A large crowd of family, friends and supporters congregated at Nedeens Bar, Clogheen for the official launch of Councillor Marie Murphy’s campaign to be re-elected to the County Council in the newly formed Cahir/Clonmel Municipal District in the local elections on the 23rd of May.
Sean Kelly MEP, Tom Hayes, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Cllr Joe Leahy and Cllr Michael Murphy were also in attendance.
Councillor Murphy outlined her priorities for the forthcoming local election including Rural development and local employment, the retention of Services at Local Hospitals and ensuring that the Housing Adaptation Grant Scheme is maintained and enhanced.
She also vowed to continue her campaign against Pylons blighting the beautiful landscape between the Knockmealdowns and the Galtees.
Mary O’Callaghan, Principal of the CBS Primary School, Mitchelstown, and a life long friend of Marie’s, emphasised the importance of voting for a candidate who will have the drive, energy and commitment to get things done for the people of the Cahir/Clonmel Municipal District over the next 5 years.
Minister Tom Hayes spoke of Marie’s work ethic and the effort she put in to ensuring that the provision of the Water Treatment Plant at Glengarra, Burncourt, was a priority for South Tipperary County Council. Confirmation was received from Irish Water that work can now finally proceed on the scheme which is indeed good news for the people of the large area covered by the Glengarra supply but in particular the 43 households in Skeheenarinky who have been on a boil water notice for over 4 years.
Minister Hayes added “that Councillor Marie Murphy, over the past 5 years as a full time county councillor, dealt with vast range of issues and carried out her representations in a professional and confidential manner”.