Concern that local Councils not being funded to repair roads damaged by bad winter

Concern is being raised that the lengthy winter has left local authorities struggling to maintain and repair roads across the Shannonside region.

Several road users have reported issues with tyres and pothole-riddled roads in the region as a result of bad weather which has put road repair crews under pressure.

Locals in one area of Roscommon town have also expressed concern about the current state of the Athlone road near Hyde Park in the town, which they feel is one of the most badly affected busy stretches in the region.

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John, who lives locally, told the Joe Finnegan show that the government needs to properly fund road repairs: