Cllr Denis Leahy put forward a motion at Tipp/Cashel Municipal District: “That this Council write to Bus Eireann to provide two Bus Shelters in Bansha Village for the residents going to Clonmel and Tipperary town.”
Cllr Leahy said that now that the Bansha Post Office had closed “there are a lot of people coming to Tipperary town to collect their pensions. People are standing in the most atrocious conditions. I’d ask that Bus Éireann show some humanity and not to subject them to the rain. It’s not acceptable in 2015.” South Tipperary Co. Council had “not even got a reply from Bus Éireann. That’s the kind of monopoly you are dealing with,” added Cllr Leahy. Old age pensioners were coming to Tipp town and “it’s not a huge amount of money to provide a bus shelter.” Cllr Michael Fitzgerald said their arguments were falling on “deaf ears.” “You would think it’s rocket science. A bus shelter is not an expensive structure. I support this wholeheartedly. People are very exposed there,” he said.