06 Oct 2022

Tipperary town centre regeneration: Cllr Hughie McGrath brings EU group to see situation at first hand

Tipperary town centre regeneration: Cllr Hughie McGrath brings EU group to see situation at first hand

Cllr Hughie McGrath

A delegation from the European Alliance Group in the European Committee of the Regions is due to arrive in Nenagh this Monday evening to discuss EU policies to regenerate town centres.

The members are elected politicians from across Europe including Poland, Romania, Estonia, Scotland and Flanders.

The group will visit Nenagh at the invitation of Cllr Hughie McGrath, a member of the group and who is on the Committee of the Regions.

The visit is to examine how EU funding and policies needs to be adjusted to reflect also the needs of towns and their centres.

Cllr McGrath said that he had raised on many occasions the need to look at rural towns, but he felt it was important that people see the situation on the ground and in particular in Nenagh.

He further added that towns lose out on funding due to the fact they are too small to be urban but too big to be rural and this needed to change.

The president of the European Alliance Group and member of the Flemish Parliament, Karl Vanlouwe welcomed the invitation to Nenagh and highlighted that the situation of town centres was similar across the European Union and clearly EU policies needed to adapt and reflect the reality of towns

The delegation, which will stay in Nenagh overnight, will meet local politicians, Tipperary County Council chief executive Joe MacGrath and officials as well as the Southern Assembly.

To continue reading this article,
please subscribe and support local journalism!

Subscribing will allow you access to all of our premium content and archived articles.


To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.