Aontú representatives from county Meath have written to the chief executive of Meath County council highlighting the immediate need for public toilets throughout the county.

As it stands the only functioning public toilets that exist throughout the whole county are at the beaches of Laytown and Bettystown.

Speaking to Meath Live, Peter Whelan the Slane representative said “ As our beautiful county starts to open up and our businesses and local tourist attractions reopen, there is a need to open public toilets.

‘We want to promote and support our local economy.

‘If we want tourists and residents of the county to have staycations we must provide toilet facilities for them. This summer is going to very much an outdoor one, and we saw the chaos that happened in our capital recently and we hope that Meath officials will have learned from this.

‘We are lucky to have three designated heritage towns in our county, Slane, Trim, and Kells. If we are serious about promoting these beautiful places then it’s a no brainer that we supply the basics that is toilet facilities and changing areas’.