Local councillors call for dual currency acceptance at Toll Plaza
At a recent meeting of the joint committee between Newry Council and Louth Local Authorities Sinn Féin councillors proposed that both sterling and euro currencies should be accepted at the M1 Toll Plaza.
“Both myself and my colleague in Louth, Councillor Edel Corrigan, believe that this inconvenience of only one currency being accepted should be changed straight away.
“In the scheme of things I know that there are more weighty matters to be discussed but I think that this issue could be very simply addressed, making people’s commute that bit easier.
“We have all been caught fumbling for change at the Toll Bridge so I think it would make a lot of sense to accept bother Euro and Sterling.”
As a result of this proposal the Committee clerk has been tasked with contacting the National Roads Authority and Celtic Roads Group to invite them to attend the next meeting.
Louth County Councillor Edel Corrigan added, “Many people not only make the journey through the toll plaza to access areas in the south of Ireland but also for business reasons. It is already difficult and an inconvenience to have to use two different currencies on this island, so we need to consider those passing through this toll and address this issue.”
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