Congratulations were extended to Scoil Ailbhe CBS Primary School on their success in the Credit Union All-Ireland Quiz competition and to the Chamber of Commerce for having secured the CCTV project for Thurles. Also to North Tipp VEC for the provision of a new Adult Education Centre at Railway Road, Thurles ( all Cllr Michael Cleary).
Cllr Michael Cleary looked for clarification on the traffic situation at the roundabout at the Presentation Primary School entrance. Cars are exiting the Presentation onto the roundabout and he understood this was not supposed to happen. Thurles Town Clerk Mr Michael Ryan agreed that it is not supposed to happen and he said that attempts would be made to address this.
Cllr David Doran called for the council to take the lead in installing a defibrilator somewhere in Thurles as a matter of urgency. The Town Clerk said that it would not be happening as the council does not have a function in this and could not be responsible for one. There will be one located in the Thurles Leisure Centre very soon, he said.
Cllr Doran asked to have road markings installed at the bottom of the railway bridge at Abbey Road so that traffic coming from Butler Avenue intending going up over the bridge can slip into a left hand lane. The Town Engineer Mr Ruairi Boland is to examine this.
Mayor John Kennedy asked for gulleys at the top of Liberty Square to be cleaned to avoid flooding and also asked for the path at Dr Molony’s corner ( Parnell Street onto Liberty Square) to be tended to where a pole was removed. He also called for the footpath at the Suir bridge to be tended to as soon as possible – the Engineer said that the tenders for this work are being prepared and the wish is to have the work done during the school holidays.
Cllr Jim Ryan asked to have the unused phone kiosks in Liberty Square removed as they are serving no purpose now.
Cllr Noel Dwyer asked if any progress had been made with removing the pole from the centre of the footpath at Kickham Street. He also pointed out that the pedestrian crossing light on Cathedral Street is pointing in the wrong direction and asked for the ramp at the entrance to the Source to be improved stating that he has seen “more appealing entrances to slatted sheds.” Cllr Dwyer called for a litter bin to be installed at the entrance to the Source and near the Stannix Home ( Dublin Road).
Cllr Dywer also asked to have stop signs erected at Semple Villas, Bohernanave. He was informed by the Town Engineer that the road markings have been installed and the signs are on order.
Cllr Jim Ryan looked for an up-date on the proposal to install a skateboard park in the town. He was informed by the Town Clerk that a number of locations have been looked at but no conclusion has been drawn yet. Cllr Ryan also called for a abn on smoking at public parks and said that legislation should be introduced on same.
Cllr Jim Ryan called for residents passes to be provided to residents of Bohernanave, Kennedy, Childers and Collins Parks so that residents can gain access to their homes on the days of big games in Semple Stadium. Mayor John Kennedy said that this is being extended to Abbey Road and Ard na Croise also and is being tended to by An Garda Siochana.