This unwelcome scenario has been brought about due to the sudden and unexpected closure of the Thurles Registration office situated currently within in the present St. Mary’s Health Centre, at Nenagh Road, in the town.
With this Thurles office’s principal functions now removed, this will lead to only a very limited, if any, service being offered to residents of Thurles and its immediate hinterland.
Thurles Registration office has long been a very important service, not just providing an easily accessible all round and very professional service, but also allowing persons, particularly the elderly within the area, to register their many legal obligations affecting events of some major importance within their everyday lives.
Persons recently bereaved, the parents of new born children and couples seeking marriage licences must now travel some 33.9km (Roscrea) or 37.3km (Nenagh), a substantial and unnecessary distance, to carry out these basic, yet most important of statistical tasks.
It would appear, yet again, our locally elected Tipperary Dáil Éireann representatives continue to remain absolutely powerless, when it comes to protecting even the smallest interests within Thurles town.