Cllr Michael Fitzgerald
Tipperary County Councillor Michael Fitzgerald has described Main Street, Tipperary Town as being the worst he has come across throughout the country.
The FG councillor was speaking at the May monthly meeting of the local authority in Nenagh this week and expressed his frustration at the lack of progress being made with tending to the desperate condition of the street.
“I'd be driving around a fair bit and I have to say that there is no main street in the towns I have visited throughout the country, in as bad a state as Tipperary town. We have had deputations to the Minister and we have been raising this issue at every forum, time and again. I want to know where we are with this now – we are nearly half way through the year and nothing has happened. It is high time that this issue was sorted out once and for all,” Cllr Fitzgerald said.
Independent Councillor Denis Leahy supported Cllr Fitzgerald in his comments and said that it was very ironic that when the Rás Tailteann was passing through Tipperary town, the sections which were being used were able to be tended to and upgraded in advance.
“I find it very funny that the Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) were to find the money and get this section of work done at a whim and yet the Main Street is left in such a deplorable state,” Cllr Leahy said.