Deputy Michael Lowry has today welcomed the impending return of Thurles Civil Registration Service Officer.
The Civil Registration Service office in St. Mary’s Health Centre, Parnell Street, Thurles manages requests for the people of Thurles for Births, Deaths, Marriages & Civil Partnerships.
According to the HSE “Arrangements to fill the position created by the retirement of a Registrar in the Thurles office are currently being progressed”.
Deputy Lowry has expressed his disappointment with the ongoing delay but welcomed that a new officer would be appointed in early 2017.
Speaking to the Tipperary Times, Deputy Lowry stated “I first made representations on behalf of the people of Thurles and the surrounding area’s last May. I have called on the HSE continuously to appoint a new member of staff for the Thurles office. I find it wholely unacceptable that residents of Thurles and the surrounding area’s don’t have such a basic service in their town and have been instructed to travel to Nenagh or Roscrea instead”.
Deputy Lowry continued “I am pleased that following the negotiations I have had with the HSE, the replacement clerical posts have been approved and will re-establish a 3 day per week service in Thurles by May”.