FIVE groups have expressed an interest in taking over Templemore Courthouse and three have expressed an interest in the former courthouse in Roscrea, Cllr Michael Smith was told by county manager Joe MacGrath at the March meeting of North Tipperary County Council. The expressions of interest are being examined and Mr MacGrath expects some movement on them in the next four to five weeks.
Meanwhile, Hollywood actor Martin Sheen should be given a civic reception, Cllr Jim Ryan told councillors. The actor’s mother, Mary Ann Phelan, was from Borrisokane. Mr Sheen’s movie, Stella Days, based on a book by Borrisokane man Michael Doorley, tells the story of a priest who brings a cinema to the town in the 1950s, and was nominated for an IFTA award. It was released in cinema’s last Friday.
Cllr John Hogan urged that Mr Sheen be asked to act as as an ambassador for the county. I’t would be fantastic for the county and a great boost in the US,” said Cllr Hogan.
Mayor Micheal Lowry said the issue would be raised at the next corporate policy group meeting.
Full council report in this week’s Tipperary Star