AN archaeological assessment, in accordance with the Planning & Development Regulations (2001), will have to be carried out on the site of the town park before any significant construction work can begin.
At the June meeting of Nenagh Town Council, town clerk Dónal Purcell revealed that planning had been granted for the project, but under the proviso that an archaeological assessment be first carried out.
Mayor Virginia O’Dowd (Labour) said that the request was “very reasonable”, while Cll Tommy Morgan (Fianna Fáil) described the issue as a “hiccup”.
“This is something that we should move on with it as soon as possible,” Cllr Morgan said.
Cllr Tom Moylan (Fine Gael) was disappointed that an archaeological assessment was requested at the “eleventh hour”, arguing that an archaeologist “be appointed as soon as possible”.
Nenagh Town Council also nominated Cllr Séamus Morris (Sinn Féin) and Cllr Lalor McGee (Labour) for a seat on North Tipperary Sports Partnership and the board of Nenagh Community Training Centre respectively. Cllr Morris was nominated by Cllr Conor Delaney (Fine Gael) and seconded by Cllr Hughie McGrath (Independent). Cllr McGee was nominated by Cllr Morris and seconded by Cllr O’Dowd.