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Newport Town Centre First

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Draft Newport Town Centre First Plan

Tipperary County Council have prepared a Draft Town Centre First Plan for Newport Town. The Plan has been prepared in line with the new National Policy ‘Town Centre First – A Policy Approach for Irish Towns’ and is a regeneration and renewal focused plan, with a view to strengthening the role, image, vibrancy, vitality and resilience of Newport Town Centre. The Plan is informed by consultation that has taken place to date and from the valuable input of the local community which now translates into an ambitious action plan for the future development of Newport Town. 

 A new Town Team has been formed and members of the team are outlined in the table below. Once the final Plan is complete, the Town Team will work in collaboration with Tipperary County Council and relevant stakeholders to deliver the actions in the plan.


Newport Town Team

No. Town Team Member Representation
1. Sheila Moore Tidy Towns, Town Park, Residents Association, Foroige, Community Engagement Hub
2. Elaine Carey Businesses, Tidy Towns
3.  John O’Brien Soccer & GAA Club
4.  Fiona Bonfield Councillor, Tidy Towns, Town Park, Musical Society, Foroige, Community Engagement Hub, Residents Association, Community Centre
5. Martin Guilfoyle Newport Historical Society, Tidy Towns, GAA
6.  Cathriona O’Brien Education, Newport Drama, Newport Musical Society, Community Centre, GAA, SCÓR
7. Micheál Lenihan St. Patrick’s Day Committee, Soccer, Fleadh, Education, 
8. Caroline Meaney Soccer Club, Education, Residents Association, Community Centre, Playground Committee
9. Patrict Kett Businesses, Credit Union, Education, Sports Clubs
10. Rosemary Joyce District Administrator, Newport Town Park
11 Cormac Keppel  Residents Association 
12 Patrick J Ryan Historical Society
13 Emma Wright Student, Community Activist
14 John Tuohey Adult Education, Musical Society, Dance, Credit Union, Community Centre Financial Advice
15 Marie Tuohey Adult Education, Musical Society, Dance, Credit Union, Community Centre Financial Advice



National Town Centre First Policy

Our Rural Future, the Government’s Rural Development Policy outlines a vision to support the regeneration and development of rural towns and villages to contribute to local and national economic recovery, and to enable people to live and work in a vibrant environment. The Town Centre First policy launched in February 2022 is central to this vision.

Town Centre First represents a new approach to the development of our towns where local communities and local businesses can be central to reimagining their own towns and planning their own futures. Every town is different. Each town is unique and requires unique solutions to the challenges and opportunities they face.

For more information on Town Centre First Plan and the delivery of the policy in County Tipperary, please contact the Council’s Town Regeneration Officer Áine Mc Carthy by email



Newport Town Centre First Plan

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