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GE 2020 Tipperary town no ring road no vote copy

Tipperary Town Chamber/TIRD, March4Tipp and Jobs4Tipp have joined forces to push for Ring Road for the town. Part of that campaign is to ask every Tipperary General Election Candidate if they would support a Ring Road, if elected.  There was a strong support and a very clear commitment from Fianna Fáil candidate Councillor Imelda Goldsboro and the Labour's Alan Kelly TD.


 Imelda Goldsboro
“I fully appreciate the importance of a ring road for Tipperary Town, it is key to the recovery of the town. If elected I will give my full commitment to deliver funding to build a ring road. Fianna Fail will work actively to deliver a Ring Road for Tipperary Town and a better future for the town."
 Alan Kelly
"If elected to the next Dail I will make it a priority to secure the funding to deliver the long- delayed and much needed ring-road for Tipperary Town. This road infrastructure is vital for the regeneration of Tipperary Town. It will deliver a traffic management solution for commercial vehicles headed to the ports of the South East in Rosslare & Belleview. It will open West Tipperary up to the Limerick & Mid-West region improving travel times and access to Limerick Junction and Sky Innovation Park from Cashel and Cahir. Most importantly, it will improve the centre of Tipperary Town and help deliver the regeneration of Tipperary Town, which I have worked for since coming into politics."


The three organisations are working to rid the town of the 50,000 vehicle movements that the N24 brings every week. Not only does the traffic bring harmful health effects with particulate and Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution, but noise pollution levels measured in the town are well above WHO limits.  There is also a massive economic impact on the town as shoppers are put off by the difficulty in parking and moving around the town centre.

A bypass has been proposed, but this is in with 21 other projects in the National Development Plan, most of which are of a much higher priority politically.  In any event, it would take 10 to 15 years to build a bypass from Cahir to Limerick Junction and the three organisations are demanding a ring road as a solution that can be delivered much more quickly and at a lower cost.


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