Carrick-on-Suir Municipal District Council is to organise an official ceremony soon to mark the completion of the €2m regeneration of local authority owned homes in Mountain View, Ballylynch.
The Council’s September meeting heard from Administrator Martin Nolan that a number of councillors had expressed a wish for the recently completed refurbishment of the Ballylynch neighbourhood to be officially opened.
He said the Co. Council’s Housing Section hadn’t any objection to the ceremony being organised.
Carrick-on-Suir councillors Kieran Bourke (Ind) and David Dunne (SF) proposed and seconded the proposal to organise the official opening ceremony.
Cllr Bourke suggested Portlaw based Minister of State Paidi Coffey be invited to conduct the official opening and urged the Council to hold the event as soon as possible.
He said the ceremony should have been done in the lifetime of Carrick-on-Suir Town Council but it wasn’t possible to organise it before that local authority was abolished because its official had such a heavy work load.
Cllr Bourke paid tribute to Carrick-on-Suir’s former Town Clerk Michael O’Brien, the Town Council’s engineering section, particularly Michael O’Shea, the building contractor and residents of Mountain View, who were so accommodating to the contractor. He pointed out that several Town Councils over a period of 15 years fought hard to get Mountain View rejuvenated and proposed that all former elected members of the Town Council during that period be invited to the opening ceremony.