Work to repair leaking courthouse roof to begin next week

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The Cathaoirleach of the Tipperary/Cashel Municipal Council, Michael Fitzgerald, has said that work on fixing the roof of the courthouse in Tipperary town is due to begin next week.

Speaking to Tipp Mid West, Cllr Fitzgerald said that the contract has been given to Mulcahy Construction in Clonmel and was due to start sooner, but had been delayed.

The dilapidated state of the courthouse roof has led to sittings being moved out of the premises, while at one stage there was a dispute between the court services and the county council over responsibility for the upkeep of the premises.

Meanwhile, Cllr Fitzgerald has also spoken of the €2 million Pavement Strengthening Scheme for Davitt Street.

That project, which is due to begin in the New Year will result in the loss of eight car parking spaces in total, he confirmed. It will take up to eight months to complete.

Cllr Fitzgerald has also said that the efforts to get Tipperary town’s primary schools ‘Deis’ or disadvantaged status have been continuing and that Fine Gael’s general election candidates are attempting to secure a meeting with the new Minister for Education, Joe McHugh.

In giving an update of the progress being made on a number of issues locally, Cllr Fitzgerald called for those who want to see the town prosper to engage in dialogue with officials and to become involved with the Town Centre Forum.

His call came as a second March4Tipp demonstration was called for November 24th.