Independent Cllr Calls For Council Funding To Clean Local Footpaths


Tipperary Cahir Cashel Cllr Anne Marie Ryan is requesting that the Council fund the cleaning of the footpaths in the town – especially those on Main Street.

The call comes after the footpaths outside some premises on Main Street have been washed by the operator of the business or the owner of the building.

Cllr Ryan says this has resulted in pedestrians finding themselves walking on a clean “orange” coloured paving and then suddenly walking on a darker, “grubby grey” footpath.

The Councillor says a number of property owners are cleaning and repainting their properties or commercial units are being fitted out for new occupants such as  the former Kingston Stores. 

In addition to the footpaths the Councillor is also calling on Transport Infrastructure Ireland to resurface the Main Street itself.

A planning application for an upgrade of the footpaths and roadway in the town centre was refused permission following a 6 to 5 vote taken by Councillors in 2021.

Some objected to the work at the time due to the experience of traders during works on the Davitt Road, others due to the disruption to business already experienced due to the pandemic, the negative impact proposed changes would have on the night time economy was also a factor as was the impact the Main Street improvement works might have on the success of the campaign for a Tipperary town By Pass to be delivered as a priority.