Minister Kelly’s spin leaves Bansha-Monard residents out in the cold – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has accused Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly of misleading the residents of Bansha and Monard in Co. Tipperary regarding the provision of a long awaited bus shelter for the communities. Deputy McGrath was speaking after he was contacted by numerous irate constituents who have yet to see any sign of the shelters which the Minister announced in May:

“Minister Kelly announced in May that the villages of Bansha, Limerick Junction and Monard would see the provision of new shelters following an allocation to Tipperary County Council from a financial package which he secured.

However, in the intervening four months we have yet to see a single effort being made to actually construct these shelters.

The communities at this stage feel that they have been roped into the Minister’s panicked run around the county and that their hopes of a bus shelter are not going to materialise prior to the general election.

On one level this is what we have come to expect from the Labour Party and its Ministers; one broken promise after another.

That being said the Minister should have the decency to clearly outline a time table for the completion of what are really very minor, but essential projects for these Tipperary villages,” concluded Deputy McGrath.


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