FG should stand up for Cashel - Wood

With the Local Government Bill 2013 now before the Oireachtas, Cllr Tom Wood has called on the recently selected FG candidates for the new Cashel/Tipperary Municipal district to stand up for Cashel and its electoral area and encourages Minister of State, Deputy Tom Hayes, and his party, to make a last minute serious effort and get a better deal for Cashel and its electorate.

With the Local Government Bill 2013 now before the Oireachtas, Cllr Tom Wood has called on the recently selected FG candidates for the new Cashel/Tipperary Municipal district to stand up for Cashel and its electoral area and encourages Minister of State, Deputy Tom Hayes, and his party, to make a last minute serious effort and get a better deal for Cashel and its electorate.

In his letter to the four candidates he outlines the negative impact the abolition of the Town Council will have on Cashels status and economy with the closure of the Civic Offices next year, the transfer of 40 staff to other locations and the closure of the motor tax office. He is also seriously concerned about the transfer of nearly 3,000 voters, many within walking distance of the town, from the Cashel electoral area to the new Templemore/Thurles and Carrick-on Suir Municipal districts, calling it “a negative and senseless move which divides communities and fragments parishes and could never fall within the realm of Minister Phil Hogans policy document of Putting People First.”

Full Cashel notes in this week’s Tipperary Star.