Council accused of paying lip service to 'death trap' junction in Carlow Town

'It's hazardous to say the least. The Council have paid it lip service up to now,' says councillor

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Carlow County Council has been accused of paying lip service to a dangerous junction in Carlow Town.

Local resident Tom Mooney has raised the issue with the local authority on several occasions and said "it's a death trap". 

Using the picture above, Cllr Will Paton explained: "The traffic coming down from the road on the right in this picture (Hanover Road) onto the Hanover Road are caught in a pincer movement of traffic coming off the main Kilkenny Road and then by traffic coming along the Hanover Road from Aldi etc. 

"Tom has been asking for the installation of a roundabout or white circle to bring manners to the traffic flow.

"The silver car wishing to turn left towards the Kilkenny Road is fine but the black car wishing to turn right towards Aldi is caught in a pincer movement."

He added: "It's hazardous to say the least. The Council have paid it lip service up to now."

Chief Executive of the Council, Katherine Holohan, has said she will have the junction examined and will issue a response.