Fury as caravan parked in front of famed Rock of Cashel

Cashel councillors have called for a caravan parked on the Boherlahan road near the Rock of Cashel to be removed.

Cashel councillors have called for a caravan parked on the Boherlahan road near the Rock of Cashel to be removed.

Members of the Cashel/Tipperary Municipal District called on officials to deal urgently with the situation concerning the parking of a vehicle near the Rock of Cashel on the Boherlahan Road on a green area that was council property.

Sinn Fein Cllr. Martin Browne said the council had to take action as a matter of urgency as it was totally unacceptable for a caravan to be parked in that prominent location.

Cllr.Tom Wood (independent) asked how people could get away with parking in such an area and called for action to be taken.

“This is going on for weeks, why can’t we ensure that the caravan is removed from that green area”, he asked.

Acting Chairperson Cllr. Roger Kennedy (Fianna Fail) said parking in such a location shold not be tolerated and said there as a need for intervention by the gardai.

Cllr. John Crosse said parking in such a manner showed no respect for the settled community.

He said the travelling community had high powered spokespersons who went on about respecting their culture but the culture of others had to be respected as well.

“If this is not controlled it will only get worse”, warned Cllr. Crosse.

The meeting was also told there was a caravan parked on the Dualla Road.

Manager Clare Curley said that the housing section was dealing with the matter raised by the members concerning the vehicle on council property.

The second case referred to by members did not relate to council property.