Minister of State Tom Hayes has been accused of letting Cashel down.
The accusation was made by Cllr. Maribel Wood at Monday night’s meeting of Cashel Town Council.
“He fought a very small battle”, said Cllr. Wood, who called on the Minister to make a last-minute effort and get a better deal for Cashel and the surrounding area in the local government reforms.
Under those reforms the town council in Cashel will be abolished and the public will no longer have access to the council offices in the town.
“Please can you do something”, Cllr. Wood appealed to Minister Hayes. She said that 3,000 people in the Cashel area would be moved to the Tipperary area and Cashel had got the worst deal out of all the towns in South Tipperary.
They had also heard earlier that day that Grogan’s supermarket in the town was to close - “what would be left in Cashel”, she asked.
However Cllr. Eoghan Lawrence said it was ridiculous to try and make the closure of a supermarket a political issue.
The Mayor, Cllr. Joe Moloney, said he saw nothing wrong in asking Minister Hayes to throw his weight behind the campaign to secure whatever they could for the Council office. He also praised the minister for his work on behalf of the Bolton Library.