Recommendations of the Irish Water Safety Association Report must be fast tracked – BREEN

July 8th, 2010 - Pat Breen

Now that the safety review the Irish Water Safety Association has found that the diving boards in Kilkee are “fit for purpose”, Fine Gael’s Deputy Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Clare T.D. Pat Breen said today (Tuesday) that the recommended signage and any other necessary works must be fast tracked and that there is an urgency about the matter as we are in the middle of the tourist season.

“I understand that the safety report has made a number of recommendations regarding the need for signage to be erected at Newfoundout and other necessary works. No time should be lost in implementing the recommendations of this report as we are in the middle of the tourist season and I would urge Clare County Council to fast these necessary works.”
“The removal of the diving boards in the height of the summer season caused a lot of upset in Kilkee particularly to the local business people to whom tourism is their bread and butter.”
“Going forward, I hope that if any issues arise which have the potential to affect the local community or economy of Kilkee, that they are dealt with during the winter period and that there is adequate consultation with all the relevant stakeholders.”