Moneen area of Castlebar impacted by fumes, odours, and blasting near the Roadstone quarry attended Monday’s meeting of Mayo County Council, writes Trevor Quinn.
Independent Cllr, Michael Kilcoyne, said the people in Aghalusky were close to breaking point.
“There’s people here who wake up every morning and smell odours, and feel their house shaking from blasting, it’s terrible. We are doing a terrible disservice to our people by not enforcing the law,” Mr Kilcoyne said.
Cllr Blackie Gavin proposed that a full report be issued to councillors for the next monthly meeting detailing what happened and the poor communication with residents during the past four years. This was seconded by Mr Kilcoyne.
John Condon, director of services for the council, said: “The matter is being dealt with and a report is being compiled and that report is about to be circulated and it is on the agenda for a meeting on Wednesday.”
Mr Condon said the environmental and planning sections of the local authority will provide reports, adding: “They [the residents] will get a response and the response will give details to remedy the situation.”
Earlier, Fine Gael TD, Alan Dillon, had called for urgent action from the council and called for the matter to be resolved as swiftly as possible.