Councillors Urged To Pressurise TDs

SINN Féin Councillor Séamus Morris has called on his Nenagh Town Council colleagues to put pressure on members of the Oireachtas in an effort to reverse a decision of Phil Hogan, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, which will see the number of councillors in the country drastically reduced following the 2014 elections.

SINN Féin Councillor Séamus Morris has called on his Nenagh Town Council colleagues to put pressure on members of the Oireachtas in an effort to reverse a decision of Phil Hogan, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, which will see the number of councillors in the country drastically reduced following the 2014 elections.

At the November meeting of Nenagh Town Council Cllr Jimmy Moran raised the issue when the member of the Fianna Fáil party highlighted the fact that the AMAI (Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland) were preparing to launch a campaign on the issue.

“We have put a lot of faith in our TDs to turn this around,” Cllr Séamus Morris said before revealing that he was “very disappointed in Minister (Alan) Kelly”.

“It will be a sad day if the cheapest form of democracy is taken away in this country,” added Cllr Séamus Morris before he called on his fellow councillors to “put pressure on TDs and not to wave the white flag on this” issue.