The Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Tom Hayes, has expressed his disappointment at Monday nights Tipperary Town Council vote which effectively ended plans for a much needed bypass for Tipperary town.
Minister Hayes said, ‘It’s unfortunate that this project was shot down, despite what I think is the overwhelming desire for a bypass for the town. Its unfortunate that the plan was denied a future by Councillors from the very party that denied any infrastructural development in Tipperary during their term in Government.’
He added, ‘The funding for this project was available and was put forward by the Transport Minister Leo Varadkar, on the condition that the plan was approved by Council members’.
‘I would hate to see this bypass fall by the wayside and I will be meeting with the Minister next week to see where we can go from here because I am determined to find a way to move forward with this project and to meet with local groups who have concerns to see what can be done.’