Longford County Council have today defended spending a reported €13,000 on tree felling in Granard.
This month at a local meeting the claim was made that the county council had spend up to €13,000 on cutting trees in the Granard area of the county.
This led to disgruntlement in the area, and questions were made as to why a Cork company had secured the contract for the job over local companies.
The decision was defended by the County Council who say the Cork company won the contract after a law-abiding procurement process.
It was also alleged at this meeting of local authorities that the trees felled could have posed significant risks to nearby residents in the north side of Granard.