On Monday, September 7, artificial grass was installed across a number of parking spaces on Patrick Street in Fermoy as a part of Project ACT.

Local business owners met this installation with a protest on Tuesday, September 8, in which cars were parked on top of the grass, preventing further works.

Dave Ryan of Hanna’s Restaurant claimed that there was ‘no consultation with local businesses or councillors’ about the development on the main street.

While Project ACT meetings were held during the summer to discuss town developments, it is understood that local business people and councillors were not consulted on the development of this particular project, and that the artificial grass was glued down to the road.

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