‘Awkward’ new start for Council

A war of words erupted between Tipperary Co. Council Cathaoirleach Michael Fitzgerald (FG) and Cllr Seamus Morris (SF) at the first full sitting of

Tipperary Co Council in Clonmel on Monday morning.

The County Council was due to nominate board members to the Local and Community Development Committee (LCDC). The body dispurses money to local business and civic groups across the county and applies for funding for rural development projects. Co Manager Joe McGrath explained to Councillors that there is a statutory legal obligation on the Council to nominate board members at its first meeting. Cllr Seamus Morris proposed a counter motion to delay the nomination saying there was a “total lack of information” about the new body. He was “horrified” to see that there was no role for unions. “I don’t think we are ready to nominate anybody.” Cllr Morris suggested they hold a meeting between Tipperary Co Council and North and South Tipperary LEADER groups.

Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.


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