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Cemetery wall could cost thousands if it falls

Timahoe cemetery wall

The cementary wall in Timahoe is in a “bad, bad way” and could end up causing, “thousands in damages” according to one Laois county councillor.

Cllr Paschal McEvoy said that the stone wall is, “definitely going to fall in towards the cemetery if it is not looked after.”

The cllr asked for an audit to be carried out at the latest Graiguecullen/Portarlington municipal district meeting.

Update of all cemeteries

In response to this, Orla Barrett in the Environment Department of Laois County Council said that the local authority is preparing a comprehensive report on all its cementaries.

She added that this would ensure health and safety and also the  development of each cemetery to meet the needs of local communities.

Cllr Padraig Fleming said he hoped this work would be prioritised.

It is anticipated that the report will be completed in July or August of 2018.

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Siún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics.