Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has said that progress is urgently needed on the new Macroom Fire Station, and is calling on the Government to move forward with its development as quickly as possible.

“Last weekend’s fire and the injuring of two members of the Cork Fire Service once again highlights the important work of the men and women who serve in the service.

“The current station is highly unsuitable due to its town centre location meaning that access can be severely restricted at times.

“The new site near Millstreet Cross has already secured planning permission. We must now wait for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to allow the project go out to tender.

“This process needs to be expedited as quickly as possible. The local community want to real, tangible progress made on this really important piece of local infrastructure.

“I have raised this issue a number of times in the Dáil and I will continue to pursue it as a matter of urgency,” concluded Moynihan.