Murphy calls on TII to address safety concerns on N5

Senator Eugene Murphy has again called for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to immediately address growing safety concerns in relation to an area known as ‘The Turn of Farn’ on the N5 outside Strokestown.

Following a number of minor traffic accidents there recently, Senator Murphy said he fears there could be a fatality.

“What the hell is going on with the authorities that they won’t put a set of warning lights on the town side of the Dublin road?” asked Senator Murphy.

“The TII, formerly National Roads Authority, need to act swiftly, because I am scared that if the litany of accidents at this bend continues, there will be fatalities.

“I am begging Transport Infrastructure Ireland to heed what I am saying. After a long fight, we managed to get very effective warning lights some years ago on the Dublin side of the bend. If we had the same on the Strokestown side of the bend, I firmly believe it would greatly reduce accidents there, as has happened with traffic coming from the Dublin side.

“I am making an appeal once again for the authorities to act without delay to improve safety there. It can and should be done”.