Pro-active approach towards removal of ‘Traders Camp’ welcomed – McGrath, Lonergan
Independent Representatives Deputy Mattie McGrath and Councillor Martin Lonergan have extended their thanks to various State Agencies who assisted in the removal of an illegal trader's encampment in the Burncourt Area in recent days. Both Local Representatives had arranged for a number of agencies to visit the site with them including the Local Authority, An Garda Siochana, Customs, Revenue and the Department of Social Protection. Thankfully, due to this co-ordinated and proactive approach, the encampment which had been in place for more than 7 weeks, moved from the areas of Toormore, Burncourt and Coolagarranroe. In a joint statement Deputy McGrath and Cllr. Lonergan extended their thanks to Superintendent Paul O'Driscoll of Cahir Garda Station, members of An Garda Siochana, members of the Customs Service, Revenue and Department of Social Protection. The Local Authority has been urged to put the necessary preventative measures in place so that encampments such as these can no longer access areas following the completion of the M8 motorway. They have also thanked members of the locality who have been raising their concerns in recent weeks in relation to the location of the encampments.