Fianna Fáil T.D. for Tipperary, Jackie Cahill has called for major and urgent action against anti-social behaviour in Cashel. Deputy Cahill has described ongoing behaviour in the town, affecting the GAA club and local cemetery, as ‘shocking in the extreme’ and has backed Cllr Roger Kennedy’s recent comments in relation to this issue.
Deputy Cahill said: “I recently visited the GAA club in Cashel and saw for myself proof of the horrific and disturbing acts taking place locally. Some of the pictures and videos I have seen, I would not want to describe to others. “This is having a serious impact on both the GAA club and its members, and the local cemetery. Some families will not visit the graves of their loved ones at the moment due to what is taking place locally. The Council meeting on Monday heard reports that visitors to the graveyard were subjected to constant harassment and that visitors were asked to hand over money before they were allowed to pass to visit a grave.
Deputy Cahill said that he had raised the matter with the county council, who manage the graveyard, on numerous occasions and also been incontct with local garda. The Thurles based TD said this sort of behaviour is completely and utterly intolerable and needs to be tackled with urgency and that he would continue to work with Cllr Roger Kennedy, The GAA club and other stakeholders to seek an resolution.