Kelly clarifies reports of Ballina estates being taken in charge

The Minister for the Environment , Alan Kelly, has moved to quash reports that four housing estates in Ballina have been taken in charge by Tipperary County Council.

The Minister for the Environment , Alan Kelly, has moved to quash reports that four housing estates in Ballina have been taken in charge by Tipperary County Council.

Claims of the move were made by councillors following an in camera meeting of Nenagh Municipal District Council last Thursday.

However, Minister Kelly said in a statement that that despite reports in the media and on social media, the process of taking in charge of Cullenagh, Shoreside, Fernhill and Cnoc Ard had not yet been completed.

“Tipperary County Council have confirmed to me that the estates have been forwarded to the roads section to be considered for taking in charge in accordance with the Roads Act 1993. This process is at an advanced stage.

“I was delighted last year to work with the then Minister for Housing, Jan O’Sullivan, to ensure Cullenagh was granted €250,000 under the Special Resolution Fund 2014. I have been working with the residents in Cullenagh, Shoreside, Fernhill and Cnoc Ard, and I will continue to do so and update them as the process is completed,” said Minister Kelly.