Councillor worried over threat to ditches from spraying of Roundup after wall collapse

'Ditches crumble because there is no vegetation to beef them up...'

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'Stones crumble because of all the spraying...'

A councillor has expressed his worry over a threat to ditches from the spraying of Roundup after a wall collapsed in Carlow recently. 

Cllr Willie Quinn brought up an issue at a Bagenalstown Municipal District meeting this month about a wall and some soil that had collapsed on a road near Borris which was posing a danger to road users. 

He added: "A chap nearly turned over a car a few weeks ago."

Cllr John Murphy said "stones crumble because of all the spraying and the Roundup (a popular pesticide)". 

He warned: "Ditches crumble then because there is no vegetation to beef them up."