A local business man has said he will not invest €500,000 in a high tech food market for Mitchelstown as long as Irish Water fail to upgrade the local sewerage system. 

Denis McGrath has sought to enlist the help of Kerry TD Michael Healy Rae, who he said may be the only hope to get the works underway.

Mr McGrath, who is a well known member of the town’s business community, said that urgent action needs to be taken to save the area. 

“Michael Healy Rae, a lot of people like to make fun of his hats, but what he does is deliver for his area,” he said. 

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