Locals ask when a warm welcome to Tallaght will be erected

by Padraig Conlon
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[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]A campaign for a “Welcome to Tallaght” sign is gathering momentum again after new poles were installed on an M50 ramp.

Back in April, Tallaght Community Council (TCC) erected a sign which was removed by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) following a report from the local council.

TCC say since that they have received massive support online from the community who voted in favour of having the sign put back beside Kilsaran on the N81.

However, South Dublin County Council (SDCC) says that permission was never sought for the sign.

Tara De Buitlear of TCC says now is the time for the Council to sign off on this project.

She said: “TCC have been calling for the National road sign standard “white on Brown” signs for many years.

“The absence of any Welcome signage was seen to suggest a lack of real pride by the local authority in the hometown to 90k.

“In May, TCC ran an online survey of over 500 locals. 84% want a large and proud

“Welcome to Tallaght” sign at the authentic start of the Tallaght townland just past the Spawell cottages.

SDCC have resisted all calls for these signs since 2014 on the basis they are “designing local tourist signs.”

“Four years on, there are no new sign designs available or a timeline to roll any out.

“Meanwhile, the white on brown signs are the international standard for tourist road signs for drivers and fully compliant with Irish toad sign standards, so any new signs will sit alongside these road signs and not replace them.

“Any wait is then hard to understand.

“Two poles have sprung up in recent days around this area – obviously to house a new road sign.

“TCC are now wondering will 90k people finally get their wish and be like every other town and city who proudly marks the entrance into their hometown?”

“All of Tallaght now watch with avid interest, something that will cost less than €2000 would make such a positive impact.

“Tallaght waits.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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