Call for dangerous junction to be addressed

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Cllr William Carey has called for TII and SDCC to form a working group to address the existing dangers at the junction of Naas Rd and Boot Road, Clondalkin. At the local area committee meeting for Clondalkin, Newcastle, Rathcoole, Saggart & Brittas Cllr Carey again raised the issue through a motion calling for action. According to Cllr Carey the most recent serious incident took place here on December 10th last when a two-car collision resulted in some serious injuries but luckily there were no fatalities. 

The Clondalkin Councillor also pointed out that in the day in question, local residents were on the adjacent green at the top of Boot Rd busily decorating trees with Christmas lights when the crash occurred. Debris was sent flying across the green narrowly missing the adults and children and this could have been a catastrophe. As it was the drivers and passengers suffered some serious injuries and had to be cut out of the vehicles by emergency services with gardai and Dublin Fire Brigade in attendance. Cllr Carey said that he had raised his concerns about this junction back in October at an SDCC local area committee meeting where he had sought a meeting with TII. Unfortunately, this meeting was rejected by TII in a response dated 30th November 2023.

In response Cllr Carey replied to TII outlining his concerns on 8th of January this year. Cllr Carey stated that what was major concern was the apparent lack of record by TII of any incidents at this junction. According to Cllr Carey, Garda records show a slew of incidents here but are recorded under heading of Boot Rd, Old Naas Rd and Green Isle Road. Cllr Carey said , I find this quite concerning as it seems that the data is not showing up in the proper manner here.

Cllr Carey continued by saying that he has since received an indication that TII have agreed to consider some radical changes here as a result of his correspondence and that he will be seeking submissions locally for thoughts on how the dangers can be addressed. Cllr Carey concluded by saying, I am hopeful that I will receive the full support of the local councillors at the recent meeting and finally getting some action here.

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

Sarah has worked in marketing and content creation for many years. In her role at Newsgroup, she is the online editor of www.newsgroup.ie with a particular interest in local news and events. Sarah also works closely with our editorial team on our printed editions in Tallaght, Lucan, Clondalkin and Rathcoole/Saggart. If you have a story and would like to make contact please email Sarah at info@newsgroup.ie.

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