The March4Tipp group has decided to defer the disruption of the N24 that was scheduled for Friday 22 February. Click below to read more.
There was anger at a meeting of residents about the Council moving ahead with plans to divert heavy traffic through their residential areas, without any information being provided to them.
Shock has been expressed at the revelation that Tipperary County Council is attempting to sell the historic Workhouse in Tipperary Town. The plan was revealed by Councillor John Crosse (FG) following a meeting of resident about possible diversion of heavy vehicles along O'Connel Road and other matters.
Organisers of the March4Tipp campaign say that many people have been calling for a different kind of representation at Council level. Many of the concerns arise from Councillors supporting measures that are negative for the town, or failing to secure Council supports for the town in terms of employment and the local economy.
Some have commented that local democracy is “broken” when the Councillors seem to decide whatever they want, regardless of what people think. For example, some Davitt Street residents received written and oral assurances from Councillors that the loss of parking spaces would not go ahead, only for the same Councillors to vote in favour or the work three months later. People are complaining that there is a lack of accountability from Councillors and that party politics seem to be more important than the interests of the area and its communities.
Suggestions have been made that a number of candidates should be put forward in the Local Elections, which will take place on 24 May next. Whilst there is no clear proposal at this stage, the key suggestion appears to be that there should be a number of Councillors elected, who are not aligned with any political party and who would work together to represent the interests of the people in the area.
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