By Robert Kindregan and Claire Corrigan
Mullingar’s taxi drivers have been left bewildered by the decision not to be included in planning talks around road closures during the Fleadh.
All operators spoken to have said that they are fully behind the Fleadh coming to Mullingar, but the consensus is that communication with them could have been better.
It has already been announced that between 10am on Sunday, July 31 and 4.00am on Tuesday, June 9, 29 roads in Mullingar will be closed for traffic.
Taxi drivers have also expressed concern about the how their regular customers will manage getting to hospital appointments and purchasing their shopping with roads disrupted for a 10-day period.