A signpost directing tourist traffic through a residential area was raised at the recent meeting of Cashel Town Council.
Sinn Fein Cllr Martin Browne raised the issue of a signpost which was erected on the top of Dominic Street, and is directing all traffic, and those who choose to walk from the Rock down, through this residential area.
Cllr Browne wants to know what reason was behind this decision, as he feels it will create major problems as traffic tries to exit on to the Main Street. While Cllr Browne welcomes the signage as it will help to highlight the businesses in this area, he said he wonders why one more sign was not erected, which would give visitors the option of accessing the town centre via the Ladys Well-Bank Place route, which boasts a number of businesses where visitors can relax and have a meal and also view the old famine wall. Cllr Browne has spoken with a number of these people and they are angry and have claimed a loss of revenue since this sign was erected, they have no problem with the sign which was put up and are only calling on the Council to treat them equally when making these decisions. Cllr Browne is calling on the Council to remedy this as a priority. Meanwhile Cllr Browne has slammed the Government after it was revealed that up to 5,000 real jobs in the public sector are being displaced by cheap labour provided by JobBridge interns.
The 4,944 JobBridge interns engaged by public sector bodies are doing work that should be undertaken by properly paid employees, he said. Almost 60% of JobBridge participants in the public sector do not go on to gain any type of paid employment in any sector after their internship. Cllr Browne is calling on the Government to get real and to start investing in creating real and sustainable jobs.