Eilish Balfe with her daughter at the busy junction

Eilish Balfe the Labour representative for the Ratoath area has blasted the HSE over what she says are broken promises in relation to a derelict site in the village.

She told Meath Live,, ‘I was out with my five-year-old daughter, Minnie, and we went around the Jamestown loop and were met with a derelict site owned by the HSE which had loads of overgrown nettles coming onto the path.

‘I contacted the HSE and suggested they turn it over for use as a community park, and they said they would send someone out to clean it up but that turned out to be an empty promise, after a few months of silence I sent them an email with a petition signed by over 500 people asking the same thing but the reply we got was that they owned the site and still intended to build a Primary Care facility on it.

‘They were originally meant to build that twenty years ago and nothing happened, my gut feeling is nothing will ever happen they paid around €100,000 for it back in the day and it is worth multiples of that now

‘I have made contact with the Environmental Health department of the HSE and hopefully, they can clean it up as at the moment it is an eyesore and a dangerous one at that.’