The latest development in this ongoing planned rejuvenation of Tipperary Town has been welcomed by Fianna Fáil T.D. for Tipperary, Jackie Cahill who believes that this is a clear sign that progress can be made on these key projects for Tipperary Town.
Speaking on this today, Deputy Cahill said: “The recent RRDF decision came with great disappointment to the people of Tipperary Town, and it is very understandable why this was the case. There is a great deal of work being done locally by groups such as the Chamber of Commerce, Jobs4Tipp, March4Tipp and the Tipperary Town Taskforce. From my meetings with all of these groups, and from regular dealings with the people of Tipperary Town, it is obvious that there is a great appetite locally for the rejuvenation of the town.
“The progress that we have collectively made in recent years in relation to roads infrastructure and the bypass for Tipperary Town is proof of this.
“The Council’s recent announcement that it plans to continue with design and planning for these projects is a sign that progress can still be made in this area. I have been in contact with the CEO of Tipperary County Council, Joe MacGrath, the Tipperary Town Taskforce, Minister Heather Humphreys and local groups in the town to push for answers as to why the projects in question did not score highly enough to secure funding in the latest round. Meetings have been arranged between officials to work through the details, and I am glad to see my attempts in this regard succeed.
“I will continue to work with all stakeholders and local groups with the aim of progressing these regeneration projects for Tipperary Town, and I very much welcome the Council’s decision to progress with planning and design of these exciting developments”, Cahill concluded.