Cavan County Council will write to the Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan to request a meeting to discuss the need for essential funding aid to repair rural roads across Cavan.
The matter was proposed by Fianna Fail's Aiden Fitzpatrick who says roads are being "ripped to shreds" due to water damage, particularly in his own Municipal District area of Bailieborough-Cootehill.
Speaking to Northern Sound, Cllr Fitzpatrick said the need to demand more money has been talked about in the chamber by representatives since before he joined the council, which prompted him to put forward the motion.
According to Cllr Fitzpatrick, Bailieborough is the highest town in Ireland with a high altitude, and as a result when it rains at times throughout the year, it "rips the roads apart" many of which have now gone beyond repair due to years of abuse and little aid.
“Last year, the local MD applied for the climate adaptation grant and received no funding and it’s beyond belief that we can’t get access to this funding," he told Northern Sound.
"I have been in contact with a local carer from the area who travels on these roads and simply cannot travel on a particular route any longer, meaning a seven mile detour which should not be expected of anyone given the current cost of living crisis and this is all due to the rain of two years ago which has still has not been fixed as there is no funding to do so.
"Minister Eamon Ryan is setting out plenty of targets for other things, however he is not addressing the real needs to counteract climate change that is happening whether we want to believe it or not."