The chairman of  Mitchelstown Business Association has made an impassioned plea for people to support their local enterprises during this tough period.

Sean Hyland said that the difficulties faced by local shops and other outlets are monumental.

He said: “I want to tell people that it is so important to shop locally in their own communities. To focus on the businesses that are still open during the coronavirus crisis. We need to use our local pharmacies and other services, there is no need to travel to anywhere else. 

“When this is all over, people need to then start shopping local, support our local employers and our local businesses, it is so important for them,” he told The Avondhu this week.

Mr Hyland said that he sent his support to all local enterprises and wished them luck during this tough time. 

Meeting cancelled

Meanwhile, the MBA were due to meet to discuss some subjects discussed at the recent AGM of the group.

During that meeting it was voted on that business members would withhold rate payments in protest at the lack of progress on the anti-crime CCTV system for Mitchelstown. 

There was also a call for a senior Irish Water official to resign due to delays on the new water treatment scheme for the town.   

Mr Hyland said that a meeting was due to take place to discuss both subjects, but that due to Covid-19 all such events were cancelled.

He told The Avondhu that they would reconvene when the crisis had averted.