Councillor Pio Smith at the collpased section of the Millmount retaining wall.
It was first reported that a section of the retaining wall at Millmount had collapsed in July 2022 but now Louth County Council have allocated a quarter of a million Euros to carry out the necessary repairs.
To be fair though, this is not such a simple job as it may seem – because it is a protected structure there is a lot more paperwork to be carried out than usual.
Over the weekend Councillor Pio Smith contacted Drogheda Life to say that the long running saga of the crumbling wall at Millmount is finally coming to an end.
“I have had a series of meetings with officials in Louth County Council on this issue and I am glad to say that the council are allocating €250,000 to address the problem” he said.
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“Millmount is a protected structure and to carry out any work there involves significant time going through reports from various departments both at council level and central government.
“Louth County Council’s public realm team have done great work on this issue and the Chief Executive Joan Martin has left no stone unturned in getting together the finance to carry out the works.
“Overall, this is a good news story for Drogheda.”