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Waste By Tipperary Co. Council Officials Continues.

Three men arrived on Kickham Street, Thurles on Monday January 9th last, their target to fill craters caused by one miserable shower of rain. It was the second visit by Co. Council employees to the street in just 15 days.
On Monday last they came armed with a new piece of machinery, namely a pickaxe.
I fool you not, the purpose of the pickaxe was to try out a new modern engineering technique, same never before used on a busy 3 year old disintegrating road surface.

Filling the potholes on Kickham Street, Thurles, for the second time in 15 days.

The technique involved on Monday last was to make the existing road craters deeper, using the new pickaxe to loosen the area lying below the non existing road surface, before filling the craters, once again, with cold tarmac.

Our forensic team here at Thurles.Info have spent two days debating the logic behind this new technique being used by the gentleman featured in the centre of the picture above.

Questions being asked include:-

  1. Is this technique being used to allow the vast puddles of rain water, permanently lodged in these craters, to escape into the hard stony subsoil?
  2. Was the pickaxe operator working under the instruction of Ms S. Scully (Thurles District Administrator) or Mr Tomas Duffy (District Engineer) or Mr M. O’Connor (Director of Services Roads and Transportation), or maybe Mr J. MacGrath (CE Tipperary Co. Council) or indeed all of the afore named?
  3. Some of our forensic team are of the opinion that it may have been a gold digging operation. [Remember the lyrics of the song “Mountains of Mourne”, They don’t sow potatoes nor barley nor wheat, but there’s gangs of them diggin’ for gold in the street”.
  4. Where is Tipperary County Council’s new Velocity Patcher equipment, purchased in November 2023? I am sure I read somewhere under a photo of Mr MacGrath (Chief Executive of Tipperary County Council) stating: “Our continuous advancement towards modernising our works programme delivery is greatly benefited by the purchase of these new vehicles over the past three years”.

These Velocity Patcher machines certainly haven’t been engaged in physical activity on Kickham Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, latter the now forgotten rural Tipperary town, boasting two resident TD’s, both supporting the present Irish government.

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