Tuesday, 14 May 2019
An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business
Jackie Cahill (Tipperary, Fianna Fail)
Councillors met in Waterford on Friday and voted on Project Ireland 2040, the national planning framework. One of the key points in that plan is the rejuvenation of town centres. An Post took a decision in recent weeks to move the post office in the centre of Thurles to a location in a shopping centre 700 m away. We heard today of a town in Laois where the company has made a similar decision. Is the Government going to stand idly by and allow a State agency to make decisions that fly in the face of its national planning framework? Will this be allowed to continue?