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'Onwards and upwards' after Part 8 planning approved for new Ballybay fire station

May 11, 2022 14:05 By News Northern Sound
'Onwards and upwards' after Part 8 planning approved for new Ballybay fire station 'Onwards and upwards' after Part 8 planning approved for new Ballybay fire station
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Sean Gilliland thanked Chief Fire Officer, Dermot Brannigan, and Senior Planner, Adrian Hughes, for their "tenacity".

It's "onwards and upwards" after Part 8 planning was approved for a new fire station in Ballybay.

That's according to Monaghan's Chief fire officer Dermot Brannigan, who says it will "provide everything we need for a modern service".

The new two-bay station at Corrybrennan is due to be completed in 2024.

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Sean Gilliland proposed the part 8 planning at Monday's County Council meeting, and said it's been a long road to get to this point.

He thanked Chief Fire Officer, Dermot Brannigan, and Senior Planner, Adrian Hughes, for their "tenacity".

And while he said it was a "back-up service", he added that it services Lough Egish Business Park and were "first on the scene for a recent ammonia gas leak":

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Meanwhile, Seamus Coyle seconded the Part 8 planning, and acknowledged that it was an often "tedious" process that's been "many years in the making".

He said new station will be a great addition to Ballybay and complimented "crew past and present for their service"

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He added that councillors "need to drive this forward and ensure that the 2024 completion target is met".

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