The issue of the “disastrously bad road system” within the district was raised at Tuesday night’s meeting of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council.

It was proposed that councillors send a letter to Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd.

The issue was raised by Council Chair, Councillor Thomas O’Reilly, Sinn Féin, who noted that he did not see the issue “improving very quickly” when he raised the issue in the opening minutes of Tuesday’s meeting.

One issue raised by Councillor O’Reilly in relation to Department for Infrastructure (DFI) officials was the “less than forthcoming attitude from some of the DFI local officials to engage”.

He stated: “I point to the example of the community plan. DFI are the only agency that has not engaged with us all.”

Continuing, he added: “[We are] struggling quite hard to get local officials to meet and effectively deal with issues put forward by local councillors.”

Sinn Féin Councillor for Erne North, John Feeley, agreed with his party colleague, continuing: “Quite frankly, the service we are getting from Road Service is terrible, it's not just the not coming back to councillors.

"I speak regularly to constituents and whenever they contact Road Service, they are not getting anything back from them as well, and that should be highlighted too.”

Also weighing in on the issue was Ulster Unionist Erne North Councillor, John McClaughry who said: ”It is an absolute must for our council area to have the minister down so he gets a clear picture of the problems we have here that are unique to our area.”

During the discussion, it was also proposed that the Council should write to DFI and NI Water regarding unadopted roads and sewers.

The proposal to write to the Infrastructure Minister was passed unanimously.