Following on from last week’s article highlighting the ambitions of a local Fermoy group in tackling the traffic situation in the town – which they say is having a negative impact of both businesses and the environment – a number of local general election candidates have rowed in with their support.

The Revive Fermoy Group say the sheer volume of vehicles passing Pearse Square each day (totalling around 30,000 to 40,000 vehicles) is strangling businesses and shops in the town centre and having a detrimental effect on the air quality in Fermoy.

Speaking to The Avondhu, spokesperson for the group Cian O’Meara, said they are seeking to arrange a meeting with interested parties, namely local politicians, health experts and business people, in the coming weeks.

This week, a number of Cork East general election candidates have weighed into the debates, offering their support to the cause.

Cllr Noel McCarthy agreed that the ‘traffic situation is having a negative effect on business, the environment and the aesthetics of the town centre’.

He added: “The latter has many implications, including having a negative affect on tourism for Fermoy …”


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