Claims that Thurles bypass project has been ignored too long

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A lack of political willpower and clout is being blamed for the abscence of progress on a Thurles bypass.

The claim from local councillor Jim Ryan comes following the inclusion this week of the Shannon Crossing, the upgrade of the Ballina – Birdhill route and a bypass for Killaloe in the Capital Plan Review.

While accepting the need for the works on the multi-million Euro project on the Tipp – Clare border, Councillor Ryan says Thurles has been ignored for far too long.