NENAGH businesses are 'under serious pressure', Fine Gael town councillor, Tom Moylan claimed at a meeting of Nenagh Town Council on Monday evening.
Cllr. Moylan said the council needed to engage with the ratepayers of the town with a view to trying to reduce the burden on them for the coming year.
He pointed out that he had spoken to one businessman who had approached him with concerns over the impending council rates demand.
"That man made a decision to keep hold of his part-time staff member rather than pay his rates. He said he now faced the prospect of having to shut up shop if business did not pick up over the festive season," Cllr. Moylan said.
Cllr. Hughie McGrath called on the council to review car- parking charges in a bid to generate and stimulate business in the town.
"We need to just look at it and try and re- structure the car-parking charges to send out the message to people that it is as easy to come into Nenagh town centre to shop rather than shopping on the outskirts of the town. We need to sell the centre of the town as a shopping centre," he said.
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