Deputy Michael Lowry has expressed concern with regards to the recent closure of the Registration Office in St. Mary’s Health Centre in Thurles, saying that the loss of the service will be a considerable inconvenience to those living in the Thurles or surrounding areas.
Deputy Lowry has been informed that due to unforeseen circumstances the office is no longer manned and replacement/temporary staff are not available.
Deputy Lowry explained;
“The Thurles Registration office has now closed and the main functions moved to Nenagh and Roscrea. While some limited services and general information is available in Thurles people will now have to travel to the Nenagh or Roscrea offices to register a birth, death or marriage.”
“While I appreciate that the incidence arose unexpectedly, it in unacceptable for this office to close without any consultation or notice to the public and for its future to be left in doubt. I am calling on the HSE to ensure that replacement staff are secured without delay.”
“The Registration office has long been an important service in St. Mary’s Health Centre. It provides a local, easily accessible service to allow those in the town and the surrounding areas to fulfil their legal obligations following major life events. It will be a considerable inconvenience to those who are recently bereaved or who new parents to have to travel a substantial distance to carry out these tasks.”