Residents may have to share cost of repairing roads – or grab a shovel - National News - Independent.ie
Mmmm ... So, why are we embarking on paying property tax if it looks like now we will have to fork out and pay for our own local road repairs? And do these repairs ourselves.THE public may be asked to get out their shovels and wallets if they want their local road repaired.
Transport Minister Leo Varadkar says a new scheme will allow people to help share the cost of repairing local roads – or do it themselves – from next year.
Between €5m and €10m will be made available from the Government, with further funding to be sourced from the public.
He added it would allow minor works such as potholes to be repaired which might otherwise not be addressed.
What about insurance if a DIY is not up to standard? Will we all have to now take out public liability insurance on the road and path outside our house?