SuperValu, Principal Irish Sponsors Of National Tidy Towns, Found Littering In Thurles.

SuperValu, principal Irish Sponsors for National Tidy Towns, found littering in Thurles.

Some 100 copies of out of date Supervalu catalogues were dumped on the pavement on the junction of Ikerrin Road, and Kickham Street, sometime around midday today (March 3rd).

SuperValu staff at their Friar Street, Thurles, establishment (The Supervalu chain are the principal Irish Sponsors of Irish National Tidy Towns), were informed of this street littering at 2:00pm today, and furthermore were informed as to the exact location of where this offence had been committed.

It became obvious that Supervalu staff were not really interested or indeed embarrased, on hearing the details, since the bearer of the information wasn’t even asked for their name and no notes were taken as to the exact location.
Exactly five hours later the catalogues, plus their wrapper, had not been removed and were still to be found, loitering at the same location.

Following a call to SuperValu’s head office, Tel. No. 0818 456 828, at 7:00pm, a telephonest promised to email the offices of SuperValu Thurles, but declared that she could not be sure anyone would read correspondence sent tonight, March 3rd. [It would appear that senior management at the aforementioned establishment cannot be contacted by phone and are unable to receive a text message].

The caller gave the Supervalu telephonest a further one hour to arrange to pick up their out of date advertising rubbish. [Note: Thurles SuperValu, Friar Street, is less than a 5 minute drive from Kickham Street.]

The supermarket; having failed to cooperate, left the caller with no alternative but to notify Ms Sharon Scully, (Administrator Thurles Municipal District Council), to either fine or prosecute the offender.

A rising wind or some happy reveller, walking home from the pub tonight, may decide to scatter these 100 catalogues along the full length of the street and beyond; but not to worry, as an on-the-spot fine for dumping in Co. Tipperary, is a mere €150, or a maximum fine of €4,000, if convicted in the District Court.


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