Well done, Listowel Town Council on that decision to ask all of the presidential candidates not to put up posters in the town centre. Let’s hope they all comply. On the subject of the  town bypass, this from Radio Kerry website yesterday;

“The five route options for the N69 have been unveiled to the public. The presentation was made at last night’s meeting of Listowel Town Council, and is available to the public from today. The five routes vary in length and range from costing €28m to €48m. Members of the public viewing each proposed route are invited to complete a questionnaire on the bypass options. The NRA will finalise the route by the end of the year. Proposed Route A begins about three kilometres outside Listowel at Billeragh on the Tralee road and ends at Bolton’s Cross. Route B and B1 each begin at the entrance to the Kerry Group factory and also ends at Bolton’s Cross. The shortest route, Route C start at Billeragh and connects with Listowel’s Inner Relief Road, the John B Keane Road. Route D begins at the N69 junction with the R557 Finuge Road and ends on the N69 Tarbert Road at Skehanieran. At the monthly meeting of Listowel Town Council, Senior Engineer with the National Roads Design Office in Castleisland Matt Corridan said Listowel is a destination town, and so advised a full bypass may not be suitable. Submissions will be reviewed by the NRDO team, which will help them decide which route to recommend to the NRA for approval.”

The full minutes of Monday’s council meeting from Councillor Jimmy Moloney.