Task force needed to tackle job losses in Cashel

Sinn Fein councillor Martin Browne has called for a special task force to be set up to try and address the problem of job losses which Cashel town has suffered over the past few years.

Sinn Fein councillor Martin Browne has called for a special task force to be set up to try and address the problem of job losses which Cashel town has suffered over the past few years.

At a County Council meeting on Monday, Cllr Browne, and others called on the full council to set in motion a process where all interested parties could come together to work on a plan to try and reverse this trend.

Chief Executive Joe McGrath has agreed to set a meeting urgently with the Cashel/Tipperary municipal councillors to discuss this.

It was stressed to the council that over the last few years Cashel has been hard hit by the loss of the Alza factory, the loss of the civic offices and tax office and the recent closure of the Cashel Palace Hotel.

This also comes on top of the closure of two supermarkets in the past twelve months.

Cllr Browne is calling on anyone with ideas on what can be done to get in contact with him and he will bring any submissions to the upcoming meeting.

He is stressing that we must all work together to try and reverse this problem and to try and rebuild Cashel to its former glory.