On 26th February Gerry Ryan spoke at length on his radio show about how a pothole on Dublin’s southside literally drove him round the bend. Just a couple of days before his NCT the angered 2FM radio presenter proclaimed his failed NCT was caused when he “drove into a flipping hole in the middle of the road in Dublin, south-Dublin!!” and damaged the front shock absorber of his prized Lexus.
The 2FM radio presenter was even more miffed when he was handed a bill of more than €1,000 to repair his damaged shock absorber of his Lexus car. He told listeners: “I was very upset. Driving along the most expensive road on the Monopoly board, I thought ‘this is it, the nation is falling apart’.” He continued by highlighting how he had to swerve to avoid potholes on Shrewsbury Road, one of the most affluent areas in South Dublin.
He spoke with David Wall on the show, who has set up a new website, www.potholes.ie – its purpose is to enable motorists to record potholes in the hope that local authorities will address the vital maintenance of these roads.
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