Nenagh councillors refuse to discuss abolition report

Nenagh town councillors refused to discuss a document outlining the abolition of Nenagh Town Council and the amalgamation of north and south Tipperary county councils on the basis that the issue had not been fully teased out.

Nenagh town councillors refused to discuss a document outlining the abolition of Nenagh Town Council and the amalgamation of north and south Tipperary county councils on the basis that the issue had not been fully teased out.

Cllr Tom Moylan, FG, the AMAI representative on the council, said he was “surprised” the council had been asked to discuss what functions would be handled by the enlarged county council and which would be dealt with by the proposed municipal district councils as the Minister for the Environment, Phil Higan, had not set them out.

“All that has been publised is the Putting People First document,” he said, stating that if the public were to benefit from the changes, more powers needed to be given to the MDCs.

He was supported by Cllr Jimmy Moran, FF, who was adament the document from the committee set up to look at the merger of the two county councils should not be discussed until the county manager, Joe MacGrath, and Department officals came before them and explain what was proposed.