Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 19 January 2023

Committee on Public Petitions

Decisions on Public Petitions Received

Photo of Martin BrowneMartin Browne (Tipperary, Sinn Fein)
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We have three petitions for consideration today. Petition No. 21 of 2021 is entitled Taking in Charge from Mr. Terence Coskeran. This petition relates to the request the local authority taking in charge a residential development of five houses at Rocksprings, Kilross in Tipperary. This petition has been before the Committee on Public Petitions a few times. The petitioner presented to us at our public meeting of 12 October 2022 and Tipperary County Council presented on the petition at our public meeting of 27 October 2022. At the request of the committee, Tipperary County Council has since submitted a set of documents relating to the planning and taking in charge processes as they relate to this petition. On behalf of the committee, the secretariat wrote and thanked Tipperary County Council for supplying information requested. It was also agreed by the committee at its meeting of 27 October that this petition be considered again during spring 2023. The petitioner submitted further questions that were forwarded to Tipperary County Council by the secretariat on 30 November 2022 on his behalf. Mr. Eamon Lonergan of Tipperary County Council responded with the answers on 2 December 2022. Mr. Joe McGrath, chief executive of Tipperary County Council, provided a further update to the committee on 16 January 2023, as was agreed at the meeting of 27 October 2022. The committee recommends the correspondence from Mr. McGrath be forwarded to the petitioner for information. Do members have any views or is that agreed?