Two Disabled Bays To Be Installed At Thurles Car Park

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Two disabled parking bays are to be installed in the Slievenamon Road car park in Thurles.

This follows the decision of the council to abandon the use of a barrier system in the car park due to the persistent malfunctioning of the system.

Two of the five family friendly spaces will now be converted to disabled parking bays.

The plans approved by for the car park as part of the Liberty Square Enhancement included 5 disabled parking bay  – however the location of the  barrier system prevented the provision of any disabled spaces in the carpark.

Cllr Peggy Ryan Cathaoirleach of Thurles  MD said the decision to install the barrier system was based on safety concerns to ensure vehicles did not use the carpark as  a roadway.

Property owners in Liberty Square are also invited to submit an application for funding under the Liberty Square

Enhancement scheme to  paint or otherwise improve the visual appearance of their  property.

No progress has been made by Thurles MD in acquiring the land for the Thurles Inner Relief  Road – the Cathaoirleach described the situation as complex.

Planning permission was granted for the road in 2014.  Cllr Ryan also confirmed that the council is exploring funding options for work on the River Suir – but stated that works could only be undertaken at certain times of the year and there were many stakeholders to be consulted.