EXCLUSIVE: Council spends €100,000 each year on hiring a street sweeper for Bagenalstown

Part two of a Carlow Live report on street sweeper expenditure

Darren Hassett


Darren Hassett



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The local authority spends over €100,000 per annum on hiring and maintaining one mechanical street sweeper for the Bagenalstown Municipal District, Carlow Live can exclusively reveal.

In response to a Freedom of Information request by this website, the local authority provided details that there is one hired mechanical sweeper operating in the Bagenalstown Municipal District.

It operates in Bagenalstown five days a week and all villages within the MD area within the month. 

The sweeper is hired not purchased and the annual cost of hire of the sweeper is €100,000 and maintenance costs are approximately €10,000 per annum.