The Minister for Housing and Local Government Darragh O’Brien has been urged to meet with councillors, council officials and local community groups in Ashbourne, in order to progress a proposal for a large public park for the town.

Meath East Sinn Féin TD Darren O’Rourke made the call in the Dáil.

He commended those who’ve been campaigning for the public park for many years and for organising close to 2,500 submissions to the County Development Plan in support of a proposal to zone land for a park.