Tipperary Casino Venue To Get Oral Hearing

An Bord Pleanála have decided to hold an oral hearing into the proposed  Tipperary Venue  project, mooted by businessman and former garda, Richard Quirke, on his 900 acre site near Two-Mile-Borris, outside Thurles, Co Tipperary.

North Tipperary County Council has already granted planning permission to Mr Quirke for his development, known as ‘The Tipperary Venue‘, but that decision was since been appealed to An Bord Pleanála by An Táisce and others.

No date as to when the hearing will take place is publicly known, but full details are expected to be announced shortly with the hearing likely to take place in the coming weeks.

Model of proposed Two-Mile-Borris Casino

The proposed project would includes a 500-bedroom hotel, equestrian centre, horse racing course, greyhound racing track, 15,000-seat indoor entertainment venue, and a replica of the White House in memory of its designer, Kilkenny born architect James Hoban.

Fianna Fail supporter and Independent TD Michael Lowry, who is supporting the €460 million casino project, to be situated near the village of Two-Mile-Borris in Tipperary, had been turning up the heat on Fianna Fail for the report and  publication of the new Gaming Laws and has always denied that the Coalition’s sudden interest in changing these gaming laws was not a precondition for his support of last December’s budget.

However, some supporters of Fianna Fáil last December did privately express a sense of unease, regarding the building of another ‘Ghost Structure’ in the Irish countryside, thereby putting the welfare of a few gamblers above the welfare of the whole nation.

Many people feel that this project will takes money out of the pockets of a large number of people, while funnelling it into the pockets of a smaller number. Many claim that the promise of jobs, by this project, always tend to be filled by foreign workers desperate but content to earn a crust for basic minimum wages.

Thurles businesses have also expressed reservations regarding the longer term outcome of this project, feeling it will eventually undermine and eradicate existing services and jobs already firmly established within this area.

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2 comments to Tipperary Casino Venue To Get Oral Hearing

  • Ivan Crowley

    The sooner they get started building casino the better as it will get alot of men back to work, and I hope that when building this casino they will employe Irish labour for the job and not fill it wit aload of eastern europeans which seems to be the trend on all sites at the minute, employe a work force that will put their money back into the state and not elsewhere which would have a knock on effect!!! IRISH JOBS FOR IRISH WORKERS

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