Future of South Tipperary Development Company

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The future of services provided at present by South Tipperary Development Company is to come under discussion at a public meeting in Clonmel this evening. With the reform of local government, development companies which deliver local development programmes, will be subsumed into Local Community Development Committees. The LCDC’S will be under the juristiction of local authorities.
There are concerns that by falling under the jurisdiction of the local authorities, the Local Community Development Committees may not enjoy the same independence that the development companies did when making decisions.
There are also questions about how and to what extent funding will be made available under the new arrangement.
To address these concerns, a public meeting to be hosted by the board of the South Tipperary Development Company will take place at the Clonmel Park Hotel this evening at 8pm.