The dedication and hard work of local community and voluntary groups is what will make Ireland strong again, and national politicians must support and listen to local people, is the call from the outgoing chairman of South Tipperary County Council.
At last Friday’s county council annual general meeting, Cllr Michael Fitzgerald called on those at national government level to listen to those as a local level.
Reflecting on his year as chairman, Cllr Fitzgerald said his philosophy had been not to look at the negative but to seek out the positive. “I found it and found how this nation will be built again if those in power listen.” He said government has to listen to voluntary and community groups who are working to build up their own communities.
Read a full report on the meeting in The Nationalist - on sale this Wednesday.