A local councillor says he is "delighted" that progress will be made by Transport Minister Eamon Ryan, in relation to the condition of roads across Co Monaghan.
Cllr Seamus Coyle passed a number of motions in recent months, inviting Minister Ryan to personally inspect the road network here locally, and is glad that the motion has finally come to fruition with the agreement that Minister Ryan's department will in fact engage with Monaghan County Council.
Speaking on the matter, Cllr Coyle told today's Wider View that people are well aware of the difficulties faced on local roads on a daily basis.
He highlighted that it is also important to remember that 70 per cent of the population in Monaghan live in rural areas, which are mostly impacted by the "atrocious condition" of the county's roads.
He added, that Monaghan stands out "uniquely" on a national scale when it comes to seeking additional funding, and hopes this too can come to fruition in time: