Lower Market Street Car Park Lighting to be upgraded.

November 11th, 2010 - Pat Breen

Fine Gael’s Deputy Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Clare T.D. Pat Breen has now been informed by An Gardai Siochana that following an inspection of the lighting in the Lower Market St area of Ennis in conjunction with Ennis Town Council Engineer Eamon O’Dea that the lighting in this area is to be upgraded.

“Early this year following a number of break-ins in the area I arranged a meeting with the local Superintendant on behalf of a number of Traders and residents in the area. They raised a number of issues at that meeting including the lighting.”

“The Crime Prevention Officer, Sergeant Joe Downey liaised with Eamon O’Dea, Town Engineer and inspected the lighting to establish if it was sufficient in the Car Park Area and they have now made the following recommendations:

1. The entrance to the car park from Lower market St should have a downward facing public light installed to adequately light the entrance to the car park.
2. A double facing public light replaces the single public light in the middle of the car park as more than half of this illumination is being projected into the sky.
3. The archway leading onto Parnell St. on Lysaghts lane is illuminated with a public light in a vandal resistance cage.
4. All public lighting in the area to have vandal resistance cages installed.

“Improved lighting helps to reduce the opportunities for crime and I welcome the news that both the Crime Prevention Officer and the Town Engineer agree that the lighting in this area needs to be upgraded. I hope that the work to upgrade the lighting can start as soon as possible. In the longer term I would hope that when funding becomes available that CCTV coverage can alsoarea. They raised a number of issues at that meeting including the lighting.”

“The Crime Prevention Officer, Sergeant Joe Downey liaised with Eamon O’Dea, Town Engineer and inspected the lighting to establish if it was sufficient in the Car Park Area and they have now made the following recommendations:

1. The entrance to the car park from Lower market St should have a downward facing public light install