Thurles Street Lights Burning 24 Hour Each Day Increases From 27 To 50.

On June 6th last, Thurles based County Councillor, Mr Seamus Hanafin announced to the Tipperary nation that the current council policy of not putting lights in areas, which have a 60 kilometre per hour speed limit, now needs to change.
He cited as example those persons travelling out towards Lady’s Well towards the new sorting office in Thurles, find it dark at night. He also highlighted as yet another example; the Holycross Road area, between Árd na Croise and the Dew Valley Food factory, as being “dark at night”.

In the meanwhile, as Mr Hanafin, who has been a councillor for God knows how many years, continues to spout the obvious, the people of Thurles still remain in the dark (excuse the pun) as to why for months street lighting remains burning, 24 hours each day, in the town.

As you walk through the streets of Thurles over the past fortnight, the number of street lights, (Lamp Standards); their heads burning brightly in the midday sun, have greatly increased in number; from 27 to 50.

Of the fifty lamp standards burning 24 hours each day, we counted :-

  • 32 in the immediate vicinity of Thurles town Park area. (Add to this four of these Lamp Standards are not working, while two of the four are without heads; one remains leaning westward, following some sort of vehicle collision.)
  • 8 on Liberty Square (Only installed less than one month ago on May 17th 2022.
  • 1 on Thomond Road.
  • 1 on Pearse Terrace.
  • 6 on Jimmy Doyle Road.
  • 1 on Slievenamon Road.
  • 1 on Emmet street.

In the absence of any explanation, we must assume there is no capable administration and governance amongst officials, engineers and elected representatives within the Thurles Municipal District.

Airtricity appear to be in control, thus one other company; other than Irish Water, exists where the “tail is wagging the dog”.


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