Longford County Council says it is confident that any work carried out by its employees during the current lockdown is done in compliance with public health guidelines
Concern has been expressed in recent days in Longford and Leitrim how local authorities are managing their resources and work details for some outdoor employees during the level 5 restrictions.
At this month's meeting of the Granard M.D, Councillor Paraic Brady sought clarity on the seeming difference between local authorities and how they allocated work for employees during the current lockdown
He claimed some employees in Longford and Westmeath were carrying out works, but Council staff in Leitrim and Sligo were not.
Director of Services Barbara Heslin responded to confirm that all local authorities had been given guidance on what works could be carried out and measures were put in place to ensure all work was carried out safely.
She explained that she was confident that any works carried out were in compliance with public health guidelines and employees safety was of top priority.
Earlier this week Leitrim County Council confirmed that only 'essential' works were being carried out by their employees at present and a large portion of outdoor workers were not available for work due to the lockdown rules.