An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin met with members of the Tipperary Town Chamber of Commerce Sunday (October 17th) to discuss the progression of the Tipperary Town Bypass. This meeting was organised by Fianna Fáil T.D. for Tipperary, Jackie Cahill and was also attended by Tipperary Town Chamber of Commerce members Joe Hayes (Chairperson), Rita Fenton (Secretary) and Eilish Fitzgerald (Treasurer), Eamon Ryan (Jobs4Tipp), and Deputy Cahill.
Following this meeting, Deputy Cahill stated that he is more confident than ever that the Tipperary Town bypass will be delivered. He also thanked the Ryan Family of the Porterhouse, Tipperary Town, for their hospitality as they hosted the Taoiseach.
Speaking on this yesterday, Deputy Cahill said: “I am delighted that An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin agreed to meet in person with representatives of the Tipperary Town Chamber of Commerce during his visit to Tipperary yesterday. The Chamber made a strong case for the prioritisation of the Tipp Town bypass and I was pleased to see the Taoiseach well briefed on the subject.
“The Taoiseach was clear in his view that the bypass can be prioritised as part of the N24 works. I secured the retention of the N24 improvement works in the National Development Plan, thanks in no small part to Fianna Fáil Minister Michael McGrath. Now we continue our work to get the bypass built first.
“It is well known that Minister Eamon Ryan’s preference is for bypasses ahead of motorways, and this can most definitely be to the benefit of Tipperary Town. I stated following the publication of the NDP that the Tipp Town Bypass is very much ‘still on the cards’, and I am even more confident after yesterday’s meeting that this will be delivered.
“An Taoiseach was very receptive to the points the Chamber and myself were making and has committed to engaging with the Transport Minister further in relation to this issue.
“Over the last year, I have organised for representatives of Tipperary Town, including the Chamber of Commerce, Jobs4Tipp and March4Tipp to meet with Minister Michael McGrath, TII, the IDA, senior Tipperary County Council management, and now, An Taoiseach Micheál Martin.
“We are working extremely hard to deliver this desperately needed bypass for the people of Tipperary Town and surrounding areas. The businesses, the locals, the schools, the children of Tipperary Town; all of them want this bypass prioritised. So do I, and An Taoiseach Micheál Martin is very much aware of this and has committed to progressing this further.
“Our work now continues following a very productive meeting to see the Tipperary Town Bypass being delivered”, Cahill concluded.