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Moloneys Notice Of Motion Gets Full Support

The first meeting of the Tipperary County Council for 2016 was held in Nenagh Monday and a motion put forward by Cllr Andy Moloney took up a large part of the morning.

As part of the recent flooding, the meeting was convened at 10am to allow discussion. Moloneys claim that an inventory needs to be conducted in all Municipal Districts to ascertain what damage was done. He wants to know what areas were flooded, what areas were nearly flooded, what roads have been decimated and submit a claim to the Minister for a decent relief package to address these issues.

Moloney complimented the Outdoor Staff and Admin Staff as well as the Emergency services, civil defence, directors and most importantly the public that came to the assistance of the council when the call was made. He paid tribute to Tidy Towns and Cahir Men's Shed and all the volunteers in the Cahir area who supplied sand bags to many rural villages in south Tipperary which only for them,there would most definitely have been a more casualties.

Moloney raised the question of local knowledge that is been lost in rural Ireland which have the answers to a lot of the questions. Sluggers and underground streams as well as the removal of ditches that have acted as flood barriers are in need of attention. He spoke of a situation in Garryclogher/ Garryroan/Cranna/Ballybrado where houses are landlocked since early December and that had been the reason for his motion before ever the arrival of Storm Desmond, Eva or Francie.

We must go back to the district and see what's needed in Kilsheelan, Ardfinnan, Clogheen, kilmoyler etc and put a cost on repairs. The council are working on limited budgets with cuts in central funding and he called on the TDs to get to Dublin and fight for a decent aid package to put things right in Tipperary for once and for all.

Moloney's notice of Motion was supported by the full chamber on a busy day in office.