RTE acknowledge Tidy Town complaint

Chairman of the Tidy towns, Andy Moloney says that he was very heartened last week to hear of the support that people had for the Tidy Towns volunteers when there was so many comments made against RTE on their recent screening of the programme "Departures Day".

Chairman of the Tidy towns, Andy Moloney says that he was very heartened last week to hear of the support that people had for the Tidy Towns volunteers when there was so many comments made against RTE on their recent screening of the programme "Departures Day".

A complaint had been made to RTE by the chairman the morning after the showing and he has since been contacted by RTE.

The views of the general public in Cahir have been circulated to the programme management and the editorial board of RTE as well as the producer about the imbalance of the filming and the lack of coverage of the beauty spots around the town, Mr Moloney said.

"An opportunity was lost by RTE to promote the county and country. This is a duty that should be a priority by all national broadcasters at a vital time in the economic state that we are in."

The Tidy Towns Group will continue to promote the town and is encouraging everyone to get involved in their own area and give one hour a week to a worthwhile cause. Any jobs that are too big for a small group or may need mechanical assistance should contact the chairman who will organise a blitz of that area on a once again this year the bags and pickers and gloves will be available for collection when a cleanup is organised. Andy can be contacted on 086-3609110.