Court Orders Travellers To Vacate Cabragh Bridge Site

Halting Site and part of the new, modern, six-unit group housing scheme now being provided.

The High Court has made an order requiring members of the Travelling Community to vacate an unofficial halting site in Thurles Co. Tipperary by Tuesday, July 16th 2019 before 5:00pm on that date.

The orders were granted by Ms Justice Leonie Reynolds to Tipperary County Council, against eight named individuals; Mr William McCarthy, Ms Elizabeth McCarthy, Ms Mary Ellen McCarthy, Mr Jimmy McCarthy, Mr John McCarthy, Ms Winnie McCarthy, Ms Belinda O’Reilly and Mr Ned O’Reilly, whose presence currently residing at Cabragh Bridge, Cabragh, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, was found to allegedly constitutes a public nuisance.

Just last week, July 4th, Tipperary Co. Council obtained permission to serve short notice of court proceedings against the defendants. When the case returned before the High Court today, Mr David Humphries Bl, acting for the council, stated his client had served the proceedings on the defendants and were now seeking injunctions compelling the defendants to remove their caravans, mobile homes and any other vehicles from the Cabragh Bridge site, thus removing all obstructions from the R659 regional roadway.

Legal Counsel duly informed Ms Justice Leonie Reynolds that Tipperary Co. Council had offered the named defendant’s alternative accommodation at a nearby halting site, which had been ignored. Tipperary Co. Council, through their Council, also confirmed that this aforementioned offer of alternative accommodation will continues to remain open and available.

Defendants made no appearance at today’s Court hearing, and same will now be served with the court’s order, by Gardaí before 5:00pm tomorrow evening.


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