It’s not that I want to know, I’m only asking.

“Some one had blunder’d, Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die”.

Extract from a poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade” – By Alfred Lord Tennyson, (1809 – 1892).

Carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas responsible for climate change; the emissions of which come from man-made sources, have increasing over the past few weeks on Liberty Square here in Thurles.

As responsible people will be aware; Trees absorb this carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, giving them growth and same is converted into sugars and wood, while releasing pure oxygen back into the atmosphere.


This in mind; can anyone inform me as to who cut down the 26-year-old mature tree on the left-hand-side footpath, just as you leave Liberty Square to enter the Westgate / Friar Street area. Better still, can anyone tell me why and with what authority it was removed? Has the long awaited refurbishing of Liberty Square finally begun, in an effort to corral and cage rapidly disappearing retailers leaving Liberty Square to the outlying Shopping Centre? Who made 200 Pied Wagtails homeless?

Finally, now that the healthy tree has been slaughtered, when will the surrounding footpath be repaired, to ensure the elderly and those ‘unsure of foot’, don’t tumble and injure themselves. (Maybe we need a wall, similar to that erected recently on Moyne Road, in the interest of Health & Safety.) Remember flattened wet sawdust is not a reliable replacement for tarmac or cement.

Surprised our local councillors didn’t share details of this event on their ‘Facebook’. [“Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why”]. As our old postman, back in the late 1950’s, used to say “It’s not that I want to know, I’m only asking”.


2 comments to It’s not that I want to know, I’m only asking.

  • Chris

    I believe this tree was cut down when contractors for Eircom, KN networks and Defusion Telecom were blowing fibre through the ducts around the town recently. I’m not sure if it was Tipperary Co Co or the contractors who cut it down though. The trees roots apparently damaged drop points in the duct.

    Regarding the above rollout, hopefully it won’t be long before the 1000mb FTTH (Fibre to the home) service is offered in Thurles town. Clonmel, Nenagh, Roscrea etc are getting FTTH from ESB/Siro and as usual Thurles was left behind in that rollout. I’m lucky here in the Borrisoleigh area that I was one of the earliest of the 300k households taken out of the NBS. I’m on 1000MB (1GB) package since last summer and it’s perfect. Full Ultra HD streaming, iso files in seconds and low pings for gaming etc.

  • George Willoughby

    Thanks Chris. When local Councillors hear this, Facebook will catch fire, each claiming that they were responsible for the fibre roll-out.

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