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An Bord Pleanala Approve New Inner Relief Road For Thurles

liberty-square-eastAn Bord Pleanala has granted permission for the development of a much-needed inner relief road out of  Thurles.

The planned relief road, subject to the provision of funding, is now planned to run from the Clongour area to the rear of the present old Erin Foods site, before crossing the river to exit onto the Mill Road south-east of Thurles.

This green light approval is subject to the usual normal expected planning conditions for the area which includes consultation with National Parks and Wildlife Department together with the appointment of an archaeologist to monitor all intended site developments.

Funding will immediately now be sought for this project from the Department of the Environment and this development, together with the proposed extra off street parking facilities planned into the future revamp of Liberty Square, is expected to massively reduce the congestion currently being experienced within the town’s main business centre.

Tipperary Leader Rally July 9th Outside Dáil Eireann

Keep LEADER in the Community: NO to Alignment

North Tipperary Leader Partnership

North Tipperary Leader Partnership

North Tipperary LEADER Partnership, and other Local Development Companies from across the country, are calling on communities to support the forthcoming LEADER Rally in support of the retention of the bottom-up approach of LEADER, by local development companies.

The rally will take place on Wednesday July 9th at 1.30 pm outside Dáil Eireann and will be addressed by Marian Harkin MEP, Liadh Ní Riada MEP and others.

North Tipperary LEADER Partnership has successfully delivered the LEADER Programme for over 20 years. Now, however, the government is proposing to change this system, which is regarded by the EU as being a model of best practice throughout Europe and one that has successfully supported the economic, social and community development of rural communities throughout Ireland in recent decades.

The proposed policy change being driven forward by Minister Phil Hogan & the Department of Environment Community and Local Government is called Alignment, and aims to transfer the delivery of the LEADER Programme to newly established committees within each Local Authority Area. Local Development Companies are now entering a critical phase in determining the outcome of this alignment process; the protection of the LEADER model in Ireland, which is the most successful LEADER delivery structure in the EU, is in danger of being lost, and with it, the years of experience, skills, expertise & local relationships built up over the years by North Tipperary LEADER Partnership and similar companies.

Now, more than ever, we need your support, so that communities, and not Local Authority Committees, can continue to decide how LEADER funding should be administered in this area.

Coach transport from North Tipperary to Dublin will be provided free to all those wishing to support our cause on the day. Buses will leave Thurles at 9.00am from outside the Sarsfields Centre and from Nenagh at 9.00am outside the Abbey Court Hotel. All rally attendee’s should be back in both venues by 6.30pm.

For further information, to confirm your attendance or enquiries regarding coach routes, please Tel: 087 9873489 or email ntlpleaderrally@yahoo.com or contact Jim Finn, (Chairperson), Tel: 086 6037222.

Attention Tipperary Freight, Logistics & Transport Sectors

Mid-WestIreland’s Mid West Region consists of counties Clare, Limerick and North Tipperary, along with Limerick city; latter which is the regional capital.

Freight, logistics & transport sector stakeholders from industry, government and business support agencies, local authorities & academia will discuss how the Mid West Region could become a strategic freight logistics hub with direct connections to some of the world’s global logistics hubs.

This workshop event is taking place at the Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick, from 8.30am to 2.00pm, on Wednesday May 28th 2014

The themes of the ‘Sustainable Freight Gateway’ Stakeholders Workshop include an examination of the existing conditions and opportunities for Mid West region transport modes & freight logistics, and European Funding Programme opportunities.

There will be a series of presentations and demonstrations on a range of issues including Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for Freight Transport, new on-line Geoportal of key infrastructures in North West Europe, new brand for the Limerick-Shannon Sustainable Freight Gateway, Port of Portsmouth new Track & Trace System, demonstrator of Inter-modal Route Planner, the Shannon Estuary and Green Freight Europe, while there will be a CNG freight vehicle on-site.

Facilitated by the Mid-West Regional Authority, the event is being supported by Limerick City & County Council, Shannon Airport, Irish Exporters Association, Shannon Foynes Port Company, Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA) and the National Transport Authority.

The workshop event is being co-financed by the Weastflows INTERREG IVB EU Project, which aims to improve and enhance freight logistics across a west-east axis in the North West of Europe through a combination of freight mapping, innovative technology and a drive to promote sustainable logistics.

Thurles Rail Disruptions

Irish Rail

Irish Rail

Iarnród Éireann would like to advise their customers that due to essential Engineering Works taking place on Saturday, May 3rd at Lisduff  (between Thurles and Portlaoise), Bus transfers will now operate between Portlaoise and Thurles.

Same will also operate vice versa, for all Cork, Limerick and Kerry services that are operating on this same date.

There will be an additional journey time of approximately 30-45 minutes, due to these necessary bus transfers being implemented.

Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail would like to sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused due to these essential engineering works.

Please note: A May Bank holiday timetable will operate Saturday 3rd to Monday 5th May. Customers are therefore advised to check all timetables before starting their journey.

Please visit their website http://www.irishrail.ie/news/bustransfer or contact their Customer Information Centre, Tel: 1850366222 for further information.

Yet Another Tipperary Road Fatality

GardaAn 18-year-old youth has died in a single vehicle collision at about 1.55am here in Co Tipperary this morning.

The teenager is understood to have been driving along the N62 Birr Road, a short distance outside of Roscrea, when this fatal accident occurred. It is understood that the vehicle being driven struck a wall.

The driver was pronounced dead at the accident scene and a sixteen year old male passenger, also travelling in this vehicle, was seriously injured and rushed to Limerick Regional hospital. Both young men are believed to be from the Roscrea area.

The  body of the deceased has also been removed to Limerick Regional Hospital, where a post mortem will be held and the road remains currently closed for a forensic examination with diversions having been put in place.

This now brings to twelve the number of people killed on Tipperary’s roads since January1st, the highest vehicle fatality rate of any county in Ireland.

Roscrea Gardaí are appealing for witnesses with information to contact them at Roscrea Garda Station, Tel: 0505 24230, or use the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or indeed any Garda Station.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.

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