By Noel Dundon
Tipperary County Council is awaiting approval from the Department of the Environment before two houses at Gortataggart can be completed, Councillor David Doran was informed at a meeting of the local authority this week.
The Sinn Fein councillor raised the matter at the meeting which was held in Littleton Community Centre on Monday and questioned why there has been such a hold-up with the work. He added that the buildings were left in an un-finished condition and were un-safe, until the contractor sorted the matter out - a fact for which Cllr Doran was grateful.
Director of Services with responsibility for housing, Claire Curley informed Cllr Doran that the council has recommended to the department that the houses be completed, but they cannot proceed any further until funding becomes available. No word has come back from the department yet on such a move, she said, but she added that once approval to proceed is granted, they will be moving to complete works.
Cllr Doran also pointed out that public lighting problems in Marlstone Manor in Thurles are causing considerable distress and needs addressing.