Templemore Town Council’s Property Tax bill

Cllr Martin Fogarty receives his chain of office as Templemore's last Mayor before the council is abolished next year under local government reform from outgoing Mayor Cllr Michael C Ryan
Templemore Town Council is facing a Property Tax bill of E6,000, councillors were told at this Monday’s meeting. Town clerk Tom McGrath said the money was owed on the council’s 136 rented units.

Templemore Town Council is facing a Property Tax bill of E6,000, councillors were told at this Monday’s meeting. Town clerk Tom McGrath said the money was owed on the council’s 136 rented units.

The money has to be paid by the end of the year, but the Department has given them no indication as to whether the tax will be paid from the council’s fund or will be passed on to tenants.

Meanwhile, a vote of sympathy was passed at this Monday’s Templemore Town Council meeting to the family of Winifred Hogan, Church Avenue, who died recently. Ms Hogan’s husband, Paddy, is a former town councillor. The council also passed a vote of sympathy with the family of former councillor Liam O’Dea, The Square, on the death of his wife, Peg. The council heard Mr O’Dea is one of the oldest residents on The Square.

Cllr Michael Ryan congratulated Templemore’s boys’ and girls’ primary schools at this Monday’s meeting for winning Green Flags. “The teachers, pupils and parents are all doing great work,” he said. The flags were awarded for energy saving and travel initiatives.

A total of 45 volunteers turned up at Templemore’s graveyard this Monday to help keep it tidy, Cllr Joe Bourke told Templemore Town Council.

Vandals have broken some of the adult excercise equipment in Templemore Town Park, councillors were told at this Monday’s meeting. Town clerk Tom McGrath said that it would have taken “some form of mechanical means” to take the components.

However, he told Cllr Maura Byrne that replacing the items was in hand.