Teagasc office closure denounced

The recent closure of the Teagasc offices in Tipperary Town was denounced at the July meeting of the local Town Council.

The recent closure of the Teagasc offices in Tipperary Town was denounced at the July meeting of the local Town Council.

Independent Cllr. Denis Leahy said the closure was a ‘stealth in the night’ move.

He complained that it was ironic that when they had been discussing and praising the volunteer efforts in the town that this office should be closed in this manner.

“There is a lack of good will towards the town. Here we are in the very heart of the Golden Vale, and an office that was serving more farmers than any other and they close it, while offices in Clonmel and Thurles remain open,” Cllr. Leahy added.

Town Clerk Paul Murray responded that he understood Teagasc was still in Tipperary Town and are now located in the Technology Park.

But Cllr. Leahy said he understood that this was only on a short term basis.