Limerick County Council Seeks Direct Road Maintenance Powers

Limerick County Council officials met with Ireland’s Chief Secretary George Wyndham to discuss granting the Council authority to maintain principal roads in the county. They sought permission to recruit labor directly through their County Surveyor, as is done by authorities in England, Scotland, and Wales. Wyndham stressed the importance of proceeding with caution and emphasized the need for a comprehensive plan, including road selection, labor supervision, staff changes, and appropriate wages. The favorable response indicates the possibility of reaching an agreement to grant the County Council these powers.

Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph – Saturday 26 January 1901

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